Youth Home Page

The Youth Ministry Program of First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove seeks to provide opportunities to grow in faith, connect with others, and nurture service oriented individuals to live out Christ's love in the world. We provide a number of opportunities for youth in the community.

Valentine's Day Cake

Just a reminder: If you ordered a Valentine's Day Cake from the Youth Fundraiser, cakes will be available for pick up on Sunday in the parlor from 9am - 12:30pm.

Mission, Outreach, Justice, Mercy

United Church of Rogers ParkThe Youth of DGFUMC, whether they know it or not, are in the mission field all the time, everyday. Just as we all are. Mission no longer means simply picking up a hammer, drill, screw driver, paint brush or other tool and using it to the best of your ability to repair something. Mission is about how we act in public. How people see us. How we accept others. Showing the love of Christ to those in the church and those we meet on the street, at work and at school.

On Sunday afternoon, February 27, Deacon Wes Dorr and Breanne Dahl, both from the United Church of Rogers Park, will meet with students in 6th through 12th grade to talk about the mission and ministry of the church they serve. This summer both our Jr. High and High School mission teams will be working with United Church of Rogers Park. The afternoon starts with lunch at 12:15PM.

Please RSVP to Nick.

The Open Door
Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 12:15pm

Youth Group Movie Night

World's Fastest IndianWhat: Youth Group Movie Night will be watching The World's Fastest Indian

Where:  The Open Door

When:  February 20 from 5:30 until 8pm 

The Open Door
Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 5:30pm

Youth Ski Trip

Nick SkiingAre you ready to go skiing??

That is what the Youth will be doing on the weekend of February 5 & 6, 2011.

We’ll have fun, fellowship, time to talk about our faith and a day of skiing. We will meet at DGFUMC at 6:00 AM on Saturday, February 5 to drive north to Marrimac, WI, for a day of skiing at Devil’s Head Resort. We will be staying at FUMC Baraboo. On Sunday morning, February 6, we will head back to Downers Grove arriving about 12:00 NOON.

All consent forms and permission slips will be available in the church office in early January.  All forms and payment will be due to the church office by January 26 (Note the deadline has been extended).

Hope you can join us!

Devil's Head, Wisconsin, Merrimac, WI 53561-9737
Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 6:00am

Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLVCalling all youth!

Come and join Nick at 6pm at The Open Door to watch to The Steelers and Packers play in the Super Bowl.

The Open Door
Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 6:00pm

The FUMC Youth are going Sledding!

SledLet's go sledding!!!!

Come join us at Ebersold Park from 3:00-4:00pm to go sledding and then head back to The Open Door from 4:00-5:00pm to warm up with hot chocolate.

Bring your sled, disc, plastic bag, what ever you have to slide down the hill.

Yes, bring friends and your parents to drive from the park back to church!!!

Ebersold Park, Main and 59th Street
Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 3:00pm



The Open Door

The youth group has a new name! And so does its home!


The youth group is now called Ignite, with the goal of being the spark that starts the fire. Our hope is that being a member of Ignite will change kids' lives and move them to help change the lives of their friends. The purpose of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Ignite will help to do that by building community through fun, fellowship and service.

The Open Door

The youth center is now called The Open Door to show that everyone is welcome. OK, the big joke is that The Open Door is locked most of the time. As we have found in the last few months, if the door is unlocked, furniture and equipment walks off and vandalism happens. But we are having fun in The Open Door. Movie nights, two weeks of watching the Bears in the NFL Playoffs, OB classes, playing pool and air hockey. 

Our latest improvement to The Open Door is to install black-out shades so the video system can be used during the day. So far the Youth Ministries Work Area has spent $525 buying them. If any one would like to help offset that cost the youth are happy to accept donations!

Tail Gate Party

Bears vs Green Bay PackersCome and join us in the Open Door this Sunday as we watch the game of the season, the Chicago Bears taking on the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field for the NFC Championship. Bears and Packers fans all welcome!

Please bring along a snack to share. Soda will be provided.

Then we should have another reason to have a party here in the Open Door on February 6th!

The Open Door (Youth Center)
Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 2:00pm

Youth Group

The BearsCome watch Da Bears play off game at The Open Door.

Time: TBA

The Open Door
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 12:15pm

Youth Group Cake Bake

Valentin Cakes

For our February Fundraiser, the youth group is baking, decorating, and selling cakes for Valentines Day.

High School Youth come to the gym kitchen at church on Friday, February 11 from 4-6pm.

The Junior High Youth will decorate the cakes in the gym kitchen on Saturday, February 12 from 10am-Noon.

Those who have ordered these amazing cakes can pick them up on Sunday, February 13 in the parlor from 9am-12:30pm.

An order form can be found at the link below.  Order forms will also be in the church bulletin on Sunday, January 23 and 30 and as always will be in the church office .  Cakes are $14 each.  All cakes will be white with a choice of frosting color, red or pink and a personal message may be added.  The money raised from this event will go towards Chapel Choir Tour and Mission Trips.  All order forms must be returned to the church office by Wednesday, February 9.

Gym kitchen
Friday, February 11, 2011 - 4:00pm


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