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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.

Chapel Choir Tour Parent Meetings

TorontoThere will be two meetings about the 40th Annual Chapel Choir Tour to Toronto. This will be an exciting tour, as they all are, because for the first time in about 15 years we will be leaving the country. This means that there are several things that even seasoned pros (parents who have sent older kids on tour) need to know.

Please plan to come to one of the meetings.

Both meetings are in the Open Door (the new name of the Youth Center), one on Sunday, January 16, at 11:00 am and the other on Wednesday, January 19, at 7:00 pm. You only need to come to one of the meetings.

Location: 
The Open Door (Youth Center)
Date: 
Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 11:00am

Youth Fundraiser

Mongolian GrillOn Monday, January 10, you can help raise funds for the Youth Ministry program just by eating. Go to the Mongolian Grill (619 E. Boughton Rd., Suite 150 Bolingbrook) and tell your server you are there  for the Downers Grove First UMC Fundraiser.

The Youth Ministry will then get $3 for every person at your table. This will help fund the 40th Chapel Choir Tour, which is going to Toronto, with stops in Pontiac MI, Waterford MI, Oakville ON, Niagara Falls ON, London ON and Port Huron MI.

Four Guest Grill Masters from DGFUMC will prepare your food!!! Come and find out who!

Please bring some extra money to tip your favorite Griller!! 

The BCS game will be on the Big Screen.

Location: 
bd's Mongolian Grill 619 E. Boughton Rd., Suite 150 Bolingbrook, IL
Date: 
Monday, January 10, 2011 - 6:00pm

Youth Group: The Open Door

The Open Door

Come to Youth Group on January 9th and help to ignite the New Year with Movie Night. 

We will be watching The Princess Bride.

Join us from 6:00 to 8:00pm at The Open Door (new name of the YouthCenter).

Location: 
Open Door (Youth Center)
Date: 
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 6:30pm

Chapel Choir Tour 2011

Chapel Choir Tour 201140th Annual Spring Break Tour

Sunday, March 20 – Pre-Tour Concert 7pm

Gary Memorial UMC

Wheaton, IL

Saturday, March 26

Waterford Central UMC

Waterford, Michigan

Sunday, March 27

Grace and Peace UMC/Peace UMC

Pontiac/Waterford, Michigan

Monday, March 28

St. Paul’s United Church of Canada

Oakville, Ontario Canada

Tuesday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 30

Humber Valley United Church of Canada

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Thursday, March 31

First Baptist/St. George Anglican Church

London, Ontario Canada

Friday, April 1

First United Methodist Church

Burmingham, Michigan

Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 12:28pm

Student Sunday

Sermon: Rev. Nick Nicholas
"Making the First Movie"
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23
Music: Special Music

Date: 
Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 10:00am

DGFUMC College Scholarship Fund

College

We know that this is the time of year when everyorganization is asking for donations. Well the DGFUMC college scholarship fund is doing the same thing. What is the scholarship fund and who is helped by it? Three separate funds were started over 20 years ago and those gifts have now been used up, however we continue to want to help college students. In August, we present small gifts to 4 students who have been active in ministries of DGFUMC. If each family would give $5 in honor of each of their children now and $5 on that child’s birthday, we would have thousands of dollars to give out each year. Please consider giving to this fund.

Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer is for the families and chidren of Andrew's Answer, the Children's Ministry program of UCRP. These are the children that we work with during our summer mission trips to UCRP and through Jenny Kirkpatrick's Girl Scout Gold project. We need 10 youth and at least 2 parents to help. (we need the parents to drive) We will be serving dinner, helping with crafts and games and handing out gifts! You will be on your way home by 8:30.

Location: 
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Date: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 4:30pm

Youth Group Retreat

The Youth Group retreat will be at Wesley WoodsUnited Methodist Youth Ministry in Williams Bay on Gemeva Lake. The same place as our summer camp!

We will leave DGFUMC late in the afternoon on Friday, December 17 and return to DGFUMC about noon on Sunday, December 19.

Cost is $110. That includes Housing for two nights, 5 meals and horseback riding. Yep, we will be horseback riding at Fantasy Hills Ranch!!

Please bring and snack to share. We will be using the "Grill Cheesus" episode of the TV show "Glee" If you are a parent and would like to see the episode you can find it on the internet on FOX or YouTube. The info will be in the mail on 11/16.

Location: 
Wesley Woods Conference Center, 250 Stam Street, Williams Bay, WI
Date: 
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 4:30pm

Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Love is the Reason
Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 4:00pm

Interfaith Youth Project Reports

All the youth involved in the Interfaith Youth Projects will present reports of what their goals are and what they have accomplished.

Location: 
Youth Lounge
Date: 
Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 10:30am

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