Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 2, 2023 - 8:30am

At this Maundy Thursday service we commemorate the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified.


Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 7:00pm

During this solemn Tenebrae Service, the Chancel Choir sings reflective, somber anthems, the lights dim and candles are extinguished as the last words of Christ are read and His death is imminent. The service ends in silence and darkness.

Friday, April 7, 2023 - 7:30pm

Grab your favorite basket and hop on over to hunt for eggs inside DGFUMC! All children ages 3-12 are invited to join us. Bring the entire family and a friend or two to enjoy the hunt!

The fun begins in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. sharp so don’t be late as this event moves fast!

Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 9:00am

This service of hymns, prayers, scripture readings and a sermon is held in the Sanctuary, with music to celebrate Easter by the Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble. All children from Kindergarten through 6th grade start in the Sanctuary for worship. After the Moment for Children, children may return to their families for worship or go with Pastor John to Sunday School. All 1st-3rd graders need to be signed-in on the sheets located just outside the sanctuary. Children may be picked up in rooms 212-218 following the service.

Sunday, April 9, 2023 - 10:00am

Help Prepare Wesley Woods Retreat Center for Camp Season 2023
Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29

The Mission, Justice and Community Work Area is dedicated to reaching out to serve others and getting as many people as possible to become involved in connecting our members to each other and those in need. This inspired the idea of an Family Mission Trip, where people of all ages (12 and above) can work, laugh, and live life for a time together while helping others.

The Wesley Woods Retreat Center on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, WI, needs some care before the 2023 camp season begins! We need help from individuals and families on Memorial Day weekend from Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29 to give the camp buildings and grounds a much-needed sprucing up before the summer camp season moves into full swing. There will also be opportunities to enjoy nature in this beautiful setting and some family activities.

There are projects for a variety of skill levels! There are buildings and cabins that need to be swept and cleaned; walls that need painting; rotten wood that needs replacing; trails and paths to be cleared, raked, and rebuilt; decks and stairs to be pressure washed and stained, mulch that needs spreading; lights that need replacing, and more!

Come for a day, a few hours, or the weekend. There are jobs for everyone, regardless of skill level or expertise. This is a wonderful opportunity to put your faith into action by enjoying nature while helping make a beautiful camp even nicer.

How will this work?
All tools and supplies will be provided, although depending on your skill level and area of specialty, you may want to bring specific items of your own.

Accommodations will be bunk beds. You will need to bring your own towel, linens, and pillow.

Most buildings have full kitchens if you want to bring and fix your own or there are a number of nearby restaurants.

Join us!
There is no cost except a nominal cost for meals., but we need to how many people are coming so we can plan. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, contact Don or Devra Dunham at 630.362.3164 or by email here.

Visit the Wesley Woods Retreat Center website to learn more.

Friday, May 26, 2023 - 12:00pm to Monday, May 29, 2023 - 12:00pm
Wesley Woods Retreat and Conference Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Saturday, July 15, 2023
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The 17th Annual Downers Grove Garden Walk gives you an opportunity to view some of the most beautiful gardens in the area. All proceeds benefit the DGFUMC Bridge Board in providing transitional housing and mentoring for homeless families.

Tickets will be available beginning June 3 online or at the following locations: 

  • Anderson's Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove
  • Community Bank of Downers Grove, 1111 Warren Ave.
  • The Growing Place, 25W471 Plank Rd, Naperville
  • Phillip's Flowers and Gifts, 528 N. Cass Ave., Westmont
  • First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove

Tickts are $20 in advance. Tickets also are available on Saturday, July 15 for $25 at each of the gardens, and at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church from 9:30 a.m. to noon in our parking lot .

Saturday, July 15, 2023 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

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