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IgniteThe DGFUMC youth group is called Ignite - we aim to be the spark that starts the spiritual 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 do that by building community through fun, fellowship and service.


Senior High Mission Trip

Our Senior High group is going on it's annual Mission Trip. This year we are going to Charlotte, NY, through Group Workcamps.

Open Door, Charlotte, NY
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Rogers Park Mission Trip

Our annual trip to United Church of Rogers Park for youth entering grades 7 in the Fall through graduating seniors. We will be helping with the Kids Club.

United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 9:30am

30 Hour Famine

Help Save Kid’s Lives! Ignite Students (grades 7th-12th) go 30 Hours without eating in order to raise money for children malnourished and/or dying of hunger in Third World Countries. Students must raise at least $35 to participate in the 30 Hour Famine. That is just over $1 per hour of the fast and is the amount of money that will feed a child for a month. Students start the Famine on their own by stopping eating anything but juice and water on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7AM. They then meet at the church for a Lock-in at 7pm on Friday. We will go without food until 1PM, Saturday, when we will break the fast with a Pot-Luck meal provided by the parents. During our time together, we will talk about hunger, worship, play games, juice breaks, and have fun being hungry together! For more information, call Howie at the church @ (630) 968-7120, ext. 203.

If your son/daughter is not physically capable of fasting for 30 hours, he or she can still participate in a modified fast. Please contact Howie if you would like to discuss this option.

Please see the registration form below for more information.

Fundraising Packets have arrived – pick up yours! You can also set-up an online account and start seeking support online. Go to and join team: IGNITE STUDENT MINISTRIES.

Open Door Youth Center
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Youth Black Light 9 Square in the Air

Wear bright or white colors, neon face-paint and bring a friend!

Meet in the Church Gym

(for youth in grades 6th-12th)

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

Never2Young Jr. High Youth Conference

May 5-6, 2017, Indiana Wesleyan University

For Youth in grades 6th-8th

More info at:

Departing from Upper Parking Lot:  Friday, May 5 at 12:30PM – youth will need to get out-of-school early that day

Returning: Saturday, May 6, approx. 7PM

Total Cost: $40 if deposit received by April 16, $45 if received by April 30.  Make checks out to FUMC.  Space is limited, first come first serve.   

Bring Registration forms to the church office or to Howie

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:30pm

Youth to Feed My Starving Children

Ignite Youth Trip to Feed My Starving Children

Meet at FMSC on April 29th, 7 to 9PM

Address: 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504

RSVP Required. RSVP to or 630-968-7120, x203

555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

Pre-FMSC Barbecue at the Snyders

Prior to Feed My Starving Children, meet at the Snyders between 4PM & 6:30PM for a Barbecue & hang-out

Snyders live at: 1140 Ottawa Ave., Aurora, IL

Bring a 2-Liter or Snack item to share

Call Howie at 630-809-9419 for any questions

1140 Ottawa Ave., Aurora, IL
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

Winter Jam Concert


Ignite Youth trip to Winter Jam Concert Event at Allstate Arena, Rosemont. 

Meet at the Upper Parking Lot at 4pm - back around 11:30pm - youth can text or call with ETA.

Cost: $15 ($10 for the concert + $5 to help with transportation costs)

Bring a sandwhich or something as we will not plan to stop on the way there. We may make a brief fast-food stop on the return trip.

Please RSVP HERE or to so we can have enough van seats!

Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:00pm

Ingite Youth - Light of a Luminary

Wednesday, December 23, 1-4pm, All Youth are invited to help us create a host of luminaries for the Christmas Eve service. No experience necessary, we will show you how.

Also, we'll be watching Veggie Tales while we work!

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 1:00pm

Ignite Youth - Placing the Luminaries

Thursday, December 24, 3pm, Help us place the Luminary around the church!

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 3:00pm


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