Onward Bound

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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, including the following:

Confirmation Class

Our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students meets on Sundays this Fall and includes classes, modern worship services, local service projects, and fellowship events. 

CLASSES

8th Grade Class meets from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

7th & 8th Grade Classes meet for a Fellowship Snack/Dinner from    5:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

7th Grade Class meets from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT

November 1 - 3 at Wesley Woods Retreat Center, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

 

MODERN WORSHIP SERVICES

October 20 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

November 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for all 7th and 8th grade Confirmation students. A meal with mentors follows from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

 

SERVICE PROJECTS

Saturday, September 28 - Feed My Starving Children, Time TBD

Saturday, November 23 - Yorkville Homeless Ministry, Meet at Church at 10:00 a.m.

 

Please contact Deacon Wesley Door at wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

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, including the following:

The Chapel Choir is a youth choir for students grades 9 - 12 and has been a tradition in this church for decades. The choir rehearses every Wednesday night throughout the school year and sings every Sunday at the 9:30 service. The choir year is highlighted by an annual Choir Tour, usually during Spring Break but in the summer in 2020, in which the Choir travels to a destination in the United States singing in churches throughout the tour and having a great time together.

Our Confirmation preparation program is designed for 7th and 8th graders. We meet during the school year to discuss various aspects of faith in order to prepare students to become full members of the church. Students attend classes on Sundays, volunteer with our Sunday School program, acolyte, sing in the Connection Choir, or help set up with PADS. Registration costs help cover curriculum materials and the cost of food and activities.

Confirmation Program Youth Retreat

Friday, November 1 to Sunday, November 3

Youth in the Confirmation program are invited to a retreat at Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Contact Wes Dorr at 630.968.7120, ext. 203 or wesley@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

Ash Wednesday

Ash WednesdayAll are invited to start the Lenten season by attending our Ash Wednesday service from 7pm-8pm on February 14. This service will be held in the Sanctuary.

Nicole Snyder will be preaching, and the Connection Choir will be singing.

Onward Bound Introductory Meeting and Registration

Onward Bound is our Confirmation Preparation program for 7-8th grade students at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church. It is a 2-year program and the Confirmands will go through different curricula for each grade. This program seeks to encourage, challenge, and affirm students in order to assist them in becoming full members of the church.

Onward Bound meets Wednesday evenings beginning with a dinner at 6:30PM, followed by class discussions and activities from 7-8:15PM. 

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:30pm

Onward Bound Make-Up Sessions

Make-up Sessions will meet in the Open Door Youth Center to cover the previous 2 Wednesday night Onward Bound lessons, with 10am covering the lesson from the Wednesday, a week and a half prior and the 11am Session covering the lesson from the previous Wednesday evening. 

Onward Bound is our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students.

Please contact Howie Snyder, Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 10:00am

Onward Bound

Onward Bound is our Confirmation Preparatory Program for 7th & 8th Grade students.

Please contact Anna Voinovich, Associate Pastor at anna@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Gym, Open Door Youth Center, Room 215, Room 218
Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Onward Bound Youth Retreat

Friday, September 28 to Saturday, September 29

Youth in the Onward Bound program are invited to a retreat at Wesley Woods Retreat Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

Contact Anna Voinvovich at 630.968.7120, ext. 211 or anna@dgfumc.org for more information.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

Onward Bound Youth Retreat/Lock-In

Friday, November 14 to Saturday, November 15

Youth in the Onward Bound program are invited to a Retreat/Lock-In in the Open Door (Youth Center) at Downers Grove First United Methodist Church.

Permission forms (available below) are due to Howie Snyder by November 12 and can be dropped off in the church office.

Location: 
Open Door
Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm

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