Connection Choir

Exceptions to Normal Rehearsal Times are:

Feb. 26, Mar. 4, 11 and 18  - Extended Rehearsal for Cantata - 5:00 - 6:30 pm rehearsals

Age Range: 
Grades Six, Seven & Eight
Choir Director: 
Becky Kriz
Accompanist: 
Kevin Zehme
Rehearsal Time: 
Wednesdays, 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Rehearsal Room: 
Fellowship Hall
Performance Dates: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00am
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 9:30am
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 10:00am
Rehearsal Schedule: 
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Mar 18 2020 except Wed Nov 27 2019, Wed Dec 25 2019, Wed Jan 01 2020.

News and Events

Children's Choirs Orientation Meeting, Registration, and First Rehearsal

All children are invited to join a children's choir. We will begin on Wednesday, September 15 with an Orientation Meeting to meet our teachers and find out how we are going to rehearse choir this year. Please come to the Sanctuary at 5:00 p.m. on September 15 to learn more. 

Connection Choir will have a brief rehearsal following the meeting. All other children's choirs will have their first rehearsal on September 22. 

COME SING WITH US!

Registration is online by clicking on this Google form here.

Rehearsal times are:

  • Angel Choir (3 & 4 year olds) - 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Chorister Choir (K, 1st & 2nd grade) - 5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cherub Choir (3rd, 4th, 5th grade) - 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. 
  • Connection Choir (6th, 7th, 8th grade) - 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. First rehearsal on September 15.
Date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

Christmas Eve Services

You Are Invited to Celebrate Christmas Eve with us!
Join us on Thursday, December 24! 

4:00 p.m. - Family & Children Christmas Eve Service

This family service is prerecorded and features some of the members of our children's choirs and church families. Pastor John leads us!

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7:00 p.m. Online Family Christmas Eve Service

This service will be on Zoom and feature the Chapel Choir with Pastor Claude offering the sermon.

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10:00 p.m. Online Traditional Christmas Eve Service

This service will be live on Zoom and most closely follow our traditional Christmas Eve worship service. Pastor Claude officiates.

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Christmas Eve Services

Please join us at one of our services on Christmas Eve as we celebrate Jesus' birth. There are several services to choose from. 

4:00 p.m. - Family Worship

A worship celebration specially geared for children, with music provided by the Children's Choirs. Rev. John Smoke will share the message.

7:00 p.m. - Family Service with Communion

A family worship service featuring the Connection Choir. We will share in Christmas Eve communion as well as a candlelight carol-sing. The message will be given by Rev. Wesley Dorr, our Pastor of Youth Ministries.

9:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service with the Chancel Choir and a candlelight carol-sing.

11:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service featuring the Chapel Choir and a carol-sing to greet the first moments of Christmas morning.

Children's Choirs Registration and First Rehearsal

All children are invited to join a children's choir which will begin on Wednesday, September 11. Please come to the Parlor 15 minutes before your rehearsal time to register.

COME SING WITH US!

Rehearsal times are:

  • Angel Choir - 4:30 - 5:00 pm
  • Chorister Choir - 5:00 - 5:45 pm
  • Cherub Choir - 5:00 - 5:45 pm
  • Connection Choir - 5:45 - 6:30 pm
Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 4:15pm

Wednesday Evening Meal Subscription

Join us on Wednesday evenings for fun, fellowship, and a delicious meal!

To sign up, print out the Meal Subscription Form on the Family Fellowship page and turn it into the church office in person or by mail (First UMC, 1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515) along with payment by or on January 6. The office is open this week on January 2, 3, and 4 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. You may also drop it off on Sunday, January 6 before or after the service or email John Smoke at john@dgfumc.org to reserve a spot.

The meal schedule and payment information is on the Family Fellowship page.

Happy New Year!

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