Chapel Choir

Chapel Choir Welcome Supper, Parent Meeting and Registration

ATTENTION: High School Students and Parents!

You are cordially invited to attend the Chapel Choir kick-off dinner and informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 in the DGFUMC gym. Our FIRST REHEARSAL will follow from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

This annual event signals the start of another exciting year for Chapel Choir, highlighted by the 2020 Tour to New York City. Weekly rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m.

We encourage you to invite friends to share a meal and learn about plans and activities for the coming year at this welcome meeting. All 9th-12th grade students are welcome. There will be registration cards and permission/medical forms to complete, as well as several volunteer sign-up sheets. The tentative calendar will be discussed and important information distributed. There will also be ample opportunity to have your questions answered.

To assist with logistics, please let Don (don@dgfumc.org) know how many will be attending by Tuesday, August 27.

Location: 
Church Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

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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:

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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:

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.

Youth & Parents Confirmation Registration & Information Meeting

Youth and parents of 7th and 8th graders are invited to a Confirmation Registration and Info Meeting on either Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m. We will provide information about the coming year and register for Confirmation class at this time. You need only attend one of these two meetings.

The meetings will provide an overview of the schedule, an introduction to the curriclum, provide a list of required commitments, and more. Please bring a completed Permission and Emergency Information Form with you to a meeting.  

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Youth & Parents Summer Activities Meeting

Parents and youth are invited to an informational meeting on May 15 to learn about all the opportunities to stay connected with your friends, continue to grow your faith, and earn credits for tour and mission trips this summer.

There will be a chance to register for these activities, Including sign-ups for the Tent Program.

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

Chapel Choir Tour Home Concert

Welcome home the Chapel Choir from the 2019 Choir Tour, God is Greater than the Waves. The choir spent Spring Break travelling to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area asharing God's message through music and scripture. You are invited to share in their message at this special home concert in the Sanctuary. 

Location: 
Sanctuary
Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 4:00pm

Chapel Choir Spring Break Pre-Tour Concerts

All are welcome to join us as the Chapel Choir presents TWO sneak peeks of its upcoming Spring Break Tour program, God is Greater Than the Waves. Join them! 

Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m. Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 S. Rush Street, Roselle. This concert also includes Roselle UMC's Praise Group. Fellowship will follow at the Second Sunday Supper provided by the Roselle Lion's Club.

Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m.  Oak Trace Retirement Community, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove. 

Location: 
Roselle United Methodist Church, 206 S. Rush Street, Roselle
Oak Trace Retirement Community, 200 Village Drive, Downers Grove.
Date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

Christmas Eve Services

Please join us for our services on Monday, December 24:

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.

10:15 - 10:45 p.m. Come & Go Communion

Christmas Eve communion, served by Pastor Claude and Pastor Anna, in a come-and-go style in the Chapel.

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.

Caroling Around the World – The Christmas Cantata

Caroling Around the World

Gather your friends and families and come enjoy the Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata, Caroling Around the World, this Sunday, December 2.

We open our hearts to familiar and new carols from 20 countries featuring vocal and instrumental soloists with the Chancel Choir.

Rev. John Smoke, our Christian Education Director, will lead the global tour for children, and projection designs will enhance our music without borders.

The 55-voice Chancel Choir is conducted by Ms. Diane Hires.

Chapel Choir Welcome Supper, Parent Meeting and Registration

ATTENTION: High School Students and Parents!

You are cordially invited to attend the Chapel Choir kick-off dinner and informational meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29 in the DGFUMC gym. Our FIRST REHEARSAL will follow from 7-8:30pm.

This annual event signals the start of another exciting year for Chapel Choir, highlighted by the 2019 Spring Break Tour to Dallas.  Weekly rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.

We encourage you to invite friends to share a meal and learn about plans and activities for the coming year.  All 9th-12th grade students are welcome. There will be registration cards and permission/medical forms to complete, as well as several volunteer sign-up sheets.  The tentative calendar will be discussed and pertinent information distributed. There will also be ample opportunity to have your questions answered. 

To assist with logistics, please let Don (don@dgfumc.org) know how many will be attending by Tuesday, August 28.

Location: 
Church Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

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