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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.


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Youth Event: Ice Skating at Maggie Daley Park

Open Gym

Join us for skating on the ribbon at Maggie Daley Park or exploring the park!

We will meet at the Open Door youth room at 12:15 p.m. Our train departs at 12:45 p.m. Youth should definitely dress warmly as we will be walking about a mile from Union Station to the park and walking from DGFUMC to the train station and back and the skating ribbon is all outdoors! It will be a cold day, so dress warmly. There are warming centers near the skating ribbon.  

Those who would like to skate on the ribbon can bring their own skates or rent a pair at the skating park (see fees for rental below). For those who do not want to skate, Pastor Anna will lead a group to explore the park.

We will eat fast food downtown (Potbelly or Chipotle) and return on the 6:40 p.m. train to Downers Grove. Pick up will be at 7:35 p.m. at the Open Door youth room entrance.

Chaperones are needed for this event; if you are interested, please let Deacon Wes know.

Fees for this Event

Weekend train pass - $10 (We will pre-purchase passes and youth can purchase a pass directly from Deacon Wes on the day of the event.)
Admission to the skating ribbon  - Free
Skate Rental - $15 or you may bring your own skates
Fast food - approx. $12 - $15 for Potbelly or Chipotle

For more info about the park or to see photos of the cool skating ribbon, visit maggiedaleypark.com.

Please join us!

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 12:15pm

Youth Fellowship Event

Open GymDeacon Wes invites Jr. High or Sr. High youth to come and play basketball or hang out in the Open Door Youth Center any time from 10am to 2pm on Friday, Jan. 4. These are drop-in hours so you are welcome to come and go as you want. We'll have sandwich fixins and snacks on hand.

Please join us!

Location: 
Open Door Youth Center
Date: 
Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesMake plans to stop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support Youth Ministries activities, such as Youth mission trips.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:30am

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

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support the youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 8:30am

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the Together at 10 service to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support the youth activities, such as the Chapel Choir Tour and Youth Mission Trips.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 8:30am

Youth to Cocomero After CROP Walk

Youth to Cocomero for some Frozen Yogury Goodness after the CROP Walk!

Just plan to meet up at the CROP Walk and work out rides to meet at Cocomero following the Walk.

Bring $5-$10!

Location: 
Cocomero Frozen Yogurt, Main St., Downers Grove, IL
Date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

Youth Bowling after Rally Day Movie!

The youth group will be going to Tivoli Bowling right after the Rally Day Movie! We will meet in the Movie Theater for the Rally Day Movie (at 1:30pm) and then go together to Tivoli Bowl.

Bring $5 and extra if you want to bowl a second game and for concessions.

Location: 
Tivoli Bowl, 938 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL
Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 3:30pm

Youth & Families to Feed My Starving Children

Ignite Youth Trip to Feed My Starving Children

Meet at FMSC on June 1, 7 to 9PM

Address: 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504

RSVP Required. RSVP to 630-968-7120

Location: 
555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504
Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Holiday Cheer in Rogers Park

Thursday, December 20, meet at the church at 4:30 p.m. and we'll be back around 9:30 p.m. Bring a snack! Help us with serving a meal and the love of Christ with the neighborhood folks of the United Church of Rogers Park.

Please contact the Director of Youth Ministries for more information.

Date: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:30pm

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