Children's Home Page

DGFUMC provides a range of educational opportunities for children of all ages, including nursery care provided during worship hours, Pathfinders (Sunday School), and midweek family fellowship that is linked to children's choir rehearsals. The goal is to help children grow in faith, and become familiar with the Bible through a variety of methods, including storytelling and drama, music, video, games, science, cooking and art.

Giving Tree: Thank You!

Thank you to the entire congregation for your contributions to the Giving Tree this year. You gave more than 230 gifts to children of all ages.You supported Marcy Newberry Center, ChildServ and HeadStart programs and made Christmas brighter for so many children.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Christmas Eve Services

Nativity Scene4:00pm Family Worship

A worship celebration especially geared for children, with music provided by the Chorister, Cherub and Angel Choirs.

7:00pm Communion & Candlelight Service

Music by the Connection Choir
Message by Pastor Greta McDonald

9:00pm Traditional Candlelight Service

Music by the Chancel Choir
Message by Pastor Jim McDonald

10:15pm Communion in the Chapel

11:00pm Traditional Candlelight Service

Music by the Chapel Choir
Message by Pastor Jim McDonald

Join us for a night of praise, prayer, and glorious music as we remember Christ's birth and our salvation. Bring your family, your guests and your neighbors as we prepare for Christmas day.

Friday, December 24, 2010 - 4:00pm

Open Preschool Registration

The last chance to register for next year's 2011/2012 Preschool will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 3 to 4pm. A $100.00 non-refundable registration fee and completed application is required to secure a space. A certified copy of the birth certificate is now required by DCFS.

Contact the church office for more details.

Advent Workshop

Feed My Starving ChildrenThis holiday season we are inviting families to take amoment from the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas to reinforce to our children the positive impact of giving. We have found a terrific outing that surely exemplifies the Christmas spirit.

On Tuesday, December 21 at 2:30pm we will be going to Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. Feed My Starving Children is an organization that allows volunteer groups to come in and dispense and package meals for hungry children. This family activity is for parents and children (must be at least Kindergarten age). Smaller children will be cared for at the church during the outing.

After our volunteer shift, we will come back to the church for dinner and family crafts.

Space is limited so please sign up with Sharon in the office 630.968.7120.

Itinerary of Events

  • Meet at the church at 2:00pm to caravan and carpool to Aurora
  • Volunteer shift is from 2:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Return to the church for dinner and family crafts
Aurora, IL (Meet at the church)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 2:00pm

A Piece of Peace

Christmas PeaceParents, what would you do with 3 hours of free time during the hectic holiday season? Get a massage, shop, read, nap, watch football?

The Children and FamilyWork Area would like to invite children (infant through11 years old) to come to the church on the 19th for an afternoon of Christmas activities and fun!

Cost is $5 a child or $10 for 2 or more children. Sign-up in the office.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 2:00pm

Chancel Choir Christmas Program

Waking Up To Christmas
Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 9:30am

The Giving Tree

The Giving TreeThe Giving Trees are now in the Parlor. You have the opportunity to choose tags from several agencies in order to purchase gifts for both children and adults. The tags are marked with the name or initials of the agency.

Please select tags and put your name on the sign-out sheet. Please read the note on the tag to see which kind you have chosen.

  • All gifts going to PADS should be UNWRAPPED, but with the tag firmly attached
  • All gifts for Marcy Newberry and Head Start should be wrapped.
  • Child Serv gifts should be unwrapped.

Please don’t wrap gifts marked “unwrapped” or volunteers will have to unwrap them before giving them to the agency.

The gifts for all the agencies other than PADS should be returned with the tags firmly attached no later than noon on Sunday, December 5. Gifts for PADS will continue to be collected into December.

The Children and Family Ministries Work Area and the Church and Society Work Area sponsor the Giving Tree project. Over 300 gifts go to needy children, youth, and adults in our township and across the Northern Illinois Conference. We hope that you will be able to help.

Thank you!

Camp and Mission Trip Dates for 2011

Mark your calendar.

  • June 27-July 1, Church Camp at Wesley Woods in Williams Bay WI
  • July 17-21; Jr High Mission Trip to United Church of Rogers Park
  • July 23-28; High School Mission Trip to UCRP
  • July 29-August 8; PHYG Mission Trip to Putney, London

Much more info after the first of the year!!!


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