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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.

Ignite Youth Group

Ignite Youth Group meets at 6-8pm in the Open Door Youth Center with snacks at 6:30pm.

Ignite is for youth in grades 7-12

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

Open Door Youth Center
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

Youth Missions Stock for Sale

The Ignite Youth Group is selling stock for this year’s Mission Trips. Stock is $10 and comes with an invitation to our Mission Trip Thank You Ice Cream Social on August 6, after the 10am Service in the Gym.

Stock is available for purchase in the parlor every Sunday morning through July 16 and in the church office throughout the week.

Guitar Club

For youth in grades 7th-12th

Meet in the Open Door Youth Center

We'll come together and just learn real basic things like simple chords, how to tune a guitar, etc.,...

Open Door Youth Center
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

Slip-n-Slide KickBall!

Together with Area Churches

$10 per Person - money goes to Clean Water Organizations

Prize for Winning Team!  10 people per team

Downers Grove Community Church, 6600 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

Youth Laser Tag Outing

LaserTag Outing!  Thursday, July 20th

(to Laser Quest in Finley Square)
Meet at the church at 3:20pm, back around 7:00pm

Or meet us at Laser Quest at 3:40pm

$20 for 3 games, bring extra money if you want to do Portillo’s/Chipotle after

You need to SIGN-UP HERE in order to participate so that we can be sure to have enough vehicle space & that Laser Quest can accomodate our numbers.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 3:20pm

Summer Ignite Youth Group

Youth Group for youth entering grades 7th through 12th in the Fall, join us for Ultimate Frisbee.

Meet at Fishel Park! 

Open Door Youth Center
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

Youth Kick-off Summer Lock-In

Bring a Snack and/or 2-Liter of Soda to Share!

Featuring: Glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag

ALSO: Bring sleeping bag/pillow and sleeping mat/air mattress as we will be going horizontal by 3am

PERMISSION FORM attached!  (Permission Form is not needed if we have a 2016-2017 Ignite Permission form already on file for you)


Open Door Youth Center
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:00pm

Wash and Worship

The final Wash and Worship youth car wash of summer 2017 will take place Sunday morning, August 13.

Have your car washed while you attend worship!

All donations received benefit youth ministries.

Parking Lot
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Pancake Breakfast - Youth Activities Fundraiser

PancakesBe sure to make plans to stop by the gym before or after the 10:00 service on July 1 to continue in fellowship and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast.

Any donations will be used to support the youth activities, such as the Senior High Mission Trip to Red Lake Reservation, MN, in July and next year's Chapel Choir tour.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 8:30am

DGFUMC Recognition Scholarship

Each year DGFUMC recognizes college students who have been important leaders in the life of our church and who have completed at least one year of college with scholarships.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may fill out an application (available below and in the church office) and return it to the office by June 25. Recipients will be announced in July and honored at the 10:00 a.m. worship service on August 6.


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