1032 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Established in 1836, the First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove (DGFUMC) has grown to be a vital leader in our community. We offer many programs in Christian education for children, youth, and adults, to serve our 1,800+ member congregation.
More than 150 children attend Sunday School classes and there are currently 80 three and four year olds enrolled in the First United Methodist Preschool, which meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Our choirs consist of 190 children, youth, and adults, who lead worship in songs of praise, both classical and contemporary. Since 1971, the High School Chapel Choir has travelled around the country each year to deliver a Christian message through song and drama to other churches. We have two handbell choirs that ring out hymns of faith, and we a worship praise band. The Chancel Handbell Choir performs each year in Orchestra Hall during the intermission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
DGFUMC works hard to maintain a warm and friendly environment while also offering a wealth of opportunities for personal spiritual growth.