Faith United Methodist Church
Downers Grove
432 59th Street
Downers Grove
IL  60516 map

Faith Church
Helping Christians Grow...
Helping to Grow Christians


Our Purpose is to offer opportunities for your youth to experience God.  It is a safe place for questions and discovery.

Our 5 goals are:
  • Discipleship
  • Worship
  • Ministry
  • Evangelism
  • Fellowship

Welcoming Youth Families:  If you are new to Faith Church, we invite you to stop by the Welcome Center before Sunday School or a worship service.  We'll help you get your youth to their Sunday School room and introduce you to their teachers and peers.

A Friendly Environment:  The safety of every youth is a top priority.  All volunteers and leaders are carefully screened and supervised, assuring that youths are being well-cared for during all church activities.

Youth Group
Sundays 12:00 - 1:30 pm
All are welcome!  Bring a friend!  Youth enjoy class and activities immediately following church worship and fellowship.  Our current curriculum is adapted from The way by Adam Hamilton.  Designed with the youth and young college-aged adults in mind, we are going to study the life challenges, focus, ministry, and suffering of Jesus as the son of a man, and the son of God.  We are going to watch Jesus as he sets the ultimate pattern for all his followers, from those who were alive on the earth during his life and ministry, for us in modern time, and for every believer that has not yet been born into the earth realm.

Sundays 5:30 - 7:30 pm

All are welcome!  Bring a friend!  Youths enjoy dinner, class and activities.  Our current curriculum is "The Story" by Michael Novelli.  It teaches the history of the Israelites and the purpose of Jesus, going through the Bible in a narrative format.

Jr. & Sr. High Sunday School
Sundays 9:00 - 9:45 am
Youths learn to proclaim the good news of God's love and to serve God and neighbor.  In-depth Bible Studies revolve around major themes that still affect us today.  Youths will learn their Bible, practice sharing and caring for others as Jesus did; they will learn to testify God's love independently and together--in Christ.
Worship Service
10:00 - 11:15 am
Youths worship in the sanctuary with their families.  Topics are relevant for all youths and adults.
Volunteer Opportunities
In and around church:
  • Children's activities:  VBS, Trunk or Treat, Breakfast with Santa, Breakfast with Bunny
  • Praise Band, Chancel Choir
  • Annual Christmas caroling & children's Christmas pageant
  • Decorate/set up the church for Christmas, VBS, annual church picnic
  • Read scriptures, ushering
  • Prepare and serve food during Food & Fellowship
Outside of church:

These are uniquely designed for youths.  They support our 5 goals of  discipleship, worship, ministry, evangelism, and fellowship.
  • Lock-in
  • Laser tag
  • Haunted house
  • Movies
  • Summer camp
  • Pool party
  • More to be announced...