My name is Rev. Wesley Dorr.  I am an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church serving full time as the youth pastor of Downers Grove First United Methodist Church. 

This website has been developed for me to be able to share resources with our youth and parents.

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.  

Social Justice Workshops

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a vision for a new way to live together as siblings in Christ. He called it the beloved community. The beloved community happens when everyone is seen and treated as a beloved child of God. To explore how we can create beloved community today, we are hosting three workshops for youth in grades 6-12. Together with youth from Community UMC, we will learn the difference between positive peace and negative peace by studying Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail, explore ways to be fully inclusive of LGBTQIA people and honor all races and cultures as people of sacred worth. 


February 3: Building a Positive Peace 

February 10: Honoring LGBTQIA People in the Beloved Community 

February 24: Honoring All Races and Cultures in the Beloved Community 


If you have any questions, email Deacon Wes at wesley@dgfumc.org.


Confirmation Zoom Link  

7th Grade Confirmation Resources  

8th Grade Confriamtion Classes   Resources

Chapel Choir

Senior High Youth Brainstorming Session…PLEASE COME!!

Hey Senior High Youth:

You are all invited to an informational brainstorming meeting about Youth Fellowship and Chapel Choir on Sunday, February 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall (choir room). We will resume meeting in person next month and need to discuss how we are going to mix fellowship activities with music this spring. We even have a plan for an in-person banquet in May. We NEED your input and ideas to make this happen! All senior high youth are welcome to attend, even those who don’t plan to sing in Chapel Choir. Space is limited to 30 people, however, so please register by clicking on the link below. Remember to wear your mask inside the church.

2020 Chapel Choir Christmas Concert