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Gary United Methodist Church

Gary United Methodist Church

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

224 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL www.garychurch.org

224 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL www.garychurch.org

Gary Church in Mission

Gary Church in Mission

Prescription for Life: We are collecting the Prescription for Life bottles today. They can also be dropped off at the Church Office anytime during the week or on Sunday. If you haven’t picked one up, you can still help support the Older Adults Program at Outreach Community Center by dropping off a donation at the Church Office .

Prescription for Life: We are collecting the Prescription for Life bottles today. They can also be dropped off at the Church Office anytime during the week or on Sunday. If you haven’t picked one up, you can still help support the Older Adults Program at Outreach Community Center by dropping off a donation at the Church Office .

April is Gary’s month at ESSE (adult day care). Each Apr. and Aug., Gary Church provides visits and treats to the Wheaton site located within St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Sign up in the Commons or contact Deb Connor through the Church Office.

April is Gary’s month at ESSE (adult day care). Each Apr. and Aug., Gary Church provides visits and treats to the Wheaton site located within St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Sign up in the Commons or contact Deb Connor through the Church Office.

Conversation with Dr. Christopher Hayes: Wed., Apr. 3, 6:30 p.m. in Commons E. Christopher, a missionary to Columbia whom Gary Church supports, will speak about the church’s role in the current refugee crisis in Columbia.

Conversation with Dr. Christopher Hayes: Wed., Apr. 3, 6:30 p.m. in Commons E. Christopher, a missionary to Columbia whom Gary Church supports, will speak about the church’s role in the current refugee crisis in Columbia.

Children’s and Youth Ministries

Children’s and Youth Ministries

Word & Table: Sun., Mar. 31, 6:30–8 p.m. at the Austin’s home. High schoolers will gather to share a meal and enjoy time together.

Word & Table: Sun., Mar. 31, 6:30–8 p.m. at the Austin’s home. High schoolers will gather to share a meal and enjoy time together.

Gary Youth Midweek will not meet this week. Middle and high school students are invited to join us Wed., Apr. 3, 7–8:30 p.m. in the Activity Center.

Gary Youth Midweek will not meet this week. Middle and high school students are invited to join us Wed., Apr. 3, 7–8:30 p.m. in the Activity Center.

Playgroup: Wed., Apr. 3, 4–5 p.m. in the Activity Center. Come play with us! This is a great way to socialize with other parents while your little ones play. Snacks will be provided.

Playgroup: Wed., Apr. 3, 4–5 p.m. in the Activity Center. Come play with us! This is a great way to socialize with other parents while your little ones play. Snacks will be provided.

Serve Sunday: Sun., Apr. 7, 3–4 p.m. Middle and high school students are invited to play Bingo with the residents of Brighton Gardens Assisted Living in Wheaton.

Serve Sunday: Sun., Apr. 7, 3–4 p.m. Middle and high school students are invited to play Bingo with the residents of Brighton Gardens Assisted Living in Wheaton.

SuperStart: Fri.–Sat., Apr. 12–13. Fourth and fifth graders, mark your calendar for one of our favorite weekends of the year. Participation details and registration are at www.garychurch.org. Cost: $85.

SuperStart: Fri.–Sat., Apr. 12–13. Fourth and fifth graders, mark your calendar for one of our favorite weekends of the year. Participation details and registration are at www.garychurch.org. Cost: $85.

Vacation Bible School | BLAST Camp registration is open at garychurch.org. Join us Mon.–Fri., Jun. 17–21 at Gary for Roar VBS for children entering Preschool 4’s–grade 4. BLAST Camp is for students entering grades 5–8.

Vacation Bible School | BLAST Camp registration is open at garychurch.org. Join us Mon.–Fri., Jun. 17–21 at Gary for Roar VBS for children entering Preschool 4’s–grade 4. BLAST Camp is for students entering grades 5–8.

CIY Summer Camps: We are thrilled to have camp options for both middle and high schoolers this summer! High School: MOVE Camp, Mon.–Fri., Jun. 24–29 in Holland, MI. Middle School: MIX Camp, Mon.–Fri., July 29–Aug. 2 in Carlinville, IL. See garychurch.org for details and to register.

CIY Summer Camps: We are thrilled to have camp options for both middle and high schoolers this summer! High School: MOVE Camp, Mon.–Fri., Jun. 24–29 in Holland, MI. Middle School: MIX Camp, Mon.–Fri., July 29–Aug. 2 in Carlinville, IL. See garychurch.org for details and to register.

Please Note

Please Note

Table Talks: today and Sun., Mar. 31, 8:30–9 a.m. in the Commons. Leaders of our Informational Sessions on the 2019 Special Session of the UMC General Conference will be available to address your questions.

Table Talks: today and Sun., Mar. 31, 8:30–9 a.m. in the Commons. Leaders of our Informational Sessions on the 2019 Special Session of the UMC General Conference will be available to address your questions.

Communion during Lent: We will celebrate Holy Communion at the 11 a.m. service each Sunday during Lent and Palm Sunday.

Communion during Lent: We will celebrate Holy Communion at the 11 a.m. service each Sunday during Lent and Palm Sunday.

Easter Plants are available for purchase to decorate the Sanctuary for Easter on Sun., Apr. 21. Cost: $15 per plant. Forms are available in the Commons or you may email your order to [email protected]. Plants may be picked up after the 11 a.m. service on Ap. 21 or during office hours the week of Apr. 22.

Easter Plants are available for purchase to decorate the Sanctuary for Easter on Sun., Apr. 21. Cost: $15 per plant. Forms are available in the Commons or you may email your order to [email protected]. Plants may be picked up after the 11 a.m. service on Ap. 21 or during office hours the week of Apr. 22.

Easter Egg Hunt Donations Needed: Plastic eggs and candy donations are needed for this event on Apr. 21. Bring donations to the Church Office by Apr. 17.

Easter Egg Hunt Donations Needed: Plastic eggs and candy donations are needed for this event on Apr. 21. Bring donations to the Church Office by Apr. 17.

Ways to Serve: Positions are available for ushers at 9 and 11 a.m. worship services and a bus driver to pick up those not able to drive to church once a month. Contact the Church Office.

Ways to Serve: Positions are available for ushers at 9 and 11 a.m. worship services and a bus driver to pick up those not able to drive to church once a month. Contact the Church Office.

Upcoming Events at Gary Church

Upcoming Events at Gary Church

The Lunchtime Literary Group: Tues., Mar. 26, 12 p.m. We’ll discuss The Story of Arthur Truelove by Elizabeth Berg. Pack a lunch and join us in the Anderson Room.

The Lunchtime Literary Group: Tues., Mar. 26, 12 p.m. We’ll discuss The Story of Arthur Truelove by Elizabeth Berg. Pack a lunch and join us in the Anderson Room.

Grief Support Group: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. in Commons A. This group is for those grieving the death of someone close. RSVP to Gary’s Church Office.

Grief Support Group: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. in Commons A. This group is for those grieving the death of someone close. RSVP to Gary’s Church Office.

Pastor’s Lenten Study │The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus Wednesdays, through Apr. 17, 7–8 p.m. in the Anderson Room. Join Pastor Chris for this study by Rev. Rob Fuquay. To request childcare contact the Church Office.

Pastor’s Lenten Study │The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus Wednesdays, through Apr. 17, 7–8 p.m. in the Anderson Room. Join Pastor Chris for this study by Rev. Rob Fuquay. To request childcare contact the Church Office.

Caleb Factor Men’s Ministry: Sat., Apr. 6, 8 a.m. in the Commons. Tony Venezia, Gary member and Professor at College of DuPage, will share three short films he created.

Caleb Factor Men’s Ministry: Sat., Apr. 6, 8 a.m. in the Commons. Tony Venezia, Gary member and Professor at College of DuPage, will share three short films he created.

Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra: Sat., Apr. 6, 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Wheaton. Tickets: $50 adults, $40 seniors, $10 students. Use code GUMC for a 30% discount. Students 16 and under are free with a paying adult.

Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra: Sat., Apr. 6, 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Wheaton. Tickets: $50 adults, $40 seniors, $10 students. Use code GUMC for a 30% discount. Students 16 and under are free with a paying adult.

College Lunch: Sun., Apr. 7, 12:30 p.m. in the Anderson Room. Undergraduate college students, whether new to Wheaton or long-time residents, are invited to join Pastor Chris for a light lunch. RSVP to Carey Bebar at [email protected].

College Lunch: Sun., Apr. 7, 12:30 p.m. in the Anderson Room. Undergraduate college students, whether new to Wheaton or long-time residents, are invited to join Pastor Chris for a light lunch. RSVP to Carey Bebar at [email protected].

Praise Service: Sat., Apr. 13, 5 p.m. at Winfield UMC. This service features musicians from both the Gary and Winfield congregations. All are welcome to attend.

Praise Service: Sat., Apr. 13, 5 p.m. at Winfield UMC. This service features musicians from both the Gary and Winfield congregations. All are welcome to attend.

Mark your calendar for Family Camp: Fri.–Sun., July 19–21 at Pine Lake Camp, WI. Details and registration information are available at garychurch.org.

Mark your calendar for Family Camp: Fri.–Sun., July 19–21 at Pine Lake Camp, WI. Details and registration information are available at garychurch.org.

For more information visit www.garychurch.org or the Chimes newsletter.

For more information visit www.garychurch.org or the Chimes newsletter.