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Gary United Methodist Church 224 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL June 3, 2018 Gary Church in Mission Habitat for Humanity Work Trip: June 4–8 in Lafayette, IN. We will help build a home and revitalize a neighborhood. No building or remodeling skills are required—just a desire to make a difference. Come for the week or just a day. For more information, contact Gerry Schmidt through the Church Office. Girl Scout Gold Award Project: Madelynn Zeller, a Girl Scout and a member of Gary’s Scout Venture Crew, is collecting flip flops of all sizes for Healing Hands Missions in Guatemala. Donations can be dropped off in the collection box in the Commons by June 22.

Children’s and Youth Ministries Serve Sunday: Today from 3–4 p.m. at Brighton Gardens (831 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton). Middle and high school students, start off your summer with a fun and rewarding activity. Come play bingo with the seniors at Brighton Gardens! Step-up Sunday: June 10 at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Children and students of all ages will “step-up” a grade level for Christian Education in summer and fall. Polar Blast Mini-VBS Sunday School: June 10, 17, and 24 at 10 a.m. in the Lower Level. Do you love VBS and want it to last longer? So do we! That’s why we are offering Mini-VBS for all children ages Preschool 3–Grade 5. All are welcome! Gary Youth Step-up Sunday and Summer Kick-off Party: June 10 from 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. in the Activity Center. We’ll kick off our summer by welcoming incoming sixth graders and celebrating our graduating seniors. Join us for games and lunch! Shipwrecked VBS Family Pizza and Decorating Party: June 13 from 6–8:30 p.m. After pizza, all will pick their favorite island Creation Station and join the fun in preparing for VBS on June 18–22. All ages and skill levels welcome. Childcare offered for children four and under. RSVP to Mary Megan Bagnall through the Church Office. Registration for Vacation Bible School (June 182–22) closes on June 6. A few spots remain. Shipwrecked VBS is for children entering Preschool 4’s–grade 4. Register through our website. Holiday BLAST Camp is full. Gary Youth Summer Shirts Are Here! These super soft tees make our students feel like they are wrapped up in a big hug from GY no matter where they are. Pick up one in the Church Office for $15. CIY Mix Camp for Middle School students: July 30–Aug. 2. We’ll be joining Christ in Youth for worship, small groups, and games in southern IL. You can check out more about Mix at Register your students at The cost is $350.

Opportunities at Gary Church Jesus Song: June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Jim Cohick will present these works based on scriptures about and containing the words of Jesus. He offers this piano and vocal presentation as a gift of appreciation to Gary Church and others within God’s family during the Cohick’s time in Wheaton. A reception will follow in the Commons. Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School / Holiday BLAST Camp: June 18–22 Volunteer Meeting: June 10 at 4 p.m. in the Activity Center. All VBS and BLAST volunteers are encouraged to attend to receive materials for their roles, meet their ministry teams—and enjoy a dessert bar. Volunteer for VBS and BLAST Camp, June 18–22: Be part of this ministry that shares the love of Christ to about 270 area children by serving as a leader or assistant leader. Register at Shipwrecked VBS Treehouse Build: June 11, 6:30–8:30 p.m. We will be building an island treehouse in the Sanctuary and need strong hands to assemble the scaffolding. Contact the Church Office to volunteer. KIMMER’S KARES: June 18 from 6–10 p.m. at Kimmer’s (109 E. Front St., Wheaton). There will be two unique flavors created and named for VBS and BLAST Camp. A portion of the profits will be donated to the VBS and BLAST missions. BLAST Camp Car Wash: June 20 from 9:45–11:30 a.m. at Wheaton Bowl. Come get your car washed by our energetic BLAST Campers. They’ll be ready with buckets and hoses, and all donations will be go to People’s Resource Center. The Grief Support Group will meet informally for coffee on June 27, July 25, and Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Commons. All are welcome.

Please Note Styrofoam Recycling: June 24 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. in the south driveway. Bring your rinsed food containers and solid packing materials in separate bags. The Gary/Winfield Guide Book Directory is being updated. Have you changed your email, dropped your landline, or moved? Please let the Church Office know no later than June 15. Email addresses are a part of this directory. If you do not want yours published, contact the Church Office by June 15. Gary Musicians: Our choral and instrumental ensembles are taking a much deserved rest for the summer. We invite you to share your musical gifts during this time. Contact Jennifer Whiting ([email protected]) or the Church Office to sign up for singing or playing an instrument in worship.

Burning Bush Art Gallery—An Outreach of Gary Church Now Showing: Slice of Life, through today. This exhibit features works from local artists of Studios630 in Lombard. For more information visit or the Chimes newsletter.