Mission and Outreach

Gary’s Mission and Outreach supports a variety of local, regional, and international organizations, enabling individuals to live their faith through prayer, hands-on work, financial support, donations of needed items, companionship, presence, and/or systemic change. In addition to these missions, many of which arose from the interests and passions of our congregation, we support other causes of the United Methodist Church that allow us to combine our offerings with those of other United Methodists, nationally and globally, to enact change around the world.

Upcoming Opportunities:

Heifer Project Alternative Gift Program
Sundays, December 1, 15, 22, 10 a.m.
Donate an animal in honor of a friend or loved one and help families around the world to become self-sufficient. Look for the table in the Commons to make your donation and receive a card for the recipient of your gift.

Christmas Sharing Preparation
December 8–14
Be part of one of our largest mission projects as we come together, along with seven other Wheaton churches, to serve the needs of over 850 families with children in Wheaton/Warrenville District 200. Volunteer your time and/or donate some of the many needed items. Details and sign-up sheets are available in the Commons.

Outreach Community Center’s Senior Christmas Luncheon Friday, December 20
Brighten the Christmas season of the seniors served by the Outreach Community Ministries Older Adults program by volunteering at or making a donation toward their annual Christmas luncheon. For many of the 150 low-income seniors expected to be served, this will be their only holiday celebration. See the display in the Commons for details.



International & Domestic Mission


Christopher and Michelle Hays, Mission to Columbia Provides transformational theological education to Latin American pastors and theologians.

Feed My Starving Children Provides low-cost, nutritional meals to hungry children throughout the world.

Fundaniños Guatemala Mission and Teaching Fund Provides support of Fundaniños Orphanage near Guatemala City.

Habitat for Humanity Builds houses in partnership with low income families.

Heifer Project International Offers families a way to become self sufficient through the gift of farm animals.

Red Bird Mission School, Kentucky The only K-12 Christian school in this area of Appalachia provides high quality education regardless of students’ ability to pay.

South Sudan Voices of Hope Efforts to provide humanitarian support for this war-torn region. 

Local Missions

Bridge Communities A transitional housing program focused on the achievement of self-sufficiency.

Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center Affordable, professional, pastoral counseling and educational services to the community.

Christmas Sharing A community-wide program of outreach to families and individuals in need.

CROP Walk Raises funds to support hunger needs locally and internationally.

ESSE (Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly) Provides on-site daycare and meals to seniors.

JUST of DuPage  A ministry to the incarcerated men and women at DuPage County Jail.

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Vets Transitional living facility for U.S. veterans.

NIL Justice for our Neighbors (JFON) A ministry that welcomes immigrants by providing free or low-cost, expert immigration legal services to low-income immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Outreach Community Ministries Provides mental heath and social services for children, families, and seniors.

PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Area churches provide hot meals and overnight shelter for the homeless. Sign up to help in July!

PRC (People’s Resource Center) Serves thousands of DuPage County families each month, with a food pantry, clothing bank, and educational programs.


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