Welcome! Children are a vital part of our faith community. Our goal is to partner with families to share the love of God with children and nourish life-long relationships with Christ Jesus. Or, as we put it, to help kids grow in faith.

For more information about our Children's Ministries at Gary Church, please contact Carey Williams Bebar, Director of Children's Ministries, at 630-668-3100 x105 or .

Gary Kids @ Home Lessons
Each week in the Gary Kids enews, families will receive a lesson from our Grow curriculum that includes scripture, discussion questions, a video, and a fun activity. To be added to the email list, contact the Church Office.

Kids' Church
All preschool 3s through third graders are invited to the Lower Level after the children's sermon. Please sign in at our new Gary Kids Check-in Station located just outside the Sanctuary.

Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Gary Church Parking Lot
We are so excited to host Trunk or Treat again this year! This spook-tacular event offers radical hospitality to our community neighbors and creates lasting memories for all involved. We need lots of help decorating trunks and handing out candy. Sign up to decorate a trunk or be a general volunteer or just bring your kids, grandkids or neighbor kids in costume to this fun and festive morning.

Helping Hands
Sunday, Oct. 24, during 9 a.m. Kids’ Church
All children ages preschool 3s through grade 5 are invited to the Lower Level to use their “helping hands” to help our local, national and global neighbors.


THANKS-giving Parent's Night Out
Friday, Nov. 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Drop off your kiddos at Gary Church and enjoy some well-deserved time away. For kids ages 2 to 11. Suggested cash donation of $5 per child.

Third & Fourth Grade Bible
Sundays through Nov. 14, after 9 a.m. worship 
We pray children come to realize more fully the importance of the Bible as an integral part of their life. Third & Fourth Grade Bible Class will be taught during Sunday School, after 9 a.m. worship. Contact Pastor Carey for more information. 

4th & 5th Grade Fellowship | Forest Preserve Clean-up
Saturday, Oct. 23, 10–12 p.m., Willowbrook Wildlife Center
Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to Willowbrook Wildlife Center to help clean-up the grounds and learn about caring for God’s creation. Participants will need to be dropped off and picked up from the center. RSVP to Pastor Carey,


 Another way to stay connected to Gary Kids is by joining the Gary Kids Facebook page. Check out activities, videos, and devotions that help faith grow at home.

Gary Kids Registration Form

Infant through Fifth Grade