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 .
Due to health concerns for children and adult volunteers, we will not hold in-person Kids’ Church or Sunday School this fall and winter. However, we will have hands-on, in-person, and virtual offerings each month to keep kids and families connected to God and one another.
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.
Take-Home Craft Kits
Created for children ages 3–6, these craft kits provide hands-on fun and help faith grow at home! Each kit comes with supplies, instructions, and a lesson and will be delivered to your door at the beginning of the month.
Gary Kids Zoom Party
NEW TIME! Sundays, January 10 and 24, 10 a.m. on Zoom
All children ages preschool 3’s–grade 5 are invited to join Pastor Carey on the second and fourth Sunday of the month for our Gary Kids Zoom Party. We’ll play games, learn about the Bible, and grow in faith together! Check the weekly Gary Kids email for Zoom meeting details.
Helping Hands Mission | Hospital Valentines
Join us for Helping Hands in January! We will help brighten Valentine's Day for children in the hospital by sending specially designed cards online. Gary Kids will be able to personalize the cards and add a note of encouragement to patients. They can also pray over the cards for the recipients before clicking "send." Valentines will be printed at the hospital and delivered right to children who are inpatient. Watch your e-mail and the Gary Kids Facebook Group for updates with links to send these Valentines!
4th & 5th Grade Fellowship | Sledding!
Saturday, January 23, 2 p.m.
4th & 5th Graders are invited to a Blackwell Forrest Preserve for some serious sledding down Mt. Hoy! Participants will need to be dropped off and picked up. (Parents are welcome to sled too!) RSVP to Carey Bebar at .
3rd Grade Bible Postponed
After much thought and prayer, we are postponing 3rd Grade Bible. While we hope to be able to offer this milestone ministry in the spring, we know that these are uncertain times. Families will be notified once are able to safely reschedule. Please contact Carey Bebar for questions or concerns.
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