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 United Methodist Church in Wheaton, IL, please contact Carey Williams Bebar, Director of Children's Ministries, at 630-668-3100 x105 or .
All preschool 3s through third graders are invited to the Lower Level after the children's sermon during the 9 a.m. worship service. Please sign in at our Gary Kids Check-in Station located just outside the Sanctuary.
Sunday School, 10 a.m.
Preschool through grade 3: Lower Level
Grades 4–5: Anderson Room, Main Level
Fourth Sunday 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.
Helping Hands | Trunk or Treat Outreach Cards
Sunday, Oct. 23, during 9 a.m. Worship
Kids will use their Helping Hands to make welcome cards for Trunk or Treat, one of our most spook-tacular outreach events!
Parent’s Night Out
Friday, Oct. 14 6:30–8:30 p.m., Lower Level
Drop off your kiddos at Gary Church and enjoy some well-deserved time away. Each month features a movie, craft and free-play for ages 2–11. Suggested cash donation of $5 per child.
Cherub Choir, Friendship Singers, Good News Ringers
Register for these various Wednesday night Gary Kids' singing and ringing groups.
4th & 5th Grade Fellowship Churchill Woods Restoration
Saturday, Oct. 22, 8:30–11 a.m.
Fourth and fifth graders are invited to Churchill Woods Forest Preserve in Lombard for a restoration work day. RSVP to Pastor Carey at .
Clocktower Mini-Golf & Ice Cream Family Outing
Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., Clocktower Mini Golf followed by Kimmer’s Ice Cream
Come out for a fun day of fellowship with Gary Kids families! Families are asked to cover their own cost at the event sites.
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10–12 p.m., Gary Church Parking Lot
Trunk or Treat offers radical hospitality to our community neighbors and creates lasting memories for all involved. Last year we saw close to 1000 people, which means we need many hands to make this event spook-tacular. Join in the fun by decorating a trunk, being a general volunteer or donating candy. And be sure to invite your kids, grandkids and neighbors to this fun community outreach event! Also, please bring gently used or new winter clothing for all ages to donate to the People's Resource Center.
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.