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.

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.


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.

Kickoff Sunday
September 12
Gary Kids, Youth and Adults return to 10 a.m. Sunday School.
Plus, third and fourth grade Bible students and confirmands will receive their Bibles!  

All-Church Popsicle Sundays
Every Sunday this summer, after worship, Courtyard
After worship, join your Gary friends in the Courtyard for popsicles and fellowship. All ages welcome.




Gary Kids Zoom Party
Sundays June 13, July 11 and August 8, at 10 a.m. on Zoom  
Not quite ready to be back in person? Still loving church in your pj’s?  We feel you and we’ve got you covered. Join Pastor Carey every second Sunday of summer for a virtual party with actual fun.  

Sundays in the Park
June 27, July 25, & August 29, 10 a.m., Northside Park 
A casual summer Sunday School for Gary Kids families. 
June 27 | Join Nancy Brunner for fun with bells. 
July 25 | Join Rev. JoAnne Chase for puppet stories. 
August 29| Join Jennifer Whiting and Mary Ellen Rahn to make a joyful noise.  


 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