Gary Youth (and adults) 40-Day Lent Photo Challenge

This Lent, you are invited to share a contemplative view of your life through your phone camera. Each day, you will be sent a text of a word or phrase. When you see something during your day that speaks to the word or phrase, take a picture of it and send it to Pastor Dan at 847-208-8884. There will be a post the next day on Gary Youth Facebook and Instagram of what everyone saw. Each subject over the 40 days intentionally leaves space for interpretation; there are no wrong pictures. We ask that you try not to include faces as best as you can. Sign up to receive the daily texts during Lent.

Gary Youth April Events
In April, in preparation for CROP Walk on Sunday, May 2, Gary Youth will be learning about hunger and what we, Christians, are called to do about it. Did you know that the maximum amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a person can receive in Illinois per month is $194? That is only $6.46 a day to spend on food. We want to see what our youth would buy at our local Mariano’s for a day’s worth of food if they were only given this amount. 
 


Middle School April Schedule

We will be meeting in person at Gary Church, wearing masks and socially distanced, unless otherwise announced.* We usually meet Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m.

April 7

7–8:15 p.m.

SNAP Challenge

Mariano's

April 14

7–8:15 p.m.

Ice cream outing

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April 21

7-8:15 p.m.

Game night

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April 28

7–8:15 p.m.

What does God require of us?

Gary Church


High School April Schedule

We will be meeting in person at Gary Church, wearing masks and socially distanced, unless otherwise announced.* We usually meet Sundays, 6-7:15 p.m.

April 4

10:30 a.m.

Sing with carillon with family

sidewalk around Gary Church

April 11

6–7:15 p.m.

SNAP Challenge

Mariano's

April 18

6-7:15 p.m.

Ice cream outing

Gary Church

April 25

6–7:15 p.m.

What does God require of us?

Gary Church

 *Please note that in-person gatherings may be subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Before participating, complete the 2020–21 registration form below.

Gary Youth Registration Form