"Speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart." Eph. 5:19

Everyone is welcome!  Through our music...

  • We praise God.
  • We grow closer to God.
  • We tell others about God. 
  • We bless the congregation.
  • We make something beautiful.
  • We grow closer to one another.

Health Guidelines for Musicians (updated September 7, 2022)

  • Vaccinations are optional. Sharing vaccination status is not required for participation in music activities. 
  • Masks are optional for all ensembles, instruments, choirs, and all ages in rehearsals and performances.
  • Masking will continue for all congregational singing until DuPage County is in a low-transmission category.
  • During pre-service rehearsals, Vocal Ensembles may warm up in the Choir Room or in the Sanctuary before the tech run-through. 
  • During the Tech Run-Through on Sunday morning, vocal ensembles may run their entire pieces.

Contact your group’s director or Jennifer Whiting through the Church Office for the most up-to-date information. You can also find Gary Church COVID-19 protocols here

Singing groups

Wednesdays, 6–6:30 p.m., Choir Room
Age 3–Kindergarten
This group explores music through rhythm and movement, and each child is accompanied by an adult who participates in the class. It’s a fun way to spend time with your little one. Register here.
Mary Ellen Rahn, Director; Jill Baus, Assistant
Friendship Singers
Wednesdays, 6–6:45 p.m., Chapel
Grades 1–5.
This group will focus on developing their singing voices, making music with friends, and praising God in worship. Register here.
Jennifer Whiting, Director; Katie Gibbons, Assistant

Men’s Chorus
Second and third Saturdays, 8–9 a.m., Choir Room
High School–Adult, tenors and basses
Phil Roberts, Director; Jean Erickson, rehearsal pianist

Celebration SIngers
This group for for adult sopranos and altos is on hiatus until we can provide leadership.

Chancel Choir
Thursdays, 7–8:30 p.m., Choir Room
High School–Adult, sopranos, altos, tenors, basses
Jennifer Whiting, Director; Kevin Lange, pianist

Please contact any director or the church office ( ) to find out more about our singing groups!

Handbell groups

Good News Ringers
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:15 p.m., Bell Room
Grades 3–6
Register here
Nancy Brunner, Director; Jill Stoffels, Assistant

Glory Ringers
Sundays, 11 a.m.–noon, Bell Room
Grades 7–12 and adults
Register here
Kristin Kalitowski-Kowal, Director; Jill Stoffels, Assistant

Sanctuary Ringers
This group is on hiatus until we can provide leadership. Interested adults are welcome to join Glory Ringers.

Altar Bells
Wednesdays, 6:30–7:45 p.m., Sanctuary
High School–Adult
Phil Roberts, Director

Please contact any director or the church office ( ) to find out more about our handbell groups!

Share your musical gifts

Musicians of all ages are invited to "play skillfully with a loud noise" (Ps. 33:3) and soft noises, too! 
Contact Jennifer Whiting to find out about playing instruments in worship. ( ).Musicians of all ages are encouraged to share their instruments in worship at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton, IL.
Contact Jennifer Whiting for details.