Bell Ministries

We welcome all bell ringers at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton, IL to this vibrant ministry. Join us on Sunday, March 20 at 4 p.m. as we present "Anchored in Hope: A Concert of Handbells." We ask that you stay home if you don't feel well or have any symptoms, no matter how slight. We will be rehearsing in the Sanctuary to allow safe distances between people. 

Good News Ringers

Grades 3–6 – Directors: Ms. Nancy Brunner, Ms. Jill Stoffels
Learn about ringing hand bells and reading music in this fun class.  Contact Nancy Brunner through the Church Office for more information. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Glory Ringers

Grades 7–12 – Directors: Ms. Kristin Kalitowski-Kowal, Ms. Jill Stoffels
Rehearsals are Sundays 11 a.m-noon in the Sanctuary.

Altar Bells

High School to Adult– Sharon Schmidt, Director
This advanced bell ensemble rehearses Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary. First rehearsal is September 29. This group performs in worship approximately once per month, with possible performances to be added.

Sanctuary Ringers

Adult – Sharon Schmidt, Director
This group for adults with no handbell ringing experience is on temporary hiatus during the pandemic. If you are interested in ringing with this group, you are invited to consider joining Glory Ringers. Please contact Kristin Kalitowski-Kowal through the church office ( ) or call 630-668-3100.