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Altar flowers

Sign up to provide flowers for the altar during worship.

New member information

Acolytes wanted

If you’re a fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh grader, we’d love to have you serve as an acolyte in worship. To learn more about this meaningful position, contact Pastor Daniel Cochran or sign up here.

Safe sanctuaries covenant

Serve others

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There are many ways to get connected to God and others at Gary Church. Click the link to see where you would like to serve.

Special Blend fellowship

Sign up to set up, host, clean up or provide food for Special Blend on Sunday.

Maintenance need
If you find something on Gary Church property that needs attention, please let us know.

Monday, June 17–Thursday, June 20, students entering grades 5–8

At this year’s BLAST Camp, we will celebrate many of our favorite holidays together. We will explore the way that we, as Christians, have access to a unique and immeasurable joy in Jesus. Our hope is that by the end of the week, we will all have a better understanding of what joy looks like and how we can hold onto that joy not just during the holidays, but every day! Registration opens on March 1 until June 1. Want to help our campers have fun by leading an activity? Want to help everyone feel loved and welcomed? Become a BLAST Camp Crew leader! Whether you can serve the entire week or just a couple of days, we would love to have you on the team. Register to be a BLAST Camper or a volunteer.

Volunteers needed for plant delivery

Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Gary Church’s Parking Lot
We need help with unloading and sorting plants, loading plants into cars and delivering orders. Sign up to volunteer.

40th Wheaton/Glen Ellyn CROP Walk

Sunday, May 5, check in 1 p.m., walk 2 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave.


The Walk to End Hunger is only two months away, so find those sneakers and invite friends and neighbors to join in this community event. CROP Walk raises funds for and awareness of the ever-present food security issues in DuPage County and around the world. Portions of our CROP funds support DuPage Outreach seniors, the People’s Resource Center and the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.


Join the Gary UMC CROP Team by registering to walk and/or donating. Checks are also welcome through the Church Office (write CROP in the memo line.) Any amount is appreciated, and donations are welcome through the end of May.


For 40 years, our community has joined together to serve in love by helping our neighbors locally and globally. Let's make a statement in our 40th year with our gifts and our feet. Contact Judy Selby through the Church Office with any questions.

Wednesday, May 8, 2-6 p.m., Activity Center or Commons
Each pint donated can save up to three lives. The need is constant, and every pint is precious. Walk-ins also welcome. More 2024 dates: Aug. 21, Nov. 20.

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Parent’s Night Out

Friday, May 10, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Drop off your kiddos at Gary Church and enjoy some well-deserved time away. Each month features a movie, craft, and free play for kids ages preschool 3s through fifth grade. Limit 20. Suggested cash donation of $5 per child.

Celebrate graduates
Please let us know who from the Gary Church family will graduate from high school, college or vocational school this year. The names of our graduates will be printed in an upcoming edition of the Chimes magazine. Please fill out the form by Sunday, May 19.

Share your musical gifts this summer
Do you sing or play an instrument? We’d love to hear your musical gifts in worship this summer! Let us know which Sundays you’re available between May 26 and Sept. 1.

Register for Family Camp

Friday, July 19– Sunday, July 21
amilies are invited to Pine Lake Camp in Westfield, Wisconsin to spend a weekend growing closer to God and each other through nature, worship and play. Register today!

Order Grow in Faith | Serve in Love shirts

You too can wear a Gary Church hoodie or T-shirt. Each symbol on the shirt stands for a word in our theme for the year. The plant is “grow.” The fish is “faith.” The hands are “serve.” And the heart is “love.” Our theme reflects our new mission statement, “At Gary Church, our mission through Christ is to grow in joyful faith and serve all in love.” Order here.

Participate in additional events and groups

Share scripture

When you think about our theme for the year, “Grow in Faith | Serve in Love,” what Bible verse comes to mind? Please let us know here. We will share them in publications and in worship throughout the year.

Anti-Racist Book Club
Join our monthly discussion. Register above and read the book(s) on your own.
Usually the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m.

Cherub Choir, Friendship Singers, Good News Ringers
Register for the various Wednesday night Gary Kids' singing and ringing groups.

Gary Kids & Gary Youth Participation Form 2023-2024

Each ministry year, we ask all Gary Kids and Gary Youth to fill out this form.