Students are vital participants in the life and ministry of Gary Church. Whether it is through Sunday morning education opportunities, Wednesday evening fellowship, or mission and outreach projects, Gary Youth strives to be a place where students can be real, challenge one another, and grow in faith.

T-Shirt design contest!
Interested in entering a design for the Christmas Sharing t-shirt? Here’s what you need to know! -Designs need to be able to print economically, so try to keep it to only one or two colors. -All designs must incorporate “Christmas Sharing,” “Gary UMC,” and the year in some way. -Drawings & concepts can be submitted in the church commons, or students can create an account at to create a design online. These must be shared with Alexa. All designs must be submitted by November 1. The winning design will be printed on our first Christmas Sharing shirt & will have the opportunity to shop for gifts with the money raised from shirt sales! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday School Classes
Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on the upper level for a time to grow in faith and friendships: Grades 6-7 in the Heritage Room, Confirmation (Grade 8) in the Jr. High Room, and Grades 9-12 in the Senior High Room.

Midweek with Gary Youth
This is our weekly meeting on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. designed to get students deeper into discipleship and fellowship with one another.  Middle school and high school students meet separately, but all are using the Deep Discipleship curriculum. We are excited to be able to partner with parents by sharing monthly newsletters so you can continue discussions at home.  Please note:  Midweek does not meet the last Wednesday of the month.

Deep Discipleship Parent Guide

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