Gary Youth


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

Join one of our Summer Camps and Mission Trips!

MS Blast Camp
Gary Church June 17-21 $30
Holland, MI June 24-29 $350
HS Mission Trip   
*Registration is open! Register by February 1!
Kansas City, MO July 7-12 $350

Middle School MIX Camp 
Carlinville, IL July 29-Aug 2 $350
2019 Mission Trips!


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Gary Youth Annual Permission Form 2017/18



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Participation Release*

My student (identified above) has the permission of the undersigned to participate in Gary Youth Group and/or Sunday School events where he/she is driven in a vehicle by someone other than his/her own parent/guardian. This form is effective from August 21, 2016 – August 21, 2017. In the event of an emergency affecting the health or welfare of this participant, the sponsors, leaders or adult chaperones have permission to administer first aid and/or transport the individual to the nearest doctor or hospital for further medical attention as deemed necessary. The individual action in response to the emergency will be held blameless. Any medical expenses occurring will be borne by the participant, or parents/guardians of the participant. Insurance afforded by Gary United Methodist Church and Winfield Community United Methodist Church are an excess insurance, over any and all valid and collectible insurance coverage available to or for such person, as expressly named above.

Photo/Video Release*

I give Gary United Methodist Church and its representatives permission to take photos and video of my child or the child(ren) for whom I have legal guardianship (identified above), and use such photographs or video in any and all media products for promotion, art, advertising, editorial or other purpose. This may include but is not limited to newsletters both print and email, posters, brochures, ads, post cards and web pages and Social Media. I waive the right to see or approve any publications that contain photographs of my child and agree that no compensation is owed to me or my child for the use of such images. I release Gary UMC and its representatives from responsibility for any harm or invasion of privacy that may occur or be produced by taking photographs or video of my child, and from any claims relating to such photographs or video. I understand that these photos will be in the public domain but no identifying information will be displayed.

Communication by Social Media, Email and Texting*

I authorize Staff Members of Gary United Methodist Church to communicate by methods of Social Media, email and/or texting with my child or the child for whom I have legal guardianship (identified above).


Kansas City Mission Trip

Registration is Open through February 1, 2019!

Students who would like to participate in the High School Mission Trip will need to register through the form above. In addition to registration, students will need:

  • A $50 deposit to hold their spot
  • A $50 deposit to hold their spot
  • The YouthWorks medical release form (to be submitted in the spring)
  • Annual Gary Youth permission slip (above)

We will be meeting monthly as a team in preparation for our trip. These meetings are very important; only 2 excused absences will be allowed.

February 3, 6-7:30 p.m.: Introductory & Financial Aid meeting
March 16, 3-5 p.m.: Soup & Chili Cook-off/Auction setup
March 17, 4-10 p.m.: Soup & Chili Cook-off/Auction
April 7, 6-7:30 p.m.: Team meeting (half payment due at this time)
May 5, 6-7:30 p.m.: Team meeting
June 2, 6-7:30 p.m.: Team meeting (full payment due at this time)

With YouthWorks, we will partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community. We will serve* residents of all ages through tutoring, assisting with reading programs, maintaining community gardens, and assisting at local community kitchens. In the evenings, engage with long term friends of YouthWorks who will share more about the neighborhoods we serve. We’ll experience the sites and history of the city, and have time on our own to enjoy local attractions and some great BBQ!


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