We believe that youth, adult youth leaders, parents, and the church are partners in ministry. We all bring something valuable to youth ministry at Gary UMC. I also want to have an opportunity to introduce myself officially, in-person, so to speak. Therefore, you are all invited to a joint youth, adult youth leaders, and parent(s) youth night via Zoom. A Zoom link and password will be sent out to all of you through email and text closer to the meeting dates. Please save the date for the following:
- Middle School Youth (Going into sixth grade to eighth grade) | Wednesday, July 15, 7–8 p.m.
- High School Youth (Going into ninth grade to twelfth grade) | Sunday, July 19, 7–8 p.m.
Gary Youth Missions Week
No experience will replace Blast Camp, MIX, MOVE, and the mission trip to the Dominican Republic. However, we believe that God is always offering us new opportunities to share God’s love. For this reason, we will be hosting an all-youth (middle school and high school) stay-mission days from Tuesday to Thursday, July 28–30. We are planning it to be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day but this is subject to change. There will be no cost to you. We will be gathering in-person while following strict guidelines provided by Gary UMC’s Health Team. To sign up, complete the form below by Friday, July 24.
I look forward to meeting all of you soon! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at 847-208-8884 or by email at .
Mission Week School Supply Drive
One of our Mission Week projects is a neighborhood school supply drive for Kids Above All (formerly Childserv), and we invite the congregation to participate too. KAA is a Chicagoland child welfare agency devoted to placing kids above everything else by investing in kids and youth, strengthening families, and healing trauma. You can help Gary Youth help KKA by donating some back-to-school basics from the list below. A collection box will be available outside the church Tuesday–Thursday, July 28–30, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Items we need:
Bookbags / backpack
Pencils #2 with erasers
Pens (black, blue, red)
Paper (loose leaf, wide
Kleenex, paper towels
Water color paints
Thank you for considering a donation!
If you are registering for Mission Days and did not complete the 2019-20 Gary Youth permission form, please do so now as part of the registration process.