Wheaton's Gary UMC offers class on college search process

Applying to college has become far more complex as so much has changed since many of us went to school.

Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton is offering the class, "Need-to-Know Changes in College Search Process" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15.

Hear from Heidi King, who speaks nationwide on the college search process, and discover how to better position your student for success. You'll learn trends in college tuition, the ACT/SAT test-optional landscape, the upcoming revamped FAFSA, the shift in admissions for how you apply and other helpful tips. Discover how these changes may impact your family, and learn new strategies to consider for this exciting but sometimes stressful process. Dinner will be provided. Sign up by Monday, Oct. 9 at

Heidi King is a member of the education and partnerships team at College Inside Track and speaks nationally about the college search, educating families and training financial advisors and other professionals on the topic. She works closely with community members to provide education and help with this exciting but stressful milestone family event. King is no stranger to the college process, as she recently went through it herself with her two sons.

The church at 224 N. Main St. offers 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship in the sanctuary. The 9 a.m. worship is complete with Kids' Church and nursery care, plus livestreaming and recorded worship at The 11 a.m. worship has a more casual feel featuring church musicians. Sunday school for all ages starts at 10 a.m., plus you can enjoy a coffee hour called "Special Blend." With deep roots in the community since 1853, Gary Church has vibrant music, kids, youth and adult ministries, plus opportunities for local, national and global missions. For more information, go to or contact the church office at

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