Altar Bells from Wheaton's Gary UMC to ring at Cantigny Park

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, you have the chance to hear handbells and handchimes from the Gary United Methodist Church Altar Bells group at Cantigny Park.

In conjunction with Cantigny's Christmas Light Show In the Park, guests will walk the light show trail, which ends at the Visitor Center in the Le Jardin banquet room.

Guests will be seated in a café style environment and be treated to the sounds of five octaves of handbells and seven octaves of handchimes as they warm up with a hot drink and a holiday treat.

Music selections will include both holiday favorites and traditional carols, as well as a medley of Hanukkah songs. The music will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Look for more details regarding the "Christmas Light Show In the Park" at

Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St. in Wheaton, 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. At 10 a.m., you can enjoy a coffee hour called "Special Blend" and Sunday school for all ages.

On Sunday, Dec. 24, worship will be at 9 a.m., and 4, 7 and 9 p.m.

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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