Gary UMC in Wheaton to fund 10 scholarships

On Sunday, Jan. 28, the congregation at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton will learn about “Educate a Girl/Change the World,” a mission the church started four years ago to help educate girls and women around the world.

The mission leaders hope to raise at least $8,000 to fund ongoing scholarships for nine girls attending grade school through college in Cambodia, Kenya and Chicago, and provide a new scholarship for a female student at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

At 10 a.m., Nathaniel Viets-VanLear of the MyBlockMyHoodMyCity organization will share information about the IGotChu college scholarship through which “Educate a Girl” supports women in Chicago.

If you’d like to donate to “Educate a Girl,” go to

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. At 10 a.m., you can enjoy a coffee hour called “Special Blend” and Sunday school for all ages.

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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