Gary UMC’s Habitat for Humanity team helps to build two homes

Ten people from Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton recently helped build two homes for single mothers with teenagers in Lafayette, Indiana.

Working with the nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity in Lafayette, the group painted, plus installed cabinets, exterior siding and trim.

On the last day they started cutting lumber and framing walls for a third house. The group plans to return to Lafayette this fall to help build more homes for people who need affordable and safe housing.

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” plus 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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