Wheaton's Gary United Methodist Church offers study on 'Short Stories by Jesus'

Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton is offering a study of Jesus at 9:50 a.m. on Sundays, starting Jan. 9.

Focusing on the book, "Short Stories by Jesus" by Amy-Jill Levine, the study will take readers back in time to understand how the original Jewish audience understood Jesus' stories.

Levine reveals the parables' connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture.

With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us - and can still challenge and provoke us 2,000 years later.

Gary Church, 224 N. Main St. in Wheaton, offers a 9 a.m. Sunday worship service in the sanctuary, complete with Kids' Church, plus livestreaming and recorded worship at

After the worship service, you can enjoy Sunday school for all ages, plus a coffee hour called "Special Blend."

Gary United Methodist 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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