Youth from Wheaton's Gary UMC help fix homes in Appalachia

Youth from Gary United Methodist Church traveled to Floyd County, Kentucky this summer to serve with the Appalachia Service Project.

Students and adult volunteers worked on two homes.

On one house, they built stairs and installed siding. On another, they built a porch and ramp and installed a door, plus worked underneath the house to keep it dry and free from animals.

Youth learned new skills and helped to make homes in Appalachia drier and safer. For more information on the Appalachia Service Project, go to

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

After the worship service, you can enjoy a coffee hour called "Special Blend." Sunday school for all ages begins again on Sept. 11. 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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