Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary professor to lead class at Gary UMC in Wheaton

The Rev. Dong Hyeon Jeong will teach "The Beginnings and Endings of the Gospels: Responding to the Call" on Sundays, Sept. 10-24, at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton. The class will be at 10 a.m. in the church chapel, 224 N. Main St.

Each of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) wrote about their faith in Jesus a bit differently from each other. You can see the differences (and similarities) clearly in the beginnings and endings of the Gospels. Why? The authors sought to share the Gospel in ways that are meaningful and relevant to their communities. For three weeks, explore the underlying circumstances, concerns, and callings the Gospels are responding to. Along the way, series participants are invited to respond to their own calling here and now.

Rev. Jeong is the assistant professor of New Testament interpretation and the director of the Center for Asian/Asian American Ministry at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston. He is an ordained elder/pastor of the United Methodist Church (Philippines Conference). His research highlights the importance of reading/interpreting the New Testament with social justice perspectives.

Gary United Methodist Church 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." Sunday School for all ages will begin again on Sept. 10 at 10 a.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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