SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
All-Church News
NEW CARILLON DEMONSTRATION Oct 3 | 10:15
Do you want to hear what all the noise is about? We are raising funds to refurbish our carillon so it can once again ring out over St. Charles. Sunday, Oct. 3rd at 10:15 we will have a representative here from Schulmerich/Verdin to demonstrate the digital carillon. If you are unable to make that time click here to enjoy the sounds and songs of the digital Celebration Carillon from the comfort of your own home.
NEW RECHARGE SMALL GROUPS STARTING SOON!
WALKING WITH WESLEY Sundays, Oct 3-Nov 21 | 10:30 | Adult Ed Rm
This is a great class for new and growing Methodists. Using the book A Blueprint for Discipleship we will explore John Wesley's 3 Simple Rules, the method behind Methodism, and how we can use it to renew our relationship with God and everyone around us while gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Methodist.

FIND YOUR PLACE - ZOOM Wednesdays, Oct 13-Nov 10 | 7pm
If you weren't able to join us in-person to discover your GPS - Gifts, Passion, and Story - make sure to sign up for the online Zoom class offered Oct 13-Nov 10, 7-8 pm and led by Pastor Kim Neace. Designed to accompany the Find Your Place Assessment, we will dig deeper into our gifts, passions, and stories and discover what we as God's children are truly capable of. Sign up today here.

Recharge your soul with a small group. We meet at 10:30 on Sunday mornings and various times throughout the week. See the the links below for Recharge schedules and more information.

To view the complete fall schedule for all ages, click here.
ONE O'CLOCK BOOK CLUB Oct 4 | 1:00pm | Parlor
Join us on the 1st Monday of every month for a lively discussion. This month we will be reviewing Forty Autumns by Nina Willner. In this moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer tells the true story of her family--of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

UPCOMING: November's selection is American Duchess by Karen Harper (Fiction). This historical novel of American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt, who was forced into marriage to England’s Duke of Marlborough in 1895, is based on her remarkable life as a wife and mother and, later, as a social reformer determined to control her own happiness.
KITCHEN ANGELS Oct 6 | 9-11am | Kitchen
Chris Stumpf leads a hardworking crew in giving the kitchen a deep cleaning and good organizing in preparation for the month ahead.
If you'd like to lend a hand just show up, we'd love to have you!
FAITH, FOOD, & FUN Oct 6 | 5:30-7pm Wiley Hall This month gather together for a Pulled Pork dinner, afterwards we'll head outside for fellowship and camp songs around the fire! Please bring a blanket or camp chairs. No registration required, Free-will offering accepted.
BLOOD DRIVE Oct 7 | 2:30-6:30pm | Wiley Hall
Appointments are suggested but drop-ins are welcome! Enter through the Rt 64 entrance. Sign up today today by calling Pete Holmes at 630-248-9308 (C), 630-377-2746 (W) or online here
TRUNK OR TREAT Oct 24 | 2-3:30pm Autumn is the time for cool breezes, hot cider, and silly fun! The St. Charles Fire Dept. will be joining us this year with a rig for the kids to touch and climb! Invite your friends and neighbors!

To decorate your car or trunk and pass out treats to the children of Baker Memorial and St. Charles please sign up here.
FROM THE LEWIS FAMILY

Last Fall, on October 6, 2020, Mark was diagnosed with a grade four glioblastoma brain tumor. His life and ours instantly turned upside down. Mark had to stop working immediately. In this past year he has undergone brain surgery, radiation, and multiple rounds of chemo. Friends that we know from our years at Baker, have stepped in with meals, gift cards, greeting cards and prayers to encourage and help us during this very difficult time. A beautiful prayer quilt was made. To all who have given their support in any way, we can’t thank you enough! We are sending our love back to you!

Sincerely,

The Lewis family
Mark, Debbie and our six daughters
Marisa, Brianne, Alayna, Laurielle, Serena and Giselle
United Methodist Women
UMW LEADERSHIP MEETING Oct. 6 | 11:30-2pm | Parlor
We have a full agenda this month, come ready to discuss. All are welcome, please bring a lunch.

THE LIBRARY IS MOVING The current library space is destined to become our new women's bathroom. In preparation for renovations we will be packing up our beloved books until their new home (Pastor Kim's office) is ready! If you have small-med sized boxes, similar to a banker's box, please bring them to the library before Oct. 26th when Lydia Circle will be packing and moving from 3-5 pm.

Music
YOUTH MUSIC MAKERS Youth participation in worship at Baker Memorial Church has always been an important part of our church ministry and yet we understand that it is a challenging time to form full ensembles. We are hoping to provide a flexible yet meaningful way for you to share your musical gift to the Glory of God in worship. It may be only one Sunday of the year, but we are hoping that you will take advantage of this opportunity to serve. If your youth (3rd grade-HS) would like to perform solo or as part of an ensemble, please sign up here! 

Community
ST. CHARLES SINGERS PRESENTS
OVERTURN THE NIGHT: SONGS OF HOPE & RENEWAL
The St. Charles Singers will be performing a very special concert in which they will perform the world premiere of Cello Songs, commissioned in memory of Doris Hunt and composed by GRAMMY® nominated Jake Runestad. Saturday, Oct 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Oct 3 at 3 pm at Baker Memorial. Tickets available here
ST. CHARLES FARMERS MARKET Fridays | 8 am-1 pm
The St. Charles Outdoor Farmers Market runs Fridays June through October from 8 am-1 pm. You’ll find it at Fourth Avenue and Main Street. Parking is available in the church lots.

Online Church
ONLINE CHURCH LAST SUNDAY
Click on the link below to watch last week's online worship service.
WAYS TO GIVE
Your donation will help provide critical support for our ongoing ministries.
  • Donate via PayPal here
  • Mail your donation directly to the church: 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174
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