What’s Happening at Baker July 8-15?

Written by Jenn Gunn on Jul 06, 2018 in - No Comments


  • 9am Traditional Worship, (Sanctuary), Sunday School: K-5 (Children’s Center), Middle School (Youth Center), Nursery.
  • 10am Fellowship Time (Baker Hall)
  • 10:30am Jazz Worship (Sanctuary), High School Sunday School (Youth Center), Nursery.


  • 9:30am SHIP Help for Seniors
  • 11:30am FaithFriends{268-275}
  • 7pm Trustees



  • 11:30am Day Guest Lunch (Baker Hall)Kiwanis (Wiley Hall)
  • 3:30pm Lazarus House Cooking
  • 7pm Children & Family (Office Conf. Rm.), Finance (Upper Conf. Rm.)
  • 8pm Alcoholics Anonymous (Wiley, Adult Rm.)


  • 11am Don Hed Memorial Service
  • 4pm Careful, Caring, Conversation Group (Parlor)
  • 7pm Careful, Caring, Conversation Group (Parlor)


  • 7:30am FaithFriends {268-275}  (Church Library)
  • 8am Red Cross
  • 11:30am Day Guest Lunch (Baker Hall)

FRIDAY July 13

  • 8am-1pm Outdoor Farmer’s Market
  • 3pm Wedding Reshearsal


  • 3pm Wedding

SUNDAY July 15

  • 9am Traditional Worship (Sanctuary), Nursery; Sunday School K-5 & Middle School
  • 10am Fellowship Time (Baker Hall)
  • 10:30am Jazz Worship (Sanctuary), Nursery, High School Sunday School.


Pastor Mary will be facilitating a careful, caring conversation on same gender relationships beginning Wednesday, July 11, through Wednesday, August 29, meeting either from 4-5pm or 7-8pm. In order to allow everyone to fully engage, we ask that you clear your schedules to be able to attend essentially every session; in other words if you can make it to 7 of the 8 sessions that is fine.  Space will be limited to 12 persons per discussion group.  We will be prayerfully exploring all four dimensions of our United Methodist understanding of discernment, which are Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience; with Scripture being primary. May God Bless our time of conversation and discernment so that we may develop a deeper understanding, a greater capacity for conversation, and an openness to listening for God’s Will to be done.  Sign up at http://bit.ly/bakerccc or on your attendance sheets.


Applications are being accepted for the B.G. Gross Scholarship, which offers financial assistance to active members of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church who are enrolled in institutions of higher learning.  A typewritten letter of application must explain the applicant’s involvement in church and community activities, scholastic record or aptitude and plans and goals for use of the scholarship. Deadline is Sunday, July 22 (no exceptions.) The scholarship is named for longtime Baker principal organist and choir director.

SHIP – HELP FOR SENIORS | Monday, July 9

If you would like to learn more about Medicare, Betty Erickson is available to answer your questions.  Contact her at N9YFC@aol.com or 630-399-6183 for an appointment.


Pastor Mary will lead a Women’s retreat October 12 and 13 at camp Reynoldswood in Dixon, IL.  Come explore the mystery of God and your part in the family.  Sign-ups have begun! Fliers are available on the kiosk outside the office. A $25 deposit is due when you sign up.  Total cost $65.  If you register after September 16 the fee is $70.


Tuesdays, July 17-August 21 Come learn Wesley’s General Rules For Christian Living.  New Members are encouraged to take this class along with anyone who wants to learn more about Methodism.  Books are available in the office for $10.  Sign up at http://bit.ly/BlueprintJuly2018

NIL FOOD BANK | Monday, July 16 | 9am

Meet other Baker Memorial volunteers at the Food Bank at 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134.  This is a great way to serve your neighbors through helping to pack boxes of food and other similar tasks.  Contact Betty Erickson for more information her at N9YFC@aol.com or 630-399-6183.

OUR CAMBODIA MISSIONARY CLARA COMES TO BAKER! JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION POTLUCK ON JULY 18 AT 5:30pm as we welcome Clara Biswas to BMUMC!  We are hoping for a HUGE TURNOUT, so consider this a Wednesday Night Dinner in the summer with party favors!!  After the meal Clara will tell us more about her ministry that we have been supporting for 2 years! Mission Outreach will provide the beverages and dessert.  Please bring a salad or a main dish to share. Let us know you are coming by signing up at this link: http://bit.ly/missionarypotluck or writing a note on your attendance slip.


Your free directory 8×10 is ready to be picked up in the church office if you had one taken.

Baptism Class

Sat.  Jan 28| 9am | Nursery

To learn more about  Baptism for your child or yourself, please join us for this one hour class.  Sign up on your attendance sheet or at bit.ly/bakerbaptismclass