Community Connections

Community is welcome here!

Baker Memorial UMC frequently opens its doors to welcome the community at large. Beyond Baker events like our indoor and outdoor Farmers Market (read more about below), the church hosts such groups as our Administer Justice, Mid-Valley Special Ed, Boy Scout/Cub Scout troops, Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Charles Kiwanis and Pottawatomie Garden Club, as well. Baker Memorial is the home church for the renowned St. Charles Singers group. We sponsor blood drives, CPR training, medical screenings, and outside groups use our facilities for meetings, concerts, recitals and more.

We’re always on the look-out for ways to serve Christ here, near, and far away.


  • St. Charles Farmers Market 
    Fridays, June-October 
    | 8 am-1 pm  |  Come shop local! Vendors sell produce, baked goods, eggs, meat, cheese, olive oil, hand-made goods and more.
  • Ovarian Cancer Research Benefit Concert
    Saturday, August 5
      |  3 pm  |  A new chorus from the Fox Valley area is using its first concert to give back to the community! This ensemble is comprised of Soprano and Alto voices with the mission of giving back to the community. This first event is giving back to the University of Chicago’s Ovarian Cancer Research division.
    All of the proceeds will go directly to the University of Chicago’s Ovarian Cancer Research division. Get tickets here.
  • Blood Drive
    Thursday, October 5 
    2:30-6:30 pm  |  Give the gift of life by donating blood. Located in Wiley Hall.
  • Welcome Bach
    Saturday, October 14 7:30 pm  |  Sunday, October 15 3 pm  |  St. Charles Singers presents music of J.S Bach and many others. Tickets:
  • the healing heARTS
    Friday, November 3 6-9 pm  |  Art show created by participants of Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources Geneva.
  • Hymns of Creation
    Sunday, November 12 3 pm  |  The program will include settings of 14 well-known hymn tunes. Attendees will enjoy singing each hymn after William Phemister plays his composition on that tune. The music of J. S. Bach opens and closes the program.
  • Candlelight Carols
    Saturday, December 2  |  7:30 pm Sunday, December 3  |  3 pm  |  St.Charles Singers with the Millar Brass Ensemble. Tickets:
  • Holiday Classics Concert
    Saturday, December 16 5 pm  |  Illinois Brass Band holiday concert. Tickets:


Farmers Market

The St. Charles Farmers Market is a year round farmers market.

The St. Charles Outdoor Farmers Market runs every Friday from June through October each year and starts the first Friday in June at 8 am and runs until 1 pm. You’ll find us at Fourth Avenue and Main Street.

The St. Charles Indoor Farmers Market runs Fridays, weekly, November – May from 9 am-noon in Baker Hall. Enter via the Cedar Avenue entrance.

The St. Charles Farmers Market offers fresh Kane County produce, fruit, cheese, eggs, beef and goat meat, poultry products, bountiful fruit and flowers from Michigan Orchards as well as fresh flowers, garden plants, honey, produce and foodstuffs from Illinois growers. The Market also offers a tempting array of gourmet food products, fresh baked bread, garden and landscaping products, jewelry, arts and crafts. The St. Charles Farmers Market is sponsored by Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. The Market is a vital part of the Church’s community outreach and helps generate funds and increased awareness of the Church’s many mission programs.

We are thrilled to see the growing interest by farmers and food vendors in our market and very proud of the large number of farm-fresh family-owned farmers selling their products at this market. I encourage the community to visit the Market on Fridays and make it a weekly trip.

Robert Murphy

Market Manager, St. Charles Farmers Market

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”

– Hebrews 10:24