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 Day Guests, 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 rent 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.

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

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 8am and runs until 1pm. You’ll find us at Fourth Avenue and Main Street.

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

ABOUT THE MARKET
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.

COMMUNITY NEWS

COMMUNITY ART PROJECT  We are excited to have partnered with the St. Charles Arts Council and artist Amanda Browder to help bring about a unique, truly public, art installation. Under the direction and with the help of Amanda Browder a rather large quilt was constructed at Baker Memorial UMC using fabric donated by and pinned and sewn together by the community. It has been a wonderful experience to be a part of the public arts in partnership with other members of St. Charles.

The finished art was on display on the south wall of the Municipal Center in downtown St. Charles.

Read all about it!  See the Daily Herald article about the project.

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