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.

 COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • St. Charles Indoor Farmers Market 
    Fridays, Nov-May 
    9 am-12 pm  |  Come shop local! Vendors sell produce, baked goods, eggs, meat, cheese, olive oil, hand-made goods and more. Enter at lower level Main Street entrance.
  • St. Charles Singers Community Connections Concerts
    Friday & Saturday, February 23 & 24 
    7:30 pm  | In this new series of working with communities in our community, St. Charles Singers will collaborate and explore music with six local high school choirs. The schools include Kaneland, Glenbard North, Geneva, Woodstock, St. Charles East, and Sycamore High Schools. Tickets for this concert are specially priced at $20. Kaneland, Glenbard North, Geneva and SCS perform Friday. Woodstock, St. Charles East, Sycamore and SCS perform Saturday. Get tickets at stcharlessingers.com/tickets
  • Court, Convent & Stage: Redefining the Early Modern Woman
    Saturday, March 4
    | 7:30 pm |  Black Tulip is a multinational ensemble featuring Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano (the Netherlands), Mirja Lorenz, recorders (Germany), Phillip W. Serna, violas da gamba (US), and Joel Spears, lutes and theorbo (US). This innovative program immerses the audience in a vivid and dynamic concert experience that explores the complex cultural lives of 17th and 18th century female composers and their audiences. For more info and tickets, go here.
  • Purchase With A Purpose
    Sunday, March 10
    | 3 pm |  Come discover the music at Baker Memorial! Join us for a community concert featuring many of our wonderful music ensembles & soloists! Concert features: Chancel Choir, Chancel Bell Choir, Men’s Ensemble, soloists Mary LeCuyer, Marybeth Kurnat, Rob Campbell, AnDrea James,organist Mark Edwards, pianist Sam Wyatt and others. Freewill offering for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).
  • Purchase With A Purpose
    Saturday, March 23
    | 10 am-3 pm |  Our annual one-day fair trade market features wonderful vendors with goods from all over the world.  It’s feel good shopping!

 

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.

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.

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