We have returned to weekly, in-person worship services* at Ghent UMC! All Worship Services will be outside by our front steps facing Stockley Gardens. But, if it rains, we will move inside the sanctuary with additional precautions.
*These are Covid-safe events. According to UMC Covid guidelines, only fully vaccinated people may remove their masks outdoors, except while singing, if safely socially distanced. Children under age 2 are not allowed to attend worship because masks are required. We look forward to welcoming our littlest ones, as soon as it is safe to do so.
All guests are required to wear masks inside, maintain safe social distances, and follow the CDC guidelines to stay home if you are sick or may have been exposed.
All services will be streamed on FB live for those who can’t be with us in person.
Join us each Sunday for worship. You can watch our online worship on our Facebook page Sundays at 10am OR you may join us in person, outside by our front steps.
Ghent UMC is licensed to stream our FB Live worship services through CCLI #20175590 and One License A-727358.
Join us on first Sundays for Worship Service when we celebrate Holy Communion! We use pre-packaged cups and wafers.
Adult Sunday Bible Discussion
Weekly, in-person, discussions have resumed on Sundays, 9 – 9:45am. Meet in the downstairs fellowship hall. Please enter through the parking lot door. We will maintain safe social distancing to accommodate those with and without Covid vaccines.
All are required to wear masks, maintain safe social distances, and follow the CDC guidelines to stay home, if feeling sick or have possibly been exposed.
This group reviews the Bible using the Standard Lesson Quarterly series.
If you are interested, email Peter Griffin.
“Virginia Roots, Race, and Discipleship” Small Group
You can still join us Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom. Ghent UMC began a 6-week study using the Virginia Roots, Race, and Discipleship curriculum. The goal is to acknowledge racism as a sin and take action to dismantle racism in our families, house of worship, our community, and the workplace. These lessons don’t end until May 26.
To indicate interest in participating, please email Pastor Melody Tanner.
Ghent Inspire Book Group
Join us for fellowship and a discussion of our chosen book. Ghent Inspire Book Club meets one Monday each month at 7:30 pm on Zoom.
On Mon., May 17, we will continue our discussion of “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots” by Deborah Feldman.
On Mon., June 21, we will discuss “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
In July, we will discuss “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. The day of discussion is TBD.
All are welcome to join the meeting for fellowship, whether or not you have read the book. We are meeting online via Zoom until we can meet again in person.
Messy Church at Ghent UMC
In-person Messy Church is returning Sunday, May 16, 4-5:30p.m. It’s finally time to get messy together again with crafts, games, and activities in our garden, followed by Celebration time on the front steps. Although COVID restrictions prevent us from serving a meal this time, consider packing a picnic and enjoying Stockley Gardens after Messy Church.
May’s theme is “Drop everything” based on Mark 1:16-20. You are unique and special to God. Do you believe he may call you to follow him in a new way?
What is Messy Church? Messy Church is “Church, but not as you know it.” It is Christ-centered, for all ages*, and based on creativity, hospitality and celebration. And it’s FREE!
*According to UMC Covid guidelines, only fully vaccinated people may remove their masks outdoors, EXCEPT WHILE SINGING, if safely socially distanced. Children under age 2 are not allowed to attend worship because masks are required. We look forward to welcoming our littlest ones, as soon as it is safe to do so. In addition to wearing masks, our guests are required maintain safe social distances, and follow the CDC guidelines to stay home if sick or been exposed.
Please register for this free event by clicking here.