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In-Person Worship

Join us each Sunday morning for in-person Worship. Please use the sanctuary entrance that faces Stockley Gardens.

*COVID-19 Mitigation Plan (Updated March 23, 2022), for all in-person Ghent UMC happenings, is detailed in the bottom block.




Sunday Worship Details

Come as you are and join us in-person, each Sunday at 10am for worship and fellowship.

Bring the children! We have a special message for your children and grandchildren during Worship. And after they hear the Children’s Message, they can stay in the sanctuary OR go to Children’s Church. There will be an age appropriate Bible lesson from the Grow Kids Curriculum, craft and activities.

You can watch previous services and videos on our Facebook page and  YouTube channel.

Ghent UMC is licensed to stream our FB Live worship services through CCLI #20175590 and One License A-727358.

1st Sundays



Holy Communion

Join us on first Sundays for our Worship Service when we celebrate Holy Communion! We always have pre-packaged cups/wafers, gluten-free option available.




Organ Music This Summer

Our Organist Brad Norris will be playing our Casavant organ for our 10am Worship service many times this summer. Come enjoy his gift and be blessed! Hear him Sundays, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, and August 11.

After 36 years, Brad Norris retired at from St. Andrew’s Church and School in Newport News. He lives in Hampton and enjoys doing work as an organ/piano substitute and accompanying various singing groups in Hampton Roads, such as Bellissima.


July 14


Run the Race at Messy Church

On your mark! Get set! Go! We’re going to run the race towards that heavenly goal. On Sunday, July 14th, at 4:30pm, we will have the activities for all-ages that you have come to expect. But, they will be outside, if the weather cooperates. This Messy Church: Olympics Edition is filled with activities to help us stay motivated to run this Christian race.  The Olympic values are respect, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration and equality. Learn how these values keep us in shape to follow Jesus. Bring your friends and family.

* Messy Church is a DIFFERENT kind of church! It typically includes a welcome, creative time to explore the Biblical theme through “getting messy” with crafts and activities; a short interactive celebration time involving a story, prayer, and music; and a sit-down meal together at tables. The entire experience is designed for people of ALL AGES! Take a look at our Facebook group page to see previous events.




Adult Sunday Bible Discussion

Weekly, in-person*, discussions are Sundays, 9 – 9:45am. Meet in the back of the sanctuary. If needed, use the new ramp to the front porch. Please enter through the Stockley Gardens doors. We will maintain safe social distancing to accommodate those with and without COVID vaccines.

This group reviews the Bible using the Standard Lesson Quarterly series. 

If you are interested, email Peter Griffin.




Read with Rev. Ry

Everyone is invited to join Pastor Ryan for a new book study. This session, we’re reading the last book of the Bible – RevelationOur study is on Thursdays, 8 – 9p.m. on Zoom. Get the Zoom link by calling (757) 622-2843 or emailing the church office at  You may join in any week during the session.




Want to Sing or play?

If you would like to sing with us on Sundays, let our Music Director know.  

There are also musical opportunities, if you want to play an instrument. The Gathering Jam Band meets 15 minutes before the service on the second Sundays and plays through the service that day. We also provide the music for Messy Church services.  If you don’t play an instrument, come out and play the maracas or other hand percussion. Let Nellwyn Beamon know if you have any questions.




Ghent Inspire Book Group

Book Group is on hiatus so everyone can join Rev. Ry’s book study. (See other block.)

Join us for fellowship and a discussion of our chosen book. Ghent Inspire Book Club meets one Monday each month at 7:30pm. These hybrid meetings are in person* and on Zoom. All are welcome to join the meeting for fellowship, whether or not you have read the book.





March 2022


Covid-19 Mitigation Plan

*COVID-19 Mitigation Plan (Updated March 23, 2022) – For all in-person Ghent UMC Happenings:

Remember that our call is to love our neighbors and to do no harm. The VA UMC recommends that everyone, who is eligible, be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

  • For everyone, whether vaccinated or not, wearing face masks is currently optional; although children under 2 years of age should not wear a mask.
  • At least 6 feet of physical distancing must be maintained by everyone (we understand this may not be possible for children), except for those who are in the same household group. Hugs and handshakes are not allowed.
  • All are required to stay home when sick. After 5 days of quarantining, you are to wear a fitted mask for 5 additional days when around others.
  • Lastly, we ask everyone to self-check in at each entrance with our Health Acknowledgement Poster. To read the poster, click here.