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Sundays

10:00am

In-Person Worship

Please use the sanctuary entrance that faces Stockley Gardens.*

All services are streamed on Facebook live for those who can’t be with us in person.

*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.

Sundays

10:00am

 

Sunday Worship Options

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. You can watch previous services on our YouTube channel, as well.

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

1st Sundays

10:00am

 

Holy Communion

Join us on first Sundays for Worship Service when we celebrate Holy Communion! We use pre-packaged cups and wafers and have gluten-free options, as well.

Tuesdays

Weekly

7:30pm

The Path to Spiritual Growth

Everyone is invited to join Pastor Ryan in our weekly study and practice of spiritual disciplines based on the book, “Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth” by Richard J. Foster. You may join in at any time, even without any preparation.  

We meet at 7:30pm on Tuesdays in our church library and on Zoom. 

All are encouraged to purchase the book from Cokesbury (UMC bookstore) or a local bookstore. Or feel free to get the Kindle version. It does not have to be the anniversary edition. Both links are below.

Click here for the Cokesbury link. If you are looking for Kindle version, click here.

Email questions to Rev. Ryan.

*Please see our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan outlined in a block above.

Sunday

Weekly

9:00am

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.

* Please see our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan outlined in a block above.

Wednesday Rehearsals

On Hiatus

7:00 pm

Want to Sing?

Our choir is on hiatus.  But, if you want to share the gift of singing, contact Nellwyn Beamon. You may be able to help lead worship and she will get you a singer’s mask. There are other musical opportunities, if you want to play an instrument.  We meet 15 minutes before the service on the second Sundays and play 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.

Once

Monthly

7:30pm

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.

* Please see our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan outlined in a block above.

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