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10:00 am


Sunday Worship

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.




In-Person Worship

Our Easter outdoor service on Sun., Apr. 4, marked the beginning of our return 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. All of our guests are required to wear masks, maintain safe social distances, and follow the CDC guidelines to stay home if you are sick or may have been exposed.

According to UMC Covid guidelines, no one unmasked is allowed to attend in-person worship, including children under age 2. We look forward to welcoming our little ones as soon as it is safe to do so.

All services will be broadcast on FB live for those who can’t be with us in person.


April 18



Messy Earth Day meetup

In honor of Earth Day, we will walk together through the neighborhood to pick up trash on Sunday, April 18, at 11 a.m. Please gather on the sidewalk by our front steps facing Stockley Gardens. Trash bags, nitrile gloves, and reflective work vests will be provided. Please wear your Ghent Church t-shirt if you have one.

This gathering is for ages 2 and older as masks are required for all church activities. We look forward to welcoming our little ones as soon as it is safe to do so! In addition to wearing masks, participants must maintain safe social distances, and follow the CDC guidelines to stay home if feeling sick or have possible exposure to Covid.

begins Apr. 21


“Virginia Roots, Race, and Discipleship” Small Group

Ghent UMC will begin a 6-week study Wednesday, April 21 at 6pm via Zoom. We will be 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.

To indicate interest in participating, please email Pastor Melody Tanner


Monthly at 7:30 pm

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 Monday, April 19, we will discuss Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman.

On Monday, May 17, we will discuss The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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 Logo

Pick Up Was Easter Sunday



Messy Church at Ghent UMC

While COVID restrictions prevent us from enjoying Messy Church at Ghent UMC in person, we’ve put together an all-ages, at-home version for you. It’s called Messy Church in a Bag!

Each month, the Messy Church theme will be presented in a to-go format, with everything you need to celebrate Messy Church at home! 

Each bag will contain a video link to our YouTube channel, written instructions and suggestions, as well as, all the supplies to create crafts and activities, and a snack for your family to share. Our Facebook page has more information.

Our next pick up will be in May. Check back for the registration link.


May 2

1:30 pm


Drive-In Holy Communion

Join us on First Sundays, weather permitting, at 1:30pm for our brief Drive-in Worship Service where we celebrate Holy Communion! Bring your smartphone or tablet and be prepared to tune in on our Facebook page to make sure you can see and hear. You should be able to log onto our church WiFi while in the parking lot, if necessary.  Email the church office to RSVP.


6:30 – 8:00 pm

“Prayer” Small Group

Prayer Group, featuring Philip Yancy’s book Prayer, is postponed until further notice. For more information, contact Jonathan Tanner.



9:00 am

Adult Sunday School

Join us each Sunday morning in the church library for Sunday School. All materials are provided and all are welcome to begin attending at any time. (postponed) However, individuals are reading the study at home. If you are interested, email Peter Griffin.



10:00 am

Bible Study

Our Bible Study is held Fridays at 10am in the church library. Each session runs from 6-8 weeks. And classes incorporate videos to help your understanding. For more information, email  Debbie Bonnewell  or call her at 757-870-8299. (postponed)



7:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal

Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7pm in the sanctuary and everyone is invited to join the choir. Let Nellwyn Beamon know that you will be attending, so she knows to let you in the building. (postponed)