Save the Date!

Sundays

10:00am

In-Person Worship

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

We have returned to weekly worship services in our sanctuary.* Please use the sanctuary entrance that faces Stockley Gardens. 

*COVID-19 Mitigation Plan: 

Remember that our call is to love our neighbors and to do no harm.

When inside the building, everyone, whether vaccinated or not, must wear masks that are well-fitted. When outside, those who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear a mask, while everyone else must wear masks that are well-fitted.  6 feet of physical distancing must be maintained by everyone, except for those who are in the same household group. Hugs and handshakes are not allowed. All are required to stay home when sick.
We ask everyone to self-check in at each entrance with our Health Acknowledgement Poster. 

To read the poster now,   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.

Fridays

Began

Nov. 12

10:30am

5-week Advent Bible study

On Friday, November 12, we began a 5-week Advent Bible study with a DVD component based on Adam Hamilton’s book “Not A Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem.” 

We meet weekly at 10:30am at a nearby location. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church office.

Sunday

Weekly

9:00am

Adult Sunday Bible Discussion

Weekly, in-person*, discussions are Sundays, 9 – 9:45am. Meet in the sanctuary lobby. If needed, use the new ramp. 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.

*When inside the building, everyone, whether vaccinated or not, must wear masks that are well-fitted. When outside, those who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear a mask, while everyone else must wear masks that are well-fitted.  6 feet of physical distancing must be maintained by everyone, except for those who are in the same household group. Hugs and handshakes are not allowed. All are required to stay home when sick, and we ask everyone to self-check in at each entrance with our Health Acknowledgement Poster.

Sunday

Dec. 12

4:30pm

Living Nativity & Open House

On Sunday, December 12, 4:30 – 6:30p.m., come and invite your friends and neighbors to celebrate Christmas in our sanctuary with cookies, drinks, and beautiful music.

Also, experience the wonder of our Savior’s birth across the street in Stockley Gardens, with Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, and wise men in our Living Nativity! Angel and shepherd costumes are available for our littlest guests to wear. Be sure to pet the stable animals from The Teeny Tiny Farm, too.

This child and family-friendly event is free & open to all. For the Open House, please use the sanctuary entrance that faces Stockley Gardens.

Volunteers are needed for stable construction and cast.  Click here for more information and to sign up!

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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!

Our Facebook group page has more information about Messy Church.

*COVID-19 Mitigation Plan: When inside the building, everyone, whether vaccinated or not, must wear masks that are well-fitted. When outside, those who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear a mask, while everyone else must wear masks that are well-fitted.  6 feet of physical distancing must be maintained by everyone, except for those who are in the same household group. Hugs and handshakes are not allowed. All are required to stay home when sick, and we ask everyone to self-check in at each entrance with our Health Acknowledgement Poster.

Once

Monthly

7:30pm

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 7:30pm. 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. 

However, our next meeting will be Monday, Dec. 20, at 6:30p.m. It will take place at one of our book club member’s homes and we will have a Christmas dinner together. We will also finish our discussion on “Original Blessing: Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place” by Danielle Shroyer, starting with section 2. Please come and bring a buddy.

We will move our discussion of “The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr to January. If you plan to attend on Dec. 20, please

email Lisa King

for more details and to RSVP.

*COVID-19 Mitigation Plan: When inside the building, everyone, whether vaccinated or not, must wear masks that are well-fitted.

Details

Wednesday

On Hiatus

7:00 pm

Choir is on hiatus

Choir is on hiatus.  Everyone is invited to join the choir! However, don’t fill that Wednesday night spot yet!  We plan to do something in the spring in anticipation of Easter, if we can.  Meanwhile, there are other musical opportunities if you 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 like to sing and don’t play an instrument, come out and play the maracas or other hand percussion.  Also, after Epiphany, we will be having mini-rehearsals before the service so you, the congregation, will be even more of a choir than you are already!   One of the blessings of GUMC is that you are a singing congregation.  Let Nellwyn Beamon know if you have any questions.

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