Welcome to the Gay Street United Methodist Church!
Greetings to you from the people of Gay Street United Methodist Church. We are a vibrant growing community of believers seeking to "connect to God, to all People and to the World in ministry." You will find that we are a welcoming and diverse gathering. We strive to be the hands, feet and heart of Christ in mission. If you're looking for a church to call home and a group of people to call family, and a place where you are accepted, join us on Sunday mornings as we worship together.
We strive to offer people of all ages many ways to grow and move forward on their spiritual journey.There are a wide variety of groups, ministries, missions and opportunities for you to engage in that will lift your spirit and enhance your life.
So come explore, interact on this site and within our faith community...there's a place for you! Join us at Gay Street United Methodist Church - 8:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Chapel & 10:45 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary! Christian Education for all ages at 9:30 a.m.
Mattresses for Kinshasa
Mary and Aaron Vandersommers, our missionaries in the Congo, have identified an urgent need. They are working on providing mattresses for all of the UMC orphanages in Kinshasa and the two vocational schools for girls. They would like to see them all sleeping OFF of the floor and on a new clean mattress. “What a great improvement it would make in their overall health.” They need 250 mattresses and they cost $35 each. During the February 2 Mission Team meeting, the group voted to use the Thanksgiving and Christmas offerings to buy 55 mattresses for the Kinshasa’s orphanages and vocational schools. If you would like to help towards the 250 mattress goal, make your check out to Gay St. UMC and mark in the memo line of your check “mattress.” So far folks we have enough to purchase 61 mattresses. Roscoe UMC is purchasing 25 for a total of 96 mattresses so far!!
You are invited to create a no-sew fleece blanket for children in need of comfort and security through Project Linus, an organization that collects handmade blankets to provide a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who have faced traumatic circumstances. Here is how your family can participate: Pick up a piece of fleece and instructions in Rev. Lauren’s office after Sunday, Feb. 5, to create a blanket at home OR attend the "Make a Blanket Saturday," February 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, in the Varsity room #104. A donation of $10.00 to cover the cost of the fleece is gratefully accepted, but not necessary to participate!
Fishing Buddies, a mentoring program for all children 2nd grade – 6th grade. Begins Saturday, March 18th and runs through May 13th, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Here’s what we’ll be learning: Fish facts, habitat, pond life, and fish identification; casting skills, knot basics, baits lures, fishing safety, and Ohio regulations. We’ll go on two fishing outings and end with a family fish fry. There’ll be games, videos, and more! Sign up now and bring a friend! Pre-registration forms are available in the Red Parlor and from Rev. Lauren.
Mentors training: Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 pm in the Varsity room.
Fishing Buddies Family Orientation, Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 pm
Saturday, Feb. 25. Make a Blanket Saturday, 10 am - noon. For Project Linus- Varsity room. Material provided.
Sunday, Feb. 26. Bell choir practice, 5:00 pm Sr. High; 6:00 pm Mid High.
UMYF, 5:00 pm Mid High; 6:00 pm Sr. High
Wednesday, March 1. Deadline -Workmission Team sign-up. Are You In??
Every Wednesday in February, Youth Choir, 6:00 pm
UMYF United Methodist Youth Fellowship or “Youth group”
If you are in 6th grade – 12th grade, you are invited to UMYF!! Bring friends! Want to know more? Ask Mr. Springer, Mr. Burson, Mrs. Durbin, Mrs. Laudeman, or Rev. Lauren!!
YWM Youth Work Mission
If you are in 7th grade – 12th grade, there is still time to sign up to go on the mission trip next summer! It’s work and fun rolled into one! Want to know more? Ask Ms. Lashley or Rev. Lauren. Would love to have you!!
Lenten Study Wind in the Wilderness by DJ del Rosario.
The message of the Hebrew prophets was a call for justice. In Wind in the Wilderness we will call our attention to the issues of justice in today’s world. Each chapter explores how God’s work through the prophets challenged the Israelite people—and us—to live out God’s vision of justice. Readers will explore the continuity between the Hebrew prophetic emphasis on justice and Jesus’ proclamations of the kingdom of God. Led by Rev. Dr. John Capper and Rev. Lauren. Begins Sunday, March 5, 9:30 am in the Kurella room. Contact the church office to reserve your book, $10.00.