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.
Special Sundays Coming Up!
May 15—Confirmation Sunday. This year’s Confirmation class will declare their belief in Jesus Christ and take the vows of church membership! There will be cake in the red parlor in celebration. Please stop by and welcome our newest members.
May 29— Aaron and Mary Vandersommers will be with us and will preach on their mission work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
June 5. Graduation Sunday. We will honor our high school, undergrad, and graduate school graduates. Following the service, we invite the congregation to give them congratulations in the red parlor as we celebrate their achievement.
Support for a Refugee Family
On April 15 there was a tremendous response to Delvina Oelker’s testimony, indicating the congregation’s affirmation in welcoming and supporting a refugee family here at Gay Street. If you were not able to hear Delvina’s story, a DVD copy is available in the office for you to borrow. If you would like to participate in supporting a family here, please contact the church office at 740-392-6626. Some of the suggested ways to help are:
▪Prayer ▪Donate Household items/supplies ▪Donate Food ▪Provide Transportation ▪Donate Furniture ▪Mentor/Tutor English ▪Help to Job Search ▪Donate Funds for Rent, Utilities and Other Expenses ▪Friendship ▪Other
Youth Summer Activities! Put these dates on your calendar now and plan to attend!
Wednesday, June 1. A trip to Magic Mountain, for Senior High, 9th – 12th grade. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. $18.00 per person for three activities + money for snacks.
Sunday, June 26. Sower Work Trip Commissioning in 10:45 am worship.
Depart for Sower and return Friday July 1. A final planning meeting will take place in early June.
Wednesday, July 6. Swimming at Pastor Denise’s for Mid High and Senior High. Leave by van 11:00 am, return by 5:00 pm. Bring sack lunch & snacks. Don’t forget drinks, sunscreen & towel, inflatables…. and football, soccer ball, etc…
Sunday, July 10 - Thursday, July 14. Be a leader or assistant with the kids in Vacation Bible School, for both Mid High and Senior High. 6:00 – 8:15 pm.
Sunday, Aug 7. Canoeing/tubing at Kokosing River for Mid High and Senior High. Leave by van 1:00 pm. $12.00. Eat your lunch before we leave. DO NOT bring valuables, electronics!! Because it never fails, no matter how hard we try, they always get soaked!!
Sunday, September 11. Youth Group Kick Off! Mid High youth group, 5:00- 6:00 pm; Senior high youth group, 6:00 -7:00 pm. A wide variety of activities and discussion of faith in life.
Please click on our new Ministry Directory to view all the ways GSUMC is spreading God's love.