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. Check out our Church schedule.
Click here for the 2015 Summer Devotional
YOUTH GROUP River Adventure
Click here to for the Faith and Art Camp flyer and registration form. Contact the church office 740-392-6626 to sign up or drop off your completed registration form that is on the second page of the flyer. We are also collecting empty egg cartons for a craft project. Please drop them off at the church office. Deadline for registration is July 8.
Hospitality is at the forefront of who we are and what we do as a church. More than the warm welcome we extend on Sunday morning, hospitality engages and connects people with the mission and ministry of our congregation. On Wednesday morning of Annual Conference several of us heard some very helpful and practical information about church hospitality from the Rev. Dr. Jim Ozier, the director of New Church Development and Congregational Transformation for the North Texas Conference. Many of his ideas he shares in his collaborative book, Clip In, co-authored by Fiona Haworth. The authors use the metaphor of learning to ride a bike to provide lessons that “prove to be useful in… creating a culture of hospitality” in our local churches.
We are hoping that others will want to learn more about this through some small group discussions using this book as our guide. Please watch the bulletin, website and e-devos for more information about when these discussions will be held. If you already know that you would like to be part of this, please call the church office to register your interest.
One of the ways to engage more people in ministry that Ozier suggested was to offer short, hands-on mission projects following Sunday morning worship. This idea resonated well with those of us from Gay Street. And so…
Plan to stay for 30 minutes following either the chapel worship or the sanctuary worship on Sunday, August 9 to help fill baclpacks with school supplies for children at the Pleasant Street School. Our contact teachers there are Dawn Porter and Miranda Brenneman, who tell us that this is a wonderful way to support children whose families may struggle to provide these items for them. The needed items for children Kindergarten through Fifth grade are displayed on our trees of learning by the chapel and in the red parlor. Please pluck an apple or two and return the items requested by Sunday, August 2, (in the boxes provided in the chapel entrance and the red parlor. Then plan to stay for just a little while on Sunday August 9 to fill backpacks and make a BIG difference in a child’s life!
Please click on our new Ministry Directory to view all the ways GSUMC is spreading God's love.