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.
Build-Your-Own Taco Bar, Sunday, October 23!!!! We will have all of the fixings for your choice of crunchy or soft tacos!! Come join in for some food, fun and fellowship downstairs in the Fellowship Hall following the 10:45 am service!! The youth will be there to cook and serve you awesome tacos!! Donations accepted! The donations go to support the Youth Work Mission trip next summer.
Youth Ministry for October
Oct. 23 Sunday school for all, 9:30; *YWM Team Taco Bar Fundraiser, 12:00 noon, No UMYF
Oct. 30 Sunday school for all, 9:30 a.m.; Youth Choir sings 10:45 worship; UMYF Mid High @ 5:00 pm; Sr. High @ 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!!
The Lord’s Prayer - So Much More Than Tradition
Sundays, October 23 - November 20, 9:30 am in the Green parlor, rm. 102. Rev. Lauren will lead a four week original Bible study based on the Lord’s Prayer, as a requirement for the Western North Carolina Conference ordination process. This important prayer taught by Jesus to his apprentices has been part of church liturgy for centuries. It is so familiar, it perhaps rolls off the tongue too easily. Does it have more to tell us than being the perfect form for prayer? In this study we will look at how this prayer fits into a life of discipleship; what new information we can draw from its placement within the Sermon on the Mount; and as followers of Jesus, how we can make the Lord’s Prayer a rule of life. JOIN US!
All Saints’ Day: You are invited to pin a bell on the banner, set up in the upstairs parlor, of a loved one you would like to remember on All Saints’ Day, Sunday, November 6. during worship. You will also find a clipboard close by for you to list the name (s) of those you would like remembered, as we also will print their names in the bulletin on November 6.
Bishop Tracy S. Malone Resident Bishop of East Ohio Conference
Welcome Bishop Tracy Malone: You are invited to meet Bishop Malone on Sunday, November 13 at Ashland First UMC, 220 Sandusky St., Ashland, Ohio, 3:00 –5:00 p.m. Worship, program and refreshments. Let us know if you would like to carpool to either of these opportunities to meet the new Bishop
Join us on Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m. at Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 North Gay Street, Mount Vernon as we explore “Why Christians, Churches and Others Should Work for Racial Justice,” using the Jim Wallis’ book “America’s Original Sin.” A meal is provided at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall if you would like to come earlier. We will meet every Wednesday, same time, same place through November 16. Clergy participating and helping to lead the book study and conversation will be: Rev. Scott Elliott (First Congregational), Rev. David Kendall-Sperry (St. Paul’s Episcopal), and host pastors: Rev. Denise Marikis and Rev. Lauren Miller (Gay Street United Methodist Church). You may order a book through Paragraphs Bookstore or stop by the church office after September 13 to purchase a copy.
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving. Colossian 4:2
Please join us in praying through our church on Saturday, October 29th from 9-10:30 a.m. We will use this as a chance to pray for our church, our ministries, and anything else that comes to mind. Please gather in the chapel, as we will begin our time of prayer there, and then move throughout the church building.