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.
Rev. Karen Oehl Begins New Appointment at Gay Street United Methodist Church
On behalf of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, it is our great pleasure to share that Bishop Tracy Malone has asked that we announce that the appointment of Rev. Karen Oehl to be the pastor of the Gay Street United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2017.
This appointment has come after careful consultation with the Staff Parish Relations Committee to determine the gifts and graces needed to lead Gay Street UMC into the future. Rev. Oehl currently is serving as the District Superintendent of the Mid-Ohio District. She has previously served as pastor of Brecksville UMC, Apple Creek UMC, the Marshallville/Easton Charge, and as Associate Pastor at Wooster UMC .
On January 16, the SPRC met Rev. Oehl and her husband, Chris, who is an attorney and Assistant Prosecutor for Holmes County. We as a committee are very appreciative of the Bishop and her cabinet for all of the hard work they put into selecting a good match between our congregation and our incoming pastor.
Over the next few months, the SPR committee will be working on plans to celebrate Denise’s ministry as she prepares for retirement and to welcome Karen as our new pastor. Karen has shared that, while she has enjoyed serving as a district superintendent, she is very excited to be a pastor again now that her six year term has ended. Her energy and joy were infectious when she met with the SPR committee this past week. We look forward to introducing her and her husband, Chris, to their new church home this summer.
Please continue to pray for Gay Street UMC as we move into the future with hope and trust as we share in our mission to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.