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.
Please click on our new Ministry Directory to view all the ways GSUMC is spreading God's love.
Take the "Rice Bucket Challenge"
We’ve all heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge – afundraiser for the ALS association that has raised $115 million since July 29 of this year to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The East Ohio Conference has been active in a relief effort to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from West Africa. While thousands of people have been afflicted with Ebola, everyone in Liberia and Sierra Leone has been impacted by it.
Businesses and schools have been closed in an effort to keep individuals from potentially coming into contact with someone who may be sick. Because people aren’t working they aren’t getting paid, which means they don’t have money to purchase food and other items.
To make up for a lack of sales, businesses are charging more for their products. A 50-kilo bag of rice that cost $35 before the Ebola outbreak now sells for $70. Since people can’t always afford to pay that price, many have died from starvation.
You can help by accepting the East Ohio Rice Bucket Challenge.
Every $70 raised will buy one 50-kilo bag of rice.
Donate money, then challenge your friends, family, small group members, and congregation members to do the same.
Checks can be made to Gay Street UMC– with Rice Bucket Challenge on the memo line
Preparing for Christmas—Join our Advent Study
Dietrich Bonhoeffer experienced much in his short life and wrote eloquently about his faith and struggles. While in prison he wrote a great deal about waiting. “Life in a prison cell may well be compared to Advent. One waits, hopes, does this, that or the other – things that are really of no consequence – the door is shut, and can only be opened from the outside.” We will be offering a study based on the book, God is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas by Dietrich Bonhoeffer during the Advent season. The times will be:
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. beginning November 30 through December 21,
Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. beginning November 25 through December 16. <NOTE Date change. Childcare provided.
The four weeks of the study are arranged by theme; waiting, mystery, redemption and incarnation. If you would like to participate, please contact the office, 392-6626, so we can purchase and distribute books at least a week ahead of the first class.