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.
First Annual Chili Cook-off / Undie Sunday: Extra undies, socks, and sweatpants are items needed at our adopted school, Pleasant Street. In case of emergencies, the teachers like to have extras on hand. To support this effort, the Missions team is sponsoring a Chili Cook-off, Sunday, January 22, following the 10:45 a.m. service. If you have a favorite chili recipe that is your family’s favorite, give it a name (ex. Chili Chili Bang Bang, No Beans About It, Heavenly Heat, etc…) and enter it in the judging. Call the church office to register at 740-392-6626. Salad, cornbread, coleslaw, and dessert will be provided. A GREAT deal for a suggested $5.00 donation!
Voting on the chili will take place this way: for a suggested $5.00 donation at the door, you will receive 10 tickets with which you can use to vote on the chili (s) of your choice.
For everyone who attends the Cook-off, please bring one or some of the following: boys and girls underwear, sizes 6, 8, 10; girls and boys sweatpants, sizes 4 – 8; children’s socks, assorted sizes. If you prefer to give a monetary donation instead of purchasing the clothes yourself, one of our Mission Team members will do your shopping for you.
Fish Like Jesus!
A Fishing Ministry at Gay Street: Do you like to fish? Do you like working with young people? This spring, Gay Street is offering an opportunity for ministry to our children and youth through fishing. Over 8 weeks, children learn the basics of fishing, biblical fishing stories, make their own fishing rod, and then go fishing. An organizational meeting for all adults interested in learning more about this ministry will be held
Wednesday, January 25, 6:30 pm in the Varsity room, number 103.
Red Cross Blood Drive
January 24, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
at Gay Street UMC, Fellowship Hall
to schedule an appointment to donate
The American Red Cross has a significant blood shortage and is issuing an emergency request for eligible blood and platelet donors. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December. Snowstorms and severe weather have also impacted supplies. More than 90 blood drives were forced to cancel in December, resulting in thousands of uncollected donations. $5 Subway gift cards will be given to every presenting donor.
Has Gay Street got talent?? Yes! You do! Share your talent with the church in support of the WorkMission Team as they prepare for their trip to Cleveland this summer. It is time to sign up for the Talent Show at the WorkMission Spaghetti Dinner and Auction that will be held Sunday, February 19, 5:00 pm. Singing, dancing, magic tricks, soliloquy from Shakespeare….no matter your talent, join us for the Talent Show! See Gail Lashley or Rev. Lauren.
If you have a talent in the handi-craft/fine art area, baking or cooking talents, we are looking to expand our auction selection this year. Along with the always scrumptious pies and baked goods, we would like to offer pieces from our very talented congregation. If you are a woodworker, stained glass artist, potter, painter, sculptor, have crocheted, knitted, or quilting pieces you would offer, we would love to offer them for auction. Pieces pledged so far are: Painting from Carol Brown; Photography from Lee Dunlop; object of art from Patrick Odonkor.
Sunday, Jan. 22 Youth Group 5:00 p.m.Mid High; 6:00 pm - Sr. High Bell practice: 5:00 pm Sr. High; 6:00 pm Mid high
Wednesday, Jan. 25 Youth Choir, 6:00 pm
Sunday, Jan. 29 No Youth Bell choir practice or UMYF
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!!