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! Start 2013 off right - 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.
Bishop Innis Coming to Gay Street UMC
Be sure to join us on June 2 as Bishop John Innis shares with us during the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship service. We think it is ironic that while our missionaries are serving in Liberia at the Camphor Mission, Bishop and Mrs. Innis are sharing with us here. AND we will be celebrating Graduation Sunday and many know that education is a top priority of Bishop Innis. God must be in these plans, wouldn't you say?!
Did you know?
· Bishop Innis obtained his elementary and secondary education from the Camphor United Methodist Mission School and the Bassa High School.
· Innis taught two years at Camphor Mission and earned a B.Sc. in Education from the William V. S. Tubman Teachers' College.
Bishop John Innis
· Upon his graduation from the University of Liberia, Innis again returned to Camphor Mission as principal and served for an additional eight years.
· In 1985, he was awarded a Crusade Scholarship for post-graduate work at the Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, where he obtained a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) in 1988.
· Dr. Innis returned to Liberia in June of the same year and again resumed work at Camphor, this time as director of the mission station and pastor of the Garfield Memorial United Methodist Church in Tubmanville. During the height of the Liberian Civil War which started in December 1989, the mission station became a place of refuge for thousands of displaced persons. The campus remained opened until 1993 when it was raided by rebels and Rev. Innis was severely beaten and almost killed in the process.
· He was, in 1994, appointed as Administrative Assistant to the incumbent United Methodist Bishop, the Rev. Dr. Arthur F. Kulah. Rev. Innis served in this position until 1996 when he was employed as Executive Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries in New York. While working in the United States, Rev. Innis had the opportunity to further his academic status. He received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Leadership at Columbus University in Metairie, Louisiana, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Church Administration from the Institute of Christian Works, Burlington, Washington.
Help us welcome Bishop Innis and his wife, Irene to Gay Street United Methodist Church and our community. You may read more about Bishop Innis in the upcoming June newsletter - Tower Topics.