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.
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
You – Sell Basement Sale
including a UMW Bake Sale and Work Mission Team Lunch
supporting Gay Street Mission community and world mission projects
in the Fellowship Hall.
Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day
Proceeds will go to our Mission Outreach projects.
Join us Wednesday, September 21, 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.
Vehicle for our Missionaries in the Congo
Praise the Lord!
The funds for the Vandersommers’ Vehicle has been secured!
I talked with Mary on Tuesday afternoon, September 13 to let her know that $740 had been given by our folks to help with the purchase of a vehicle for them and the other missionaries in the Congo. Sherri sent that money electronically Tuesday evening to Global Ministries because Aaron had found a good deal for a used Mitsubishi, 7 passenger, 4 wheel drive, vehicle currently owned by a pastor. With our contribution and others they knew they had $4,740 but needed around $4,000 more to purchase it. I had already wrote the update to have in the bulletin, but this morning I received this email from Aaron:
Yesterday after Mary talked to you and we emailed, things have changed. Sometimes the difference works in our favor. While we slept the church was still working for us in the USA. We are so pleased to receive additional support from our home for this vehicle. We wrote to you our balance and we went to bed last night needing $4000 to complete the car purchase. Overnight, we received two emails and we woke up with our Mission Vehicle purchase fully funded. The additional funds have been secured.
Mary and I are so grateful and humbled that we are your missionaries. We know that we because of the faithful servants at the churches at Gay Street, Reno and in East Ohio. We know that God is in Kinshasa, and because of these faithful servants, we are able to serve, encourage and transform lives. Mary and I are always in amazement watching God work in so many lives.
I am once again reminded that God is providing. Once again. From the very beginning of this journey God has had a plan and has provided. Even before I knew...of retirement, before I knew of Mary, Mt.Vernon, Congo - God knew and He provided me and now us, with all that is needed at just the right time. Once again, faith is all that is needed. Faith is all that is needed, to hear, to listen, to step out before knowing and to serve.
Praise be to God! Aaron