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.


Lenten and Holy Week Schedule



Good Friday –  Friday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary   Dramatic portrayal of Simon of Cyrene

What was it like to be on the street as Jesus passed by carrying the cross?  What would you do,  say or act if you were asked to help carry his cross?  On Good Friday come and experience what it may have been like for one man, a Cyrene, who was caught up in the rampage of hate, love, compassion and strife.  Feel his pain as he questions the very being of his soul, his purpose for the situation and the aftermath of such a traumatic experience.  Though all are welcome, this dramatic soliloquy would not be suitable for our younger church family members.  Child care will be available.


Easter Sunday April 20, ONE worship service at 10:00 a.m. The exuberant celebration of the resurrection of Jesus the Christ


A Blooming Opportunity


Spring is officially here and the weather is slowing starting to improve, at least in small increments.  This gets many of us started thinking about enjoying the outdoors again.  Over the next few months, we will be able to purchase a variety of flowers and garden items, and 50% of the sale will come back to Gay Street to help supplement the budget.  We have partnered with a national fundraising company, Flower Power, for this drive and they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Their program is run in separate phases, a spring phase and a fall phase.  The spring phase will run through the end of April.  The fall phase should begin in the May/June timeframe.

Many of you will receive, if you haven't already, an e-mail with a link to our fundraising page.  One of the unique aspects of this campaign is the 'self-service' online portion.  When you place an order through our online web page, your items will be shipped directly to your house (or address of your choice) for a flat rate of $5.  A lot of good information regarding the program, guarantee, FAQs, and planting guides can be found on the Customer Service tab of the web page.  The link is included at the end of this article and is on our web site and Facebook pages as well.  We will also have several catalogs available for those who don't have online access or prefer not to order that way.

As with many fundraising efforts, the more people that are involved, the higher the potential for success.  So, even if you do not find anything that you'd like to order, you can help support this effort by sharing this link with your family and friends.  Instructions for sharing through e-mail and posting on Facebook are part of the e-mail.  An additional benefit of the online option is that we aren't necessarily limited to those friends and family within our local community - they could be almost anywhere!

We are almost half way through our fiscal (financial) year and are currently in a negative position.  Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to Help Our Budget (and yards) Bloom!





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