United Methodist Church
June 18, 2017
This Sunday
Worship 10:00a.m.

Come worship with us this Sunday. Jonathan Tanner will lead the service  while Pastor Melody is attending the VA Annual Conference. He will  conclude the  Sermon Series "You. Me. We."  This week's sermon is entitled  "Keep It Blind."

To read the scripture, click here.   To listen to last week's sermon click here.

Everyone is welcome to stay after the service for fellowship.
Daily Prayer

Please set aside time each day to pray for 2-3 minutes. This week's prayer starter is:

Caring and giving God - God of action, 
We thank you so much for your Word that you have given us to show us the power of love in action.  Help me to remember the importance of "keeping love blind" in the relationship I have with my spouse/future spouse. I specifically need your help with this in the area of ...

For more information, contact Pastor Melody by  clicking here .
Father's Day
This Sunday

Happy Father's Day to all the men! We thank God for you.
Baseball Outing
Sat., June 17, 7:05pm

Join us at GUMC Night at Harbor Park for Tides baseball on Saturday, June 17. This will be a fun night with fireworks. We have a limited number of tickets available. Each is $5. They can be purchased from Scott Cramer,  Peter Griffin, and Mark Rienerth. 
Date Change
Monday, June 19

Join the Book Club on Monday, June 19 at 7pm  to discuss  Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg . In this book, Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; and peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea.   For location, contact  Melanie Cramer

We Need You at VBS
Vacation Bible School
July 24 - 28

Vacation Bible School will be the week of July 24 - 28, 9am-12pm. 
  • If you'd like to make a donation, go to this page and click the donate button. 
We also need the following donations.
  • Leftover paint- bright, primary colors
  • Large pieces of cardboard
  • Hula hoops (20)
** VBS Workdays: July 15 & 22 at 9am **

For more info,  call the church office (757) 622-2843.
Ghent UMC

All adults,  children, and youth are invited to help on Sundays before and during worship.  Also, please consider purchasing altar flowers to enhance our worship space.  Click here   to learn more about the volunteer opportunities and to sign up.  
Tellers needed   We need church members to serve as tellers. 
F or more information or to help, please contact the church office by  clicking here .   
Worship With Us!

Sundays 10:00a.m. during Summer
(Nursery Care Provided)

Adult Sunday School 

Children's Church
During Worship
Adult Sunday School
  • Sunday 9am: Adult Sunday School is in the church library.  All are welcome.
Volunteers Needed
Once a Month

Can you volunteer once a month to help educate our youth?  During worship, we offer children's church for children ages 4 through 5th grade. During the scripture and sermon, they go the library for a brief Bible lesson, activity or craft. To sign up for a Sunday, click here.
Young Family Small Group
Tuesdays, 6:30pm

The Young Family Small Group meets weekly at the church. Childcare is provided. 

Nellwyn Beamon
Interim Music Minister

Please welcome our Interim Music Minister. Congregational song is Nellwyn's passion. She graduated from Mars Hill University with a degree in Church Music, has served churches in several denominations, and currently serves as Chairman of the Virginia Chapter of the Leadership Program for Musicians. Nellwyn also serves as a Parish secretary for the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Talbot Park.

All are welcome to join our Ghent UMC choir. We rehearse Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 7- 8:30p.m. For more info, please contact the church office .
Pastor John
Congregational Care Minister

Pastor John Shappell is available to visit and counsel those in our church community who so desire. Ghent UMC wants the sick, the burdened, and the lonely to feel the love of Christ. Please click here to contact him directly.
Useful Links

Ghent UM Church

Weekly Sermons  

Church Calendar

G.U.M.P. (Preschool)

Online Tithe/Giving

The Upper Room Daily Devotional

Elizabeth River District

Virginia Annual Conference

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