United Methodist Church
October 8, 2017
This Sunday
Worship 10:00a.m.

Come join us for worship service. 
Melody Tanner's sermon is entitled "Give Them Something to Eat."  It continues our sermon series entitled "God is on the Move ." 

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:

God, you are on the move. By the power of your Spirit, move in me.  Move through me.  May I never lose hope in the midst of all the tragedy and bad news, that you are still on the move...

For more information, contact Pastor Melody
by  clicking here .
Bring Bread
Sunday, Oct. 8

Please bring one serving of bread to worship on Sunday, October 8, for an experiential worship activity. 

"You did it for me"
Serving others in times of tragedy

In the midst of tragedy like the  mass shooting in Las Vegas, United Methodists long to participate in God's work in the world. We pray, worship, and offer well wishes. We also serve, lend a hand, and meet a need. 

S anctuary Renovation Campaign

W e have been giving our sanctuary a face-lift including paint and a new welcome center. The district has allocated $25,000 in matching funds, but we need to raise a total of $60,000 necessary for renovations and repairs. 
We only have $6,610 to go!

Please indicate how you are able to help on the bulletin tear off sheet on Sunday or contact the church office.

Your brother in Christ,
Bill Whitehurst
Chairman, Stewardship
Consignment Sale
This Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8

Ghent United Methodist Preschool will host its consignment sale this Saturday and Sunday in the church's Fellowship Hall. Saturday's hours are 8am-12pm and Sunday's are 12pm-3pm.

Come and shop for children's clothes (up to size 14), shoes, baby gear, games, toys, bikes, books, and more.   Click here  to learn more information. 
Any questions? Please click here to ask. 
Hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma
2 Ways You Can Help

Let us keep all of the storm victims in our prayers. Also, remember to hold in prayer the continued health of rescue teams, all who are helping with recovery, and those churches in Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana that have served as shelters and outreach. 
*Donate through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Click here  to make an online donation at the UMCOR site. You can donate to either United States Disaster Response Advance #901670 or Material Resources Advance #901440. Please include your church name when you make a donation online. 100% of donations to UMCOR goes to relief work. 
Ghent Inspire Book Club 
All are welcome

The next book club meeting will be Monday, October 16, 7:30pm. Location TBA. 
This month, the book is  Peace Like a River  by Leif Enger.  

For more information, contact Melanie Cramer.

All are welcome to join our Ghent UMC choir. Rehearsals are in the sanctuary - Sundays at 9:30a.m.  and Wednesdays 7-8p.m.  All are welcome to come.

There will be no rehearsal on Wednesday, October 11.

For more info, please contact the Director of Music Ministry.
Jennifer Gross-Statler
Director of Congregational Care/ Marketing 

Jennifer Gross-Statler, our  Director of Congregational Care and Marketing, 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. If you'd like a visit from Jennifer, call the church office at (757) 622-2843 or email her at
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!

Sunday Worship at 10:00a.m.
(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.
Sunday Worship Services

Our Sunday Service start time will remain at 10a.m. Nursery care is provided.
Book Sale and Parking Lot Fundraiser
SGAF Outreach

During the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival, GUMC will have its Used Book Sale on Sat., October 21, 10am to 5pm.  The sale will be on our front porch and in the sanctuary lobby. Hardcovers $1.50; Paperbacks 75 cents.  

We will also host paid parking on Saturday and Sunday, too.  Volunteers are needed for both efforts.  Click here for more information and to sign up.  Proceeds benefit missions and church programs.
Join a Small Group
Community Building Opportunities

  • Sunday mornings: Children's Church (details below)
  • Sunday evenings: Middle & High School Youth (details below)
  • Sunday mornings: Adult Sunday School
  • Monday evenings monthly: Ghent Inspire Book Club
  • Tuesday & Wednesday mornings: GUMP Community Meet-ups
  • Tuesday evenings: Young Family Small Group
  • Wednesday evenings: Military Spouses Small Group will begin Wednesday, Oct. 18
  • Thursday evenings: Chaps on Tap
  • Friday mornings: Fall Women's Bible Study
Click here to read  about the adult small groups.  And for additional information,  please contact Jonathan Tanner, Discipleship Director at or 757-622-2843.
GUMY (Middle and High School Youth)
Upcoming Activities
  • Sun., Oct. 8 & 15: No meeting
  • Sat., Oct. 21:   Youth are invited to help with the used book sale and parking lot fundraiser. 
  • Sat., Oct. 29: Hunt Club or other pumpkin patch/maze activity
  • Nov. 10-12: Middle School All- Conference Retreat in Lynchburg - Registration Deadline Oct. 21
  • Dec. 1-3: High School All- Conference Retreat in Lynchburg - Registration Deadline Nov. 18
For more information about GUMY, please contact Kim Kurtz by clicking here.
Volunteers Needed
Once a Month

Please volunteer once a month to help educate our youth. During worship, we offer children's church for children ages 3 through 5th grade. During the scripture and sermon, they go to the library for a brief Bible lesson, activity or craft. To sign up for a Sunday, click here.
Mark Your Calendars
Church Leadership

Our next Leadership Team meeting will be Sunday, Oct. 15, at 11:15 a.m. at the church.  Please RSVP with the church office.

Also, p lease mark your calendars and plan to attend our Annual Charge Conference which is scheduled for Sun., Nov. 19, 3-5 p.m. at Larchmont UMC.  We are clustered with Larchmont and Epworth this year.
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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