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Visit our VBS table during Coffeehouse on Sundays at 9am and 10:30am to pick up a Donation Star identifying specific VBS needs. All supply donations are appreciated and may be placed in the designated donation cabinet outside of the church office suite and Sanctuary. Contact the church office with questions!
 
This Week's Events
SUNDAY, May 19
Chaplain Jeff Cox will be this month’s speaker at the United Methodist Men’s Monthly Fellowship and Prayer Breakfast as he comes to tell us about the incredible impact the Chesapeake Jail Ministries has in our city. Jeff’s life didn’t start out concentrated on ministry as he served as a Chesapeake Deputy Sheriff for 16 years. It was then on May 14 th , 2007, during a horrible and near fatal car accident, that Jeff would come to see, through his long recovery, that God might have a different job for him
 
Jeff suffered traumatic brain trauma, a broken left knee, three fractured vertebrae in his neck, broken ribs, a fractured cheek bone and a lot of pain. This prompted much thought about his future. Following a couple of months in the hospital Jeff endured months of physical therapy. That’s a lot of time to talk to the Lord and to your family about your next path in life, even in the hardships of taking a step.
 
Jeff’s own thought and words couldn’t have said it any better. “God took what the enemy meant for bad and turned it to good.” Jeff is working as a Chaplain in the Chesapeake City Jail Ministry touching men’s lives in ways that could never have been done from a patrol car. Now he can take time to listen to their problems and use his own life experiences to show them how God does still reach out and touch those who need him. He inspires others to never give up on God’s love because God will never give up on them.
 
Pictured with Jeff Cox is his beautiful wife of 5 years, Terri Cox. God has reached out into a man’s life to make a change that will affect hundreds or perhaps spiritually. Come be our guest for breakfast on Sunday May 19 th , and perhaps you can reach out and make a difference in just one life.
 
This will be an ‘all you can eat’ breakfast with Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Ham, Fried Apples, Grits, Biscuits and, of course, Pancakes! Join us in the Social hall at 6:45am for a great meal, an awesome speaker, and God given fellowship! All are welcome!
Join us for Sunday Worship!

Traditional Services -- 8am & 11am
Contemporary Service -- 9:30am

All are welcome!
Additional Sunday Activities:


Sunday Brunch
9:30am & 11am
Rm. 119

Monday, May 20th



No Events Scheduled


Tuesday, May 21st
Additional Tuesday Activities:


Tuesdays at Panera
7:30am-9am
Panera in Great Bridge



"Irresistible" Women's Study
9:15am-11:30am
Rm. 136



Sonshine Choir Rehearsal
11:30am-12:30pm
Choir Rm/137



Get Smart
4pm-8pm
Rm. 132



Fellowship Team Meeting
6:30pm-8pm
Rm. 119



Town Hall Meeting
7pm-8pm
Sanctuary



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Wednesday, May 22nd
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Weekly Prayer Group


10am-11am
Rm. 109


Join us for our weekly prayer meeting as we pray for our church, country, etc.
All are welcome!


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Join us for Wednesday Night Activities!

Kids Under Construction (PreK-1st)
G-Notes (1st-3rd)
456 Rock (4th-Youth)


Each group will have independent music curriculum, repertoire, and worship performance opportunities that are age appropriate. All students will perform together for the Children's Musical in June.


Contact Dr. Randall Ball with questions!



Bistro Menu for May 22:
Bistro Closing Celebration

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausages,
Picnic Sides, & Homemade Desserts




Additional Wednesday Activities:



Prayer Shawl Ministry
6pm-8pm
Rm. 109



Chancel Choir Rehearsal
6:30pm-8pm
Sanctuary



"That Wednesday Night Thang"
6:30pm-8pm
Youth Room/104 & 105



K-5th Grade Fellowship
6:30pm-8pm
Rm. 106



Parents Better Together Small Group
6:45pm-8pm
Rm. 108



United Methodist Men Bible Study
6:45pm-8pm
Rm. 136




Check out all Wednesday Night Learning classes
and other current activities at gbumc.life !


Thursday, May 23rd
Additional Thursday Activities:

Joyful Praise Ringers
6pm-7pm
Sanctuary


Master's Men Choir Rehearsal
6pm-7pm
Choir Rm/137


Praise Band Rehearsal
7pm-9pm
Sanctuary



Friday, May 24th
Friday Morning Middle School "Connect" Breakfast

All Middle School Youth are welcome to join us from 7:30am-8:15am for breakfast!


Meet in the Youth Room (Rm. 104/105)

Contact Jackson
Saturday, May 25th
Saturday Activities:


All Day -- Faith Works!
Contact Alex for information!

Noteworthy Info:
Thank you to Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 382 for helping to make our church grounds beautiful!

During their last troop meeting, the Daisies planted inpatients around the Japanese Maple tree outside of the Sanctuary entrance as a way to say Thank You to GBUMC for providing a meeting space for their Troop.

Stop by and see the new addition to our landscaping!
Sunday, May 19th
 
Stop in the Social Hall from 9am-11:30am and learn about the variety of ministries available at GBUMC. 
See where you can connect!
 
El Salvador
Mission Trip
A team will travel to El Salvador for missions from July 23-31. The deadline to register is May 19th .

We are in need of a doctor or PA to join, and anyone who is interested! 


Contact George for more info!
 
Enjoy a morning of fellowship and fishing on a half-day fishing trip perfect for people of all ages. Our journey out will cut across the oceanfront to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay where we will enjoy four hours of fishing. We will meet at 7:20am at the Rudee Inlet Pier in Virginia Beach.
 
Cost:
$45 for Adults
$30 for kids ages 4 to 11
Total time on the boat is 4 hours
 
Contact Eric Potter for information: 757-639-9165 or minneric@aol.com
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