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Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings with our GBUMC faith family!

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At A Glance>>>

*Christmas Meals for Families in Need: Help a family in need! We provide the family & $ for food needed. You get to call the family to make a list & do the shopping! Experience the joy of delivering a food basket to someone in need this Christmas! Call Alex Frye at 485-7667 to sign-up.

*Angel Tree Ministry:  In the Coffee House area on Sundays.
*Circle of Love/Christmas Tree Warming: Bring gloves, hats, scarves to decorate the tree near the brochure racks.We will be distributing to those in need in Chesapeake. 
*The Christmas Shoe Tree: Children’s Musical Production: 12/10 @2p.m. in the Sanctuary.
*Cantata Service: (Cantata Service at all three Worship Services) Sunday, 12/17/17.
*Gingerbread House Decorating: On Christmas Eve, in the Coffee House (8:45am-11:30am).
*Christmas Eve Services: 8am, 9:30am,11am, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm, and 11pm.
*Cast: February 9-14. More details to come.

On December 10th at 2 p.m…

* We will be broadcasting the 11am Service live on our Facebook Page.

~ Weekly Events~
-Weekly Prayer Meeting Wednesday mornings at 10 A.M.
Meet me @ Panera Every Tuesday and Friday! An open drop-in conversation and fellowship group where all are welcome!
7:30 AM-9:00 a.m. (Panera Bread in Great Bridge Shopping Center)
Wednesday Night Bistro- weekly at 5:45 p.m.
To see our monthly menu & R.S.V.P.
Visit: www.GBUMC.life under the ‘Bistro’ Section, or fill out the Bistro section in the church bulletin attendance sheet.

~ Worship~

Contact Randall Ball at randallball@greatbridgeumc.com for more info on our Music Ministries.

~ Fellowship~



Visit GBUMC.life & click on ‘Youth Ministry’ to sign-up for emails or “Like” our Facebook page for up-to-date info. https://www.facebook.com/greatbridgeumcstudents/
Weekly Youth Events:
Wednesday Ignite!
Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. in the Youth Room.
Join us for a time of fellowship & learning together.
Sunday Bible School Class:
Meets in the Youth Room at GBUMC at 9:45 a.m.
Where we connect faith & life together.

For our younger children-

Zone Kids

For ages 0-2nd Grade! Join us Wednesdays for some fun and faith learning in the Nursery Rm at 6:30 p.m.

Join us on Sundays for Kid’s Sunday school. We have classes for every grade level, starting at 9:45 a.m.

Contact Teresa Woodworth at teresawoodworth@greatbridgeumc.com or Pastor Jessica Hargrove at jessicahargrove.com.

Calling all GBUMC Community 55+ !


*Speeders Upcoming Events

They Say We Are Infidels event on Thursday, 12/7/17.

Info: Contact Dale for details and R.S.V.P. daleharrell.59@gmail.com.


Candlelight Christmas/Murfreesburo, NC. Saturday, 12/9.

Info: Leave GBUMC in bus at 12:30 & return appx. 8 p.m. $25 cost. Contact: Andree Butcher at andreebutcher@gmail.com to R.S.V.P.


 Lighthouse Point events from 12:30p-7:30p 12/10/17.


@ 12:30- lunch with Residents, Bingo at 2 p.m., at 7 p.m.-Carrolling.

Carpool available upon request.


Contact Andree Butcher, Speeders Coordinator for questions & R.S.V.P.’s
Email: andreebutcher@gmail.com or call/text: (757) 679- 5856
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~ Learning/Small Group Meetings ~

Looking for details and studies available at GBUMC? Visit the Learning Page.

Simply Centered Advent

Monday morning class- at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 136.
Wednesday evening class-  at 6:45 p.m. in Rm. 119.

Invitation to a study on the Holy Spirit

– Meets in Rm. 110 at 9:30 a.m.



Men’s Bible Study Classes

– 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. (Studying the Book of Matthew)


Ladies Bible Study

– Wed evenings at 6:30 p.m. or Thurs Mornings at 9:30 a.m.. (Believing Jesus- a Journey Through the Book of Acts.)


Balancing Act

– A time of encouragement & bible study for Parents in their 30’s – 50’s meets Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m.
Praying Moms of College Age Students
– Meets alternating Sundays at 6:30 p.m. in Rm. 112. Call the church office for more details at 757-482-1049.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
– Meets monthly at 10 a.m. in Rm. 108 and  at 6-8 p.m. in Rm. 108.
Faithful, an Advent Study Through Joseph’s Eyes
  Meets Sundays, beginning 11/26 at 9:30 a.m. in Rm. 111.
Children’s Classes
 *Please prayerfully consider JOINING OUR AMAZING TEAM of teachers, assistants, and other volunteers for our Children’s Ministry. Contact: Teresa at teresawoodworth@greatbridgeumc.com for details.

Advent Learning Classes for Children

-Starts Wed 12/6 at 6:45pm untill Wed 1/03.

*No class 12/27.

Infant-Pre K- Nursery Rm

K-2nd Grade- Rm. 123

3-5 Grade- Rm. 132.

Contact: Teresa Woodworth at teresawoodworth@greatbridgeumc.com.


Student/Youth Ministries

– Meets in the Youth Room at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday evenings & at 9:45 on Sunday Mornings. 


Contact Jessica Hargrove at


for more learning details or click
. (www.gbumc.life and click ‘Learning’).
For Our Book Lovers…
Book Club
– Meets Monday, January 8th at 6:30PM.
Join us @ Jin’s Asian Cuisine- 500 Battlefield Blvd. S., Unit 11
Our January reading: “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend”, by Katarina Bivald.
     Our February Reading: ” The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper”, by Phaedra Patrick. 


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~ Mission & Community Events ~

Hosting an Exchange Student

Hosting an exchange student
Looking for Host Families for a group of Exchange Students from Spain!!!
Join us on an amazing adventure!! I am looking for families to host summer exchange students from Spain! The group will be here from July 6th until July 27th. Please contact Audrey Sindelar at 876-0308 for more information.

Mission Trips…


Mission Trips

– Interested in going in one of our upcoming trips?
Upcoming Trips…
2018 El Salvador Mission Trip January 30th-February 7th, 2018.
Little Sparrow Ministry Trip- Iaeger, West Virginia April 14th-April 21st, 2018. 
Contact George Williams at 757-635-3542.
*NEST (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team)
Dec 6th-13th – Sign up sheet will be in the Coffee House on Sundays.
Volunteers are needed for overnight monitoring & also we are needing supplies for this ministry- please see bulletin insert for needs. Contact: Ed Carbaugh at EdCarbaugh@gmail.com or 547-8256.
*Circle of Love (U.M.W.) Christmas Warming Tree Ministry
 Visit our Christmas Tree outside of the church office area 11/26-12/31.
Please consider bringing in & placing hats, scarves, mittens, socks, etc. on tree for donating to local children in need in Chesapeake district.
Contact: Debbie at Debra.Hollowell@cpschools.com.
February 7-14 Contact Sandra Cotten for details at mallwalker@verizon.net
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