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

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~ 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.
NOTE: We will not have Bistro on the evening of October the 4th.
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.
Sound Team-
Our Sound Team is in need of volunteers! Contact Rob Coxwell if interested at: robcoxwell@greatbridgeumc.com or sign up via our website by clicking here.
Photographing Church Events…
Contact Jenn Navolis if interested or visit GBUMC.life under “Worship”.
New Members
We will be welcoming new members on Sunday, November 26th.
Whether you are new to the church, or a long-term visitor, we accept you with open arms.
If you are interested in becoming a member, click here to fill out our membership interest form.

~ Fellowship~



We will begin collecting donations for the Chesapeake Veterans on Sunday, October 22nd.

Contact Bill Zagrocki for details at williamzagrocki@aol.com.



Summer may be over, but the fun will continue to come!
Stay tuned for some fun and fellowship for our youth ministry yet to come!
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.
Calling all GBUMC Community 55+ !


Upcoming events…

11/3/2017 5:30pm – 7:00pm RSVP by 11/1/2017

Experience Fusti Bar (Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting)

Olives And Grapes

517 Kempsville Road, Suite I

Chesapeake, VA 23320

We will meet at Olives And Grapes

Dinner to follow at local eatery for anyone interested.



11/9/2017 6:00pm RSVP by 10/25/2017

Dinner at Ynot Pizza (serving more than pizza)

1225 Cedar Road

Chesapeake, VA 23322



11/9/2017 8:00pm – 9:00pm RSVP by 10/25/2017

“The Winter Sky” at the Chesapeake Planetarium

A short and informative narration of our Solar System.

How Great is our God and His Creation!



11/15/2017 11:30am – 1:30pm

Speeders meeting in Fellowship Hall

Pot Luck Lunch followed by Guest Speaker

Bring non perishable food for Thanksgiving Basket.



11/19/2017 12:30pm – 2:00pm RSVP

For 55 year old speeders who have day jobs (smile)

Speeders meeting in Shook Seekers Room

Bring non perishable food for Thanksgiving Basket.



11/19/2017 RSVP and $40.00 due to Brenda DeJarnette

For trip to Murfreesboro NC

Candlelight Christmas 12/9/2017

Enjoy beautiful seasonal decorations, traditional holiday refreshments and music at selected sites along the 12 site tour.

Horse-drawn carriage and tram rides in the Historic District.

Transportation provided by GBUMC Bus.

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.

Invitation to a study on the Holy Spirit

– Meets starting Sunday, 10/22/17 in Rm. 110 at 9:30 a.m.


Invitation to Psalms Study

– Mondays at 12:15 p.m. in Rm. 106.

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 or Thurs Mornings at 9:30. (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 Sunday, 10/08/17 at 6:30 p.m. in Rm. 112.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
– Meets 10/11/17 at 10 a.m. in Rm. 108 and 10/17/17 from 6-8 p.m. in Rm. 108.


3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Fellowship

– Wednesdays from 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Kid Zone

, (Children ages 0 through 2nd Grade)- will meet in the Nursery Rm. following Bistro Dinner (6:30 p.m.)


Student/Youth Ministries

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


Contact Jessica Hargrove at


for more learning details.
For Our Book Lovers…
Book Club
– Meets Monday, November 6th at 6:30PM.
Join us @ Jin’s Asian Cuisine- 500 Battlefield Blvd. S., Unit 11
Our November reading: “Redeeming Love”, by Francine Rivers.


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~ Mission & Community Events ~
Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child…
Shoebox return & fill, November 5th:
We will be filling boxes for boys and girls in the Social Hall at 9 a.m. & 10:30 and would love to have you jump in to help!
Contact Sandra Cotten for details at mallwalker@verizon.net.

Mission Trips

– Interested in going in one of our upcoming trips?
Contact George Williams at 757-635-3542.
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