At a Glance: 
Click Here for more information if you are new to GBUMC. 
A note from our Senior Pastor…
Thank you for “clicking” and for “checking” out the Great Bridge United Methodist Church website. In todays often busy world, we search for two important things; connection and lift. 

I remember my first time driving around in the Great Bridge community. I was in a rush to get from point A to point B. I came to the ‘Great Bridge’ bridge. Lights were flashing. The warning sirens were blowing.  The gates were down.  I was fascinated as I watched this monstrous steel bridge lift high into the air. Unable to go any further, I looked up. I took a deep breath and actually listened to the music playing on my radio. And as odd as it may sound, I regrouped. I felt a lift to my soul. 

The sirens belted out their warning on last time. The gates started to go up and the bridge began to descend. The light turned green and I was off again … able to connect with the other side, getting to point B just fine!

Many churches will say that they are “great” and it is my belief that many are! Not many are able to say that they are “Great Bridge.” Here you will find a community of Christians seeking, discovering connection, and lift every day. Connecting to God through worship, fellowship, learning, and mission. The exact things that the first followers of Jesus did two thousand years ago. Here you will find that spiritual and emotional lift that is so important to our lives. 

Thanks again for “checking”, and may I encourage you to “click” your way through our website; discovering ways to connect and be lifted! 

God bless you! 


Frequently Asked Questions…


When are worship services?

  • 8:00AM – Traditional
  • 9:30AM – Contemporary
  • 11:00AM – Traditional
What is worship like?
We call worship times celebrations because that is what they are! We gather as one big family with no judgment of any kind. We are truly a “come as you are” church. We start our 9:30 AM worship with uplifting contemporary worship music led by our worship director and band, preparing our hearts to hear a God-inspired message from one of our Pastors.
Each celebration typically lasts just over an hour, with the exception of Next Step, which also features a recovery story each week.

What should I wear? 

We are a “come as you are” church. Suit and tie, jeans, shorts, flip-flops welcomed. Feel free to bring a sweater or jacket with you. Wear your favorite attire and let’s worship together.

What about a nursery? 

Nursery care is offered during all 3 worship services for children under the age of 3.  

What about my children and Sunday School?

Children are always welcome to worship alongside their parents, though we have a top-notch, kid-focused Children’s Ministry, and would be happy to show you around when you arrive. We will make sure that you and your child are comfortable before you leave the room. You can have peace of mind knowing that all of our staff and adult helpers must pass a thorough background check-in, order to serve with our Children’s Ministry. Upon check-in, you will receive a sticker with a unique I.D. that matches your child’s. Only you will be able to pick him/her up with that sticker. 
For a complete Sunday School listing, check out our Learning page.

Do you have more questions? 

Click Here to submit an online form or, give us a call at (757) 482-1049 or email jennavolis@greatbridgeumc.com (Office Hours 9-5, Monday through Friday), seek out one of our pastors, ushers, or friendly greeters, or attend our monthly Sunday Brunch With The Pastors event.