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Children's Ministry


Sunday Opportunities:

Sunday: Traditional Worship Service with Children's Moment 8:30 am
Children's Moment during 8:30 am worship service--children stay to worship with their family in the Sanctuary.

Sunday: Contemporary Worship Service with Sunday School 9:30 am
Children's programming at 9:30 am (Children's Worship & Sunday School)

Sunday: Traditional Worship Service with Children's Church 11:00
Following the Children's Moment at the 11:00 service, children will be walked to Children's Church in Rm. 136.

Sunday: Nursery 8:30-12:00 pm
Our Nursery serves children ages 6 weeks - 3 years at all three services in Rm. 107.



Youth Ministry
"THE WAY"




Jackson Sanderlin
Director of Youth
jacksonsanderlin@greatbridgeumc.com

Weekly Events

Worship
9:30 Contemporary Service on Sundays.
Come sit with the youth group!




Fellowship
The Tailgate:
Sundays from 5:45-6:30 pm in the GBUMC Parking Lot.
(Nearest to Great Bridge Middle School)

Sunday Night Live (SNL):
Join us from 6:30-7:15 pm in the Social Hall.

Learning
Life Groups:
 Sunday mornings at 11:00am in the Youth Room!

Mission
GBUMC Agape Food Pantry- Students are invited to serve in our Food Pantry on Friday afternoons from 3:00-6:00pm.

Retreats


Great Bridge UMC Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Journey Weekend:
March 11-13
Rockbridge Alum Spring, Goshen, VA.
Cost: $155 (middle school students)
Deposit: $75 Reserves your spot on the trip


Music Ministry




Dr. Randall Ball
Director of Worship Music and Arts
randallball@greatbridgeumc.com










Rob Coxwell
Director of Contemporary Worship
robcoxwell@greatbridgeumc.com


The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir is open to all ages (youth to adult) who love to sing! Together, they lead the traditional worship services in music at 8:30am and 11:00am in the Sanctuary. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 11:00am in the Choir Room and Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary.
Contact Randall Ball to get involved:
Randallball@greatbridgeumc.com


Praise Band

Our Contemporary Worship Team leads our 9:30 service in worship each week!
Rehearsals are at 7:00pm on Thursday Nights in the Social Hall.

Contact Rob Coxwell to get involved: robcoxwell@greatbridgeumc.com


Joyful Praise Ringers

The handbell choir is open to all ages (youth to adult) who love to make a joyful noise with handbell worship.
The Joyful Praise Ringers provide music for the traditional worship service on the third Sunday of each month at 8:30am and 11:00am. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary.

Contact Randall Ball to get involved:
Randallball@greatbridgeumc.com


Master's Men
Master's Men is directed by our organist, Debbie Smith, and is open to men all all ages who love to sing!
Together, the Master's Men lead the traditional worship services in music on the fourth Sunday of each month at 8:30am and 11:00am in the Sanctuary.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
All men, ages 16 - 106 are welcome to join us! Your ability to sing is a bonus, not a pre-requisite.
Come and experience our fellowship weekly!
Contact Debbie Smith to get involved: smithmdg@verizon.net


Current Weekly Opportunities:

"The Psalms" Bible Study by Dr. Brian Russell
Join Dr. Randall Ball for a Bible study through the book of Psalms.
Weekly meetings will take place both in the Conference Room and on Zoom from 6:30-7:30pm.
Contact Dr. Randall Ball for the meeting link!

In This Bible Study We Will:
Discover how the psalms of the Bible can translate to our daily life, allow the psalms to help us find words to express ourselves to God when we are unsure of how to pray, and learn the historical context in which the psalms were written, adding to their richness.


Follow the Great Bridge United Methodist Church Music Ministry Facebook page: here


Adult Ministries




Liz Simmons
Administrative Assistant
lizsimmons@greatbridgeumc.com

Sunday School Groups


Good News Sunday School Class (Hybrid):
Meeting Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 110 and via Zoom
Topic: “The Chosen Bible Study”
Hosts: Ed & Denise Carbaugh
edcarbaugh@gmail.com, dlcarbaugh55@gmail.com

Encouragers Sunday School Class (Hybrid):
Meeting Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 112 and via Zoom
Topic: A four week study of the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed.
Hosts: Janet Grubbs & Larry Vesey ljvesey@gmail.com contact Larry for the meeting code

Shookseekers Sunday School Class (Hybrid):
Meeting Sundays at 9:30 am in Room 132 and via Zoom
Topic: Book of John
Host: Jim Cyphers jecypher@aol.com contact Jim for the meeting code

Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class:
Meeting every Sunday at 9:30 am in Room 111
Topic: The Scandal of Forgiveness
Host: Laura Jane Wright laurajanewright@me.com

United Methodist Women


United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Here at Great Bridge United Methodist we have four circles:

Circle of Love: csgaloppa@verizon.net
The Friendship Circle: annehmaheu@cox.net
Circle of Grace: hlwright1@verizon.net
Circle of Faith: kathybagwell23@yahoo.com

Circle of Love:
The Circle of Love meets the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at 7:00pm. Our focus is, of course, serving our community by addressing the needs of women, children and elders to the best of our abilities.

United Methodist Men


The UMM meet every Tuesday at 6:00pm for Bible Study. All men are invited.
For more information, contact Jim Cyphers: 
jecypher@aol.com

Current Bible Studies


Tuesday
Jonah:

Join our Director of Visitation Paula Bass on Tuesdays at noon in the Sanctuary as we read through Jonah together. Just bring your Bible and an open heart and mind for study!


Wednesday
The Psalms (Hybrid):

Bible Study by Dr. Brian Russell
Join Dr. Randall Ball for a Bible study through the book of Psalms. Weekly meetings will take place on Zoom or in the conference room on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. Contact: randallball@greatbridgeumc.com

Better Together Groups


Deep Dish:
The Better Together Small Group-Deep Dish meets every Tuesday @12:30 at GBUMC and via Zoom.  We discuss and "deep dish" about the previous Sunday's Scripture and Sermon.  Please contact Ed and Denise Carbaugh for location and Zoom Information- edcarbaugh@gmail.com dlcarbaugh55@gmail.com

Small Bites:
Currently meeting on Mondays from 7:15-8:30 pm. Topic: Sermon Notes
Anyone interested is welcome to join! 
For more information, contact Karen Davis: sandkdavis@yahoo.com

Women's Small Group:
Meets at 10:00 am on Thursdays. A place to wrestle with faith and life using the scripture lessons and sermons as our focus. Contact Laura Jane Wright for more information at laurajanewright@me.com

Young Adults:
The Young Adult Group is a place for young adults and young families (ages 18-35) to come together and fellowship. We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. We discuss how our day-to-day lives are going, and discuss the Sermon Notes from Sunday. In addition, we plan monthly game nights and social outings with the group. For more information, contact Justin Carpenter: j.carpenter3523@gmail.com