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Children's Ministry

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Like us on
Facebook and Join our Children’s Ministry Facebook Group
This is a private group; to request access, please click the link and select “Join”.



Cheryl Pearson
Director of Children’s Ministry
cherylpearson@greatbrideumc.com


Saturdays posted at 10:00am-
Musical Bible Stories (Online)

Join us on Saturday mornings at 10 am on our Children’s Ministry page (www.facebook.com/greatbridgeumckids) and group (www.facebook.com/groups/gbumckids)
This will provide a Bible-based story online with instrumental music for children to watch and learn online at home!  



Check out our Children's Ministry YouTube page!

We want to stay connected with you during this time and are posting new content weekly such as: children's moments, Sunday school lessons, and musical Bible stories!


Sundays 9:00am- Sunday School (Online)

Join us for a Bible based story with for children to watch and learn online at home! Children of all ages are welcome.Content is available on our Children’s Ministry pages on Facebook and YouTube.


New Testament Bible Study
We will be participating in a weekday New Testament Bible Study with readings five days a week. This study will engage in conversations and thought sharing. Let's start the new year with a focus on God!
We will be using content from a variety of resources, including the YouVersion Bible app, with the plan "explore the New Testament" and also a Bible book checklist.
For more information, view our Facebook group: here



Youth Ministry
"THE WAY"




Jackson Sanderlin
Director of Youth
jacksonsanderlin@greatbridgeumc.com

Current Events:




Zoom Hangouts:
Every Friday at 1:00pm.

The "ZOOMIES" a.k.a. The Way Youth will be having a conversation/hangout.
This event is open to all students! Come kick it as we roll into our FriYAY's!
This is an online event via Zoom- use code: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7574821049 to join each meeting.

Summer Mission Trip:
YOUTH! Calling all high school AND middle school students! Please join us for our summer mission trip to The Jeremiah Project!

When: July 7-10
Where: Winchester, VA. (Macedonia UMC)
Cost: $249
Grades: 6-12

YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS!
Contact Jackson Sanderlin to register.







Parents and Mentor Confirmation Meeting: 
Sunday, March 21st (Zoom from 12:15-1:00pm)

Come join our confirmation interest meeting for a brief run through of this coming Spring. We will have a Q&A for students and parents. Students are strongly encouraged to attend! If your students will be selecting their own mentor, it is encouraged that their mentor attend as well. It is not required for students to select a mentor and students without a mentor will be given the opportunity to meet our mentors at this meeting.

Full schedule of  2021 confirmation


Music Ministry




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





Rob Coxwell
Director of Contemporary Worship
robcoxwell@greatbridgeumc.com



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

Current Weekly Opportunities:

"SOUNDTRACK: A musical Lenten Study"
Join Dr. Randall Ball for a forty-day playlist through selected passages from the book of Psalms. We will be discussing for 7 weeks on Wednesday nights throughout Lent (February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.) Weekly meetings will take place on Zoom from 7:00-8:00pm.

You do not have to commit to every Wednesday to be a part of this study, but we will discuss further on Wednesdays for those who are able to meet. Either way, this study will greatly bless you! Materials are available at the Church office. Contact Dr. Randall Ball for the meeting link!

Joyful Praise
Ringers


Due to the current infection rate, Joyful Praise Ringers practice is temporarily on hold. All participants are enocouraged to attend the weekly Zoom meeting at 7:00pm for a time of fellowship and practice!

Sonshine Choir


Due to the current infection rate, Sonshine practice is temporarily on hold. All participants are enocouraged to attend the weekly Zoom meeting at 7:00pm for a time of fellowship and practice!

Chancel Choir


Due to the current infection rate, Chancel practice is temporarily on hold. All participants are enocouraged to attend the weekly Zoom meeting at 7:00pm for a time of fellowship and practice!

Praise Band


Our contemporary worship team rehearses at 7:00pm on Thursday nights and performs weekly at our 9:30am worship service. To get involved with our Praise Band please contact Rob Coxwell.


Adult Ministries




Rev. Elizabeth Villegas
Pastor of Discipleship Ministries
elizabethvillegas@greatbridgeumc.com


We encourage everyone to find a loving and supportive community, especially during times like these.  We offer a wide variety of Sunday School Groups that are currently meeting safely via Zoom.  For more information, reach out to any of the contacts listed, or Reverend Elizabeth Villegas to get plugged in.


Sunday School Groups

Good News Sunday School Class:
Meeting every Sunday at 9:30 am via zoom
Topic: “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus”
Hosts: Ed & Denise Carbaugh
edcarbaugh@gmail.com, dlcarbaugh55@gmail.com

Encouragers Sunday School Class:
Meeting every Sunday at 9:30 am via Zoom
Topic: “Acts Catching up with the Spirit”
Hosts: Janet Grubbs & Larry Vesey ljvesey@gmail.com contact Larry for the meeting code

Shookseekers Sunday School Class:
Meeting every Sunday at 9:30 am via Zoom
Host: Jim Cyphers jecypher@aol.com contact Jim for the meeting code

Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class:
Meeting every Sunday at 9:30 am via zoom
Topic: Final Words from the Cross
Host: Laura Jane Wright laurajanewright@me.com contact Laura Jane for the meeting code


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


Current Bible Studies

Being the Bridge Small Group:
Come join us on Zoom- Monday nights at 6:30 pm, starting back in April, as we wrestle with faith, life, and social issues, to be the bridge in the world. We welcome all ages and you do not have to have joined in previous discussions to be a part of this group! For more information, contact Linda Vesey: lamavc@me.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. We look forward to resuming regular events when it is safe to do so.

Small Bites:
Join us online via Zoom on Monday nights at 7:00pm as we lift each other up in prayer and focus on notes from the most recent sermon. Anyone interested is welcome to join! For more information, contact Karen Davis: sandkdavis@yahoo.com

United Methodist Men
The UMM meet every Tuesday at 6:30pm. All men are invited. For more information, contact Jim Cypers: 
jecypher@aol.com