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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 9:30am- Sunday School
Sundays 11:00am- Children's Church (in-person)

Families will go to the worship service together. We will have a children's moment, but instead of being video-based, it will be live. Children will be invited up for Children's Moment, and then following, the children will be walked to their appropriate classrooms.


Check out our videos!

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Youth Ministry
"THE WAY"




Jackson Sanderlin
Director of Youth
jacksonsanderlin@greatbridgeumc.com

Weekly Events

Wednesday Night Lights:
6:30-7:45pm
(Grades 6-12)
This is a party with a purpose. We have fun, we talk about Jesus.

Thursday Morning Breakfast To-Go:
7:30-8:15am
(High School)
Come join the conversation.

Friday Morning Breakfast To-Go:
6:30-8:15am
(Middle School)
We play games, have a devotional, and take food to-go.

Friday Wings:
11:30-12:45pm
(High School)
Meet at Buffalo Wild Wings. Come join our table, our conversation, and enjoy some wings.


RISE and SHINE- Sunday School:
Students are invited to join us in the Youth room at 11:00am.
We will have a deeper conversation about the scripture passage we hear in worship each Sunday.
The aim of the conversation is to empower us to rise and shine the love of God throughout
everything we do in the week ahead of us.
**We will not have RISE and SHINE the first Sunday of each month**
See below:

Fellowship Sundays:
The first Sunday of each month we go over to Jimmy Johns at 11:00am
and enjoy breaking bread with one another as a youth group.
Students are asked to bring $7, the church will cover the rest of the cost
for the lunch box special for each student.

If a student does not have $7 to spend on lunch, the church will cover their whole meal.
Do not let money be the reason you don't come, God has it covered.

**We will not have RISE and SHINE the first Sunday of each month**


Confirmation Meetings:
Join us on Sundays from 12:30-1:45 in the Youth room.
Full schedule of  2021 confirmation


Summer Mission Trip:
When: July 7-10Where: Winchester, VA. (Macedonia UMC)
Cost: $249 Grades: 6-12
YOUTH! Calling all high school AND middle school students!
Please join us for our summer mission trip to The Jeremiah Project!
YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS!
Contact Jackson Sanderlin to register.




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:

"The Psalms" Bible Study by Dr. Brian Russell
Join Dr. Randall Ball for a Bible study through the book of Psalms. This study will start on Wednesday, April 21st. Weekly meetings will take place on Zoom from 7:00-8:00pm.

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.

Materials will soon be 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. As of April 11th, some groups will transition to meeting in person, while others may continue to meet online, or offer a hybrid model. For more information, reach out to any of the contacts listed, or Reverend Elizabeth Villegas to get plugged in.


Sunday School Groups

Whatcha Think:
Meeting every Sunday at 11:00am via Zoom
Topic: Studying and applying the sermon
Host: Dawn Winchester
dmwinche@gmail.com

Good News Sunday School Class:
Meeting Sundays at 9:30 am in-person and via Zoom
Topic: “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus”
Hosts: Ed & Denise Carbaugh
edcarbaugh@gmail.com, dlcarbaugh55@gmail.com

Encouragers Sunday School Class:
Meeting Sundays at 9:30 am in-person and via Zoom
Topic: “Christians in an Age of Outrage” -Ed Stetzer
Hosts: Janet Grubbs & Larry Vesey ljvesey@gmail.com contact Larry for the meeting code

Shookseekers Sunday School Class:
Meeting Sundays at 9:30 am in-person and 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-
The Friendship Circle-
Circle of Grace-
Circle of Faith-


Current Bible Studies

Being the Bridge Small Group:
Come join us on Zoom- Monday nights at 6:30 pm, starting back on April 19th, 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!

This series will focus on the book "Crossing with the Virgin, Stories From The Migrant Trail". All are encouraged to read the book prior to the start of the series. 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.

Balancing Act:
This group meets most Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:45 during the time of Youth Group. Balancing Act goes over the most recent Sermon Notes to discuss the sermon and scripture! For more information, contact Holly Cambra:
hcambra24@gmail.com

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