Worship Services

Gay Street United Methodist Church worships twice on Sunday Mornings:

8:30 a.m. Early Service

Held in the Chapel at the Gay Street ground level entrance, this small, intimate service provides a simple but meaningful worship experience.


10:45 a.m. Service

Held in the Sanctuary, you may enter using the 1st door entrance on Gay St. which will take you to an accessible elevator, or you may enter using the Chestnut Street side entrance which has a ramp and is wheelchair accessible.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the United Methodist Church and Gay Street United Methodist is to "Make disciples for the transformation of the world."

Our vision for accomplishing this mission with the help of the Holy Spirit is by "Connecting to God, to all people, and the world through ministry."

We practice our faith through worship, devotion, compassion, and justice.

First Visit FAQs

   What do I wear?

        Generally, worshipers wear casual or business casual clothes, anything from jeans to khakis.  Our older attendees tend to wear coats and ties.  However, come as you are, there is absolutely no dress code.

   What can I expect on Sunday morning?

        You can expect to be greeted and made welcome. Rest assured, you will not be called out publicly as guests. Both services follow the Methodist outline of worship with scripture as the basis of all elements, Call and Response readings and prayers. The Word is both proclaimed and explored. In the 10:45 service, the various choirs, hand-bell choirs and organ leads us to lift our hearts up to God. The 8:30 service is more relaxed, intimate, and interactive. On the first Sunday of the month we practice an open communion.  Everyone of all ages are invited to partake in God's grace available at the Lord's Supper.

  

Getting Connected

  • In the pews are green prayer request cards.

  • A Caring and Connected card is found in the bulletin if you care to give any information about yourself or sign up for a ministry.

  • Hearing enhancement devices are available for worship in the Sanctuary. Please ask an usher for assistance.

  • The Bulletin, handed out on your way in, contains the worship outline, announcements, and a church calendar for the week.

You are encouraged to contact Rev. Karen Oehl with any questions you would like to discuss. Call the church office, 740-392-6626, to set up a time to talk.