Small Groups! We encourage you to get connected in this way! Small groups are a group of people that simply do life together – through study, fellowship and more. We can get you connected with people in a similar place of life. Contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org to get connected!
NEW STUDIES! CHECK THEM OUT!
As Advent begins on November 29th, in our services, we will begin a new sermon series, “God with Us.” There is a great devotional that takes us along this journey in a deep and meaningful way. We are encouraging all of you to pick up this book and dive in deeper with us this Christmas Season. Pick up your copy here: https://outreach.com/Products/Outreach-Books/God-With-Us-Advent-54439.aspx
NEW ANXIETY STUDY: OVERCOMING ANXIETY DURING COVID-19 by Jonathan Pokluda. Begins November 30th, 7pm, via Zoom.
Were you a part of our most recent study on anxiety? THIS study is the PERFECT follow up and is so relevant as to where we are NOW. In the trailer, Jonathan says “We can turn intrusive, disruptive thoughts and being afraid into conversations with the Father.” He goes on to invite us into the thought process that our anxieties and worries can actually lead us into innovation and can be GIFTS to us when they push us closer to God. We are EXCITED to offer this study to you, to walk alongside you in life’s crazy journey. Catch the trailer below and contact Pastor Brandi to get plugged in: Brandib@gcumc.org.
ALL CHURCH ADVENT STUDY: Join Pastor Dennis as he walks us through Advent. For some, Christmas is a time of excitement, celebration, and family, while for others it is a time of loneliness, grief, and loss. No matter what this season holds for you, the promise of Christmas will bring you a lifetime of hope. This study will launch December 1st at 7pm. Please e-mail email@example.com to sign up for this class so that we can get you the zoom link and details.
FACING ANXIETY: 4 WEEK STUDY, BEGINS NOV. 2nd – Do you struggle with anxiety overtaking you to the point of paralyzing you or stealing the joy of life? You are not alone! Join us for a 4 week series beginning NOVEMBER 2nd @ 7pm, via Zoom. We will dive into what God’s Word says about anxiety and how to deal with it in our lives on a day to day basis. To join, contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org. Take a look at the trailer:
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: FREE OF ME: 5 WEEK STUDY, BEGINS: NOV. 21st. @ 8am, via Zoom. Join us on a journey of self examination and exploration … to see that our relationship with God isn’t simply a consumer only relationship where we love God only for what He can do for us or give us; to see that it’s not even about all of our service and our good deeds for Him. “The power of the Gospel is not that it makes us FEEL good, but that it calls us into something BIGGER than ourselves.” He created us to love Him FOR Him and for WHO HE IS and to be free of all of the pressures we place on ourselves to have a “feel good only” Gospel. A true relationship with Him is much more. He’s called us to KNOW Him and to LOVE Him BECAUSE we TRULY KNOW him. To join, contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org. Catch the trailer here:
MOM’S GROUP: Begins Nov. 10th, 8:30pm, via Zoom
We are excited to launching a moms group. We will kick off the group with a Bible study. What better way to come together than to get into His Word. Through this Bible study, we will be planning the future of this group to encourage, love and support one another. Join us starting November 10th for the study Breathing Room. We will start via zoom at 8:30pm and adjust as needed! To get plugged in, contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Starting Nov. 15th, 8am. Common Man: Uncommon Life. In this study, Navy Seals who have chosen to be set apart lead you on a journey of extraordinary faith! Check out this exciting link and contact Pastor Brandi to sign up, Brandib@gcumc.org!
We are a church that believes being a disciple of Christ involves more than just attending worship on Sunday mornings. Faith in Christ is not just another aspect of our life, it IS our life! We encourage those involved in our church to meet together regularly outside of worship to connect, learn, and put Faith into action through serving others. Below are some examples of how adults can plug into the many ways our church supports spiritual growth.
Meeting monthly, first Tuesday of the month, 6pm, Library
Explore the Bible through the use of color and design.
Do you enjoy being creative while fellowshipping with others? We have a card ministry that meets to make cards for our shut ins, those in the hospital and members of our congregation. It’s a wonderful outreach ministry that brings smiles to the faces of the recipients! To get connected, contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.
Willow – Single Mom Ministry – NEW!!!
Join our facebook group to remain connected and feel supported during this season and always! https://www.facebook.com/groups/3563960937010503/
Willow is one of our new family groups! This group is for single moms. Join other single moms for a time of fellowship, support and study.
Thursday AM Bible Study – Join a group of ladies at 10am on Thursdays in our Sanctuary as they study the book of Isaiah.
We do have care groups that meet various days and weeks of each month. For those looking for healing and support, please visit our “CARE” tab on the home page for information on Stephen’s Ministry, Grief Share, New Directions (widow/widower group) and Cancer Companions.
SOAR – Special Needs Ministry
We have a special needs ministry that meets intermittently (scheduling is tentative due to COVID). Contact Pastor Karen for more info, Karenb@gcumc.org.
FOR THOSE LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS:
United Methodist Women: We have a very vibrant UMW at Purple Door Church that includes many groups known as “circles.” Activities of the groups include fellowship, Bible study, and doing service together. For more info about UMW click here http://purpledoorchurch.com/get-connected/adults/um-women/
Men’s Breakfast: 8 am at the Golden Corral, Grove City. Every second Saturday, men of all ages are invited to meet for breakfast, fellowship, and testimony. Contact Chris Roth for more info 614/949-4532.
Walk to Emmaus: Often described by participants as one of the most influential experiences of their lives. Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual retreat where you will be challenged in your Faith and leave refreshed and full of the Holy Spirit. For more information click here http://www.gcemmaus.org/
FOR THOSE LOOKING TO SERVE:
Sunday Morning Volunteers: There are many opportunities to serve on Sunday Mornings. We are always looking for friendly greeters, floor guides, communion stewards, AV crew, nursery, and other volunteer opportunities. Contact Traci Wurschmidt to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missions: Our Missions Team offers many ways to serve at the church, Columbus Community, and beyond. For more information on opportunities click the “SERVE” tab at the top of the webpage.
For more information about any of these opportunities for adult discipleship contact Pastor Brandi Blackstone, BrandiB@gcumc.org or 614/875-5612.