Gethsemane United Methodist Church has scheduled a Charge Conference on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 6:00p, to vote on an addition to the name of the church.
Members will be able to discuss and vote on the addition of The Garden at to the name of Gethsemane. Everyone is invited to attend, but only members can vote on the change.
A new small group/sermon series begins February 23 at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. Staying in Love… falling in love is easy – staying in love requires a plan. This 4 week series runs February 23 to March 16. Rev. Vickie will be delivering a Worship Message related to the study during Sunday morning worship, and you will be able to hear it anytime through the Sermon Podcasts page here on The Journey web site.
Staying in Love is another wonderful study written by Andy Stanley. It will help us learn how to stay in love. Not just now with our spouse bug with our family, our friends, our church and most of all Jesus.
If you need to connect with a small group please contact Rhonda Green through the church office. Books are available in the Narthex or in the church office. The cost of the study book is $10.
With the heavy snow and low, low temperatures that followed, schools in Muncie and Delaware county and surrounding areas have been closed this week. This effectively gives most children an extra week of break from school, and parents an extra week with their families. And makes living day to day a little more difficult.
Gethsemane offices close following the lead of Muncie Community Schools. Activities at Gethsemane are cancelled when the office closes. Check email, the GUMC Facebook page, local radio, and the WTHR TV station for closing information.
Stay safe and warm, and do Whatever it Takes to stay on The Journey.
Zumba Gold Classes meet 12:00 Noon to 12:45 p.m. in Asbury Hall on Mondays and Fridays. $3.00 per session, or $25 for a 10 session punch card (each visit is then $2.50.) No reservations necessary.
Devon Yoho and Pee Wee Allen at Gethsemane United Methodist Church
Friday evening, during the annual Spaghetti Dinner, Devon Yoho (standing) gave long time Gethsemane member Pee Wee Allen a tour of the new education building at Gethsemane United Methodist Church.
God has given us a vision – The Journey.. Moving People toward a Christ Centered Life. As we continue on our Journey at Gethsemane, God has made it clear that we need to be a church that is inwardly strong for an outward focus. In order to fulfill God’s vision, we must staff in the right positions to accomplish the goal of making Disciples of Jesus Christ. With that in mind, I am very excited to announce the following:
Effective October 1, 2013, Bishop Mike Coyner has appointed Tony Collins as Pastor of Outreach Ministries at GUMC. Pastor Tony has a heart and passion for the poor and marginalized in our community. While Tony will continue his responsibilities in Worship, his focus as Pastor of Outreach Ministries will be on Mission, WOW (Wheeling to Walnut), and launching a new worship “experience in February 2014. With great excitement I welcome Pastor Tony to the Indiana United Methodist Clergy connectional system.
Effective September 2013, Rhonda Green is serving as Executive Director for GUMC. She is resonsible for the inward networking of the many teams we have at Gethsemane. Rhonda has the Spiritual gifts of administration and shepherding. Rhonda has a heart and passion for seeing the “big” picture while empowering the body of Christ to minister in the name of Christ.
I continue to be in awe at the path on which Christ leads us. Thank you for your continued prayers and tremendous support as I Vision, Lead and Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Rev Vickie Perkins, October 2013
Gethsemane Children’s Ministry Team hosts God’s Group once a month on the 3rd Sunday. God’s Group provides fun, relationship-building activities for your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Children beginning second grade this year are welcome.
A kick-off celebration is planned on Sunday, Sept 15, after the second service. We will meet at the church for a Taco/Sundae lunch and fun with board games and fellowship. Plan to join us then.
A new Sermon series and small groups study will begin September 8 for ten weeks. “The Bible” is the greatest book ever written and it will come to life with this study series. The study is based on the epic TV miniseries, THE BIBLE, that recently aired.
THE BIBLE brings to life the stories and characters from throughout the Bible from Genesis through Revelations.
This study series provides the perfect time to join a small group. Once you are signed up, begin praying and asking God who you should invite to join you on this journey.
This Sermon series and study is like no other. Through an inspiring message you will experience the power of the Old Testament as well as Jesus’ life, from the pain of His crucifixion and triumph through his resurrection.
Gethsemane has a prayer room in Asbury, A-11, that is available anytime the church is open. Individual communion is available in the Prayer room. The elements have been blessed.
If you are in the hospital or know someone who is, please call the church office. Privacy laws prevent hospitals from contacting the church.
Gethsemane has a food pantry to feed the hungry. Cleaning supplies and paper goods are also needed. The is a cart in the Mission Storeroom in Asbury to hold your donations.
Gethsemane collects empty print cartridges. A box is located on a shelf across from the office in Asbury.
Gethsemane provides full grocery bags to Covenant Partners once a month. Our goal is to provide 100 bags each month. Groceries can be dropped off in Asbury A-9 in a brown paper bag by the 4th Monday each month. See the Caller newsletter for content detail.
Beginning May 19 for 11 weeks Gethsemane UMC will be on a journey in search of our spiritual gifts. Everyone has a gift from God, and this study is designed to help us discovery these gifts. Through a combination of small group studies and related Worship messages, we will learn and discover our spiritual gifts. We will be using the book “What you do best in the body of Christ” by Bruce Bugbee.
Rev. Vickie Perkins and Worship Director Tony Collins will be delivering the worship messages for this great activity. Tony Collins kicked off the series Sunday morning, May 19, with this comment to the congregation, “If you only do one small group study this year, let this be the one.” The Holy Spirit is working at Gethsemane and through focus study and prayer we can all learn our special gift for the Kingdom.
On Sunday, May 12, the 10 youth who have participated in the Access 2013 Confirmation Program at Gethsemane United Methodist Church will have the opportunity to be baptized and confirmed during Worship Services. The youth have been working with Rev. Vickie Perkins, Tony Collins, and a group of mentors for 6 weeks to prepare and enrich their relationship with Jesus. The history of the church, United Methodist beliefs, a relationship with Jesus, and the importance of reading the Bible were all explored during the program.
On Sunday, April 28, the youth and mentors visited 4 other churches in the Muncie area. The youth were fascinated and enjoyed learning how others Worship.
On May 4-5, the confirmands participated in an overnight camp out at Summit Lake State Park. Sunday morning, the youth were treated to a Sunrise Service complete with communion by Rev. Vickie and Tony. They then headed back to Gethsemane for breakfast.
We are excited these young people have decided to participate in Access 2013 and for the leaders and prayer warriors who have supported them through the process. The Journey continues for these wonderful youth!
The corner stone for the Wesley Chapel building at Gethsemane United Methodist Church
Come help us celebrate our heritage in the Wesley Building on Sunday May 12 during the 9:00a and 11:15a Worship Services. May 12 is also Confirmation Sunday at Gethsemane and the youth are leading both Worship Services.
This will be a particularly meaningful event if you were baptized, married, or confirmed in the Wesley Chapel. This is your opportunity to rejoice and celebrate the wonderful memories God provided for you in this space.
Later, after the Wesley building comes down, the Congregation will have an opportunity to take home a stone from the building.
Click over to the StarPress web site to read a feature article featuring Rev. Vickie.
Female Preachers Talk of Jesus Love.