WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, due to the forecast for heavy rain and high winds. All are invited to join us at our other Advent celebrations, including Advent Sunday worship each week at 10:00 am, and Messy Church, next week on Sunday, December 16th at 4:30 pm. Please scroll down for details. The Season will culminate with our Christmas Eve Candlelight Community Service, at 5:00 pm on Monday, December 24th in our beautifully decorated sanctuary.
Join us for Messy Church on December 16th from 4:30 - 6:00 pm!
Theme: "God So Loved the World"
Wear your holiday best--or tackiest--for a photo with Santa and one of his elves!
Messy Church is:
A multi-generational experience designed for ALL AGES
A fresh, new way to meet God and grow togetherin faith as a family
An interactive worship experience using games, crafts, stories, and music.
A community-building experience that concludes with a family-style dinner.
At the end of the evening, everyone goes home with new ideas on how to connect with family and with God.
Once again this year, Ghent Church will partner our neighbor, Ohef Sholom, to host the Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (NEST) on for the week of December 12-18 at Ohef Sholom Temple. Ghent UMC is responsible for providing meals and monitoring for the homeless on Friday to Saturday, December 14-15.
To sign up for a volunteer slot, please click here. You will note that we are using Ohef Sholom's Sign-up Genius this year instead of our own, so you will see all of the week's dates when you click on the link. Please be sure to sign up for slots during the period of Friday, December 14th at 5:00 pm through Saturday, 15th at 7:30 am only.
You can learn more about NEST on Sunday, December 2nd at a special presentation immediately after worship by Anne Odell, the NEST Chair.
Between now and our NEST dates, we are conducting a drive for pants, underwear and socks for shelter guests. Please bring your donations to the office or to worship. There will be a collection box at the back of the sanctuary.