Join us for an evening of fun and celebration! You'll want to arrive promptly at 4:30 pm, so as not to miss any of the fun we have planned for you!
Bring your Easter baskets and cameras for the Egg Hunt in Stockley Gardens. You’ll also want to snap photos of your children visiting with baby animals from Teeny Tiny Farms (miniature goat, miniature sheep, miniature pig, bunnies, chicks, ducklings).
Our engaging celebration time will include lots of movement and music. We'll round out the evening with a family-style dinner, and you'll be able to continue visiting with the animals until 6:30 pm. This event is FREE & open to the community. However, your RSVP HERE is greatly appreciated to help us plan for food.
This event will be held--RAIN OR SHINE! We will simply bring all the messy fun inside--Petting Zoo, Egg Hunt, and all--so please don't let inclement weather keep you away!
To volunteer at Messy Church Easter, please CLICK HERE.
February 27, 2019
Dear Ghent UMC family,
Yesterday marked the end of the 2019 Special General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, MO. In case you do not already know, the purpose of this conference was to address issues surrounding same sex marriage and ordination of members of the LGBTQ+ community within our denomination.
Yesterday afternoon, a plan called “The Traditional Plan” received a slim majority of votes from the global legislative body, strengthening our Book of Discipline's current language that says “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching” as well as strengthening repercussions for clergy and bishops who violate this polity.
It is probable that portions of the approved plan will be ruled unconstitutional by the Judicial Council (think Supreme Court). Indeed, the entire plan has been submitted for review. More information will be forthcoming in the coming months and I will make that information available to you as soon as I have it.