Starting on August 19th, and once a month thereafter, Ghent United Methodist Church will welcome all families from around our community to come celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ together. You don’t have to be a member of Ghent UMC already to join in as we bring a different kind of church for your family to Norfolk called Messy Church!
Messy Church isn’t just for kids—it’s for all members of the family, from ages two to 92! Families today are often overwhelmed by their many worldly burdens, and are crying out for the comfort of God’s presence in their lives. They need to be able to grow together in their walk of faith, but also need a new way to meet God together. Created to be a multi-generational experience for the whole family, Messy Church allows us to celebrate God in a fresh, new way.
Messy Church got its name because life is messy, and God meets you wherever you are in the chaos. It’s truly an interactive experience focusing on a basic theme each month. Imagine gathering each month with your family to explore your faith through games, crafts, and activities; then joining together in celebration through music, prayer, and retelling of a Bible story, followed by a family style dinner. You’ll go home with new ideas to connect with your family and with God. To watch a two-minute video on Messy Church, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSc8fo7vraI
Our first two sessions of Messy Church will take place on August 19th and September 23rd, and on the 3rd Sunday of the month each month thereafter, from 4:30 pm.
The theme for August 19th is “Wonderfully Made,” while on September 23rd, we’ll be focusing on “Creating & Caring.”
All are welcome to this FREE event, but it's very important that you register so that we can plan for food and craft supplies! To RSVP, CLICK HERE.
For more information about Messy Church at Ghent United Methodist Church, call 757-622-2843.
Join us at 7:00 pm on July 25 and August 22 for Lemonade & Hymns! Sit on our beautiful porch, enjoy the gorgeous view of Stockley Gardens, and sing some of your favorite hymns with our talented musicians. Our keyboard will be set up, and if you have an instrument of your own, bring it along!
This event is FREE to all who would like to join us. Bring along your family & friends, including those of the canine persuasion! Lemonade will be served to the humans and water and treats to dogs in attendance. To volunteer, click here. For more information, please contact Nellwyn Beamon at email@example.com or 757-622-2843.
Please join us at this annual event, which will take place this year on Saturday, September 15, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in Stockley Gardens between Raleigh Avenue and Boissevain Avenue.
This event is FREE to all members of the community and will feature a bounce house, face painting, games, food, and more! Come and bring a friend. Donations will be welcomed and will benefit ministries of Ghent United Methodist Church.