Who Is GMUMC?
A Progressive Christian Community …
… A Place to Call Home
Welcome. We are glad your spiritual journey has led you here. We hope you will find useful information on this site that will aid you in whatever direction your spiritual journey takes you. Though we consider ourselves a progressive Christian church, we also have great respect for the traditions of the United Methodist church and their doctrine of “Welcoming everyone with Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors“.
8:00 am – Meditative Worship
10:30 am – Blended Worship
Available upon request at 10:30 service
Childcare Available from 8:45 – 11:45 in nursery for infants through age 5
10:30 am – Summit Seekers Sunday School (follows Children’s Time during Blended Worship)
Hilltoppers — Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. This class of (primarily) senior adults uses a more traditional Sunday School curriculum to discuss faith and life.
Contact: Betty Walker
Caffeine — Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. A gathering for people who find the diversity of creation, ideas, and daily issues a source of faith exploration, rather than a call to spiritual isolation. Each Sunday is topic driven,centered on a faith and meaning perspective, but not limited to formal religion. Or put another way, isn’t everything we encounter in life a “faith issue”? From interfaith awareness, science, popular culture, health, education, politics, influential thinkers…they’re all worth placing under a creative faith lens. Add coffee, tea, good folks, and relaxed discussion.
Contact: Steve Walden
Tuesday Morning Bible Study — 10:30 a.m. A low-stress Bible Study class, with no homework required. This group reads scripture together, and discusses the passages openly. The group shares the rich resources of study Bible notes, and personal experience. Do not meet in the Summer. Will resume in the Fall.
Led by Pastor Paul Murphy-Geiss
FrontRoom Ruminators — All ages are invited to meet at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays to explore the diversity of faith tradition, then we continue the conversation over pizza at a local establishment.
Women’s Spiritual Journey — A supportive group of women who read and discuss a wide variety of books regarding faith and spirituality. This group meets on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Gordon Adult Classroom.
Contact: Church Office
United Methodist Marriage Encounter — Meets once a month. Marriage Encounter is an interdenominational program which is conducted within the framework of Christianity. Married couples from any faith expression are welcome to attend any weekend. For more information, please click here.
Quilting Group — All are invited the second and fourth Thursday mornings to learn how to quilt, and to make quilts. The completed quilts are often presented to families in need, or donated for various fundraising events. Contact: Gerry Rickett
SOLO’s — All women 55+ widowed/single/divorced are welcome. The third Friday of each month the group meets at different restaurants for a variety of different activities. For information, contact Church Office.
United Methodist Women — All women are invited to the Matin Circle, which meets on the second Wednesday of every other month at 9:00am. The women also enjoy breakfast together on the first Thursday of each month at 8:00am at the Egg & I in Belmar. The UMW also sponsors special events, including the Christmas Candlelight Dinner and the Spring Luncheon. Contact: Hamunyari Chigwada
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