Senior Adult Ministries (SAMS) Lunch Out
Enjoy a lunch out with our Senior Adult Ministries group at Jim-n-Nick’s in Snellville. We will meet at 11:30 am at the restaurant.
Safe Sanctuaries Training
Because we believe that Jesus taught us to care for His children and youth, we commit Grayson UMC to the practice of safe supervision. Our Safe Sanctuary policy and procedures set standards for the supervision of the children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our care. Anyone working with children and youth within our church are required to attend a training, even if you have previously attended one as some information has changed. Please plan to attend one of our Safe Sanctuaries training meetings – either on Sunday, July 29 or Sunday, August 19 at noon (immediately following the 11:00 service) in the Heritage Chapel. These meetings should last 30-40 minutes, and you only need to attend one.
Any questions, please contact Katie Atcheson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Chase Home GSM Trip
Grayson Student Ministry, 7th—12th, join us July 19th as we Take Chase Home to Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. Cost is $60 and includes rafting, trail hikes, mountain biking, climbing wall, zip-lines, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and high ropes courses. You can participate in any of these activities as many times as you’d like. To register, click here.
Students will meet at GUMC @ 7:30 am.
Bring your own lunch to eat on the road @ Whitewater Center.
GSM will cover pizza for dinner.
Arrive back at GUMC @ 11 pm
Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op Summer Manna Program
To help feel hungry children during the summer break, we are once again adopting the SE Co-Op for a week of their Summer Manna Program. On July 30th, August 1st, and August 3rd, we provide volunteers for the Co-op in their pantry, food pick up area, and by playing with the kids who visit. If you are interested, go to 2018SummerManna to sign up.
Recreation Ministry Fall Soccer
Registration for Fall Soccer begins July 30th and runs through September 14th. The season begins September 24th. Go to graysonumc.org/recreation to register. The all co-ed leagues are as follows;
– Little Champs (2.5 to 3.5 year olds)
– Big Champs (3.5 to 4.5 year olds)
– U6 (under six)
– U8 (under eight)
– U10 (under ten) – U14 (under fourteen and must not be above 8th grade in school)
Ruby Falls & Rock City
Grayson Student Ministry, 7th—12th Grades, join us July 26th as we tour Ruby Falls and Rock City in Chattanooga, TN. Cost is $40 and includes a tour of Ruby Falls & Rock City, walk through downtown Chattanooga & bridge and we’re taking in a Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball game (Game starts at 7:15pm). To register, click here.
Students will meet at GUMC @ 8 am, Bring your own lunch to eat at Rock City. The baseball game includes a voucher for dinner.
We will arrive back at GUMC around 12am.
Recreation Ministry Flag Football
Flag Football begins July 30th and runs through September 22nd. You can register through July 20th at graysonumc.org/recreation. The all co-ed leagues are as follows:
– Kindergarten-2nd grade
– 3rd- 4th grade
– 5th-8th grade
1st Sunday Fundays
We are excited about the first Sundays of each month, as these first Sundays will be full of worship as our Graysonkids have the opportunity to attend our 9:39 service and receive communion with their family. We will not have 9:39 small group Sunday School on those days, but childcare is available for children ages 4 and under. We will have Graysonkids Glee Club and Preschool Praise and Worship during the 11:00 hour. We believe it is important for our kids to experience corporate worship alongside their family, and we are excited to worship with you all!
Preschool Praise and Worship
Hey Preschoolers! Join us each Sunday as we praise and worship our God during the 11:00 worship hour! We’ll meet in Room 221 as we sing and praise our great God! Preschoolers who are Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 are invited to be a part.
Graysonkids Promotion Sunday Pep Rally
Join us at 9:39 on the Graysonkids Hallway on Sunday, August 12th now that our Graysonkids have started a brand new school year! Something different, 5th graders will be joining us on Sunday mornings! That morning we will celebrate a new school year as we get excited for all that God will be doing! Come wearing your school colors (or just your favorites!) for our very first Promotion Sunday Pep Rally!
Adult Class: Taboo Topics/Honest Answers with Scott & Joshua
We all have questions about what God expects from us in our day to day life. Questions like “Is Heaven a sure thing?”, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”, “Do I have to love everyone?”. Scott & Joshua will cover these questions and more. The class runs from August 14th through November 20th at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall with some breaks. You can come to all, or some. Each class is self contained so that you can pick up when you are able. Join us!
Adult Small Groups: Sharing a Life Together with SALT Groups
You were made to be in relationships. With God and with others. Sharing a Life Together Small Groups (SALT Groups) is the place to do start! We have SALT Groups meeting on Wednesday nights at the church and others through out the week. If you are in need of a small group of adults to grow your faith, contact Trenton Dockery at email@example.com and he will help you get connected!
GUMC in Missions with Family Promise
Family Promise of Gwinnett County, Inc. brings existing local resources together to help homeless children and their families regain their housing and their independence, while maintaining their dignity. The GUMC Missions team partners with Family Promise by coordinating space, volunteers, and other services to for these families. Join us from August 19th—26th as we serve in this meaningful way. Look for sign up sheets in the Welcome Center. Together we are ending homelessness – one family at a time.
Senior Adult Ministries (SAMS) Monthly Lunch
Join us Tuesday, August 21st and every 3rd Tuesday of the month for our SAMS Covered dish lunch. We meet at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. There is a lot of good food and usually a fun program following lunch! Join us!
Intro to Communion for Kindergarteners
Calling all Kindergarteners! We hope you will join us Sunday, August 5th, for our Intro-to-Communion class. We’ll meet during the 9:39 service as we learn more about the Sacrament of Communion in the United Methodist Church. Parents, please plan to come with your child! We’ll learn together, and then we will go together to receive Communion together in the PLC/Gym at the close of the service. Please RSVP to Katie Atcheson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. We look forward to this special day with our sweet kindergarten kids!
BooHoo Yahoo Breakfast
Will your child be attending our weekday preschool this fall? If so, join us for our 3rd annual BooHoo Yahoo Breakfast on the first days of preschool! We’ll have breakfast (and tissues!) on Monday, August 6th and again Tuesday, August 7th for parents who are dropping their kids off at GUMC Preschool! Join us in the Fellowship Hall those days as we cry and/or celebrate our kids, pray over them and their teachers, and enjoy being together for breakfast! Join us as soon as you drop your child off in his/her new class!
It’s a Great Time to Join a Choir
Join us Sunday, August 12th as we resume another year of ATTITUDE 423 and Sanctuary Handbells rehearsals. There are several ways to serve in our music ministry. Take a look!
ATTITUDE 423 – Our Student Worship Choir for students in grades 6-12 meets on Sunday afternoons at 4:23 pm in the Choir Room. Sanctuary Hand Bells – Our glorious ringers meet at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
Chancel Choir – We meet every Wednesday night in the choir room at 7:00 pm year round.
Ways to Serve – We’re always looking for sound/tech engineers, ushers, greeters, musicians, CD duplicators, decorators . . . anyone willing to serve and make our worship more exciting and meaningful. Email Steve Sheppard at email@example.com for info!
Graysonkids on Wednesdays – Wet and Wild Wednesday Kickoff
We can’t wait for our mid-week programming to start back up! Be sure to join us this year as we pray our Graysonkids will grow closer with Jesus as we learn more about His love for us. Register at graysonumc.org/graysonkids, and be sure to join us for our Wet and Wild Wednesday Kickoff on August 15th! Kids ages Pre-K 3 through 4th grade are able to attend.
The Bridge56 Kickoff
The Bridge56 is a transitional ministry geared to meet the needs of 5th & 6th grade students. Graysonkids leaders and GSM leaders have found that including 5th—8th grade students together with their differing maturity levels was not ideal. It is from that realization that Bridge56 was born. This change in ministry will allow leaders to be more intentional and invest in our kids on their level. We are excited about these changes starting with the Bridge56 Wednesday night Kickoff! Click here to register.
Take a look at the schedule:
The Bridge56 on Wednesdays: The Bridge56 on Sundays:
6:00 pm Check In and Pre-game in the Gym 9:39 am 5th Grade in Sunday School on Graysonkids Hallway
6:15 pm Worship and Message in the CLC 6th Grade in Worship
7:00 pm Break Out into Small Groups 11:00 am 5th Grade leaders in Glee Club
7:30 pm Dismissal 6th Grade will participate in Confirmation (this is open to other students 6th grade and older who are in need of Confirmation)
Glee Club Kickoff
On Sunday, August 5th, Glee Club will kickoff as we learn more about what it means to worship our God! Join us at 11:00 in Room 222 as we start the school year off right! Kids going into grades Kindergarten – 5th grade are invited to attend! To register, click here.
Senior Adult Ministries (SAMS) Coffee and Donut Fellowship
Our Senior Adult Ministries (SAMS) meets the first Tuesday of every month at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall for donuts, coffee and fellowship. All are welcome!
Grayson Student Ministry (GSM) Kick Off Party, 7th—12th Grade
GSM is kicking off in a new way this year! Join us August 12th as we head to the lake for some fun on the water, worship and a challenging message to kick-off a new year at GUMC! Pre-register at here. Check out our new schedule:
GSM Sundays 7th – 12th Grades: GSM Wednesdays 7th—12th Grades:
9:39 am Worship 6:00 am Pancake Breakfast 9th—12th grades only.
11:00 am Bible Study 6:00 pm Students are invited to participate in Graysonkids & Bridge56
4:23 pm Student Choir as leaders.
5:00 pm Pre-Game Fellowship in the CLC or Gym
(This is a time to hang-out and connect with other students)
6:00 pm Worship/Message in the CLC or Gym
7:00 pm Small Groups
GSM Wednesday Leadership
We are excited and honored to invite our GSM Students grades 7-12th to serve in our midweek programming for Graysonkids and The Bridge on Wednesday nights. We believe it’s important for our students to serve, and we can’t wait to see what God will do in and through them! Would you like the opportunity to serve? If so, please sign up here!
SAMS Mystery Trip
Mark your calendars for Friday, August 17th as we trust our day to the SAMS group! It’s always a fun filled day of fellowship and good places to eat. More information in upcoming bulletins!
Are you a mama with young children? We hope you’ll join us each month for PS Moms (Preschool Moms!) as we meet together as moms to some precious children! We are excited to hang out together, pray together, and lift one another up! Our first meeting for the fall is August 20th; subsequent dates are online at www.graysonumc.org/graysonkids. Childcare will be provided upon RSVP. E-mail Katie Atcheson, Minister of Children and Families at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Men’s Mixed Grits
Men of Grayson, join us the first Tuesday of every month for breakfast and fellowship. We meet at 8:00 am. Locations vary. For information and to be included in emails, contact Tracy Gerard at email@example.com
Grayson Women’s Groups
All women of the church are invited to join us for fun, fellowship, food, learning, service and mission. Co-chaired by Nancye Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Janet McCathrin (email@example.com), we are a diverse group of service minded women who meet monthly. Please look and see if a group works for you!
Circle of Friends: 10:00 am, 2nd Wednesdays of every month, in Fellowship Hall. Questions, call Carolyn Madsen: 678-442-1530.
Circle of Joy, 7:00 pm, 1st Mondays of every month (excepting holidays), in the Heritage Chapel. Questions, call Barbara Garrison: 770-978-3005
Circle of Hope, 10:00 am, 2nd Saturday of the month in Room 7 of the Sanctuary Hall. Questions, call Nancye Glenn: 404-626-5605.
Graysonkids 3rd and 4th grade Fall Retreat
Calling all 3rd and 4th graders! Join us for our Fall Retreat at Camp Glisson September 7th – 9th! We will be learning more about 3 rules we can follow that will allow us to grow closer to our Jesus! The cost is $150 per child for the weekend. Spots are very limited, so sign up today! Go to graysonumc.org/graysonkids to register!