Connecting Faith With Real Life

Our vision statement leads us to continually seek spiritual growth and fellowship:

"To Make Disciples Of Jesus Christ For The Transformation Of The World,

So That No One Misses Out On The Grace Of God."

Through lively Sunday School, Wednesday Night Ignite, and weekday bible study opportunities, we have a class for you, no matter where you are in your walk with God!

Children's Ministries (Pre-K through 5th Grade)

Children are an important part of the church and we strive to give them a safe and clean place to experience worship and learning!

All children must be checked in prior to worship at our check-in kiosk. A sticker printout with an ID number is assigned to each child at check-in, and the adult will be provided with a corresponding ID sticker. For child pick-up from Sunday School, children's sticker IDs must be compared to the adult's before a child is released. We prioritize safety at GBUMC!

Children's Sunday School Classes

9:45 am

·      Preschool 3 and 4-year-olds - Room 128

·      Kindergarten- Room 124

·      First Grade - Room 125

·      Second Grade - Room 130

·      Third Grade - Room 126

·      Fourth & Fifth Grades - Room 129

Families who attend the 9:30 am Worship will begin together in the Sanctuary. Children will be invited to the "Children's Moment" and will be led to Sunday School by their teachers.

Children will be picked up by parents in Sunday School classrooms.

Contact: Cheryl Pearson at cherylpearson@greatbridgeumc.com

11 am

4 years -- 5th Grade - Room 106

Families who attend the 11 am worship service will go to the Sanctuary at 11 am. Children will be invited to the "Children's Moment" during worship and will be led to Sunday School in Rm. 106 & 108 by their teachers for Children's Church and Junior Church.

Children will be picked up by parents in Rm. 106/108 following worship at 12 pm.

Contact: teresawoodworth@greatbridgeumc.com

Wednesday Evening Children's Classes

K - 5th Grade Fellowship-

·     6:30pm-8pm in Rm. 106

Contact: Teresa at teresawoodworth@greatbridgeumc.com

Nursery Children ages 0-3 years old

Leader: Amber Walker

·     Nursery care is available Sunday mornings during 9:30 am & 11 am Worship and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Nursery for Newborns to Age 2

Nursery Coordinator: Amber Walker

When church activities are offered, nursery care is provided for children who have parents participating in a scheduled church activity. Please contact the church office with questions at (757)482-1049.

Weekday Nursery Schedule

·      Wednesday 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

·      Thursday - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

·      These times are subject to change as our study and event schedule changes. 

On Sundays:

The Nursery is open from 8:00am until 12pm on Sundays for worship and Sunday School.

* Hours may be extended to accommodate for special scheduled events.

Student & Youth Ministries (6th-12th Grade)

"That Wednesday Night Thang" (TWT) -- Youth Rm/104 & 105

Wednesday Evenings from 6:45pm-8pm

All 6th-12th graders are welcome to with us in an opportunity to learn and through discussion, study, and fellowship!

Friday "" Middle School Breakfast

Our Middle School breakfast & devotional is held on Friday mornings from 7:30am-8:15am in the GBUMC Youth Rm/104 & 105.

Our Youth Director can assist in walking students over to Great Bridge Middle School following the breakfast. If your student does not attend Great Bridge MS, please ensure that transportation arrangements are made to school.

Youth Worship

Worship is an important part of spiritual growth and we love to praise God! Youth are encouraged to attend our Contemporary Worship Service together as a group with our Youth Director from 9:30am-10:30am.

Youth Sunday School

Following the worship service, our Youth will head over to Sunday School from 11am-12pm in the Youth Rm/104/105. Here, we will discuss relevant topics about God, faith, and life .

Contact Jackson at jacksonsanderlin@greatbridgeumc.com

Adult Sunday School Opportunities

Sundays at 9:45am

Open Door Sunday School Class, Room 108

Leader: Dennis Marchant

Study: Based off current Sermon series

Cornerstone Sunday School Class, Room 109

Leaders: Debbie MarLenna & Sandra Cotton

Shook Seekers Sunday School Class, Room 132

Leaders: Kay Wright & Jim Cyphers

Good News Sunday School Class, Room 136

Leaders: Ed & Denise Carbaugh

Encouragers Sunday School Class, Room 112

Leaders: Dale Harrell & Robin Comfort

Friendship Sunday School Class, Room 110

Leaders: Maxine Earley & Frances Garner

Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class, Room 111

Leader: Laura Jane Wright


Sundays at 11am

Soncatchers Sunday school Class, Room 109

Learn more about each class!

Wednesday Night "Ignite"

Wednesday Night "Ignite" (6:45pm-8pm)

K-5th Grade Fellowship, Rm. 106

Leader: Teresa Woodworth

Contact: Teresa at teresawoodworth@greatbridgeumc.com

Youth "That Wednesday Night Thang", Youth Rm/104 & 105

Leader: Jackson Sanderlin

Contact: Jackson at jacksonsanderlin@greatbridgeumc.com

United Methodist Men’s Bible Study, Room 136

Study: Book of Acts

Weekday Opportunities

Tuesday & Friday "Meet Me at Panera" Tuesdays from 7:30am-9am at Panera in Great Bridge

Leader: Pastor Daniel Guenther

Come for a time to connect with others through relevant discussion on Christian topics.

Contact: Pastor Daniel at danielguenther@greatbridgeumc.com

Thursday Lunch Bunch

Thursdays from 12pm-1pm in Rm. 136

Leader: Pastor Tim Craig

Bring your bible, a bagged lunch, and a hungry heart!

Contact: Pastor Tim at timcraig@greatbridgeumc.com