Learning

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 Adult Sunday School, Wednesday Night Ignite classes, and Children's Ministry opportunities, we have a class for you, no matter where you are in your walk with God!


Adult Sunday School Offerings

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



Soncatchers Sunday school Class, Room 109 *at 11am



*All classes meet at 9:45 to 10:45am, with the exception of Soncatchers, which meets at 11am.


Learn more about each class!









Wednesday "Ignite" Classes & Adult Weekly Studies

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


Balancing Acts, Room 108

Leader: Kristina Stephens

Study: Discuss Scriptures, topics, and prayers to help support middle-aged parents with parenting, work, life, and faith




Before You Go, Room 109 (Begins September 19th)

Leader: Pastor Amanda

Study: We fill our calendar with plans for today, tomorrow, and even next year. But are you intentional in how you spend your time and the decisions you make? If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a life ending condition what would you want your final months, weeks, and days to look like? Before You Go is a five week class led by Pastor Amanda that will focus on how we can make better decisions so that we can live intentionally in the final season of life.  


Topics by Week:


The Bucket List – We are all dying and have hopes for our life; what are some things you want to do before you go?

We are all dying and have hopes for our life; what are some things you want to do before you go?

What Matters Most? – What brings joy to your life? What things are most important to your quality of life.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – What are your guiding principles for making decisions? Who will make decisions for you when you can’t?

What Say Ye? – Communicating your wishes with friends, family, and your medical team.

Now What? – Putting it all together.




GriefShare, Room 119 (Begins October 3rd)

Leader: Dawn Winchester

Study: This support group is for help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. This program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief.  Register online.



Uncomfortable, Room 112

Leader: Pastor Tim and Pastor Jessica

Study: This study is a call to embrace the uncomfortable aspects of Christian community, whether that means believing difficult truths, pursuing difficult holiness, or loving difficult people - all for the sake of the gospel, God's glory, and our joy. 





United Methodist Men’s Bible Study, Room 136 (Begins September 12th)

Leader: Bill Zagrocki

Study: Book of Revelation





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Weekday Studies:


Monday Bible Study, Room 136, 12:15pm

Leader: Donna Geiger

"Invitation to Genesis" September- November 19, 2018

"Invitation to the New Testament", January 28- April 1, 2019 



Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study, Room 136, 9:30 - 11:00am

Leader: Angie McMillan






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 the scheduled activity. If there are questions regarding the nursery schedule, please contact the church office at (757)482-1049.



Weekday Schedule

·      Wednesday 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

·      Thursday - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

·      These times are subject to change as different events and studies are added/ ended. 



On Sundays:

The Nursery is open from 8:00am until Noon on Sundays

* Hours may be extended for special events.






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

Children's Sunday 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




11:00 AM - Sunday School Class

4th & 5th Grade - Room 106

Children attend attend worship with their family (prior to Sunday School). 

After "Children's Moment" during worship, children will walk to class with their Sunday School teachers.




Wednesday Evening Children's Classes


K - 2nd Grade Fellowship-

·     6:45 p.m. - 8p.m. in Rm. 106


3rd - 5th Grade Fellowship

·     6:45 p.m. - 8p.m. in Rm. 108





Kid Zone (Nursery) Children ages 0-3 years old

Leader: Amber Walker

·     Nursery care available at 6:30pm-8:00pm


Contact Teresa Woodworth with questions at teresawoodworth@greatbridgeumc.com.







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

Wednesdays ("That Wednesday Night Thang")

"TWT" meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm-8pm in the Youth Room, Room 104/105. All 6th-12th graders are welcome to join with us in an opportunity to grow and learn in Jesus!




Friday Mornings:

Our Middle School Breakfast & Devotional is held on Friday mornings (7:30am-8:15am) 

at GBUMC. Youth Director, Jackson Sanderlin, can assist in walking students over to Great Bridge Middle School. 

If your student goes to a different middle school they will need to be picked up and given a ride.




Sundays:

Worship is an important part of spiritual growth. Our youth will attend the Contemporary Worship Service together from 9:30am-10:30am each Sunday. Following, we'll head over to Sunday School from 11am-12pm in the Youth Room, Room 104/105. Here, we will discuss relevant topics about God and life.


Contact Jackson Sanderlin at jacksonsanderlin@greatbridgeumc.com for any Youth Ministry related questions. 






Questions?