Christian Formation

Glenelg UMC is committed to growing Christians through opportunities for study, prayer and small group discussion, as well as through times for fellowship and reaching out to our community in need. Here is an overview of our opportunities for Christian Formation, through education, fellowship, and mission.

We offer Sunday School for Children and Youth, age two through High School each week during morning worship. Children and Youth are divided into age-appropriate classes. Each year, the Sunday School program adopts an annual mission project to aid those in need around the world. Our summer Vacation Bible School is well known in the community and a wonderful week of songs, stories, and learning about God.

Our Children’s Ministry program is called Kingdom Kids. We use a rotational model of teaching, in which one Bible story or theme is explored for several weeks using a variety of educational approaches. Each Sunday, a class goes to a different center such a Storytelling and Music, Art, Science, Cooking and Games.

Seasonal Events include a Family Advent Workshop, a Christmas Pageant, Family Christmas Eve Service and special outings for our older elementary students.

Our Youth Ministry Program builds upon Sunday morning Sunday School with weekly gatherings on Sunday evening for youth grades six through twelve. Our youth are involved in a wide range of fun activities, trips and mission projects. For more information, contact Denise Martin, our Director of Youth Ministries.

Opportunities for Christian Education for Adults include:

  • A weekly Scripture Study that touches upon the upcoming scripture lessons for Sunday worship.
  • Annual Short term Study Series in Advent and Lent
  • Occasional Saturday morning retreats

Fellowship

Glenelg United Methodist Church is a friendly place, where we socialize after worship at coffee hour. Fellowship also occurs at our Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, our Super Bowl Sunday extravaganza, and seasonal picnics on the lawn. Look for more information about a fall cook-book swap.

The United Methodist Women

Part of the larger United Methodist Church, the UMW meets on the third Sunday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Watch for more information in the Messenger and Sunday bulletin. Now in their fifth year, the UMW has supported Montgomery Avenue Women’s Shelter, Susanna Wesley House, UMCOR’s Malaria Net Project, and local families in need.

Outreach and Mission

Knowing that Jesus calls us to ease the burdens of others, the Outreach and Missions Committee seeks avenues to engage the congregation in acts of justice and mercy. These include:

  • GUMC Food Pantry which operates the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00am - 10:00am
  • GrassRoots meals