GSUMC 2018 Christmas Celebration!!

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If you are 9 or 99, there are several ways for you to get involved or volunteer. 

DONATE ITEM:  (place in Operation Bright Christmas tote under coat rack):

    NEW TOYS • CLOTHES • HATS • GLOVES • SOCKS • BLANKETS • BATTERIES for TOYS.  They also need safety pins (to keep gloves together), tape (box tape, or scotch tape), large trash bags (for parents to carry their gifts in), scissors (for wrapping), large boxes (for collecting and sorting), wrapping paper, gift bags (can be used ones) “regiftable” items for children to choose as gifts for their parents.

DONATE CASH (add to offering envelope and mark Operation Bright Christmas or the Kids on a

-Mission will be collecting on Sundays, December 2 and 9).

VOLUNTEER: December 14 in the evening:  help move items to move items to Beech Grove Middle School and help organize the items after they are moved

Saturday, Dec. 15:  work the actual day of Operation Bright Christmas there are lots of different jobs are available all day long.

Please contact Penny Bond at 317-502-5069 or


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Confirmation Class


        We are excited to share that there will be a Confirmation class beginning in mid-January!

         What is Confirmation, you may wonder?  It is a time when a young person makes a decision to join the church.  At the time of confirmation, the individual makes a public profession of faith, which includes confessing Jesus Christ as your Savior, putting your trust in his grace, promising to serve him as your Lord, in union with the Church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races.  (United Methodist Book of Worship, p.88)  This is an awesome decision and precious experience.  Like Baptism, it is a time when the entire church body comes alongside the confirmand and pledges to support, nurture, and encourage the individual in their respective Christian life.

We will be using the material, "Making Disciples."  This is an "apprenticeship approach" to confirmation produced by Will Willmon.  It involves a "series of learning experiences where adult mentors and confirmands are both teachers and learners at the same time."  (Cokesbury)

If you are a youth in 6th-12th grade and would like to join the upcoming Confirmation class, please contact Susan Nyquist at "" or 317-356-3787.

Additionally, if you are an adult who would be interested in mentoring a youth, please get in touch with Susan about your availability.




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