Regular Worship Schedule
September - June
9:45 Adult Sunday School
Upper Room Prayer
10:00 Children's Worship and
Sunday School (prek-12th grade)
10:15-10:45 Prayer and Praise Time
11:00 Worship Service
Summer Worship Schedule
June - August
10:00 SUMMER WORSHIP
Advent Bible Study - 10am
Bible Study - 2pm
Choir Practice - 7pm
Youth Group - 7pm
Junior Youth Group (ages 7-13) - 7:30pm
Vincentown United Methodist Church
1st Saturday of every month from 10am - 12pm!
All are welcome!
Covered Dish Dinners
2nd Friday of the Month at 6:30pm
(alternate hosting with Buddtown UMC)
Pastor: Rev. Dave Ledford
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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Spring 2020
Thank you for supporting the church during the COVID-19 pandemic. These are difficult days, but it is in difficult days that the world is reminded of why the Church exists, and perhaps the Church is reminded of that too. This letter is for members of the church and non-members too! I want to take a look at the United Methodist Church membership vows, the promises we make to each other, to God and to the world when we join the church. I want to brainstorm how members can uphold those vows during quarantine. I also want to let the whole world know what we, the members of the United Methodist Church here in Vincentown, promise to you. I invite all of you, member or not, to hold us to this vow: to participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness.
Our prayers. Every meeting and every service begins and ends with prayer. We pray for the world, we pray for the sick and the hungry, we pray for the oppressed, we pray for those in financial hardship, and we pray for the Church. We pray for you. We don’t need to be in the sanctuary to do that. We are praying for you from our homes.
Our presence. God is starting new things in this scary time. We can’t worship in person, but for the first time ever, we have broadcasted worship services online every Sunday morning. Each video since we started has gotten over 250 views. Your presence there, member or not, counts. We know you are there, and we thank you for being present with us online. Youth Group continues on through Zoom, where we are present every Tuesday at 7:30. And a brand-new Bible study focusing on diseases and quarantines in the Bible is now being held at 10am and again at 7pm on Thursdays. We don’t need to be in the sanctuary to have Bible study. We are being present in Bible study from our homes.
Our gifts. The world and the church need you. The work of the church must go on and for that, we need your gifts; financial gifts and the gifts of your time and talents. We still have property to maintain, and still have future and current ministries to plan. Those things require time and talents. They also require financial support. Thank you for the gifts you have given to our church during this pandemic. Please consider how you may continue to do so. We do not need to be in the sanctuary to offer our gifts. We can offer our gifts from home through online video meetings and Bible studies, and by sending in donations through the mail or by going to gnjumc.org/onlinegiving.
Our service. The food pantry has continued on! More people are coming now than ever before. So many of you, both members and non-members, have been helping our food pantry. Your incredible generosity has humbled me and has often left me speechless. It seems like every day I am hearing about more bags of food being dropped off at the church. Thank you to Deb, Nancy and Carole who do our stocking and organizing. Thank you to George and Missy who have helped with food pantry finances, and a special thank you to Livy, Tiffy and Lisa who, through the girl scouts and several community members, have donated hundreds of food items to the food pantry, and they are still coming! Because of you, people who once had no hope, now have food on their shelves and love in their hearts. We all haven’t had to spend hours at the church, although I know many of you have. Others have made a huge difference from home.
Our witness. Christian witness is telling the world about the good news of Jesus Christ, about the great things God is doing through your church and showing enthusiasm and excitement for the church. We have an amazing God! And we have to let the world know that. Christian witness is about good news, forgiveness and love. Some are only used to bad news, judgment and hate. We don’t have to be in the sanctuary to do that. We can do it right inside our homes.
None of these things require us to be in the sanctuary. Each one of us can uphold all of these vows even when we can’t go to the sanctuary. With your help, the church will survive this pandemic, and with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service and your witness, the world will be reminded of what the Church is all about. Amen!
Peace and Blessings, Reverend Dave
*NEW!! You can now give to our church online with one-time payments, or recurring payments by clicking here!!
THE CHURCH BUILDING IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, BUT WORSHIP AND MISSION NEVER STOP!
*Reverend Dave will be on Facebook Live at 11am every Sunday morning offering an online worship service.
To view our conference's guidelines for reopening churches, you may click here.