This Week at Gaither UMC 12/8 – 12/16


ACOLYTES – Kesi Mertz. 12/16 – Veda Doxzen.

GREETERS – Charles & Pauline Rosier.  12/16 – Tom & Joyce Arnold.

LITURGISTS – Jessica Steeves. 12/16 – Patty Doxzen.

UMYF TonightRegular Meeting – 6:00 – 8:00 PM


DETERRA DRUG DEACTIVATION BAGS – The Carroll County Health Department has provided bags to safely and environmentally dispose of pills, liquids, and patches. Once the medication is deactivated, bags can be tossed in the trash can.  These bags are NOT to be used with drugs having specific disposal instructions or for needles.  Bags are located in the Social Hall labeled “Opioid Prevention Coalition” or can be obtained from the church office.

DECEMBER MISSION PROJECTAdopt-A Family – We will continue to  collect gift cards from Walmart and grocery stores in the Eldersburg area.  If the families have a specific need, a list will be provided and can be found in the designated mission information area.  Monetary donations are also welcome and items or gift cards will be purchased.  Your check may be made payable to GUMC, memo’d “Adopt-A-Family.”  We will collect up to the week before Christmas to allow the family to purchase their needed items.


BOARD OF CHILD CARE  – Please look for collection envelopes in your bulletin. Also, detailed information concerning the Board of Child Care can be found in the designated mission information area.


CHRISTMAS MAILBOX Gaither’s Christmas mailbox opens TODAY! Please drop off your Christmas cards, for Gaither church members only, on the table as you enter the Fellowship Hall.  Don’t’ forget to pick up your cards each Sunday after worship service.  Thank you!



Mon., 12/10                Prayer Circle Small Group – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary

A.A. Meeting – 8:30 PM – Social Hall

Tues., 12/11               No DISCIPLE Class

Transitions – 6:30 PM

Weds., 12/12           Advent Light Dinner & Study – 6:00 PM – Social Hall

Thurs., 12/13             Lunch Bunch Small Group Bible Study – 11:30 AM – Rm. 202/204

Fri., 12/14 A.A. Meetings – 7:00 PM – Social Hall

8:30 PM – Social Hall

Sat., 12/15                  U. M. Women’s Christmas Brunch – 10:00 – 1:00 PM  St. Paul’s Social Hall

                                     Grace & Addiction Dinner – 3:00 PM – St. Paul’s Social Hall


3:00 PM –  Children’s Service                      St. Paul’s

5:00 PM –  Family Service                            St. Paul’s

7:00 PM –  Candlelight Service   Gaither

9:00 PM – Candlelight Service    St. Paul’s