This Week at Gaither UMC 8/05 – 8/12


ACOLYTES – None.  8/12 – Kesi Mertz.

GREETERS – Tony & Esther Matulonis. 8/12 – The Evans Family.

LITURGISTS – None.  8/12 – Janet Boyd.


PASTOR DOUG’S SCHEDULE – Pastor Doug will be on vacation for two weeks beginning tomorrow, July 30, followed by a week-long conference.  He will be back in the office the week of August 20.  If you have a need during this time, please contact Pastor EunJoung at 240-461-4450 or


AUGUST MISSION PROJECTESCAPE Ministries– We will collect monetary donations to support families in need throughout Carroll County.  Please make your check payable to GUMC, memo’d Escape Ministries.


JUNIOR CSI ACADEMYWill take place on Tuesday evenings – 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, and 10/9 from 4-6:30 PM at the Sykesville Middle School and will be led by Sykesville Chief of Police, Michael Spaulding and our own church member, Retired Homicide Investigator, Detective Earl Kratsch.  Participants will learn fingerprinting, grid searches, and how to locate, photograph, and collect evidence while maintaining the integrity of a crime scene.  Applicants will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Applications can be obtained at the Sykesville Police Department or at


OUTSIDE WORSHIP – Join us for worship outdoors!  On Sunday evening, August 26 at 7:00 PM, we will lead worship at the historic, 150-year old Emory Grove campground in Glyndon, MD (near Reisterstown).  We will gather in the open-air roofed Tabernacle to worship and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Light refreshments will be served after the service.


GAITHER’S ANNUAL PICNIC – Will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 5:00 PM on the church grounds.  Everyone is invited for great food, fun, and fellowship.



A great big “THANK YOU” to everyone who helped out with our 2018 Vacation Bible School!  What an “AWESOME” team! Children’s lives, both in the church and our community, have been changed and touched by God’s love because of His Spirit working through each of you!



Mon., 8/6                   Prayer Circle – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary

A.A. Meeting   – 8:30 PM – Social Hall

Fri., 8/10                     The church office will be closed.

                                    A.A. Meetings – 7:00 PM – Social Hall

8:30 PM – Social Hall

 Sat., 8/11                  U.M. Women’s Meeting – 9:00 AM at Mo’s Café

Sun., 8/12                   U. M. Women’s Lemonade Social – 12:15 PM – St. Paul’s Social Hall

Gaither’s Annual Picnic – 5:00 PM – church grounds

Mon., 8/13 –               Prayer Circle – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary

A.A. Meeting – 8:30 PM – Social Hall

Tues., 8/14                 Transitions – 6:30 PM

Fri., 8/17                     The church office will be closed. 

A.A. Meetings – 7:00 PM – Social Hall

8:30 PM – Social Hall



Mark your calendars!  – St. Paul’s & Gaither Church Conferences will be held at St. Paul’s on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 1:00 PM.  In addition, the Sykesville Parish will also host 11 other church conferences at St. Paul’s, at the request of our District Superintendent, Rev. JW Park, on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM both days.