This Week at Gaither UMC 4/7 – 4/14


ACOLYTE Kesi Mertz. 4/14 – TBD.

GREETERS – Dawn Akozer.  4/14 – Jeff & Valli Adams.

LITURGISTS –  Amanda Miller. 4/14 – Valli Adams.

UMYF Last Sunday Lenten Study – 5:30 – 7 PM; Regular Meeting – 7-8 PM


APRIL MISSION PROJECTBLESSING BAGS – Items will be collected to make Blessing Bags which will be distributed in Baltimore during one of the monthly Selfless Saturday events.  A pull-off poster will be in the back of the church requesting needed items and amounts.  You may also make a monetary donation (written out to GUMC, memo’d Blessings Bags), for items to be purchased for the bags.


PICTORIAL DIRECTORY PICTURES – Pictures for our new directory will take place on the following dates in Room 202/204 so “mark your calendars!”

Mon.,         May 13      2-9 PM                        Thurs.,      June 6       2-9 PM

Tues.,        May 14      2-9 PM                        Fri.,           June 7         2-9 PM

Weds.,      May 15      2-9 PM                        Sat.,           June 8       10-5 PM

Instructions to register will be forthcoming next week!


WOMEN’S MINI-RETREAT Will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM in St. Paul’s Sunday School basement. Our theme is:  Practicum (1) – Living the Beloved.

How does knowing the truth that we are beloved affect our daily life and relationship with God?  This truth frees us to live our destiny.  How can we apply and practice that truth?  This mini-retreat will teach us to activate the truth on a practical level.  If you want freedom in your life or want to be equipped to help others, come and learn together.  Please register by Sun., April 21 by emailing the church office at:


GAITHER’S SHRED DAY/HANGING BASKET SALEWill be held on Saturday, May 4 from 1-4 PM.  The Shred Mill will accept all types of paper.  Your support of this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated.

ST. PAUL’S/GAITHER SCHOLARSHIPNEXT Sunday is the deadline to apply for the Parish Scholarship. Scholarship applications are still available on the narthex table for all youth of the Sykesville Parish. If you have any questions, please contact Wayne or Fran Straitz at 410-781-6146 and leave a message.


BW CONFERENCE SEEDS OF SECURITY GOLF TOURNAMENT & GALA – Will be held on Monday, April 22 from 12 Noon to 5:00 PM at Hobbits Glen Golf Club in Howard County followed by a benefit gala on Friday, at 7:00 PM in the Turn House Restaurant on Hobbits Glen grounds.  This event will support educating, advocating, resourcing, and providing safe havens for survivors of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence.  To register for golf or attend the gala please visit:



TODAY                      The Chili Potato Sale has been moved to Sun., 4/14!

U.M. Women’s Meeting – 12:15 PM – Social Hall

Confirmation Class – 12:15 PM – Rm. 202/204

Lenten Study – 5:30 – 7:00 PM – Social Hall

Mon., 4/8                  Prayer Circle Small Group – 7:00 PM – Sanctuary

A.A. Meeting – 8:30 PM – Social Hall

Tues., 4/9                   Transitions – 6:30 PM

Thurs., 4/11               Lunch Bunch Bible Study – 11:30 AM (Lunch) 12-1 (Study) Rm. 202/204

Higher Steps – 12:30 – 1:30 PM – Social Hall

Fri., 4/12                     A.A. Meeting – 7:00 PM – Social Hall, 8:30 PM – Social Hall

Sun., 4/14                   Palm Sunday

Deadline for the Sykesville Parish Scholarship

Chili Potato Sale

Last Confirmation Class


Holy Week Services

Holy (Maundy) Thursday            12:00 Noon & 7 PM at St. Paul’s

Good Friday                                 12:00 Noon & 7 PM at Gaither


Sat., 4/20 Grace & Addiction Dinner – 6:00 PM – Social Hall


Sun., 4/21                                                       Easter Sunday Services

9:15 AM Contemporary Service                St. Paul’s

9:30 AM Traditional Service                      Gaither

11:00 AM Traditional Service                      St. Paul’s