Annual Community Events

TRUNK OR TREAT - October 29, 2016

1100 McCall Road (SR 776)
Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte, FL 33981

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BARN, CRAFTS, JEWELRY & BAKE SALE - November 11-12, 2016

1100 McCall Road (SR 776)
Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte, FL 33981

Find your Treasures at the Holiday Sales at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church! There’s no telling what you’ll find at the Men’s Club Barn Sale. The Crafty Ladies will show off their wares at the Crafts Sale. Jewelry will be sold at the Choir fundraiser. Lunch will be offered from 11am to 2pm, and for dessert, purchase something from the Bake Sale. Join us to find out exactly what’s available on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, from 9am to 3pm each day. GCUMC is located at 1100 McCall Road (Route 776) in Port Charlotte, just three-quarters of a mile south of the Myakka River. For more information, contact us at (941) 697-1747 or

THANKSGIVING DINNER - November 24, 2016

1100 McCall Road (SR 776)
Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte, FL 33981


Each year Gulf Cove UMC offers a Thanksgiving Dinner to our community. The dinner is free. Last year we served over 600 people in our community and more are expected this year. The sit-down dinner is offered from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM on Thanksgiving day. Takeout meals and some limited delivery to shut-ins are also available. This year Don Teague, Charles Hilton & Ralph Calladine have stepped up to oversee the dinner.

Volunteer opportunities abound for those wishing give of their time on this special day. Would you please signup? ... forms are located on the counter at the back of the sanctuary or call the office 941-697-1747. Volunteers will be needed to roast & carve turkey, cut vegetables, deliver meals to those who have requested them, setup and decorate tables, clean tables, make pies, clean pots, wash dishes and the very many other chores that are required to provide this outreach service to our community, to say nothing of getting the church set up again for worship services.

View the 2014 Thanksgiving Day Dinner Activities

January 27, 2017

Roasting Pig

Pig Pickin' & Cookie Dash

Friday, January 27, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Dine In *** Drive Thru

Pork Plate Plate Prepared On Site by Chef Alfred

A selection of Secret Sauces

Generous Portions

Tickets available at the church office $10 per plate - Cookies $5 per container.
1100 McCall Road (SR 776)
Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Phone: 941-697-1747

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Pig Pickin Truck

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Pig Meister

The Pig Meister

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Cut and Pull

Time to cut & pull!

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February 17-18, 2017

1100 McCall Road (SR 776)
Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte, FL 33981

Friday, February 17 & Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Over ninety vendors and thousands of visitors lead to a very successful show!

Searching for that distinctive handcrafted gift or decorative item? You’re sure to find what you’re looking for at our unique extravaganza – art, photography, woodworking, jewelry, quilting, ceramics, clothing, handbags, and more! Beverages, snacks, and lunch will be available. Vendors were inside, outside, on the porch, and everywhere else we could squeeze them in.

Here are some pictures from the 2015 event!

Jewelry Plants Food Vendors Stange livestock Inside vendors Various sealife Shells Parking Transport Woodwork Candles Carving Table Kitchen Servers

Don't wait to sign up ... booths sell out quickly.

Download - 2017 Arts and Crafts Vendor ApplicationAdobe pdf

EASTER EGG HUNT - April 8, 2017

1100 McCall Road (SR 776)
Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte, FL 33981

Join us between 10:00 a.m. and noon.

Kids delight in the search! Eggs are hidden around our church yard.

Bounce House Easter Egg Hunt Easter Baskets

June 12-16 Monday - Friday
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

1100 McCall Road (SR 776)
Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte, FL 33981

Both kids and adults enjoy the varied activities and classes!

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Take a peek at some of our past activities!