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YOUTH BEACH DAY

Sunday, May 26th, 11:00 A.M.

Weather Permitting

The Church Youth Group will be leaving for Stump Pass Beach around 11:00 A.M., and returning to the Church approximately 3:30 or 04:00 P.M.   

If Stump Pass Beach is too crowded, we will venture on to Englewood Beach.

Lunch will be provided; however, participants should bring some beach basics, i.e. towels, sun screen, some snacks, and ample water.

Rising 7th graders through recent High School graduates are welcome to participate.

Please contact Jackie Guerin, our Youth Director, for any further information @ 941.661.6821

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 10th thru June 14th — 5:30 to 8:30 PM

The VBS theme this year is “Scuba – Diving into Friendship with God”.  Our opening ceremony will start each evening at 5:30, followed by a free, light dinner for each VBS participant and their family members.  After dinner, the kids will go deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God.  At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about!  The kids will learn daily Bible points and key Bible verses, and watch inspiring Bible stories.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to pay for anything, but donations are gratefully accepted.  However we are limited to 60 children, so register early!

Vacation Bible School 2024
Come, Join the Fun!

As part of God’s family, and Gulf Cove’s family, your gifts, talents and time are important to us!  

We have lots of opportunities to be involved on the attached form.  Please consider these needs and your gifts prayerfully and join the fun.

This is a great way to meet people, plug into your passions and grow our ministry.

Just fill out the form and drop it in the offering plate on Sunday or drop by the office Monday through Thursday.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions.  Remember, you can sign up and treat it like a trial period. 

FLAMINGO FLOCKING ~ The Youth and Jackie Guerin, our Youth Director, are bringing back this youth fundraiser

This is such a fun way to help support our youth.  You don’t have to be a church member to be a flocker or a flockee!

 

 

Closet of Hope Re-Opens!

After a long recovery from Ian, we are happy to be re-opening our Closet of Hope.

We re-open beginning Saturday, 4/6/24!  We will be open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10AM – 1PM.
Also, the Mothers Helping Mothers Relief Trailer will continue to serve on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.  They are also open from 10AM – 1PM.

Pardon Our Dust!

Hurricane Repair Update Dec. 2023

Since the last update 7/18/23, due to conscientious work on the part of our consultants, BC Peabody, FEMA and the state of Florida have agreed that Houses of Worship coverage will include all areas used in “ministry”. This includes the sanctuary, the education wing, and the portables at GCUMC. The barn, Oaks Cove and the shed are excluded from funding by FEMA. We are very grateful for the work done on behalf of all the churches impacted and requesting FEMA assistance.

 

To date, we have completed inspection by a facilities inspector and a contents inspector. The results of these inspections will go through 2 more FEMA departments for approval before any monetary amount will be recommended. Presently we are using the preliminary reimbursement from our insurance to make repairs. Once FEMA determines the amount to “obligate” to GCUMC, we will be able to start the procurement of a General Contractor.

 

Hopefully you have noticed that the 3 remaining portables have been re-roofed and insulated with spray foam. The Trustees will select a date in the January to finish the dry walling, flooring and ceiling replacement and painting of all 3 portables. The exterior repair will be done when we are able to hire our General Contractor.

 

Last week the Barn and Oaks Cove also received new roofs. The barn had been leaking with each rainstorm. Oaks Cove was not leaking, thankfully. The remainder of Oaks Cove will also be completed by our General Contractor.

 

Most importantly our main building’s roof is under contract! CMM roofing will be installing a “roof hugger” system. This is placing a metal roof over our existing roof. It will allow us to continue using the building while work is being done. The hugger system and gables materials are to be delivered to CMM 12/15/23. The color “interstate blue” has been selected and the custom metal has been ordered. The engineering permit is nearly complete. We hope this will all be started in January.

 

Ways you can help?

  1. Pray for prompt continuation of all aspects of this process.
  2. Contact our Trustee Co-chairs: Jim Brown – 712-299-2084 or Richard Jacoby – 484-560-3412 or write your name, phone number and skills on sign-up sheet in back of sanctuary for assisting in finishing the portables interiors.
  3. Continue to give generously of your time, talents, gifts and service to furthering GCUMC’s mission and repair in order to further God’s work in our community.

Thank you for your patience and assistance during this extensive project.

 

Joan Priest – Leadership Board Chair 

 

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