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Don’t have time for a formal church service on Ash Wednesday?  Then visit Gulf Cove United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 14, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., where you can drive through for Ashes to Go and free coffee


If you do have time in the evening, please join us for our traditional Ash Wednesday service at 5:00 p.m. 


For more information, contact the church at (941) 697-1747 or GulfCoveUMC@gmail.com


Gulf Cover UMC invites you and your family to a free showing of…the movie will be “Finding Ohana”!  It will be shown Friday, February 16, at 6:00 PM inside the church.

Free popcorn will be available.

BYO snacks and drinks.  Please no kids drop off.

Come, relax and enjoy.

All are invited to Boy Scout Troop 776’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser.  It will be held at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 24, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  

The menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, meat sauce or regular pasta sauce, dessert, and a drink (water, tea, or coffee). 

 Tickets are $15 for adults and youth over 12, and $8 for children 5-12.  Kids under 5 eat free.  Tickets may be obtained in advance from Michelle at 941-716-2918, or by visiting the church office (941-697-1747) Monday through Thursday.  Tickets will also be available at the door on February 24.  

See you there!

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 Temporarily Closing

The Closet is open every Saturday from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, in #C building, with free closing for all ages. 

However, because of damage caused by Hurricane Ian, the last day the Closet will be open is Saturday, May 20. 

After the necessary repairs are made to the building, we WILL reopen.  We will not be able to accept any donations until we reopen.

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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We all know that feeling when you realize the Pastor’s sermon is talking about what you are going through. As Pastor Mike starts his sermons…”may the words that come from the tip of my tongue be words we need to hear today.”