News and Events


GUMC Summer Worship Schedule: Summer worship hours will begin on Sunday, June 16th. Sunday school classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by ONE combined worship service at 10:30 a.m.


Mark Your Calendars: On Sunday, June 30th we will have a carry-in lunch immediately following worship service. You are asked to bring an entrée, side dish, salad or dessert to share. This will be a time of fellowship and good food. Get out your favorite recipes and line up ingredients. We always have a good time!  


Who needs a handyman? Ryan Smith is available for chore duty this summer. He can help with yard work, power washing, gutter cleaning, moving household items around, basically any chores that need done. Give him a call at (937) 409-5242 or (937) 231-8772 or see Ryan during church to make arrangements.


Church Camp: Summer Church Camp is one of the best experiences a child or teen could have as they grow in their faith, and we have wonderful camps in our West Ohio Conference, from Toledo to Bellefontaine to Logan. As campers experience the beauty of God’s creation through nature, our camps provide a recreational, relational and spiritual environment in which everyone can hear God’s voice calling in new ways on the journey of faith in Christ. The 2019 camp theme is “RELENTLESS!” (which Pastor Gary wrote). Our church provides camp scholarships of 50% for all who are interested. For more information, see Pastor Gary or go to If you would like to help a child or teen go to camp, you can give to our Camp Scholarship Fund; simply designate your offering to that fund.


Scholarship Applications: Application forms for the annual Luther & Nina Brewer Memorial Scholarship are available in the church office. This scholarship was established in 2004 to honor and remember Luther & Nina’s lifelong commitment to young people and the value of education. The scholarship is a $1,000.00 non-renewable gift. Applicants shall demonstrate financial need, be an active member of the Germantown United Methodist Church or Church Youth Group and have a 2.5 or greater GPA. Forms must be submitted no later than June 23rd.


St. Paul United Methodist Church – Tuesday Lunch:

GUMC will be participating in the St. Paul United Methodist Church – Tuesday lunch program on 02 July 19.  We will need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to over 200 folks.  We will need to confirm food preparers and servers plus any and all extra help required.  We will be preparing the meal on Sunday, 30 Jun 19, starting @ approximately 1:00 p.m. immediately following the combined service/carry-in lunch scheduled for that day.   We need all potato peelers on hand….potato salad for 200 takes a village… 

We will be departing the church on Tuesday, 02 July 19, @ 9:00 a.m. We plan on providing the traditional Independence Day Cookout with all the trimmings.  The folks at St. Paul have come to look forward to this GUMC offering each summer and this year is no different.  We will be bringing the grills to cook up the hamburgers and brats – baked beans and potato salad – watermelon – brownies with ice cream!  Any donations towards helping to defray the costs would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Smith at 937-231-8772.  This is an awesome opportunity to reach out into the community and put your hands, feet and hearts to work. 


Mission of the Month: During June, we will be delivering mission donations to St. Paul UMC, Dayton. This mission accepts all sizes and types of clothing, shoes, outerwear as well as household items. Please leave mission items in the coat closet near the media booth and have them clearly labeled “missions” to avoid any confusion. Thank you for helping those who are less fortunate.


Tinkerbell’s Closet Donations: Tinkerbell’s is always in need of special occasion dresses, undergarments, wraps, shoes, handbags and jewelry. We especially need plus size dresses. If you aren’t a shopper, you can make a monetary donation to Tink’s and we’ll do the shopping for you. Your support of this mission is greatly appreciated.


C.A.M.P. We accept donations of food pantry items which are delivered to C.A.M.P. in Farmersville on a monthly basis. In addition, paper products such as toilet tissue are always appreciated as well. C.A.M.P. serves families in the Farmersville, Germantown and New Lebanon communities. There is a basket inside the front door for your food donations.


Sonshine In A Bag: Sonshine In A Bag is accepting donations of 18 oz. jars of peanut butter & 19 oz. plastic squeeze bottles of jelly. We have been asked to concentrate on these two items which are given out each week. Please add these items to your weekly grocery list. Supplies go out as quickly as they come in. They have enough grocery bags at this time so you may stop bringing them in for now.


Reminders: We are collecting the “Box Tops for Education” coupons that are found on many grocery/food items. These box tops are given to Valley View Schools which are redeemed for school supplies. We also accept the pull tabs from aluminum cans for Ronald McDonald House Charities. There are containers for each of these items outside the kitchen in fellowship hall.