News and Events



Hospitality Stewards: Harold & Lucy Dursch have been delivering the donuts and milk to the church for nearly 10 years! They will be “retiring” from this volunteer position as soon as we can find a replacement. If you enjoy having donuts & milk/coffee each week please consider stepping up to help out. We purchase the donuts & milk from Fresh Market in Germantown. It will be an easy pick-up. Please join us in thanking Harold & Lucy for their many years of service to the hospitality team.


St. Paul United Methodist Church – Tuesday Lunch:

GUMC will be participating in the St. Paul United Methodist Church – Tuesday lunch program on 03 July 18.  We will need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal to over 200 folks.  We need to confirm food preparers and servers plus any and all extra help required.  We will be preparing the meal on Sunday, 01 July 18, starting @ approximately 11:30 a.m.   We need all potato peelers on hand….potato salad for 200 takes a village…


We will be departing the church on Tuesday, 03 July 18, @ 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!  This is an “extra” special meal for these folks in the Huffman district of Dayton and GUMC rocks it out! 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 or email  This is an awesome opportunity to reach out into the community and put your hands, feet and hearts to work.


Next New Member Class: Our next New Member class will be held Sunday, July 15th from 3:30-7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall at the church. The class will look at what the Church is about, who Jesus is, who we are as United Methodists, and what it means to be a member. Dinner will be provided. If you are interested, contact the church office at 937-855-2102 or email Gary at

United Methodism at a Crossroads: The United Methodist Church is at a crossroads. A Special Called General Conference will be held this coming February to attempt to find a way forward but acts of disobedience of the Book of Discipline and diametrically opposed views threaten schism in the denomination. Pastor Gary will be leading a session on Sunday, July 8th from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall which will review what has brought us to this point, the issues and suggested proposals in light of Scripture and the Book of Discipline.


Save the Date: July 27-29

Germantown UMC Camp Meeting


Mission: In June donated items will be going to St. Paul UMC/Dayton. This mission accepts clothing and household items. Please place items in the right hand closet as you enter the church. Be sure that you have them marked “Missions” to avoid any confusion. If you have a large quantity of donations, please contact Dale or Robin White before bringing to the church.


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. There is a basket inside the front doors for your food donations.


Sonshine In A Bag:**Please continue donating throughout the summer so that supplies are available as soon as school begins in mid-August. ** There are now 177 children receiving food assistance through Sonshine In A Bag at Valley View Schools! That is an increase of 99 children. Sonshine In A Bag is accepting donations of 18 oz. jars of peanut butter & 19 oz. squeeze bottles of jelly. We have been asked to concentrate on these two items which are given out each week. They are also in need of plastic grocery bags. If you can put them into double bag sets it will be very helpful. Supplies go out as quickly as they come in. This program serves children in the Valley View School District. More information can be found in the literature rack by the office.


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.