Sermon Series on Prayer

A new sermon series on prayer begins on July 7thand runs all month in our 11 a.m. Sanctuary Service. I hope you will bring a friend with you. I can think of no opportunity more fortunate, or joy filled ministry available to us, than to do God’s work in prayer. In fact, Oswald Chambers once wrote, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work. Prayer is the greater work.” This greater work is at the heart of being a church.
– Pastor Dennis


The Scott Family at Gray UMC

Join us March 31st at 11am as The Scott Family, a Southern Gospel Music group from Greene County, TN, leads us in an all music worship service. This is a Fifth Sunday combined worship event and will be followed by a lunch. Come and join us!



Blue Christmas Worship Experience

Blue Christmas

Saturday, December 22, at 7pm

 

These past two months and, presently, December have presented us with three holidays, Halloween/All Saints Day, Thanksgiving and Advent/Christmas.  Each holiday has brought its own emotional expectation.  Halloween/All Saints leaves us with the wonderment of the afterlife, Thanksgiving helps us ponder gratitude and Advent/Christmas help us prepare for a God who comes in the most unexpected ways.  The thought of mixing all three together takes away from each.

This is especially true with Christmas.  Christmas has such a family, cozy, secure feeling attached to it.  Just as you could not imagine mixing this vision with Halloween or Thanksgiving, how could you mix it with a funeral?  Yet that is where many of our family and friends find themselves every year.  Many have suffered a death of a loved one, a divorce, a job loss or a new challenge of living with cancer.  (These are just a few, life presents us with many more.)  Merriment around these situations can be like salt on an open wound, reminding them of what was and what will never be. 

 

That is why Gray United Methodist Church will be offering a Blue Christmas worship experience.  On the longest night of the year, Saturday December 22, Gray UMC will open its doors at 7pmTears will be welcome as we longingly read God’s promises, recite the words of our ancient brothers and sisters and sing songs of hope.  Each participant will be invited to come forward and light a candle to represent their loss.  Our worship will be a reflective place for all who grieve and honor the human emotions that surround loss.  Our time together will represent our long struggle before the light of Christ shines fully.  We invite you to join us, Saturday December 22 at 7pm in our chapel for a worship experience entitled “Blue Christmas”….Pastor Amy



“The Gifts of Christmas”, 11am Sanctuary Sermon Series

“The Gifts of Christmas”

Sundays at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

 
This Advent season at 11 a.m. in the Traditional Service at Gray UMC pastor Dennis Flaugher is doing a four-week sermon series on the four gifts of Christmas Jesus brings to our world … his gifts of hope, peace, joy, love.  These are the gifts God brings to us. What we do with them is our gift back to God. Come and worship with us as we light a different candle each Sunday to symbolize these four wonderful gifts of this holy and blessed Christmas season.


Milligan College Concert Choir and Orchestra- Sept 30th

The Milligan College Concert Choir and Orchestra

 
The Milligan College Concert Choir, Heritage Choir and Orchestra will provide the music for an all music worship service at Gray United Methodist Church in Gray, Tennessee, on Sunday, September 30, at 11 a.m.  
 
Please join us for a wonderful worship service with a lunch to follow.
 
Read the official press release here.
 
Find us at 2108 Oak St, Gray TN 37615
 

 Milligan College Choir

Milligan College Concert Choir

The Milligan College Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble that proudly upholds a long tradition of choral excellence within the Christian liberal arts context of the college. Read more…



The Solid Rock Quartet, July 1st at 11am

11am Sanctuary Worship Service
 
We are thrilled to have The Solid Rock Quartet, founded at Tennessee Tech University, be a part of our 11am Sanctuary Worship Service on July 1st.
 
…Finding their beginnings in late 2017, Mitchell Snapp (Bass), Wes Hutton (Baritone), Trey Belcher (Lead), and Addison Walden (Tenor) found their voice and decided to follow God’s call  to sing in churches and events all over the area. We would like to thank all of those who have supported us thus far and pray for your continued support in the future. As always, we hope that something we say, sing, or do will be a blessing to you, and we pray that God will use us to speak to you in some way. 
 
 


Upcoming Sundays in May at the 11am Sanctuary Service

Special Celebrations during May for the 11am Sanctuary Worship Service

  • May 6th… Sacrament of Holy Communion
  • May 13th… Ascension Sunday and Mother’s Day Celebration
  • May 20th… Pentecost Sunday Celebration
  • May 27th… Memorial Day Celebration

 



Gray UMC 11am Sanctuary Service 4-1-2018

Watch our 11am Sanctuary Easter Worship Service.
 


11am Sanctuary Service 3-25-2018 (Passion Sunday)

Watch the 11am service from 3-25-2018 which includes “The Final Hours”- A suite for Holy week performed by the choir with Cherylonda Fitzgerald on the Cello, Amy Blumberg on flute and Melissa Powers on Piano.