Christian Development and Discipleship Opportunities
Adult Community Church
Gray Memorial is primarily an adult community church. By that we mean that we are in the life-cycle where our membership consists of adult members ranging in age from the early 20’s to the cheerful 80’s and beyond!
Therefore, we offer ministries that cater to and are participated in by adult Christians.
We actively sponsor organizations that specifically work with children, so we do our best to make sure we serve the full range of persons with Christian love.
For our adults, besides weekly worship opportunities, we offer a Zoom based Bible study led by a congregation member on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. If you are interested in joining that study, please contact Todd Clark at [email protected] to receive the necessary credentials for the Zoom meeting.
There is a 2nd weekly Bible study at 10 am on Thursday mornings led by John Rogers. Contact John at [email protected] for information about area of study.
The Sunshine Class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:45am before our main worship service. This is a lively and seasoned group of Christian ladies who seek and share alike as they study God’s word.
Seasonally, we offer Advent and Lenten studies that usually are 5-6 weekly sessions held on Sunday afternoons in our Sanctuary. These will also be offered on Zoom going forward. Please contact the church office at 850/385-6441 for Zoom info.
Gray Memorial UMC participates in local and specific ministries by partnering with organizations that have shown an ability to reach those on the margins.
We do this by being active in giving of time and resources to local organizations such as Grace Mission, Big Bend Front Porch at Calvary Methodist UMC, and ECHO in Tallahassee, as well as the United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise, Florida.
We invite members and friends alike to give of the their time and resources to help these worthwhile endeavors that help those in our community and state who are less-fortunate and are grateful for Christ’s love to be shared with them.
The Big Give
For many years Gray Memorial had a community yard sale to raise funds to support missions. Some years ago, it was decided to not price any of the items just let people make an offer. We also allowed persons in need to simply take whatever items they found that they could use but could not afford. The result was that some working poor were able to get household items for free and others could pick up some things for simply making a donation based on what they felt the items were worth.
We ended up helping our mission partners, those in our local community who just needed some assistance, AND we made more that before to support our mission projects!
We typically hold this event in May or June. It has become a tradition in the northwest Tallahassee community. A bake sale is normally held at the same time. The date is usually set in January of each year.