Sisters and Brothers of Garber Church:
The reports are for difficult weather through this weekend.
Our wonderful site team has diligently prepared our
properties for the storm and, hopefully,
for Sunday services and Sunday School.
We will decide our Sunday schedule once we see the
impact of the weather.
For now, we expect to hold services and Sunday School. However, this may change. We will post our changes to Facebook.com/GarberUMC and, if possible, the Church webpage.
Remember you can use your cell phone data plan to check these sites even if you are without electric power.
If we do hold worship services, please judge carefully whether you should attend. Some members can walk to Garber. Others must drive. If your situation is not safe, take time devotionally with the Lord and take in streaming if that is possible.
May the Lord God keep you in wonderful care, and may He deliver us and all our neighbors safely through the storm.
Posted January 20, 2022 at noon
With the rapid advances in the changing of COVID protocols, business, churches, and schools
are making many decisions that are not to be taken lightly.
Garber Church staff has tried its best to balance physical safety
and the spiritual well-being of our congregation during this COVID season.
Thank you for your participation and cooperation in such times.
8am Worship in the Sanctuary
The 11am Worship service in Morris Hall
**Mask wearing is encouraged and social distancing is elective**
Additionally, please join us for our Weekly Communion Service: Wednesdays at 5pm in the Sanctuary
We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about Garber Church and worshiping with us.
Please visit our NEW TO GARBER page
to learn more about our church, and how you can connect with us.
For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples. --Isaiah 56:7
During the first twelve weeks of 2022, Garber Church
invites persons to commit to pray for an hour a week in the Church Parlor (on the Sanctuary Campus).
Prayer guides and materials will be made available in the parlor.
Persons would commit to pray for an hour a week during the 12 week period
beginning the week of January 9 and ending Friday, April 1.
You can sign up to pray alone, or with a friend to pray with you.
The times available are Monday-Thursday from 7am to 4pm.
The last time slot would finish at 5pm.
Friday times are from 7am to 11am.
The last time slot would finish at noon.
The times offered would allow for a staff member or members to be present on campus for added safety.
If you have any questions, please email Pastor Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org
^Download the registration form above to sign up! Turn in the form to the front office at the church.
Garber Church will be participating in the New Bern Sunday School League in Spring 2022. Registration forms can be picked up in the church office or found at the bottom of the homepage at connect2garber.com. If you have any questions about the Garber teams, you can email email@example.com. Registration forms are due February 24th.
$25 for T-ball
$40 for Rookie
$45 for Minor
$50 for Major
The amount of teams in each league will depend on the amount of people signed up for each.
If you are interested in coaching a team for Garber Baseball, please contact Jacob Hardin at firstname.lastname@example.org. All coaches need to be members of Garber UMC, and be willing to go through Safe Sanctuary training if they have not already done so.
In this continued season of the COVID-19, we look to the Word for guidance. In 1 John, we are instructed to love as Jesus loves and with that, we have modified several aspects of our ministry here at Garber Church:
- When indoors at Garber Church, we highly encouraging mask wearing.
- The staff and nursery workers will wear masks, as a means to protect everyone, including our children and unvaccinated adults.
- We will be revisiting the physical setup of many of our spaces to allow for more social distancing.
- Garber Church was very blessed to install an ionization system to make our air cleaner and less hospitable to airborne pathogens. Your generosity enabled us to install this equipment in every air handling system in the entire facility on both sides of our campus.
Know that it is never our intent to cease gathering as the Body of Christ for Worship. Please join us in ardent prayer that our God will see to end this COVID-19 pandemic. His divine hand is in everything. Remember that as we err on the side of caution, please treat others with respect and grace.
Thanks be to God for his mercies each and every day. May He hold you and keep you, as we continue to seek to do His will.
Unable to join us in person? Worship with us us online!
If you missed a Worship Service, or would like to share this week's Worship time with a friend,
the services are recorded and stored online just go to the streaming page to see the current LIVE service or view previous services. This is a great resource for those that are ill or unable to join us,
and for folks who are curious about Garber to learn more about our gatherings.
Please remember: this is no substitute for actually being present with the body of Christ in Worship,
Worship isn't something we can consume on a computer screen,
but something we offer up together as a gathered people.
We pray this resource will bless you and your family.