Announcements
  • GHUUMC 147 HOMECOMING CELEBRATION


  • 24-Hr Prayer Line!

    The Baltimore-Washington Conference prayer line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 800-936-6893. Sponsored by the United Methodist Men of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.


  • Get Plugged In: I Want to Join this Church!

     If you are interested in joining Good Hope Union United Methodist Church, please visit our "Get Plugged In Now" table located in the Narthex to sign-up for our next New Members Introductory Class or contact our New Members Coordinator, Bro. David Marston at secretaryghu@goodhopeunion.org for more information. Blessings!


  • Celebrating the Gift of Salvation!

    Beloved, we want to celebrate the gift of God's salvific love (salvation) with you! If you have professed Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior for the first time this year, please let us know. We are excited about God at work in You! If you are uncertain, we are here for you as well. God loves all people and desires for all to live in the abundance of God's life-giving power. As people of faith, we want to stand with you, to encourage you, and to equip you for the journey ahead. Please send us an e-mail at secretaryghu@goodhopunion.org with your name and contact information or call the church office so that we can share the next steps with you. We praise God for your decision and look forward to our time together!


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Upcoming Events
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24

SUN
Sunday School Bible Institute
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Sunday School for All Ages!
Prayer
10:45 AM
SEP

25

MON
Hear My Prayer
Will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Sunday immediately following services.
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26

TUE
Hear My Prayer
Will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Sunday immediately following services.
Daughters of the King - will not meet on 6/27/2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Young-Adult Bible Study
SEP

27

WED
OCT

01

SUN
Sunday School Bible Institute
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Sunday School for All Ages!
Prayer
10:45 AM
OCT

02

MON
Free Community Dinner
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
OCT

04

WED
Bible Search
Youth Ministry
Chairperson/Coordinator: Sheila Thorpe

Youth Ministries Coordinator work with other church and community leaders to address the needs of youth and maximize opportunities so that all youth grow in strength and wisdom. Youth ministry shall be for, with, and by youth. Youth in your congregation and community will grow in faith as Christian disciples.

Spiritual Gifts and Qualifications Helpful for the Job 

  • The youth coordinator benefits from having one or more of these spiritual gifts:  servanthood, teaching, exhortation (encouragement), leadership, administration, helping, and shepherding. This leader should show evidence of passion for youth ministry, prior effective ministry leadership, and evidence of active and growing discipleship. This person demonstrates a basic knowledge of youth development.
  • Useful skills for this position are the ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and the ability to work with other adults, youth ministry leaders, and youth. Other skills needed include the ability to delegate responsibility and follow up to complete tasks.
  • This leader should show genuine interest in responding to the needs and concerns of youth in the community.

Responsibilities of the Position

  • The coordinator of youth ministry will be attentive to the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth in the community to determine how the congregation might serve them and their families and how they might serve one another as Christian disciples and good neighbors. This person will identify key people in the congregation and community for collaboration and advocacy for young people’s issues.
  • The coordinator needs to be familiar with the congregation’s overall goals and how they are achieved through the congregation’s ministry by, with, and for youth.
  • This leader will advocate that all youth are welcome. The coordinator will raise congregational awareness of the needs and contributions of youth in the community and the world.
  • The coordinator will promote the understanding of Christian vocation in daily life in work with youth, building understanding of God’s call for all Christians.
  • The coordinator will advocate for quality leaders and excellent mentors who encourage young people to develop their own gifts, skills, strengths, and ideas.
  • The coordinator will be informed of and follow the conference child safety policies, procedures, and requirements that are to be followed by the local church.
  • The coordinator will work with others to plan and carry out ministry by, with, and for youth in varied and wide-ranging programs that include worship, study, fellowship, service opportunities, and others.
  • The coordinator will intentionally communicate with organizations, people, and resources in the community that relate to youth and seek to connect the congregation with the community for a strong program.
  • The coordinator will guide the work of the youth leadership team (if organized) throughout the year, including planning its agendas and presiding at its meetings.
  • The coordinator will work with other leaders to learn about curriculum and other resources available for youth in order to help teachers and group leaders select appropriate resources for study and growth.

 

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