Our 11:00 Sunday morning is “upbeat traditional”. We have a choir, and use hymnals. Preaching is from the Bible, with application for what it means in our own situation. We testify that God is at work for good in our lives, in our neighborhood, and in the world.
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Gray Memorial United Methodist Church is a smaller-membership United Methodist congregation located on Old Bainbridge Road just north of Tharpe at the corner of Yaupon. We think of our smaller size as an advantage for building relationships and welcoming new people. We welcome you to give us a try.
Our campus is at 2201 Old Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32303. For more help finding or contacting us firstname.lastname@example.org
Our home area is roughly the south half of the 32303 ZIP code, bounded by Tharpe Street on the south, Mission Road on the west, Fred George Road on the north, and North Monroe Street on the east.
We are here to To grow in Christ as we love and serve God and Neighbors.
- Our nursery is up and running at 9:30 on Sunday mornings.
- Sunday school for children and adults begins at 9:30.
- Morning worship is at 11:00. See our Preaching & Worship page.
A new Methodist church was organized on November 7, 1965 at a service held at Saint Paul’s Methodist Church by Dr. Robert C. Homes and was to be situated on the corner of Old Bainbridge Road and Yaupon Avenue. Thirteen members began the congregation of Gray Memorial Methodist Church. Construction of a church facility on three acres of land was begun by Deeb Builders in December of that same year. The three acres was sold to the Florida Annual Conference for the sum of $10 by Mr. and Mrs. Sy Deeb.
The consecration service for Gray Memorial was held February 13, 1966 and was conducted by Bishop James W. Henley, presiding bishop of the Florida Annual Conference.
About United Methodism
The United Methodist Church is a Protestant Christian denomination with 11 million professing members and 55,000 clergy members worldwide. The Methodist movement began in Industrial-Revolution England in the 18th century under the leadership of John Wesley and others. Here is Wesley’s own account:
“In the latter end of the year 1739 eight or ten persons came to Mr. Wesley, in London, who appeared to be deeply convinced of sin, and earnestly groaning for redemption. They desired, as did two or three more the next day, that he would spend some time with them in prayer, and advise them how to flee from the wrath to come, which they saw continually hanging over their heads. That he might have more time for this great work, he appointed a day when they might all come together, which from thenceforward they did every week, namely, on Thursday in the evening. To these, and as many more as desired to join with them (for their number increased daily), he gave those advices from time to time which he judged most needful for them, and they always concluded their meeting with prayer suited to their several necessities.
“This was the rise of the United Society, first in Europe, and then in America. Such a society is no other than ‘a company of men having the form and seeking the power of godliness, united in order to pray together, to receive the word of exhortation, and to watch over one another in love, that they may help each other to work out their salvation.'”
United Methodism is “connectional”. John Wesley deployed his preachers and gathered them for conferences. Each local congregation is connected to the whole through an organization that includes the General (worldwide) Church, Annual (regional) Conferences, and Districts. Gray Memorial is a part of the Florida Annual Conference and of that Conference’s North West District.
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