Our Church

Gum Spring UMC is a community of loving, faithful Christians who are called to love, worship and serve as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Come join the family of God!



Gum Spring United Methodist Church has been serving the Gum Spring area since 1857. Located in Louisa County but very close to Goochland County, we’re about 20 minutes west of the Short Pump area, and about 45 minutes east of downtown Charlottesville.

Our worship services are at 8:45 am and 11:00 am each Sunday, except the 5th Sunday in a month. On the 5th Sunday we have a single combined Worship Service at 11:00 am. Sunday School classes for all ages are at 9:45 am every Sunday. Nursery care is available during each service and during Sunday School. We celebrate Holy Communion (open to all seeking the presence of Christ) on the first Sunday of each month.

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Maundy Thursday Service was April 2, at 7:00p.m. at Bethel UMC. They hosted the drama entitled, "The Last Supper" written by the late Reverend Ernest K. Emurian. This awe-inspiring evening provided a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to experience this compelling drama of Jesus' last gathering with his disciples before his suffering and crucifixion. The cast included some of our very own Gum Spring Family: Owen Taylor, Mark Monson, and Rick Rowe.

Friday, April 3, Good Friday, Worship at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 4, Sunrise Service Rehearsal; Stop Hunger Now Event - We packaged well over 14,000 meals in about two hours. Easter Egg Hunt at 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 5, Easter Sunday. Sunrise Service at 7:00 a.m. by our Youth, followed by breakfast. Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. worship service.

Thursday, April 16, Seniors meeting at 10:00am.

Saturday, April 18, Men's Breakfast at 8:00am.

Saturday, April 25, the Youth will be earning money for their mission trips cleaning up at the race at RIR from 1:00 to 10:00pm.

Wednesday, April 29, Wonderful Wednesday, Community Feast, 5:30-7:00pm. This family-style dinner is usually held on the 4th wednesday of every month, Come One, Come All, for a night of food and fellowship! There is no charge.

We have many more exciting activities, and hope you will join us as we grow in faithful discipleship. For a complete calendar of activities Click Here

Call us for more information at (804) 556-3494. For more contact options, click here.

We are a part of the Goochland Christian Churches Association. They have a list of county churches and activities on their web site.

Click here for Louisa County social services resources,

May the peace of Christ be with you!




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