About the Greenup United Methodist Church
The Greenup United Methodist Church is a small-membership church nestled between the knolls of the Appalachian Mountain Range and the Ohio River at Greenup, Kentucky. Approximately 60 people worship every Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. in a modern state of the art sanctuary. The church features a Sunday school on Sunday morning that convenes at 9:45 a.m. The Sunday school classes include children ages from pre-school to high school youth. In addition, adults enjoy a Sunday school class that studies the International Quarterly and an adult class for worshipers whose lives are touched in some way by substance abuse issues.
Opportunities in the Church
Every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m., worshipers gather in the Family Life Center to share a potluck meal that features selections from pizza to heart healthy food. At 7:00 p.m., worshipers then break up into several classes of various Bible-related topics. At the same time, the Youth Group gathers in the Youth Room. Pre-school to middle school aged children gather at the same time in the sanctuary for children’s choir practice. In the fall, the church handbell choir begins to practice preparing to play for God during Christmas and during the winter months. The church features a vocal choir that sings and practices year round. In addition, the church offers a handbell choir and and two addiction's program that have been approved by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) as evidence-based programs.
Worshipers enjoy additional opportunities for fellowship such as United Methodist Women’s group and Men’s Friday morning prayer group. Additional opportunities for fellowship include an occasional day trip to a place of interest such as the Ohio River Museum at Point Pleasant, West Virginia or Blue Licks State Park where Daniel Boone and others battled Native-Americans during the American Revolutionary War.
Opportunities outside the Church
The church supports the Cabinet for Families and Children and local drug court by providing two prevention classes for people with substance use disorders. They are Celebrating Families and Strengthening Families.
Make-up of the Church
Worshipers include a friendly variety of people from different backgrounds providing a unique blend of people who strive to worship God. The church earnestly tries to make a difference in the lives of the people who live in the community. Rev. Ronnie Highland, a student at Asbury Theological Seminary leads the church. In addition, the church hosts a community every Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm. Many of the community children and youth participate in this rich ministry. Church leaders understand the importance of lay participation in the life of the church and earnestly attempt to provide a unique blend of lay and clergy cooperation to reach out to a hurting community. The church offers an open communion on the first Sunday of each month. Please come and worship with us and make a difference for God in the community!