Located at: 312 Gilman Ave. in Historic Harmar Village within the city limits of Marietta, OH.

Church office: 740-373-6478

Office hours: Mon-Fr 9-Noon

Rev. Douglas Thompson

We offer a Sunday morning service at 10:30 am

Dress is casual – jeans and a t-shirt are fine

Children’s Sunday School is temporarily closed due to COVID Safety Rules

Adult Bible Study 9:15 AM


About Gilman United Methodist Church

The Gilman United Methodist Church has been serving Christ and the people of Marietta since 1799 with the arrival of the first Methodist circuit rider from Virginia.  Like many new congregations, it met in homes and public buildings (the Old Harmar School) until 1833 when its first church building (Crawford Chapel) was built in Harmar.  In 1895, a new church was built at 312 Gilman Avenue and the church was renamed the Gilman Avenue Methodist Church.

Gilman’s vision for its work in our community is “to claim our community for Christ one person at a time,” for we believe that every person is precious and important to God.  We welcome all who come with the open arms of Christ.  We are an active and vital congregation which emphasizes both the growth of its members in Christ and service to our community.  From our many activities for children to our free Clothing Give-Aways, we seek to serve and grow in the love of Christ, so that all will experience the depth of God’s love


Gilman’s Core Values

We believe Christ calls us to compassionately love and care for one another, not with words alone, but with our actions. We value and practice authentic fellowship and friendship.
Matthew 22:39

We believe we are here to serve others as Christ’s representatives in the world. We value and practice both acts of mercy and justice.
Micah 6:8

We believe that spiritual growth is vital for our Christian journeys. We value and practice Christian growth experiences for people of all ages. These practices include prayer, Bible study, and worship both in community and small groups.
Roman 12:2

We believe God calls us to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We value and practice inviting and welcoming others to come and know the Love of Christ.
Mathew 28: 19-20

We believe that God’s Spirit guides our lives. We seek God’s will and direction in all decisions, plans, and action.
1 Peter 4:2

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