Welcome to Gretna United Methodist Church in Gretna, Nebraska!

Our regular website is currently offline for retooling.  We hope to have it up soon, but in the interim, here's the basic information you may be looking for.  


Welcome from Pastor Janice Japp!

Welcome to the website of Gretna United Methodist Church!  Whether you are a friend who is just checking out the latest news online, or one who is seeking a faith community to be a part of and grow in, you're in the right place.  We are a congregation of all ages and stages of our faith journeys.  We have families, step families, single adults, empty nesters, older adults, and generations of families.  Some are new to Gretna, some have been around for decades.  All are welcome here as we seek to discern the will of God for us as individuals and as a church family.  Please join us as we worship and travel on the road of life together!

Grace and Peace be with you!


Worship With Us!

Sunday Mornings, led by Pastor Janice

9:30 am - Worship • Current Bulletin

10:30 am - Fellowship Time

10:45 am - Sunday School for all ages


Holy Week & Easter Services

Sunday, April 13th – 9:30 am:  Palm Sunday Worship with a festive parade of palms, reading of the passion account from the Gospels.  Easter Extravaganza for the kids at 10:45.

Maundy Thursday, April 17th – 7:00 pm:  Beginning with a light meal in Fellowship Hall, we offer an event in the spirit of Jesus’ feast with his friends at Passover.

Good Friday, April 18th – 7:00 pm: A Tenebrae Service to remember Christ’s passion for us on the cross with Scripture readings, reflections, and music.

Sunday, April 20th – Easter Sunday:  HE IS RISEN!

6:30 am – Sunrise Service

9:30 am & 11:00 am – Easter Worship Services


All are welcome to worship with us, dressed up or dressed down.  We practice Open Communion.  The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or of the local congregation.  The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ’s love and seeks to lead a new life of peace and love.


Youth Activities

Senior High Youth Group (S.W.A.T.) meets Sunday Mornings at 10:45 and Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm

Middle School Youth Group (Team 4:12) meets Sunday Mornings at 10:45 and Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm


Vacation Bible School 2014 – Weird Animals!  July 21st – July 25th, 2014

In just a few short months, our church will be getting wild as we begin a unique adventure at Weird Animals VBS! Kids will worship God through songs and prayer, and crafts and games while they discover life-changing Bible truths in fun and memorable ways.  Registration for kids is now open at! Get a free t-shirt if you register them by May 31st.  We are also in need of volunteers to help.  Volunteers may also register on the same site.


Locate Us

We are located on the east side of Gretna, just south of Gretna High School on 204th Street.

11457 S 204th Street

Gretna, NE 68028


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Office Administrator Amy Jensen


Contact Us

Phone:  402.332.3213



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For More Information

Our Current Newsletter

Our Church Brochure

Our Youth Brochure