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Ministries

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Church Governance/Administrative
Responsibilities/Ministries

Church Council- All boards and committees of the church make recommendations to council. All chairs of the boards/committees are members of council.

Staff Parish Relations Committee- serves as the church “personnel” committee recommends hiring, compensational and evaluations.

Trustees- oversee and maintain all church property:
Bus- maintain the church bus.
Kitchen- upkeep and stocking of supplies for the kitchen.
Parsonage- maintain of parsonage in coordination with pastor.

Communications- Newsletter; communicate to the congregation and the public via web site, newsletter and newspaper.

Finance- manage the financial system of the church including utilizing counters for offerings.
Fin. Secretary- payment of bills and entering income received-inputs data for accounting process.
Data entry- entering offering in to database.
Treasurer- maintains accounts, detailed records of church funds, complies monthly report and prepares/manages budget.

Lay Leader- Lay delegate to annual conference- represents congregation needs/concerns to pastor. Serves on Sunday School and church committees (SPRC, Council, finance, etc.)

Membership- Keeps records of membership for both Sunday School attendance and worship.

Administrative Support- Assists the church secretary with projects which need additional hands.

History- Preserves the history and keeps records up to date.

Worship Ministries/Opportunities

Sanctuary- ensure sanctuary is clean and stocked, seasonal paramons displayed, candles maintained and altar flowers are ordered and displayed. This includes extra worship services.

Communion- prepares the elements for Holy Communion and cleans after services, assists pastor in serving and/or has members available to assist with serving.

Greeters- support worship by greeting those who attend the 9am and 11am services.

Music

Chancel Choir- provides music for regular and special worship services.

Hand bell choir- practices and participates in services.

Instrumentalists- provide instrumental support in worship under direction of music director.

Children’s choir- evolving Worship.

Production- coordinated video sound and lighting for all worship services.

Educational/Christian Development

Sunday School- Two adult classes offered.

Bible Study- There is a Wednesday morning women’s study.

R.O.C.K. (K – 3rd grade) and IGNITE (4th – 6th grades)- meet Wednesdays at 5:30 pm during the school year.

FUSION (7th – 12th grades)- meet Wednesdays at 6:30 pm during the school year.

Campus ministry- encourages and supports high school graduates who enter college or military with prayer and cards/care packs and other means of staying touch.

*All who participate in children/youth ministries must complete Safe Sanctuary training includes church policy and information regarding child abuse and neglect.

 

Nurture Ministries

Provides support for members who have had surgery or had a death in the family.

Shepherds- All members are assigned a Shepherd who sends cards to family members on special occasions, phones to check on family occasionally, offers support.

Prayer Shawls- Knitted/crocheted shawls for those in need of comfort.

Prayer Warriors- Group of people who pray for those with concerns or illness.

Grace Kitchen- All are welcome to this free meal.

United Women in Faith

Membership open to all women in the church who facilitate outreach programs by supporting missions locally, nationally and internationally. Meetings are the second Monday at 1 pm for fellowship, spiritual guidance and planning for missional work. Dresses made for little girls overseas, baskets of items for nursing home residents, and prayer shawls are a few examples.

United Methodist Men

Group of men who meet on the 3rd Sunday at 8am for breakfast, fellowship and Christian studies. Missions are adopted throughout the year. Volunteers prepare breakfast and clean up.

Wood Ministry- An example of one of the UMM ministries- Cut and deliver wood to those in need of heating assistance.

 

Community Ministries

Children’s Christmas- Schools provide information about students who may not have Christmas. Congregation members ‘adopt’ a child/ren and buy Christmas gifts for them or donate money and gifts will be purchased.

Food Closet- for the month of October, this church provides volunteers to work at the Food Closet and solicits food and donations.

Summer Children’s Feeding Program- Children are provided ‘kid friendly’ foods for weekend, holidays and summer when schools are not providing meals. Donations and help are provided by churches to maintain the program.

Wood Ministry- Volunteers cut, stack and deliver wood to those in need for winter heat.

 



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