Opportunities to Help at Churchhoward thurman quote 2

do you have musical talents?  do you care about sharing your love and faith with the next generation?  do you enjoy reaching out to others in welcome and friendship?  do you have experience with building care and maintenance?  do you pray for others every day?  do you have a compassionate heart for those who are hurting?  do you prefer to work behind the scenes?  do you have a heart for extending the mission of our church?

There are many opportunities to get involved in the life and ministry of our congregation. And we like to help people find a place where they can best use their gifts of time and talent to support the ministries of the church. Here are a few of the ways you can be of help:

Worship – ushering, greeting, helping to lead worship, sharing the children’s message, scripture reading, serving communion, sharing musical gifts, joining the visual arts team (Martha Group).

Study – teaching or helping in children’s Sunday school/Kid’s Club, being a confirmation mentor or guide, teaching adult Sunday school or leading a small group.

Fellowship and Hospitality – greeting worshipers and welcoming visitors, preparing refreshments for Sunday morning fellowship, helping to cook and clean up at Wednesday night suppers, serving at funeral reception lunches, providing meals for individuals in times of need.

Care and Compassion – sending notes, making visits, offering rides, partnering with someone on a grief journey, receiving the weekly prayer chain, knitting prayer shawls.

Mission and Outreach – volunteering at Valley Outreach or Hope for the Journey Home, participating in mission trips or special mission projects like our Little Free Library/Literacy Ministry and Highway Cleanup.

Office Support – answering phones, folding bulletins, preparing newsletter mailings, providing tech assistance.

Building Needs – helping with building maintenance and repair, seasonal work days.

Committee Work – helping to guide and shepherd the work of our congregation on committees and ministry teams: Trustees, Finance, Education, Youth, Mission, Welcoming/Caring, Staff Parish Relations.

Let us know if there are particular ways you would like to be involved.

As members together in this congregation of
the United Methodist Church,
we promise to support the ministries of the church
by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.
UMC reaffirmation of membership vows

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