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Make an Impact!

Get involved in making a difference, changing individual lives and entire communities – and finding a sense of purpose. Greet people who are visiting for the first time, lead a Sunday School class, serve during worship, help with administrative tasks throughout the week or find another way to serve that fits your schedule.

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Volunteers make the church happen! Ministry teams are essential for Christ United Methodist
Church to achieve its mission to spread the love of Christ. We can each give our time and talents
to help take care of each other as well as taking care of the building where we worship.


Many teams are re-organizing after the changes caused by the pandemic. The needs are many
and varied – consider offering your time and service to the church.

Adult Mission Team - Working with regional relief organizations, this team provides labor for construction projects in areas with disaster/storm damage.  Contact:  Jerry Russell.

Altar Guild - Creating decorations for the altar, sanctuary and other areas of the building for various times of the year. Contact:  Solia Escamilla, Linda Tole.

Christ Bereavement Team - Providing luncheons and receptions for memorial services. Contact:  Barby Matous, Suzi Jackson.


Christ Carpenters - Performing minor home repairs using donated supplies and materials when a member needs help.  Contact:  Jan Patterson


Christ Feeds -  Providing meals for families and individuals home from the hospital, family death and new births.  Contact:  Janell Case


Christ Member Care - Calling those who have not been able to attend church recently.  This group also helps identify needs that other congregational care teams may be able to fulfill.  Contact:  Pam Capener


Christ Membership - Maintaining attendance and membership records.  Contact:  Pam Hahn.


Christ Memorials Setup Team - Before/after service cleanup. Greeters and ushers provided by the Hospitality Team.  Contact:  Suzi Jackson.


Christ TeleTouch - Calling members who are going through difficult life situations and would like contact from the church.  Contact:  Jan Patterson


Christ Touch Friend - Making calls to homebound members, sending birthday and holiday cards so they know they are not forgotten.  Contact:  Jan Patterson


Christ Transportation - Providing transportation to worship services based on individual need.

Contact:  Jan Patterson 


Children’s & Family Ministry - Partnering with Children’s Ministry to coordinate events to help recapture time for families to be together, to learn from one another, and to minister to the first place where people often experience a sense of God’s love – family.  Activities can include family retreats, picnics, and swim parties.  Contact:  Amy Ruppersberg, Stephanie Meier, Amy Talbert, Kim Brady, Ashley Wilcoxson.


Faith Promise Global Missions - Contact:  Barbara & Pat Shrewsberry.


Guest Connections - Establishing contact with visitors and their families, preparing and delivering guest bags to our visitors.  Contact:  Pam Capener.


Hospitality - Performing as greeters at all doors and in the parking lot, ushers during worship and memorial services, Welcome Desk volunteers, as well as being guides to our visitors and new members. This team also handles coffee preparation, clean-up and restocking at all services.  Contact:  Julia Smith.


Kitchen Team - Giving our members, youth and visitors an opportunity to socialize during the year, this team serves all-church dinners and the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  They also provide kitchen supplies to other groups using the kitchen and coordinate with various groups to help with kitchen clean-up.  Contact: Dave Ruppersberg, Joe Williams,


Local Missions - Selects and coordinates opportunities for our church family to reach out to persons and organizations within the community on behalf of church members.  Meeting monthly except during the summer, this group’s efforts are financially supported through both the monthly communion offerings and also special offerings.  Contact:  Jerry Clark.


Office Volunteers - There is always a need for organized individuals with computer, filing, and basic office skills to help with the behind-the-scenes work at the church.  Contact: Pam Capener.


Prayer Ministry - Responding to prayer requests submitted to the church whether current members or those outside the congregation.  Monthly meetings with e-mail updates, new requests, and praise reports.  Contact:  Jan Patterson


Prayer Shawl Ministry - Working throughout the months prayerfully creating shawls, lap covers, and baptism blankets.  Since 2009, over 900 shawls have been lovingly knitted and crocheted, blessed, and presented as a tangible reminder the recipients are loved, not forgotten, nor alone in their struggles.  Contact:  Jan Patterson


Senior Adult Ministry - The Prime Timers are a social group created for those in our congregation (and their friends) who are over 50 and looking for activities that feature fellowship and variety.  They plan tours to local museums, special exhibits and events; meals to new and old favorite restaurants; even overnight out-of-town tours to appealing, unique locations. Contact: Jackie Reid, Dorothy Kibler.


Special Events - Planning, preparation, and set-up for special occasion meals.  Contact:  Barby Matous, Linda Tole.


Special Awareness Ministry - In today’s environment, houses of worship are increasingly concerned with ensuring the safety and security of their congregations, staff and facilities.  In 2019 the Board of Trustees approved an Emergency Action Plan and established the Safety Awareness Ministry.  The mission of SAM is to prepare for and act to address emergencies or safety threats during worship services, Sunday classes, and other designated church activities through planning, preparation, and training.  Contact: Gene Kimpton.


Stephen Ministry - Our ministers provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to those experiencing difficulties in their lives.  This group carries the Lord’s Supper to homebound or hospitalized individuals and conducts the annual Service of Remembrance each December.  Specialized training is required along with two meetings each month. Contact: Connie Bouas, Ann Haynes.


United Women in Faith (Formerly United Methodist Women) - A community of women whose purpose is to know God and to encourage growth as Christians through our fellowship and serving others.  UWF supports missions for women and children around the globe and locally with our pledges, supports the women of Christ United Methodist Church with activities and fellowship, and each year provides a college scholarship(s) for the young women of our church. Contact:  Barby Matous.


United Methodist Men - The Methodist Men have monthly breakfast meetings for fellowship, prayer, and planning to sponsor special service projects including repairs around the church, the all-church Easter breakfast, and funding scholarships for graduating high school young men.  Contact:  Bob Carmichael.



Find Your Purpose at Christ United Methodist Church!

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