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 currently re-organizing and becoming active after the changes caused by the pandemic. But that does not lessen the need to offer 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 for various times of the year. Contact: Solia

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

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 been absent from the church for 3 weeks. This
group helps identify needs that other congregational care teams may be able to fulfill. Contact:
Debbie Darland.

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 - Visiting homebound members who can enjoy face-to-face social visits.
For those unable to have personal contact, 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

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

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: Stephanie Meier.

Guest Connections - Preparing and delivering guest bags to our visitors, establishing contact
with visitors and their families. Contact: Pam Capener or Rev. David Scroggins.

Hospitality - Performing as greeters at parking lot, pre-school and main door entrances, ushers
during worship and memorial services, Connections 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 Committee - Giving our members, youth and visitors an opportunity to socialize during
the week, this team serves Wednesday night dinners, as well as 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: Joe

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: Randy

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 month 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:
Barbara Serlin, Jackie Reid or Jannye Schoonmaker.

Special Events - Planning, preparation, and set-up for special occasion meals. Contact: Barby
Matous and 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: Linda Ross,
Connie Bouas, Ann Haynes.

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. UMW supports
missions for women and children around the globe and locally with our pledges, supports the
women of CUMC with activities and fellowship, and each year provides a college scholarship(s)
for a young lady of CUMC. 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!