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Serve on the Care Team

Moving beyond thoughts and prayers, FMUMC's care team puts prayers into action. Whether your passion is writing cards, delivering meals to families with newborns, visiting the hospitalized and so much more, we're sure there's a place for you!

Serve on the Hospitality Team

It takes a lot to make Sunday mornings at FMUMC run smoothly; and the Hospitality Team is right there on the frontline. From greeting folks as they enter the building to ushering them to their seats and assisting in service, to managing the Welcome Desk, join the Hospitality Team this week!



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Communion Team

Members of the Communion Team take communion elements on Communion Sunday (the first Sunday of every month) or that Monday to those unable to attend worship. Obligation is once a month.

Team Lead: Sandra Norton

Follow Up & Cards Team

Members of the Follow-Up and Cards Team contact (preferably through phone calls) church members who have asked for prayers and mail cards (on behalf of the FMUMC Care Team). Obligation is ongoing, weekly ministry with an average of 3-6 calls per week.

Team Lead: Jill Welke

Funeral Team

Members of the Funeral Team provide ongoing support for memorials and/or funerals for church members. This may include helping organize refreshments, setting-up/tearing-down before/after a service. Obligation is on an as needed basis.

Team Lead: John Carter

Grief Support & Condolences Team

Members of the Grief Support and Condolences Team reach out to those facing difficult times and those who have lost loved ones to offer support, encouragement, and prayers. Obligations include calls, visits, cards, and an invitational spirit to other groups and connection opportunities on an as needed basis.

Team Lead: Terri Rivera

Home-Centered & Senior Living Team

Members of the Home-Centered and Senior Living Team reach out to church families, friends, and individuals unable to attend services or various other ministries (or those less familiar with technology during COVID), helping ensure they are connected to the congregation. 

Team Lead: Cathy Oxley

Meal Team

Members of the Meal Team help ensure meals are provided to those in need as they recover from surgery, grief the death of loved ones, etc. Obligation is on an as needed basis. 

Team Lead: Lee Burns

New Born Team

Members of the New Born Team coordinate with new parents if they would like to arrange visitors, meals, or need additional help welcoming new life to their family. The 1st Sunday after a baby is born, a rose will be placed on the alter in the child's honor. Obligations include phone calls and coordinating meals on an as needed basis.

Team Lead: we're currently looking for a lead. If you're interested in serving in this capacity, please reach out to our Care Team Chairperson, Jill Welke

Visitation Team

Members of the Visitation Team visit those in our congregation who are on the prayer list that may be in the hospital or rehab, transitioning into a senior facility, are homebound, or have a new born. Obligation is as needed.

Team Lead: Judy Reid



FMUMC's Hospitality Team

Serve In Worship

Part of the care we strive to offer our congregation is offering a warm welcome each Sunday morning. Whether the person arriving at our church doors is a first-time visitor or a long-time member, we can't know where their spirit is that day. Therefore, our Hospitality Team works to cultivate an atmosphere of welcome and inclusion, ensuring you can let your guard down to fully participate in worship. 

Sundays come every week of the year. And we can always use support in the mornings. To learn more about this ministry or to join a sub-team, please contact Pastor Taylor Smith at the link below: 

Greeter

Greeters have one of the most important responsibilities, because they are arguably the first impression a visitor might encounter at FMUMC. Greeters help hold doors open for people and offer directions as people entire the building (to the restrooms, welcome desk, registration tables, etc.)

Greeter Lead: Stacye Miller

Ushers | 9:00 or 11:00 options

Currently, in the COVID environment, serving on the Usher Team includes helping people register their attendance (for contact tracing), assisting people to and from their seats, and generally offering support to anyone who arrives to worship. In worship, pre & post COVID this team might also include passing around the offering baskets, helping direct people to receive Communion and assisting with pre-service set up. 

9:00 Contemporary Service Usher Team Lead: Cathy Oxley

11:00 Traditional Service Usher Team Lead: Jeff Stephenson

Welcome Desk

Currently, the Welcome Desk ministry exists to help anyone who had not pre-registered for service get registered. But beyond that, the Welcome Desk exists as an information center for anyone and everyone to find out important information, sign up for events, trips, classes, etc. 

Welcome Desk Lead: Cindy Sewell