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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ministry Team of the Month: Worship Support Team

Each Sunday or Tuesday night we are able to gather to worship and celebrate God together. What you might not realize is the incredible amount of work it takes to prepare for each worship gathering. There are multiple ministry teams that contribute to our weekly services. One of those teams is the Worship Support Ministry Team led by Becky Springett. The team’s goal to support the other worship ministry teams by organizing volunteers to facilitate the necessary functions of weekly worship services.

It takes a great deal of volunteers to cover the team’s responsibilities. People are need to prepared, served, and clean up communion. The coffee does not magically appear. Someone from the team prepares and cleans up our coffee supplies each week. When there is a baptism, this team cleans and fills the baptistry and washes towels afterward. This team helps greet people and hand out  bulletins at each service. This team even helps us keep track of attendance by counting people at each service.

There are plenty of ways to get involved with this team. If you love to work behind the scenes, help others worship, or make people feel welcome, this is a great team for you to join. Currently, there is a need for more communion servers. Contact Becky Springett if you are interested in serving in any of these ways.

Servant Spotlight: Zac Frazier

Our Servant Spotlight is on Zac Frazier this month. There is no doubt you have seen Zac in action serving both our church family and the community. Zac serves with our Sunday and Tuesday Worship, JAM, and Children’s Ministry Team. His heart for serving others is a blessing to many of us as Zac’s expressions of love help us experience God’s love.

How do you serve in the church family and the community?
I work up in the sound booth at church. I work at Harding’s where I serve by carrying out groceries to people’s car.

Why do you serve?
I am serving for the purpose of God and doing it for the Kingdom of God.

What is your favorite part about serving?

I love serving everywhere there is a need for help. I really enjoy serving gin JAM and VBS.

What have you learned from serving other?

It makes me feel good when I help, especially carry groceries for older people.

What would you say to someone who is considering serving in a new way?
If you find the opportunity, take it. When you are called to serve, it is good to step up and serve.

Thank you, Zac, for all you do for the Kingdom of God!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ministry Team of the Month: Care Ministry Team

As a church family, we have worked hard to be known as a congregation that cares well for others. Many of the programs, activities, and events that help foster this kind of environment fall under the incredible work of the Care Ministry Team. This team demonstrates love by organizing events, providing care, providing food/meals for the purpose of encouragement during times of need, special events, or times of celebration.

Some of these events and programs include showers, blood drives, care packages, funeral dinners, shut-in baskets, surgery recovery meals, and senior quilts. This time of volunteers is let by Kathy Hodgman. If you enjoy cooking, baking, throwing parties, quilting or just caring for other people, contact Kathy to get involved.

Servant Spotlight: Martin Karr

Each month we take a moment to celebrate one example of how God works through his people. This month’s servant spotlight is on Martin Karr who serves with our Adult Bible Classes Ministry Team, Outreach Ministry Team and Worship Support Ministry Team.  Martin was asked to come help with one of our Feeding America Trucks because we were short volunteers. He loved the experience so much he now volunteers at other area distributions and has build many relationship with other people who need to know the Good News of Jesus.

How do you serve in the church family and the community?

Leading our Sunday Adult Bible Class and volunteering in the Feeding America food assistance program

Why do you serve?
My class is my passion, my greatest joy in the Lord.

What is your favorite part about serving?
People are much more appreciative than we think!

What have you learned from serving other?

I sense God’s presence most when I’m serving.

What would you say to someone who is considering serving in a new way?
Always give every opportunity serious consideration. Discover which you love and stick with that. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ministry Team of the Month: Children's Ministry Team

Our Children’s and Student Ministry programs are growing rapidly this year. We have increased the number of children and students we are reaching out to by approximately 50% in just two months. This month we are taking a look at the Children’s Ministry Team and how you can get involved.

The Children’s Ministry team organizes the regular programs and special events of the church specifically designed to disciple children in 5th grade and under. Some of these programs include Sunday School, nursery, Kidz Praize, and VBS. We also have a new program for toddlers during our 11 AM service called Tender Tots. Lisa Springett has been working hard at leading this team and helping the youngest members of our church family discover how much Jesus loves them.

It is exciting to watch this ministry grow and growth meets the need for more people to serve. Currently we have two big needs in this ministry team. The first need is for two additional teachers for our 1st and 2nd grade Sunday School class. The two teachers rotate each quarter (three months). If you are interested in teaching this age group, please contact Sarah Johnson.  The second need is for people who are willing to help with our week of VBS in June. There are a variety of ways you can help from cleaning to teaching. If you are interested in helping with this year’s VBS or any other program in our Children’s Ministry, please contact Lisa Springett.