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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.

Servant Spotlight: Jennie Repotski

This month’s servant spotlight is on Jennie Repotski who serves regularly with the BSM,   JAM, Tuesday Worship, and Worship Support Ministry Teams. She also helps out with projects lead by the Care, Outreach, and Children’s Ministry Teams. If you have ever been to an event that requires registration or checking-in, then you have seen Jennie in action.

How do you serve in the church family and the community?
One month I set up communion trays. I serve at the registration tables for JAM, BSM, and VBS. I have helped with updates for the directory, I also help with greeting for blood drives and Feeding America Trucks. I am also starting to learn how to run the audio/visual system. I serve communion once a month. In the community, I try to volunteer at any event I can to help people enjoy the events.

Why do you serve?
I serve because I like meeting others and their needs.

What is your favorite part about serving?

My favorite part about serving is making a difference to someone and seeing them get excited about it.

What have you learned from serving other?

Something I have learned is that I have a pretty good life. I could be worse off than I am.

What would you say to someone who is considering serving in a new way?

If you are interested in serving, I say try it. You may actually like to do it. You can always try it out and if it doesn’t work out, try something else. Getting out there is good way to learn more about serving.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ministry Team of the Month: Church Family Meals

If you have ever participated in a church Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, or the church picnic, the annual meeting potluck, or our monthly Doughnut Sunday, then you have experienced the incredible work of this month’s ministry team. Our Church Family Meals Ministry Team plans and promotes all meals that help us fellowship and build community in our church family. This team is lead by Debbie Streeter and Becky Miller.

If you love to cook for others, wash dishes or plan huge feasts, then this is a great ministry team for you to join. Currently this team is in need of volunteers who are willing to bake or donate doughnuts, muffins, or other pastries for our Doughnut Sundays. There is a sign up sheet in the Fellowship Hall or you can contact Debbie or Becky for more information.

Servant Spotlight: Bruce Southworth

This month’s servant spotlight is on Bruce Southworth who serves regularly with the Worship Support, Housekeeping, and Tuesday Worship Ministry Teams. You probably will not see Bruce do his work with the Housekeeping Team, because most of it happens before many of us are out of bed!

How do you serve in the church family and the community?
I help with communion prep and Tuesday Worship and serve as a janitor. In the community, I treat my neighbors the way I myself would like to be treated.

Why do you serve?
Because of my Christian love.

What is your favorite part about serving?

Being proud to be in such a good family of believers

What have you learned from serving other?

We all have feelings and special needs.

What would you say to someone who is considering serving in a new way?

Please try! It will give you a great feeling and make you part of the Christian family.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ministry Team of the Month: Outreach Ministry Team

We have many ministry teams that are doing some incredible work. Each month we will feature one of those teams and let you know how you can get involved with that ministry.

This month we want to introduce the Outreach Ministry Team. This team provides opportunities for the church family to connect with and share God’s love with our local community for the purpose of sharing the Gospel.

Some of the programs/activities this team organizes include Trick-or-Treat Warming Station, Feeding America food trucks, the Personal Needs Pantry, holiday food baskets, and our partnership with We Care I.N.C. Many of these programs are not new to us, but this is a new team and we are in need of people to be involved.

If you have a heart for our community, a great desire for people to come to know Jesus, or just want to get more involved, please contact the Outreach Ministry Team leader, Debbie McPike.

Servant Spotlight: McKinley Springett

This month’s servant spotlight is on McKinley Springett and her work with several of our ministry teams. If you see McKinley, be sure to thank her and encourage in her Kingdom work.

Where do you serve?
I help with the Personal Needs pantry and Feeding America. I have been helping by update the decorations in our Sunday School classrooms. I help Leigh Ann make sure the pews are filled with visitor cards, sharp pencils, and special offering envelops. I help Grandma with Grandpa. I also went to Haiti on a mission trip. In October, I’m going to start helping with JAM.

What is your favorite part about serving?
Helping others without asking for something back

What have you learned from serving other?

It is a good thing. It is also serving God. I love doing it!

Why do you serve?
I have the time and the energy and it is serving God

What advice do you have for other people who are serving?
It is really serving God and it helps others. Once you get to use to it, it can be a lot of fun.