If you are willing to help, or in need of, any ministries listed, please contact the church office.
Acolytes- 3rd through 5th graders assist in 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
At Home Prayer- faithful prayer for known prayer concerns, situations, the church and it’s ministries
Bell Choir- seasonal opportunity to help enhance worship through bells Contact: Carol Anderson or church office
Chancel Choir- youth and adults rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and sing weekly in 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Children’s Ministry- help in many areas with Bible-based ministry for children ages 3 through fifth grade on Sunday mornings. Contact: Ruth Ann Hudson 585-1665
Cooking- helping prepare meals for various events and studies, or for individual families as needed and at weekly Dinner With Friends Friday suppers.
Communion Assistant- prepare and clean up elements for monthly communion Contact: Carol Jon Zimmerman 585-5665
Computer Whiz- assist our Audio Visual technicians in programming and running the sound and visual worship systems. Assist the Administrator with computer backups and software updates. Contact the Church office at 585-1665.
Congregational Breakfast- On the 1st Thursday of the month from October to April, starting at 07:30 AM. For only $2.00 per person, come have a full, hot breakfast, an informational program, and good fellowship. Like to cook or serve? We could use your help there too!. Contact the Church office.
Contemporary Worship- be a part of the Praise Team—sing or play an instrument. Practice on Wednesdays at 5:00 PM and play at the 9:00 AM Praise service. Contact the Church office for more information
Decorating Sanctuary and common areas- creatively enhancing the worship atmosphere throughout the year, especially for special seasons and celebrations. Contact: Lisa Keller or Dorothy Unger
Dinner with Friends – help prepare, serve, and/or clean up for weekly Friday evening neighbor-hood dinner – serving begins at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Mike Gavigan
Food Pantry – help with distributing food and/or record keeping on 1st & 3rd Thursdays. We also do food pick-up from local stores and the RGV Food Bank and deliver to local colonias. Contact: Sandra Rice 956-331-8986 or Susan Elkow 585-5665
Food Pantry Sacking Preparation – help with picking up food at the food bank and/or separating and boxing food items on Wednesdays before Thursday distribution Contact: Sandra Rice 956-331-8986 or Susan Elkow 585-5665
Greeter – offering friendly greetings, giving directions and/or tours of the church to guests for regular and/or special worship times. Contact the Church Office 585-1665
Helping Hands – being willing to do small repair jobs, run errands, help to change out a light bulb and many other small chores as needed around the Church. You'd be surprised at the multitude of little things that need doing! Contact: Church office 585-1665
Sunday Coffee Bar - besides all the other opportunities mentioned, help is needed to prepare and put out the coffee and goodies for Sunday mornings. Help is also needed to clean up and put things away after the 8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. times of worship. Karen Prewitt—585-1665
Hospitality/Congregational Life – helping with hospitality at church, such as potluck dinners, July 4th and Christmas Eve worthip service fellowship. Contact: Rita Myers
Instrumentalist or Soloist – offering your musical gift for worship or small group setting. Contact Dan Steenken through the Church office at 585-1665.
Lay Servant Ministry – becoming a certified lay speaker to assist in leading worship and various ministries. Call the Church office for more information.
Mission Service Project – help youth repair local homes through food or money donations, delivering supplies, leading a work team, trouble-shooting, being a chaperone, etc. Contact: Rev. Bill Duke 585-1665
Nursery Volunteers – help play with and care for the children in the nursery on an as needed basis.
Office Volunteer Help – answering the phone and helping with various needs in the office. Contact: Diane Bleibdrey, Admin Assist 585-1665
Pablo's Closet - Clothing Ministry open by appt, but open 3rd Thursdays each month during Food Pantry day 9-12 N. Donations gratefully accepted of clean, gently used clothing anytime. Emergency clothing available to any in need. Contact Diane in the office for appt.
Prayer Ministry – helping to make prayer a priority in our church through various means. You can join us each Monday at 11:00 AM for our weekly prayer group or become a member of the Prayer Chain to pray for specific needs as they become known.
Small Group Leadership – being willing to lead a small group and attend training/ accountability meetings. Contact: Church Office
Stitches of Love – sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting blankets and gifts for hospitals and where there is need. Contact: Loris Peterson or the Church Office 585-1665
Sunday School Teachers – sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with people of all ages Contact: Ruth Hudson
United Methodist Women (UMW) Meeting from October to April, join our Women’s group the 2nd Thursday of each month for lunch and an informative program. They also have various fundraisers and activities throughout the year. Contact: Trudy Johnston or Joyce Ramsdale
Usher – serve as usher for Sunday morning worship and/or special worship times Contact: Church Office 585-1665
Vacation Bible School – Teach, assist, lead music, help with crafts, food, or recreation for one week each summer for 3 year old through 5th grade children.
Visitation – Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Being Christ’s representative by visiting in the hospital, homes, and nursing Homes. Take our shut-ins flowers, when available, copies of the Sunday Bulletin, DVDs of the sermons, and provide special prayers and comfort. Contact: Office or Pastor Bill
Wesley Nurse - Rosa (Laura) Tovar, We have an on-staff nurse, courtesy of the Methodist Health Services. She can assist in finding health related assistance, programs for those who need them and many other areas of concern.
Youth Ministry – be present at meetings, be a mentor, assist with weekly meetings, meals, special outings, trips, and spiritual learning opportunities for junior high or senior high youth. Contact: Pastor Duke 585-1665