God calls us in many ways to help others. Some people find fulfilling ways to serve by participating on one of our Ministry Teams. Here’s an overview of what our teams do.
Looks at specific needs within the community, the synod and the world and facilitates help from the congregation in meeting those needs. This group organizes help for missionaries near and far, Lutheran Charities, World Hunger Appeal, local food banks, clothing drives, Thanksgiving dinners, transportation, care packages, Prayer Chain, Christmas giving tree, and much more. Our Busy Hands group uses its creativity and talents to make handmade items for our homebound, newly baptized, our altar, and much more. Health Ministries works our blood drives, flu shots, and blood pressure screenings. Manna-to-Go provides meals for Advent members in time of need.
Helps create awareness of Advent programs and opportunities to grow in Christian faith through community outreach and hospitality. Supports welcoming community events and handles promotions including advertising and the website. Assists with new member/disciple classes and reaches out to inactive members.
Plans and hosts many fun and fulfilling events and activities that bring our members together throughout the year. These include the church picnic, Lenten Soup Suppers, Sunday Coffee, vacation bible school, new member class refreshments, Women’s Tea, progressive dinner, and special events.
Worship & Music
Works with our Pastor and Minister of Music in providing an enriching worship experience. Handles altar guild, worship supplies and resources, and trains and schedules worship assistants and ushers.
Plans and implements Christian education opportunities for youth, adults, and the community. This includes Sunday Church School, Vacation Bible School, Adult Forum, and other educational activities. Provides support to First Communion and Confirmation classes.
Helps members deepen their faith and understanding of how we as Christians can respond to God's grace by sharing our time, talents, and financial gifts with those in need.
Property & Grounds
Maintains and improves the building and property. Handles improvements and repairs, and uses outside services only as needed. Organizes and leads annual clean-up days and volunteer workdays. Oversees use of the facilities by members and outside groups.
Oversees the work of the treasurer, financial secretary, offering counters, and financial accounts. This team works with all ministry teams and Church Council in developing an annual Ministry Spending Plan.
Appointed Ministry Teams
- Audit Team - Performs annual financial audit for report to the congregation
- Endowment - Oversees and makes recommendations regarding investments elections
- Mutual Ministry - Handles concerns relating to staff
- Cemetery Association - Works with UCC Church in Woxall in managing church cemetery
- Altar Guild - Ensures everything is in place worship
- Caregivers - Makes visits to homebound members