This group of men gathers in the church office on Tuesday mornings to do general maintenance and upkeep on the church grounds and buildings. Job assignments range from changing light bulbs to building shelves, setting up tables to changing filters in the A/C. There is usually coffee and cookies involved! For more information, call the church office at (936) 295-5441.
The Senior Center of Walker County oversees a county-wide Meals-on-Wheels program. Volunteers are needed to pick up meals from the Senior Center located on Hwy 75 North and deliver to a list of elderly recipients. Meal routes generally take about an hour to deliver–one day each week. For more information, call the Senior Center at 936-295-6151.
This group of volunteer women gather in the Conference Room as needed to fold, stuff, label and mail the church newsletter. For more information, call the church office at 295-5441.
TEACHING, LEADING AND MENTORING
If you are a gifted teacher or if you have a particular topic or lesson that you would like to present, contact Rev. Ellen Willett at 936-295-5441. There are on-going opportunities for Sunday School teachers at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., for Wednesday Nite Live class leaders (Fall and Winter) and Bible Studies for all ages, or help with Mance Park Methodist Partnership.
If you would like to assist in preparing meals and receptions for families of our congregation who have lost a loved one, please contact Vicki Bailey at the church office at 295-5441. This is a special ministry in which the church can reach out to families during their time of need. Ideally you will only be called upon a couple of times a year.
GREETERS and WELCOME DESK HOSTS
If you have a friendly smile and are willing to be at church early to greet people on Sundays, this may be the right position for you. Be a Door Greeter or hosts the Welcome Desk one Sunday a month prior/following each worship service. Call the church office for more information at (936) 295-5441.
This group of workers assist when special needs arise in the church office–church-wide mailings, telephone assistance, answering the phone in the front office, etc. For more information, contact Vicki Bailey at 936-295-5441.
Volunteers are needed to give units of blood through both the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and The American Red Cross. Call Rev. Ellen Willett in the church office, 936-295-5441, to make sure you are notified when a blood drive is scheduled at the church and/or when there is a special need from our members or community. The Church Community Blood Drive is the 2nd Saturday of each month at Gibbs Elementary.
CHURCH BUS DRIVERS
First United Methodist Church has two 15-passenger “mini-buses”. There is frequent need of drivers for local and/or regional trips. The buses do not require a CDL, however, drivers must be on our insurance drivers list and receive a brief orientation from a church staff member. To volunteer, call the church office at 936-295-5441.
If you like to sing and/or play a musical instrument consider volunteering in the Music Ministry of First United Methodist Church. FUMC’s Chancel Choir practices on Wednesday evenings and sings at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services; the New Tradition Praise Team practices on Thursday evenings and leads the 9:45 a.m. worship services; and our newly formed Handbell Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings and plays for various occasions.
Volunteers run the projector and sound board for each worship service. To volunteer to serve or to be trained to serve, contact Sara Seaman at (936) 295-5441.
If you would like to bake cookies and cakes, or to prepare finger foods for occasional church gatherings, sign up by calling Rev. Ellen Willett at (936-295-5441).
If you have willing hands and a servant heart, check out the opportunities for mission trips throughout the year. There are opportunities for local building and repair work as well as hurricane recovery work on the Gulf Coast.
JOURNEY THROUGH BETHLEHEM
Volunteers are needed the first weekend of December to transform the Walker County Fairgrounds into a replica of the City of Bethlehem for our community’s celebration of the birth of the Christ Child. At Journey Through Bethlehem volunteers serve as local shopkeepers, fishmongers, bakers and beggars (all in period costume). To learn more or to sign up call Reverend Ellen Willett (936-295-5441).