There are many ways you can become involved here at First United. Here is a list of just some of the great ways to lend a helping hand. Find what best interests you!
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.
TEACHING, LEADING AND MENTORING
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
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.
CHURCH BUS DRIVERS
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.
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).