Brentwood United Methodist Church 309 Franklin Road • Brentwood, TN 37027 • 615-373-3663 • www.bumc.net
Serving Opportunities Catalog 2012
Extravagant Giving with Thanks
This catalog is designed to show you the many opportunities available to serve inside and outside the walls of Brentwood United Methodist Church.
GENEROSITY Giving with Thanks
Look inside to find opportunities INSIDE the walls of BUMC like teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, knitting prayer shawls, replenishing the pews. You will also find opportunities to serve God OUTSIDE the walls of BUMC like building a Habitat House, going on a mission trip, mentoring a child at Harvest Hands, serving a meal at the Union Mission. No matter what your gifts, available time, or passions, there’s a place for you to serve. Here’s how to find your place: • Take a few minutes to complete the Spiritual Gifts assessment at the front of the catalog • Browse the opportunities listed in the catalog • Identify the opportunities that tug at your heart or spark your interest • Fill out the enclosed commitment card, bring it to worship and drop it in the communion plate; you may also mail your card to the church office: 309 Franklin Road Brentwood, TN 37027 or complete your card on-line any time at www.bumc.net/generosity. After you’ve turned in your commitment card or completed it on-line, you will be contacted by a staff person or lay leader in the area(s) you’ve indicated. They will help you get involved. May God bless you as you find that place where service and joy intersect.
Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts The Bible tells us that God gives every Christian spiritual gifts to be used to benefit others (1 Corinthians 12:7). When we serve using our gifts, we discover joy, meaning and fulfillment. We discover our perfect fit. How do you know what spiritual gift youâ€™ve been given? Try the exercise below to help you find out. Listed below are 16 gifts identified in Scripture that are often used in service to others. Under each giftâ€™s name is a word or phrase that indicates its contribution to the church along with a list of words that are often descriptive of people having that gift. If five or more words on a list are true of you, you may have received that gift. To further explore the gifts you may have, ask one or more Christian friends or family members who know you well to do the same process for you, without knowing your answers.
ADMINISTRATION Effective Conscientious Objective Efficient Organized Responsible Thorough Goal-oriented
APOSTLESHIP New Ministries Entrepreneurial Cause-driven Risk-taking Adaptable Persevering Adventurous Culturally sensitive
DISCERNMENT Clarity Insightful Truthful Challenging Intuitive Sensitive Perceptive Decisive
EVANGELISM The Good News Confident Relational Faith sharing Outgoing Spiritual Challenging Communicator
EXHORTATION Encouragement Affirming Motivating Consoling Challenging Reassuring Comforting Positive
FAITH Confidence Prayerful Assured Trusting Inspiring Optimistic Positive Hopeful
GIVING Resources Charitable Generous Responsible Disciplined Trusts in God Good steward Resourceful
HEALING Wholeness Faith-filled Prayerful Responsive Compassionate Spiritual Humble Trusts in God
HELPS/SERVICE Assistance Available Reliable Practical Dependable Willing Selfless Servant-oriented
LEADERSHIP Direction Diligent Visionary Persuasive Influential Role model Motivating Inspiring
MERCY Care Empathetic Compassionate Sensitive Responsive Kind Caring Burden-bearing
PASTOR/TEACHER Shepherding Nurturing Disciple-maker Guiding Relational Protective Facilitating Teacher
PROPHECY Conviction Confronting Convicting Uncompromising Discerning Outspoken Authoritative Compelling
TeACHING Application Articulate Analytical Practical Studious Authoritative Perceptive Teachable
KNOWLEDGE Awareness Insightful Perceptive Discerning Observant Teacher Reflective Studious
WISDOM Guidance Reasonable Thoughtful Insightful Skillful Sensible Obedient to will of God Wise
definition of your spiritual gifts Read through the descriptions of the Spiritual Gifts for which you circled five or more descriptors. Prayerfully consider how God asks you to use these gifts in service to others and for the glory of God. Administration ability to organize and manage information, people, events, and resources, to accomplish the objectives of a ministry. Apostleship ability to build a foundation of new churches by preaching the Word, teaching others to live by Christ’s commandments through the example of their own lives, and preparing people to serve one another. People with this gift enthusiastically approach new ministries, churches or settings, and realize the need to adapt methods of evangelism and service to widely different environments. Discernment ability to recognize what God is and what God is not - to distinguish between good and evil, truth and error, and pure and impure motives. Evangelism ability to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ so that unknowing persons respond in faith and discipleship. People with this gift speak comfortably about their faith. Exhortation ability to encourage, help, intercede for, and to be an advocate for another in a way that motivates others to grow in their faith and urges them to action. Faith ability to recognize what God wants done and to act when others fall back in doubt. Even in the face of barriers that overwhelm others, people with this gift simply know that God will see it done. Giving ability to give material wealth freely and joyfully, knowing that spiritual wealth will abound as God’s work is advanced. People with this gift usually manage their finances well, may have a special ability to make money, and tend to limit their lifestyle. Healing ability to bring wholeness - physical, emotional, or spiritual - to others. Helps/Service ability to work alongside others in performing practical and often behind-the-scenes tasks to sustain and enhance the Body of Christ. A person with this gift receives spiritual satisfaction from doing the everyday necessary tasks. Knowledge ability to understand, organize and effectively use information to advance God’s purpose. People with this gift enjoy studying the Bible and other sources to gain facts, insights, and truths. They use this information for projects, ministries or teaching and organize it in order to pass it on for other people’s use and benefit. Leadership ability to motivate, coordinate and direct people in doing God’s work. People with this gift are visionaries who inspire others to work together to make the vision a reality. Mercy ability to see and feel the suffering of others and to minister to them with love and understanding. More simply, this gift is compassion moved to action. Prophecy ability to proclaim God’s truth in a way that makes it relevant to current situations and to envision how God would want things to change. pastor/Teacher ability to guide, protect, and care for other Christians as they experience spiritual growth. People with this gift enjoy working with groups of people and nurturing their growth over an extended period of time. Teaching divine ability to understand and clearly explain God’s truths, and to show how we can apply them to our lives. People with this gift enjoy studying the Bible and inspire listeners to greater obedience to God’s word. Wisdom given ability to understand and apply Biblical and spiritual knowledge to complex, contradictory or difficult situations. People with the gift of wisdom have an ability to understand and live God’s will.
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Ellen Garrett, 577-7261, email@example.com Mary Anne Nelson (administrative assistant) firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-7241 Meredith Spencer (nursery) email@example.com, 324-7239 Holly Fisher (preschool) firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-8213 Beth Lentchner (elementary) email@example.com, 324-7248 Mary Anne Nelson (Highway 56) firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-7241 All who volunteer in Children’s Ministries must complete the Volunteer Application online at www.ministryopportunities.org/bumc. Children’s Ministry Welcome Desk Greet people and manage a table for visitors to sign-in and assist them to a class. Gifts: Administration, Faith, Helps/Service, Mercy Time Commitment: Serve one or more Sundays a month (12 Sundays per year)
Nursery Nursery Volunteer Assist the paid staff in the care of our nursery children (6wks - 3 yrs.) on Sunday mornings and at special events. Gifts: Helps/Service, Mercy Time Commitment: Flexible
Rosebud Delivery to New Parents Contact the family of newborns congratulating them on behalf of the nursery and informing them when the rosebud will be on the altar. Deliver the rosebud to the family. Gifts: Helps/Service, Mercy Time Commitment: Flexible
Preschool Preschool Sunday Morning Hall Greeter Greet children and parents in pre-school area before Sunday School and help parents, children and visitors find their way.
Gifts: Administration, Faith, Helps/Service, Mercy Time Commitment: Once a month
Preschool Sunday School Teacher The preschool Sunday School includes classes for children older 3s through Kindergarten. Teahers teach in teams of four with two teachers being present each Sunday morning. The curriculum is provided and teacher training is offered each quarter. Gifts: Administration, Apostleship, Evangelism, Teaching Time Commitment: Two Sundays a month; 20 Sundays per year
Preschool worship leader Lead preschool worship lessons for children ages 3-4 years old once a month at 8:30, 9:50, or 11:00 am on Sunday mornings during the worship services. Resources/curriculum provided. Gifts: Evangelism, Faith, Leadership, Pastor/ Shepherd Time Commitment: One Sunday a month
Sunday School Materials Prep Help prepare, copy, and set up supplies for Sunday School each week. Some prep-work, a weekly commitment and a heart for assisting is all that is required. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Weekly
Elementary Elementary Hall Bulletin Board Create and set up the designs for the hallway bulletin boards seasonally or corresponding to upcoming events. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Flexible; 4-6 times/year
Elementary Sunday Morning Greeter Greet children and parents on the third floor hallway before Sunday school, helping them find their way.
Gifts: Administration, Faith, Helps/Service, Mercy Time Commitment: Serve one or more Sundays per month (12 Sundays per year)
Elementary Sunday School Teacher The Elementary Sunday School classes include 1st Grade through 4th Grade. Teachers teach in teams of four or more with two teachers being present each Sunday morning. Come teach our children to build relationships and encourage them to love and follow Jesus Christ. The cur-1-
riculum and materials are provided and teacher training is offered each quarter.
Gifts: Administration, Apostleship, Evangelism, Teaching Time Commitment: 2 Sundays per month; 20 Sundays per year
Resource Organizer Help keep our Resource Rooms neat and organized. Restock unused Sunday School materials, stock new items. Help keep our event resources organized and accessible. Weekly commitment. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Weekly
Sunday School Materials Prep Help prepare, copy, and set up supplies for Sunday School each week. Some prep-work, a weekly commitment and a heart for assisting is all that is required. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Weekly
Vacation Bible School Leader Assist in preparing and/or leading a VBS class for children current pre-kindergarten thru 4th grade. Gifts: Administration, Apostleship, Helps/ Service, Knowledge Time Commitment: Short-Term
Highway 56 (Grades 5 & 6) Confirmation Friend-In-Faith Meets with and encourages a Confirmation student in one-on-one mentoring and participates in a mission project together from January-April. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Leadership, Pastor/ Shepherd Time Commitment: Short-Term, February-April
Confirmation Mentor Interacts and engages with students while participating in lessons and small group discussions about the basic foundations of faith, the Methodist church, and membership in the Church.
Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Knowledge, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term, 2 Saturday’s and 5-7 pm on Sunday nights, January - March
Created By God Mentor A human sexuality weekend based on Christian values for 6th graders. Mentors will aid students in small group discussions and activities. No prep work required. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Knowledge, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term, One Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday; offered 2 times a year, October and April
The Extra Mile Interacts and engages with 5th and 6th graders Wednesdays from 6:15 - 7:30 pm. It is a funfilled hour of prayer, Bible study, and acting out Biblical lessons.
Gifts: Apostleship, Evangelism, Faith, Teaching Time Commitment: Long-term; once a week Wednesday nights during the school year
Sunday School Interacts and engages with 5th and 6th grade students around tables for group discussions.
Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Knowledge, Leadership Time Commitment: Long-term, 1 hour, once a week, or twice a month, Sundays - 9:45 & 11 am
sunday night mileage Leads games, devotion or small group discussion for 5th and 6th graders on Sunday nights.
Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Knowledge, Leadership Time Commitment: Long-term; 1 hour, once a week, school year on Sunday, 5-6 pm
highway 56 summer camp mentor Mentors will aid sutdents in team-building games, worship, and small group discussions along with participate in a different mission-based service project. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Knowledge, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term, one Thursday Sunday, summer only
highway 56 coordinator Works behind the scenes on items such as food prep, event planning, administrative tasks, or communications.
Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Varies by project or event. Most are one-time events.
Student Ministry (Grades 7 – 12) Travis Garner, email@example.com, 324-7251 Lindsay Brooks, firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-8212 WEEKLY COMMITMENTS 7 -9 Grade small Group Leader Meets weekly, Sept. – May, with 6-10 youth of the same grade and generally same gender to help us make sure all our youth are known, loved, cared for, prayed for, supported, and held accountable. Curriculum and training are provided. 7th-9th grade worship and small groups meet 5:20-6:40 pm. th
Gifts: Apostleship, Evangelism, Exhortation, Knowledge, Teaching Time Commitment: Long-Term
10th-12th Grade small Group Leader Meets weekly, Sept. – May, with 6-10 youth of the same grade and generally same gender to help us make sure all our youth are known, loved, cared for, prayed for, supported, and held accountable. Curriculum and training are provided. 10th-12th grade worship and small groups meet 6:20-8:00 pm. Gifts: Apostleship, Evangelism, Exhortation, Knowledge, Teaching Time Commitment: Long-Term
61st Avenue UMC Tutoring Drive and participate with our students each Wednesday from 3:30-5:45 in the after school program at 61st Ave. United Methodist Church. Gifts: Evangelism, Faith, Helps/Service, Knowledge, Teaching Time Commitment: Short-Term
barnabas friends Volunteers write encouraging cards to our college students from October - May to help them stay connected to BUMC , share the peace and joy of Christ, and let them know that they are special to us. The team meets quarterly to pray for all our college students. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Mercy Time Commitment: Long-term
Basketball Coach Coach a Jr. or Sr. High boys or girls basketball team. Season runs from December to February. Gifts: Apostleship, Helps/Service, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term
Greeter Welcome youth as they enter the youth ministry areas on Sunday mornings or Sunday nights. All you need is a smile on your face, be able to answer questions and a willingness to help visitors find meeting locations. Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service, Evangelism, Hospitality Time Commitment: Long-Term; Flexible times
Harvest Hands Drive and participate with our students each week on Monday from 3:30-6:30 for the after school Program at Harvest Hands. Gifts: Evangelism, Faith, Helps/Service, Knowledge, Teaching Time Commitment: Short-Term; Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30pm
Office Volunteer Volunteer to help us input attendance and follow up with visitors, help with mailings, and assist in a variety of office tasks such as copying, sorting, updating pictures and data entry. Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service, Administration Time Commitment: Long-Term -2-
odyssey game night Drive and participate with our students each Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:30. Play games at Room in the Inn’s Odyssey Program and engage and reach out to the homeless and veteran men and women in Nashville. Gifts: Evangelism, Faith, Helps/Service, Knowledge, Teaching Time Commitment: Short-Term; Mondays, 6:15-8:45pm
Set-Up Team Come before our programming begins on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, or Wednesday nights to help us set up (candles, clipboards, nametags, etc.) the youth area for one of our three large group gatherings. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term; Flexible
Scout Leader Work with Boy Scout Troop One. Meetings are every Thursday evening at 7pm. Contact Richard Drumright at 661-5771.
Gifts: Apostleship, Exhortation, Helps/Service, Leadership Time Commitment: Long-Term, Thurs., 7 pm
Sunday school teacher or Helper We need adults who are willing to be present each week or on rotation to help us make sure every student is welcomed as they enter, engaged in what we’re doing and participating in our activities. This includes facilitating group discussions, leading games and developing a mentor relationship with the youth. We have various sizes of classes for high school at 9:45, a large group for 7th & 8th at 9:45, and a small class for all youth at 11:00. Gifts: Apostleship, Evangelism, Exhortation, Knowledge, Teaching Time Commitment: Long-Term
timothy project Serve as a prayer partner for a youth. Send cards, letters or emails of encouragement to a youth throughout the year. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Mercy Time Commitment: Long-term
Youth Confirmation Mentor Mentors needed to interact and engage with students while participating in lessons and small group discussions about the basic foundations of faith in Christ and membership in the church. Spring only. Gifts: Evangelism, Faith, Helps/Service, Knowledge, Teaching Time Commitment: Short-Term; Spring
PERIODIC AND ONE-TIME COMMITMENTS Café Shift Leader Be responsible for the operations of the café during Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night, or special weekend events. Café shift leaders will assist the café manager to recruit and train café volunteers for the shift they lead. Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term
Café Volunteer Staff the café (training will be provided) on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, Wednesday nights, or special weekend events. Flexible schedule. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: Flexible
Driver Volunteer to be on the driver “on call” list for youth events, retreats, activities. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: As Needed
Photographer/Picture Organizer Take pictures at youth events and assist youth staff in displaying pictures in youth area. Gifts: Helps/Service, Administration, Faith Time Commitment: Flexible
Progressive Dinner Host Host one of our small groups for dinner or one of the grade levels for appetizers for our annual Youth Progressive Dinner in December. Gifts: Hospitality Time Commitment: One time; December
Retreat Chaperone Chaperone one or more of our many overnight youth trips and retreats. Training and assistance are provided. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation, Faith Time Commitment: One-Time
share the spirit auction Plan, organize, and implement the annual fundraising auction that supports the summer tours for Jubilation and Sonshine Choirs and Youth Summer Mission projects. There are many and diverse levels of commitment. Gifts: Administration, Faith, Helps/Service, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term
Shopper Shop for supplies as needed for our programs from Costco, Kroger, Wal-Mart, etc. We provide the money, you provide the shopping. Gifts: helps/service, administration Time Commitment: Flexible
COORDINATION/LEADERSHIP Ministry Team Leader Mentor youth who have signed up to lead one of our ministry teams. These include but are not limited to the Connect Team, Prayer Team, Mission Team, Media Team, Sound Team, Praise Bands, Sunday Planning Team, Humphreys Street Coffee House, Special Events Team, and youth teachers for children. Gifts: Administration, Exhortation, Helps/ Service, Knowledge, Leadership Time Commitment: Long-Term
progressive dinner appetizer provider Provide an appetizer(s) for one of the Appetizer Host Homes. Gifts: Hospitality Time Commitment: One time; December
Progressive Dinner Coordinator Coordinate logistics for our annual Youth Progressive Dinner in December. Gifts: administration, helps/service, hospitality Time Commitment: Short-Term
rock the chains coordinator Help coordinate logistics for our annual Rock the Chains event, which raises money to combat human trafficking. Gifts: administration, helps/service, hospitality leadership, knowledge Time Commitment: Short-Term; April or May
senior celebration coordinator or food provider Parents of CURRENT 11th grade students. Coordinate logistics for our annual Senior Celebration, which celebrates the graduation of our CURRENT seniors. We also need parents to help in providing breakfast foods. Gifts: administration, helps/service, hospitality Time Commitment: Short-term; May
Super Bowl Party Coordinator Coordinate logistics for our annual Youth Ministry Super Bowl Party in February.
Gifts: administration, helps/service, hospitality Time Commitment: Short-Term -3-
Adult Discipleship Judith Bone email@example.com, 324-7258 Eric Burton-Krieger firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-8207 Adult classroom host/hostess Work with Adult teachers/facilitators [most often on Wednesday evenings] to greet class participants; offer nametags; take attendance; make copies of class materials and generally assist the person leading/facilitating.
Gifts: Evangelism, Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term and Short-Term
Adult Sunday School Teacher Teach and/or facilitate adult Sunday school classes.
Gifts: Knowledge, Leadership, Teaching, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-Term or Long-Term
curriculum team Help select the studies we suggest to our classes and groups and work with the team to perfect our process of making curriculum available.
Gifts: Knowledge, Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Monthly, with some review work at home
Disciple series Facilitator Facilitate a Disciple, Christian Believer, Jesus in the Gospels or Companions in Christ group of 12 to 16 persons. Studies last 30-34 weeks and require daily study and weekly group meetings. Training is available and encouraged for facilitators. Gifts: Knowledge, Leadership, Teaching, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-Tem & Long-Term
Library Volunteer Book and tape check-in, sorting, shelving, and follow-up of library materials. Flexible Schedule. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term; Flexible
Outpost (Bookstore) Volunteer Assist persons with book purchases during times when the resource center, The Outpost, is open. Collect money and maintain sales records. Gifts: Administration, Exhortation, Faith, Helps/ Service, Knowledge Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible; Short-Term substitutes
Short-term Study Leader Lead a short-term course (4 to 12 weeks) for Sunday school classes, Wednesday night classes, and other times. Topics are flexible – including
Bible studies, parenting, spiritual disciplines, and many others. Gifts: Knowledge, Leadership, Teaching, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-Term
Small Group Facilitator Lead a group of 6 to 12 persons who commit to meet weekly for prayer, Christian accountability, and support. Gifts: Evangelism, Leadership, Knowledge, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-term & Long-Term
united Methodist Women Circle Leader Start a new or lead an established United Methodist Women’s group which meets monthly and participates in mission activities. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Leadership, Pastor/Shepherd Time Commitment: Long-Term
Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, email@example.com, 324-7240 Outreach committee Work with other singles to help meet the needs of singles that are in need of help. An example might be coordinating food for a single that is ill, or taking someone to a doctor’s appointment. Gifts: Administration, Leadership, Mercy Time Commitment: Short-Term
Outreach Planning Help to plan and/or serve, and help recruit others to serve on singles ministry outreach projects, as developed by the team. Gifts: Administration, Leadership, Mercy Time Commitment: Short-Term
Social Long Range Planning Leader Help plan “at-church” social activities for interdenominational and community wide singles events. Gifts: Evangelism, Leadership, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-Term
Spiritual Program leader Help guide the direction of spiritual programs including Sunday school curriculum and Bible Studies. Teach short-term or long-term studies. Singleness is not a requirement for program leaders and teachers. Gifts: Faith, Knowledge, Leadership, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-Term, Long-Term
Support Group Development Help to determine needs, and to develop support groups, for weeknight programming, including Divorce Recovery, Single Parenting, and issues of healing, relationships, and financial issues.
Gifts: Discernment, Faith, Knowledge, Wisdom Time Commitment: Long-Term
offering envelopes, pencils, attendance pads, hymnals, and Bibles. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
Special Needs Parking Helper Assist with the operation of the special needs valet stand and park cars for 8:30am, 9:50am, and 11:00am Sunday worship services. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service, Mercy Time Commitment: Short-Term
Hospitality & Membership Jeff Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-8208 Andrew Ministry Staff the Guest Services Desk and work with guests and new members to help them become connected to BUMC. Training is provided. Regular meetings are held for continuing education and support. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Helps/Service, Mercy Time Commitment: Long-Term
church Picnic Volunteers needed to coordinate, plan, and work at our Fall Picnic. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
Event Host/Hostess Volunteer to host special events, celebrations, and activities in and around the life of the church. Gifts: Hospitality, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
Guest Caller Make welcome calls to guests who visit BUMC for the first time and subsequent calls to guests to help them get connected with our church. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Helps/ Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
wednesday night meals Volunteer to help coordinate and help the church dinners run smoothly and quickly. Help with setup, cleanup, serving, or sign in. Gifts: Helps/Service, Hospitality Time Commitment: Short-Term
Worship Attendance Data Entry Volunteers enter weekly worship attendance into church database on Monday mornings. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term; One Monday per month for 2 hours
Worship Greeter Greeters are needed on Sunday at every entrance of the church to welcome people, answer questions, and help newcomers in finding the Welcome & Information Desk. Worship Greeters are needed for the 8:30am, 9:50am, and 11:00am Sunday services, the Saturday evening service and special events. Gifts: Evangelism, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
congregational Care Kaye Harvey email@example.com Erin Racine firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-7244 Rachel Peavyhouse-Fay email@example.com, 324-7237
Parking Lot Greeter Safely and courteously direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic, provide parking assistance, and greet worshipers in the parking lots. Parking Greeters are needed for the 8:30am, 9:50am, and 11:00am Sunday services, and at special events.
alive hospice Trained volunteers visit and show love and concern to members who are in Hospice care at home or at a care facility.
Pew Replenisher Keep pew racks stocked with prayer cards,
Disability Awareness Team Volunteers work to raise awareness and to ensure that our facilities, programs, and
Gifts: Administration, Exhortation, Helps/ Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
Julie Donley firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-7254
Gifts: Mercy, Faith, Healing, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term
ministries are available to all.
Gifts: Discernment, Healing, Mercy, Wisdom, Prophecy, Teaching, Leading Time Commitment: Short-Term or Long-Term
fishes & loaves Participants volunteer their time and resources to prepare and deliver meals to members, on a short-term basis, due to illness or other short term difficulties. Gifts: Mercy, Helps/Service, Exhortation, Faith Time Commitment: Periodic
GraceNotes Card Ministry Volunteers write encouraging cards to people in our church, community, and many others who ask for prayer, in an effort to share hope and bring Christ’s amazing love and joy into their lives. The team meets quarterly to pray for those receiving the cards. Gifts: Faith, Discernment, Healing, Mercy, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term
Home-Centered communion Ministry Volunteers gather on the first Sunday afternoon of each month to take the sacrament of Communion to members who are unable to attend church. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Helps/Serivce, Mercy, Wisdom Time Commitment: Long-Term
Home-Centered visitation Ministry Volunteers are paired with a member who is at home or in a care facility to visit and to show love and concern.
Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Helps/Serivce, Mercy, Wisdom Time Commitment: Long-Term
Intercessory Prayer Ministry Volunteers pray over the non-confidential concerns and joys offered each week in worship and through our email prayer team list. Gifts: Faith, Healing, Mercy Time Commitment: Long-Term
Partners In Hope (Cancer support) Volunteers provide various types of support (meals, transportation, running errands, etc.) to persons at BUMC who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Gifts: Administration, Discernment, Faith, Mercy, Exhortation Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
Prayer Shawl Ministry Gather with a group to knit or crochet shawls to be given to offer comfort, prayer, and healing to persons dealing with illness or adversity. A bookmark is included with each shawl, expressing a prayer for hope and healing. Gifts: Faith, Helps/Service, Mercy, Gifts Time Commitment: One-Time or Long-Term
Stephen Ministry Trained volunteers provide a one-on-one ministry of listening and caring. Open to church members only. Fifty hours of training are required. Following training, there is a two-year period of commitment, and two meetings each month for continuing education and support. Gifts: Discernment, Healing, Mercy, Pastor/ Shepherd, Wisdom, Exhortation, Faith Time Commitment: Long-Term
Sunny Day Club Volunteer Trained volunteers work with people in the early stages of memory loss to provide social interaction, friendship and stimulation in a caring environment while offering their caregivers a time of respite. Club meets from 11 am – 2 pm every Tuesday. Volunteers must complete a background check. Gifts: Administration, Discernment, Faith, Mercy, Gifts Time Commitment: Long-Term
Music, Worship & Arts Coordinator of Worship & the Arts Shannon Garrett, email@example.com, 577-7267 Chancel Choir Director Bill Caldwell Administrative Assistant, 324-7227 Adult Chancel Choir Provide choral music for the 11 am Sunday service and special events. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term
Adult Handbell Choir Provide music periodically for worship services. Rehearsals held weekly on Sunday afternoons. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term
Altar Guild On Friday mornings, and as needed for seasonal worship events, assist in preparing and decorating the church and sanctuary for worship. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible -5-
Bulletin Stuffer Prepare bulletins (Friday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm) by inserting the weekly BEAM and other weekly information. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: Flexible
Christmas Eve Candle Preparation Organize and assemble candles for the Christmas Eve Services. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: One-Time
church orchestra Provide instrumental music for Sunday serv ices as assigned. Rehearsals are Sunday at 4 pm in Room B163. Directors David Hale & Patsy Wade. Gifts: Music, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
Communion Server Serve Communion elements in worship. Servers are needed monthly for Saturday evening, Sunday 8:30am, 9:50am or 11:00am services and for special or seasonal worship services. Gifts: Evangelism, Helps/Service, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term
Liturgical Movement Dancers are needed to interpret music through liturgical dance in worship and other special events. Some dance experience is helpful. Youth and adults welcome. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
Office Volunteer – Music Department Work in the music office helping with filing and organizing.
Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Faith, Helps/ Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
Orchestral Instrumentalist Play during worship services and other special events as needed. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
Pianist Accompanist for children’s choirs for rehearsal and performance. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Weekly rehearsal, August to April
scripture reader From the lectern readers will learn to bring life and passion to the presentation of God’s Word. Meetings as called by the director, Mark James, MJames849296@aol.com. Gifts: Leadership, Exhortation, Teaching Time Commitment: Short-Term
sound technician Operate soundboard and equipment during worship services and other special events as needed. Training is provided. Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
sounds of joy Provide choral music for the Awakening 9:50 service and others as needed. Rehearsal retreat and periodic rehearsals as needed. Director, Dr. Shannon Garrett, Jr. Gifts: Music, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term
Usher Welcome people as they come to worship; distribute bulletins, assist with seating, assist latecomers, collect offering, assist with Communion, and collect attendance cards. Ushers are needed for Saturday evening, Sunday 8:30am, 9:50am, or 11:00am service, and special events. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term
Videographer for Worship/ Special Events Videotape weekly worship services and other special services as needed. Serve once a month or more if desired. Training is provided. Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
Children/Youth Music James Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-7228 Julie Morgan, email@example.com, 324-8216 Children’s Choir Leader Lead children in music and singing. This would include a weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings and when the children sing in worship and special events including a Christmas and Spring Program. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Leadership Time Commitment: Long-Term
Children’s Instrumentalist Leader or Assistant Lead or assist with Wednesday night rehearsals for percussion, or praise team group, and assist with these groups in the worship service a few times per year. Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service, Leadership Time Commitment: Long-Term
Children’s Music Shepherd Assist the music leader in rehearsals and when the children sing in worship and special events. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term
Office Volunteer (Youth & Children’s Music) Volunteer on weekdays on an as-needed basis to work with the Assistant to Music for Youth and Children in large mailings, copying, and other general office duties. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Faith, Helps/ Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
share the spirit auction Plan, organize, and implement the annual fundraising auction that supports the summer tours for Jubilation and Sonshine Choirs and Youth Summer Mission Projects. Gifts: Administration, Faith, Helps/Service, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term
Youth Choir parent mentor Assist during youth choir rehearsal times (Sonshine Choir – Sunday nights from 5:00-6:15; Jubilation Choir – Sunday nights from 6:307:30.) Help with attendance, crowd control, crowd herding, being another smiling face to greet the participants. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term
Youth Choir Retreat Chaperone Join the Sonshine and/or Jubilation choir during their Fall (August) and/or Winter (January/February) retreat. This includes executing planned activities, and assisting with rehearsals, meals and recreation. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation, Faith Time Commitment: One-Time
Youth Choir Scrapbooking Put your scrapbooking talents to work with a team to organize and display photographs, past and future, of our Youth Choirs to display outside the Youth Choir Room. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Helps/ Service, Mercy Time Commitment: Flexible
Youth Choir Tour Chaperone Have the experience of a lifetime and go on tour with the Youth Choirs (Jubilation in June and Sonshine in July). You will be assisting the Director in organizing and preparing for performances; including set up and tear down of equipment, providing spiritual support and direction to the youth and performing any needed duties while on the road. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation, Faith Time Commitment: One-Time -6-
Youth Choir Tour Coordinator This detail-oriented person will work with the director to plan the Sonshine or Jubilation Summer tour. This includes making reservations, contacting facilities for performances, organizing a team of youth parents to chaperone the tour, assisting with all administrative needs regarding the tour, and being available to go on tour with the choir as a chaperone. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Exhortation, Discernment, Mercy Time Commitment: Short-Term
Youth Christmas Concert Assistant Assist the Director in executing the logistics of the Youth Christmas Concert with the Sonshine and Jubilation Choirs. Details are specific with this well-orchestrated and moving experience. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Faith, Helps/ Service, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-Term
Youth Meals for Special Events If organizing food is your thing, you’ll love working with a team of individuals to organize meals (pot luck and catered) for Tour Rehearsals, Home Concerts, Christmas Concert, and other special events when the youth choir is asked to gather for long periods of time and need to be fed. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: One Timement: One-Time
Media Carol Bumbalough firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-7220 Photographer for Special Events Photograph special events. Must supply own photography equipment and have some experience in photography. Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: One-Time
Website Maintenance Team Maintain web pages for different ministry teams. Create pages, as needed, for special events. Work at the church or at home. Training is provided. General PC and MS Word knowledge is required. Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
Facilities & Grounds
Missions & outreach
Rob Huckaby, email@example.com, 324-7259
Juanita Hobbs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 324-7222
Church Transportation Train and conduct monthly road/driving tests to qualify church bus driver volunteers. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
Flowerbed Planting/ Maintenance Help prepare and maintain flowerbeds around church grounds in spring and fall. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: Flexible
General Maintenance Help with maintenance repairs and minor carpentry in and around the church facilities. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: Flexible
Painting Painting inside the church facilities. Gifts: Helps/Service Time Commitment: One-Time
Office Support Jill Wright, email@example.com, 324-8217, Fran Lusby, firstname.lastname@example.org, 324-7224 Data Entry Computer data entry in various departments to update demographic information and provide for the holistic care of BUMC’s members. Training is provided. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
Office Volunteer - General Work once or twice a month in the central office helping with word processing, filing, photocopying or other general office tasks.
Gifts: Administration, Evangelism, Faith, Helps/ Service Time Commitment: Long-Term, Flexible
Receptionist Volunteer Answer the phone and provide other general receptionist duties weekdays during lunch hour or special events. Gifts: Administration, Exhortation, Faith, Helps/ Service Time Commitment: Flexible
Community Outreach Opportunities Bethlehem Centers of Nashville Bethlehem Centers of Nashville, a United Methodist agency, has provided programs and services to the Nashville community for 112 years. Their mission is to empower children, youth and their families to build better lives for themselves. Volunteers have the opportunity to give of their time in a variety of ways. Gifts: Faith, Mercy, Wisdom Time Commitment: Flexible
Better Decisions Women’s Prison Ministry Better Decisions, a nonprofit organization, offers an eight week program that teaches decision-making and life planning skills to inmates at the Tennessee State Prison for Women. New volunteers attend a ten-hour training session and meet weekly for one-hour with their inmate partner, offering help and encouragement as the enrollees practice their new skills. Volunteers are also needed to work one-on-one with an inmate who needs help with reading comprehension or to study for their GED exam. Gifts: Discernment, Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Mercy, Teaching Time Commitment: Short-Term
Bridges Domestic Violence Center This is the only domestic violence shelter in Williamson County. Through a systematic plan, Bridges moves a woman and her children from an unsafe environment to a safe place and gives her the necessary tools to re-establish herself in the community. Individuals can donate needed items for the shelter. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Wisdom Time Commitment: Flexible
Campus For Human Development This downtown Nashville organization offers many services to assist the poor and the homeless, including the Room In The Inn Program. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available. Gifts: Evangelism, Faith, Healing, Mercy Time Commitment: Flexible
Community Care Fellowship This day shelter is for the homeless and poor of East Nashville. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Helps/Service, Giving Time Commitment: Flexible -7-
Community Outreach Ministries This nonprofit ministry provides services to and shares the love of God through its work with the Sheriff’s department, the 21st Judicial court, and high-school athletes. It provides a spiritual, pastoral presence that acts as a bridge between the resources in Christian congregations and the needs that exist in the communities of Williamson County. Gifts: Exhortation, Mercy, Wisdom Time Commitment: Flexible
Disaster Relief Volunteers are needed during times of disaster to offer services to the local community and beyond through relief teams and donations to UMCOR. We are currently looking for volunteers for flood relief work in the Middle TN area. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Mercy, Wisdom Time Commitment: One-Time & Long-Term
Faith Family Medical Clinic This clinic provides quality, affordable healthcare to uninsured working families in the greater Nashville area. Healthcare professionals and other volunteers are needed to help provide this service. Gifts: Healing, Mercy, Wisdom Time Commitment: Long-Term
Friends Learning In Pairs (RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Caring seniors 55 years and older are needed to provide reading tutoring for at-risk children in grades K-4 during the school day. Volunteers may choose from 38 elementary schools in Davidson and Williamson Counties. Gifts: Discernment, Exhortation, Faith, Leadership Time Commitment: Long-Term
Graceworks of Williamson County A non-profit ministry whose mission is to share the grace of God by providing comprehensive services to residents in need throughout Williamson County, needs volunteers to drive the elderly to and from medical appointments, to visit a homebound senior, or to work in the store sorting, tagging, hanging, and pricing donated items.
Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Giving, Mercy, Teaching Time Commitment: Flexible
Habitat For Humanity Over 100 volunteers are needed to participate in the building of a Habitat house for a family in need of affordable housing in Williamson County. The build will take place in the spring of 2011. Volunteer opportunities range from publicity, volunteer coordinators, food and construction.
Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service, Leadership, Mercy Time Commitment: Short-Term
Harvest Hands Harvest Hands CDC the neighborhood revitalization ministry focusing on Christian Community Development in South Nashville. Our vision is to be “On a journey together for wholeness in South Nashville.” Together, we work in partnership with the residents of South Nashville through holistic ministries such as development of children and youth, home repair and ownership, addiction recovery, job training and economic development – and through all of these ministries, making disciples of Jesus. Gifts: Apostleship, Discernment, Evangelism, Faith, Exhortation Time Commitment: Short-Term & Long-Term
Literacy Council Of Williamson County Volunteers are needed to teach adults how to read and improve literacy skills. Tutoring is offered to adults who are earning a GED and to people learning English as a second language. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Teaching Time Commitment: Long-Term
The Manger The Christmas gift program that gives the gift, and the gift of giving: The Manger collects gift items for all ages and opens a “store” where heads-of-households with economic needs can “shop” for each of their loved ones. Families are identified through Graceworks Ministries. Donations and volunteers are needed to stock and run the store. Gifts: Discernment, Evangelism, Faith, Helps/Service Time Commitment: One-Time
Miriam’s Promise A ministry sponsored by the United Methodist Church that offers services to unwed pregnant teens and also parenting and adoption services. Volunteer opportunities are available. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Healing Time Commitment: Short-Term & Flexible
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (MMDR) A non-profit Christian humanitarian organization, located in Brentwood, that exists to help meet the medical needs of vulnerable, underserved people in the USA and throughout the world. Between disasters, MMDR builds and supplies medical clinics in developing countries. Their purpose is to offer relief in times of crisis, offer spiritual hope, and promote human dignity. Volunteer locally to organize supplies, inventory medicines, or join a relief team going to Haiti or other parts of the world. Gifts: Mercy, Administration, Helps/Service, Faith Time Commitment: Short-Term
Nashville Rescue Mission This ministry seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless as well as recovery programs to those enslaved in life-degrading problems. Volunteers are needed to be reading, writing, and math tutors, to work on donated computers, do clerical work, sort donated medicines in the clinic, serve meals or to lead a worship service. Gifts: Evangelism, Knowledge, Helps/Service, Teaching Time Commitment: Short-Term & Flexible
The Next Door Transitional living and re-entry services for women returning to society from incarceration. A ministry to women who leave prison or jail who are usually jobless, homeless, and frequently hopeless. Over 100 volunteers are needed to mentor, be drivers, overnight hosts, and provide evening meals and to be prayer partners. Gifts: Discernment, Evangelism, Exhortation, Faith, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term & Long-Term
Room In The Inn Volunteers are needed to host Room In The Inn at BUMC once a week, November through March. This program provides homeless men a warm place to sleep, a hot shower, laundry service, dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch to take with them the next day. Gifts: Discernment, Faith, Healing, Mercy Time Commitment: One-Time
Safe Haven Family Shelter The only shelter in Nashville where homeless families can stay together for up to 6 months while learning life skills to live on their own. Volunteers needed to provide food, Bible Study, -8-
clothing, home skills, job assistance, and donations of household goods and furniture. Gifts: Exhortation, Mercy, Helps/Service Time Commitment: One-Time & Long-Term
Siloam Family Health Center A faith-based, volunteer-driven clinic whose goal is to treat the whole person, body, mind, and spirit, by providing high quality affordable healthcare to the uninsured, underserved, and those who slip through the cracks of the healthcare system due to time, money and language barriers. Volunteer healthcare professionals are needed. Gifts: Healing, Faith, Mercy Time Commitment: Flexible & Long-Term
61st Avenue UMC After School Program Tutoring is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Carpooling is available from the BUMC parking lot at 3:15 pm & returning by 5:45 pm We provide mentoring, helping with homework, and plenty of smiles and hugs for K-4th grade children. Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Helps/Service, Mercy, Teaching Time Commitment: Long-Term
61st Ave. UMC Saturday Evening Meals Every Saturday night prior to the worship service, a free meal is served to the homeless and church members gathered there for worship. Volunteer groups, such as Sunday School classes, Bible Study groups or other small groups are needed to provide the meals.
Gifts: Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Helps/Service, Mercy Time Commitment: One-Time
61st Ave. UMC Senior Assistance Project Many of the senior citizens in west Nashville have a difficult time meeting their basic needs in the winter and are extremely lonely. Volunteers are needed to simply befriend them and get to know them through phone calls, letters and visits. Donations are needed to help with food, medicine, and utility bills. Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service, Faith, Mercy Time Commitment: One-Time
St. Luke’s Community Center As a Second Harvest satellite location, St. Luke’s operates a food bank. Help is needed to pack food boxes on Mondays and Thursdays 9am–1:30pm and to fill in when the regular volunteers need a day off. Mobile Meal drivers are needed on Mondays and Wednesdays,
11am-12:30pm. This is a great opportunity for volunteers of all ages, retired persons and stay-at-home moms (bring the kids –the meal recipients love to see them). Gifts: Exhortation, Helps/Service Time Commitment: Short-Term & Long-Term
BUMC Outreach Aids Angel Tree Help a child have a happy Christmas by providing gifts for a child who either has AIDS or whose parents have AIDS. Gifts: Faith, Giving, Mercy Time Commitment: One-Time
Christmas Baskets Help provide a Christmas dinner to families in need by helping to prepare and deliver boxes of food. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Giving, Helps/ Service Time Commitment: One-Time
christmas in july Collecting school supplies donations at BUMC and packing them into backpacks at the end of July. The filled backpacks are then distributed to where they are needed. In 2011, 700 backpacks were filled and distributed. Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Giving, Helps/ Service Time Commitment: One-Time
KIDSale A consignment sale of quality children’s clothing, toys and equipment, held each spring and fall, and benefiting BUMC youth missions and other outreach missions of BUMC. Volunteers are needed to do set-up and take-down, checking in clothing prior to the sale, check-out during the sale and general volunteer work. Gifts: Administration, Helps/Service, Leadership Time Commitment: Short-Term
International Missions costa rica mission Family mission trip to Costa Rica to work with the Methodist Church in Costa Rica. Children 12 and up are invited to participate with their parents in work pojects and Vacation Bible Schools in and around the San Jose area. A life-changing experience. Contact Rob & Susan Huckaby for more information at 615-324-7259. Gifts: Apostleship, Faith, Healing, Leadership, Mercy, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-Term
haiti Mission A mission trip to Jacmel, Haiti will take place in the Fall of 2012. This will be BUMC’s third time to this community. Aspects of this trip will include medical clinics, assisting with the feeding program, construction, music training, and loving on the children and families of Jacmel and furthering our relationships with the people there. Contact Christen Cole at ccole@ bumc.net. Gifts: Apostleship Faith, Healing, Leadership, Mercy, Wisdom Time commitment - one time
Honduras mission BUMC sends medical mission teams to Honduras to treat people who have little or no healthcare. There are opportunities for medical and non-medical volunteers as well as needs for those speaking English and Spanish to staff a clinic in Honduras for one week. Gifts: Apostleship, Faith, Healing, Leadership, Mercy, Wisdom Time Commitment: Short-Term
Mexico Mission Partnership Founded in 1977, Give Ye Them To Eat (GYTTE) is an outreach project of the Method-
ist Church of Mexico to combat hunger and poverty in the rural sector. Located in Puebla, Mexico, BUMC has supported missionaries, Terry & Muriel Henderson, for many years, and sends mission teams to work on ongoing projects at the Tree of Life Training Center.
Gifts: Discernment, Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Leadership, Mercy Time Commitment: Short-Term
Russia Mission Partnership In 2003 BUMC purchased an old rundown bakery in Perovo Russia and renovated it into a place of worship. We continue to support the Perovo church both financially and spiritually. Mission opportunities will be organized as needed. Gifts: Apostleship, Evangelism, Giving, Healing, Knowledge Time Commitment: n/a
South Africa Mission Project BUMC partnered with Howick Methodist Church in Howick, South Africa, to construct Brentwood Society Methodist Church in Tumbleweed, South Africa. The building was completed and opened with worship on Christmas Day 2007. This community struggles with extreme poverty, illness, and a lack of educational opportunities. This facility provides a place to worship God, and a preschool for the community. Thembelihle Pre-Primary School is an independent, privately funded school in Howick, South Africa, providing quality “school readiness” education to 150 young children, particularly those who come from disadvantaged circumstances. The school, a ministry of Howick Methodist Church, is housed on the grounds of the church in the village of Howick in the province of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Sponsors are needed for impoverished children to have the opportunity to attend this school Gifts: Apostleship, Evangelism, Giving, Healing, Knowledge Time Commitment: Short-Term & Long-Term
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m 12SM002 10th - 12th Small Group Leader m 12SM003 61st Avenue UMC Tutoring Program m 12SM004 Barnabas Friends m 12SM005 Basketball Coach m 12SM006 Greeter m 12SM007 Harvest Hands m 12SM008 Office Volunteer m 12SM009 Odyssey Game Night m 12SM010 Set-Up Team m 12SM011 Scout Leader
student Ministry m 12SM001 7th - 9th Small Group Leader
Children’s Ministry m 12CM001 Children’s Ministry Welcome Desk m 12CM002 Nursery Volunteer m 12CM003 Rosebud Delivery to New Parents m 12CM004 Preschool Sunday Morning Hall Greeter m 12CM005 Preschool Sunday School Teacher m 12CM006 Preschool Worship Leader m 12CM007 Preschool Sunday School Materials Prep. m 12CM008 Elementary Hall Bulletin Board m 12CM009 Elementary Sunday Morning Greeter m 12CM010 Elementary Sunday School Teacher m 12CM011 Resource Organizer m 12CM012 Elem. Sunday School Materials Prep. m 12CM013 Vacation Bible School Leader m 12CM014 Confirmation Friend-In-Faith m 12CM015 Confirmation Mentor m 12CM016 Created By God Mentor m 12CM017 Highway 56 The Extra Mile m 12CM018 Highway 56 Sunday School m 12CM019 Highway 56 Sunday Night MILEAGE m 12CM020 Highway 56 Summer Camp Mentor m 12CM021 Highway 56 Coordinator
single adult ministry m 12SA001 Outreach Committee m 12SA002 Outreach Planning m 121SA003 Social Long Range Planning Leader m 12SA004 Spiritual Program Leader m 12SA005 Support Group Development
adult discipleship m 12AD001 Adult Classroom Host/Hostess m 12AD002 Adult Sunday School Teacher m 12AD003 Curriculum Team m 12AD004 Disciple Series Facilitator m 12AD005 Library Volunteer m 12AD006 Outpost (Bookstore) Volunteer m 12AD007 Short-term Study Leader m 12AD008 Small Group Facilitator m 12AD009 United Methodist Women Circle Leader
m 12SM012 Sunday Morning Teacher or Helper m 12SM013 Youth Confirmation Mentor m 12SM014 Café Shift Leader m 12SM015 Café Volunteer m 12SM016 Driver m 12SM017 Photographer/Picture Organizer m 12SM018 Progressive Dinner Host m 12SM019 Retreat Chaperone m 12SM020 Share The Spirit Auction m 12SM021 Shopper m 12SM022 Ministry Team Leader m 12SM023 Progressive Dinner Appetizer Provider m 12SM024 Progressive Dinner Coordinator m 12SM026 Rock the Chains Coordinator m 12SM027 Senior Celebration Coordinator or Food Provider m 12SM028 Super Bowl Party Coordinator m 12SM029 Timothy Project
hospitality & membership m 12HM001 Andrew Ministry m 12HM002 Church Picnic m 12HM003 Event Host/Hostess m 12HM004 Guest Caller m 12HM005 Parking Lot Greeter - 8:30 am m 12HM006 Parking Lot Greeter - 9:50 am m 12HM007 Parking Lot Greeter - 11:00 am m 12HM008 Parking Lot Greeter - Special Events m 12HM009 Pew Replenisher m 12HM010 Special Needs Parking Helper m 12HM011 Wednesday Night Meals m 12HM012 Worship Attendance Data Entry m 12HM013 Worship Greeter - 8:30 am m 12HM014 Worship Greeter - 9:50 am m 12HM015 Worship Greeter - 11:00 am m 12HM016 Worship Greeter - Saturday Service m 12HM017 Worship Greeter - Special Events congregational care m 12CC001 Alive Hospice Volunteer m 12CC002 Disability Awareness Team m 12CC003 Fishes & Loaves m 12CC004 GraceNotes Card Ministry m 12CC005 Home-Centered Communion m 12CC006 Home-Centered Visitation m 12CC007 Intercessory Prayer Ministry m 12CC008 Partners In Hope (Cancer Support) m 12CC009 Prayer Shawl Ministry m 12CC010 Stephen Ministry m 12CC011 Sunny Day Club music, worship & the arts m 12MU001 Adult Chancel Choir m 12MU002 Adult Handbell Choir m 12MU003 Altar Guild m 12MU004 Bulletin Stuffer m 12MU005 Christmas Eve Candle Preparation m 12MU005 Church Orchestra m 12MU006 Communion Server - 8:30 am m 12MU007 Communion Server - 9:50 am m 12MU008 Communion Server - 11:00 am
m 12MU009 Communion Server - Saturday Service m 12MU010 Communion Server - Special Events m 12MU011 Liturgical Movement m 12MU012 Office Volunteer – Music Department m 12MU013 Orchestral Instrumentalist m 12MU014 Pianist m 12MU015 Scripture Reader m 12MU016 Sound Technician m 12MU016 Sounds of Joy m 12MU017 Usher - 8:30 am m 12MU018 Usher - 9:50 am m 12MU019 Usher - 11:00 am m 12MU020 Usher - Saturday Service m 12MU021 Usher - Special Events m 12MU022 Videograph. for Worship/Special Events Children/Youth Music m 12MU023 Children’s Choir Leader m 12MU024 Children’s Instrument. Leader or Assist. m 12MU025 Children’s Music Shepherd m 12MU026 Office Volunteer m 12SM019 Share the Spirit Auction m 12MU027 Youth Choir Parent Mentor m 12MU028 Youth Choir Retreat Chaperone m 12MU029 Youth Choir Scrapbooking m 12MU030 Youth Choir Tour Chaperone m 12MU031 Youth Choir Tour Coordinator m 12MU032 Youth Christmas Concert Assistant m 12MU033 Youth Meals for Special Events media m 12ME001 Photographer for Special Events m 12ME002 Website Maintenance Team facilities & grounds m 12FG001 Church Transportation m 12FG002 Flowerbed Planting/Maintenance m 12FG003 General Maintenance m 12FG004 Painting office support m 12SP001 Data Entry m 12SP002 Office Volunteer – General m 12SP003 Receptionist Volunteer International Missions m 12MS029 Costa Rica Mission m 12MS029 Haiti Mission m 12MS029 Honduras Mission m 12MS030 Mexico Mission Partnership m 12MS031 Russia Mission Partnership m 12MS032 South Africa Mission Project
BUMC Outreach m 12MS026 Aids Angel Tree m 12MS027 Christmas Baskets m 12MS027 Christmas in July m 12MS028 KidSALE
missions & outreach m 12MS001 Bethlehem Centers of Nashville m 12MS002 Better Decisions Women’s Prison Ministry m 12MS003 BRIDGES Domestic Violence Center m 12MS004 Campus For Human Development m 12MS005 Community Care Fellowship m 12MS006 Community Outreach Ministries m 12MS007 Disaster Relief m 12MS008 Faith Family Medical Clinic m 12MS009 Friends Learning In Pairs m 12MS010 Graceworks of Williamson County m 12MS011 Habitat For Humanity m 12MS012 Harvest Hands m 12MS013 Literacy Council Of Williamson Co. m 12MS014 The Manger m 12MS015 Miriam’s Promise m 12MS016 Mobile Medical Disaster Relief m 12MS017 Nashville Rescue Mission m 12MS018 The Next Door m 12MS019 Room In The Inn m 12MS020 Safe Haven Family Shelter m 12MS021 Siloam Family Health Center m 12MS022 61st Ave. UMC After School Program m 12MS023 61st Ave. UMC Sat. Evening Meals m 12MS024 61st Ave. UMC Senior Assistance Project m 12MS025 St. Luke’s Community Center