United Methodist Church, Woodland CA Ministries Ministry Teams

Adult Education and Small Group Leaders - Reverend Deb Grundman

Members of this team are trained in leading small groups and will help facilitate our growing number of small group experiences.

Amnesty International - Roger Hothem, Leader

Since 1982, our church has participated in Amnesty International's (AI) Urgent Action Network. The fourth Sunday of every month, members of the congregation are given the opportunity to write letters on behalf of an individual or group somewhere in the world whose human rights are being violated. The Amnesty Ministry Team educates the congregation regarding the various cases and assists people with the writing of original letters or the signing of pre-printed letters addressed to governmental officials on behalf of the prisoners. For more information on Amnesty International, see their website: http://www.amnestyusa.org/

Care & Repair - Board of Trustees

This team undertakes repair and maintenance tasks around the church.
It is great for those with handy skills who can help keep our historic building in good repair.

Children's Ministry - Tanya Provencher

Sunday School teachers and the Children's Ministry Coordinator are the members of this team. 
They teach the Sunday morning classes of children ages preschool through sixth grade. 

Children’s Story Time:  This team provides a story time for children during the 9 a.m. worship service before they go to Children's Church. Members of this team will be assigned specific Sundays to bring a story to the children. We are always looking for new storytellers. If you are interested, please contact the office. (662-6274)

Choirs - Jay Surdell, Music Director

Music is a vital ministry in our worship. We have choirs for adults, and children, as well as hand bell players.
Each choir participates in worship services. A contemporary-style band and singers participate in the Celebrate! service.

Communion Stewards - Martha Noble, Leader

The Communion Stewards prepare and assist in serving the elements for our monthly communion services.
Some members of the team also minister to the homebound by taking Communion to them.

Drama - Michael Sanna, Leader

This team prepares dramatic sketches to enhance our worship services.
The team includes actors and those who assist with props and staging.

Fellowship Team - David Gluesing, Leader

This team helps to bring our church together in Fellowship, such as arranging potlucks, picnics, and other get-togethers for the church, and sometimes the entire community to enjoy.

Greeters - John Hoover, Leader

We have greeters who welcome worshipers and seek to make newcomers feel at home among us at both our 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
If you are interested in becoming a greeter, please contact the office at (530) 662-6274.

Hospitality - Loretta Frank and Myrna Schroyer, Leaders

Extending a warm welcome to newcomers and to all who come to worship on Sunday morning is the business of this team that provides greeters and coffee hour hosts.

Kitchen Upkeep - Kaye Juhler, Leader

The kitchen of our church is used by many groups and is an important part of our facility.
This team provides for the care and development of this resource.

Library - Carol Conn, Leader

The Library team oversees the church library, seeks additions, and then promotes reading in the church.

Liturgists - Reverend Ardith Allread

The liturgists participate in Sunday morning worship by leading prayers, reading scripture, and assisting with serving Communion.
If you are interested in becoming a Liturgist, please contact the church office at (530) 662-6274.

New Member Welcome - Loretta Frank & Myrna Schroyer, Leaders

Members of this ministry team seek to help new members of the church find their way to feeling this is really their church home.
They keep in touch with new members and assist with the orientation and reception of new members.

Nursery - Megan Hillmon, Coordinator

This team staffs the church nursery for infants and toddlers (to age 3) and keeps the nursery safe and welcoming for young children.

Outreach and Communication Ministry - Marguerite Nightingale, Leader

This team keeps the name of the church in the public eye and welcomes all visitors and newcomers.
Varied tasks include tracking visitors, working on our website, writing press releases, planning signs and outdoor banners, and marketing.

Prayer Shawl Ministry - LaRae Shaw-Meadows, Leader

We craft our shawls with prayers and love, and are blessed to be able to provide them to people in need. Whether you are an old hand or just learning to knit or crochet, please join us for fellowship. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Quilters Team - Judy Johnson, Leader

We make baby quilts for infant baptisms and pillow shams for young children who are baptized.
The Quilters meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Scholarships - Tricia Decker, Leader

Through generous planned gifts, the church has an endowment that produces income to be used to assist church people with their education.
This team oversees the scholarship granting process.

Sound Team - Doug Thompson, Leader

The team members share responsibility for the sound monitoring process during worship services.
They oversee the taping of the service for the homebound and others who desire recordings of our worship.

Technology Team - Bobbie Hill, Leader

Sound, light, and video technicians make a great different in our Traditional, and Celebrate! services. On-the-job training is provided.

Ushers - Harold Ford, Leader

The usher team is divided into separate teams for each Sunday. They help welcome people to worship, hand out bulletins, take the offering, and generally see to the comfort and safety to all who come to worship.

Volunteers in Mission - La Vonda Williams, Leader

These volunteers provide hands-on help in projects near and far, including Habitat for Humanity building, Katrina Disaster relief, Haiti Disaster relief and many others.

Worship Environment - Marci Kimura, Leader

As we worship through the seasons, this team changes the appearance of our worship space.
They create and hang banners, change the paraments, and other creative ways to lift up the themes of our worship.

Fourth & Hope Team - Roz Stone, Leader

The Fourth & Hope (external link) is an agency in our community that assists the hungry and homeless. Our team seeks to assist the mission in many ways, including direct involvement in preparing and serving meals at the mission, teaching classes, and reading stories to children.

Other Service Opportunities

We have various opportunities throughout the year to provide assistance in our community through projects such as the Yolo County Fair "Moo Cow" booth, Woodland Ecumenical Canning Project, Christmas Baskets, and Salvation Army (external link) bell ringing.  For a booklet of all ministry opportunities at United Methodist Church, Woodland, please contact the office.


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