Ministries

Servant Ministry Opportunities

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. - Peter 4:10

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We are called to know the Lord with our Head, love Him with our Heart and serve Him with our Hands—and there are numerous ways to step into service at Palm Coast United Methodist Church. Listed below are a few suggestions to help you get started. If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the church, a member of our church staff or myself. You will see that Palm Coast United Methodist Church has a lot to offer those who have a heart to serve as Jesus did.

~ Blessings, Pastor Kevin

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY   

Contact: Leanne Mannino - leanne@palmcoastumc.org

NOTE: Anyone serving with children, ages infant to 18 yrs., will require a background check.

Spiritual Gifts: Administration, Knowledge, Leadership, Teaching

Acolytes

Opportunity for children, 2nd grade and older, to light the candles during Sunday services. Training provided.

C.O.O.L Zone Sunday School

Opportunities include teaching/leading a Children's Sunday School class; grades pre-school, 1st and 2nd ; assisting teachers and leaders in class; help with registration before and check-out after class.

Easter Egg Hunt

Annual outreach event on the Saturday before Easter. Help in any way you can with a variety of jobs: stuff plastic eggs with prizes; set-up and/or clean-up; distribute eggs around the property; run games; sell food; assist with the petting zoo and bounce house.

Family Bible Study

Mid-week Bible study that often coordinates with an adult study. Designed for whole-family participation. Assist with crafts, games, & music with various age groups.

Nursery Assistants

Serve in the nursery with staff nursery attendant, Celinette Riera, during your chosen worship service.

K4J Sunday School class

Opportunities include teaching/leading a Children's Sunday School class; for grades 4th and 5th, assisting teachers and leaders in class; help with registration before and check-out after class.

Trunk or Treat

Annual event held on Halloween, October 31st. Assist before the event with collection of candy donations; on the day of the event passing out candy from your decorated car, truck or SUV, and replenishing candy supplies to participants.

United Methodist Christian School

Assist in the classroom or office, or volunteer for special events.

Contact:  Cindy Herring, Director - unitedchristians@bellsouth.net or 386-445-2344.

Vacation Bible School

VBS takes place for one week (Mon-Fri), 9 a.m. to noon, usually during the month of June. Assist with registration; be a group leader or assistant for crafts, games, music and/or drama for children ages 4 yrs through 6th grade.

YOUTH MINISTRY & ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION   

Contact Lee Thornton - lee@palmcoastumc.org

NOTE: Anyone serving with children, ages infant to 18 years old, will require a background check.

Spiritual Gifts: Evangelism, Exhortation, Faith, Helps/Serving, Leadership, Teaching

Adult Bible Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.

Teach or assist Adult Sunday School class which cover a variety of Bible topics and studies.

Adult Small Groups

Lead small study group (8-12 people) with discussion of varied topics and/or Bible study focusing on Scripture.

Youth Ministry

Lead small study group (8-12 people) with discussion of varied topics and/or Bible study focusing on Scripture.

Leadership and participation from our adults and young adults of the congregation are always welcome!

All youth meet in the Youth Room & Fellowship Hall.

* Wednesday Bible Study & Fellowship: 7th and 8th grades and 9th to 12th grades, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

* Sunday Morning Bible Study & Fellowship: 6th to 8th grades and 9th to 12th grades, 10:45 a.m. –  noon.

* Sunday Evening Fellowship: Last Sunday evening every month; 5th to 12th grades; 4-6 p.m.

MUSIC MINISTRY  

Praise Team

Contact Glenn Sims - glenn.sims@palmcoastumc.org

The Praise Team provides vocals and instrumental music for the Contemporary Service on Sundays at 9:30am. Weekly rehearsals and warm-up prior to worship required.  Contact:  386-302-1015.

Chancel Choir

Chancel Choir sings at the traditional services on Sunday September through June. Weekly rehearsal takes place 7-9 pm on Thursdays in the Music Suite & Sanctuary.

Concert Series

Concert Series presents various music programs and visual art presentations October through May. Serving CS includes administration, advisory council, ticket sales, traffic control, web programming, ushering & art coordinator.

Handbell Choir

Rehearses on Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary and rings on the 2nd Sunday of the month, September through May.

Instrumentalists

CONGREGATIONAL CARE    

Contact: Rev. Theresa Waters, Congregational Care Minister - theresa.waters@palmcoastumc.org

Spiritual Gifts: Encouragement, Exhortation, Faith, Healing, Helps/Serving, Mercy

Flagler Pines Nursing Home

Assist with monthly worship at the Flagler Pines Nursing Home on the fourth Sunday of the month. 

Contact:  Leon & Elva Mitchell - lwt.mitchell@gmail.com or 386-597-2035.

Hospital Visitations

Visiting church members in the hospital.

Memorial Receptions

Help provide a comforting reception in Fellowship Hall following memorial services which includes accepting food donations in the kitchen (cookies, brownies or punch); set-up and clean-up of Fellowship Hall and the kitchen.

Shut-in Ministry

Visit shut-ins or homebound in nursing homes and/or private homes.

Stephen Ministry

This is a care and relationship ministry for those going through difficult times. Stephen ministers develop a one-on-one relationship and walk hand in hand with a care receiver. Training provided.

Contact: Rosalee Whyte - RWhyte3@cfl.rr.com or 386-447-8607.

PRAYER MINISTRY   

Meets weekly on Monday morning in the Prayer Room to pray according to the requests received during the week. Prayer time also scheduled during the week.

Contact: Leon Mitchell - lwt.mitchell@gmail.com or Elva Mitchell - ecumitch@gmail.com, or 386-597-2035.

Spiritual Gifts: Discernment, Encouragement, Faith, Healing,

Helps/Serving, Mercy

Pre-Prayer for Worship

Prayer time and anointing of sanctuary in preparation for Sunday worship services. Group meets in Sanctuary on Saturdays, late afternoon.

MEDIA TECHNOLOGY    

Contact: Steve Weaver -  steve@palmcoastumc.org

Media Team

Provides audio/visual support for Sunday worship services; funerals and weddings, as needed. Opportunities to serve include helping at the sound board, working the light system and designing media and on-screen graphics.

NORTH CAMPUS COMMITTEE    

Contact Chairman: Larry Torino

Spiritual Gifts: Administration, Apostleship, Helps/Serving

Events Coordinator

Assist with coordinating activities of the north campus including playing field, pavilion, and other outdoor amenities; maintain a calendar of events, encourage use of the property for church ministries and oversee stewardship of property.

 “God's Garden" at North Campus, 6500 Belle Terre Parkway

Plan, plant and coordinate a community food garden at the North Campus, 6500 Belle Terre Parkway, to grow food to share with those in need.

Contact: Luzibu Nsakala - nnsakala@att.net or call 386-246-5068; or Mamie Godfrey - godfreyw72@yahoo.com or 386-445-0391.

OUTREACH MINISTRY    

Contact Michele Seyfert - Michele.seyfert@delrossa.com or 386-283-5549.

Spiritual Gifts: Giving, Faith, Helps/Serving, Leadership, Mercy

Angel Tree Ministry

The Angel Tree holds information about Christmas gifts that can be donated to needy children in the area. Assistance needed for set up and decorating in November; take down and put away decorations after Epiphany Sunday. 

Contact: Lyn Preat -  lyn@palmcoastumc.org or 386-445-1600.

Bunnell Food Resource Center

This center provides non-perishable items to Flagler County families in need. Assistance needed to collect/deliver weekly donations and help staff the Center when necessary.

Contact: Jean and Bob Lanier - lyc32@aol.com or 386-586-1058.

Family Life Center

This center is a domestic emergency shelter. Help with administrative duties, housekeeping  or handyman work.

Contact: Trish Giaccone - familylifecenter@gmail.com or 386-437-7610.

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with Habitat work day at a local site; promote participation among the congregation; assemble a team and work at the site.

Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM)

At the Daytona Beach location, assist with simple lunch preparation, serving and clean up. 

Contact: Mary Culver - mccul8@cfl.rr.com or 386-447-4238.

Nathaniel’s Hope

Provides respite time for parents of special needs children monthly for about 3 hours.

Contact: Alison Scholin - alisonscholin1@gmail.com or 386-585-4279.

 Operation Christmas Child: Samaritan's Purse

Takes place in October; organize, promote, and collect shoeboxes filled with small Christmas gifts for needy children.

School Supplies

Help organize & promote collection and delivery of school supplies for Flagler County needy children in July-August.

Sheltering Tree

The Sheltering Tree, housed at First UMC of Bunnell, serves homeless individuals/families with meals and shelter when the winter temperatures drop below 40 degrees. There are rotating opportunities to serve.  

Contact: Milton Richards - m.rich.33@hotmail.com or 386-445-0303.

Soldier’s Ministry

Assist with organizing and promoting this ministry within the congregation; help collect and pack donated items to be shipped to the Middle East to our military men and women.

Contact: Barbara Clutter - clutter.barbara@yahoo.com or 386-445-5853.

“Undie” Sunday Clothing Collection

Organize, collect and deliver “undies” and socks for needy children in the Flagler County area.

United Methodist Women

Women's group which supports local/global missions projects and organizations, and varied services to our Flagler community. Unit and small group meetings take place monthly.

Contact: Drucilla Singleton - 904-797-8881.

United Methodist Men

Men's group which engages in Christian service within the congregation and the community, and fellowship within the organization.

Contact: Rich Gray - richgray2001@msn.com or 386-263-2021.

WELCOMING MINISTRY    

Contact: Leanne Mannino - leanne@palmcoastumc.org

Spiritual Gifts: Encouragement, Helps/Serving

Visitor's Phone Calling & Email

Follow up phone contact and/or email first time guests on the Monday or Tuesday following the Sunday visit to worship.

Welcoming Team

The Welcoming Team is responsible for welcoming, greeting, ushering and gift distribution at all Sunday morning services.

WORSHIP MINISTRY    

Contact:  Dianne Torino - dtorino@palmcoastgov.com or 386-445-9712.

Spiritual Gifts: Evangelism, Faith, Helps/Serving, Knowledge, Wisdom

Worship Committee meets monthly except during summer months to plan special worship services through the year.

Altar Preparation

Prepare the altar for Sunday worship: check/replace candles, clean brass candlesticks; set up for Communion Sundays.

Communion Assistants

Assist on a rotating basis as congregation servers, pew servers, stewards and Communion preparers. Completing a 1-1/2 hour Communion training class required.

Decorating Team

Add visual impact to the worship experience in our sanctuary and the welcoming atmosphere in our narthex through the use of banners, fabrics, floral arrangements, and unique presentations on the altar.

Pew Stocker

Restock sanctuary pews with envelopes, informational cards and pencils on a regular basis.

STAFF PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE   

Contact Pastor Kevin James if you are interested in serving on this committee.

Oversees hiring of staff and employee/employment issues.

Spiritual Gifts: Administration, Encouragement, Helps/Serving, Knowledge, Leadership, Wisdom

TRUSTEES    

Contact Ryan Mahon - ryan@mahon.email or 386-547-7323.

Oversees maintenance & stewardship of the physical plant of the church.

Spiritual Gifts: Administration, Helps/Serving

FINANCE    

Contact Pastor Kevin James if you are interested in serving on this committee, 386-445-1600. This committee oversees the budget, spending & stewardship of the church.

Spiritual Gifts: Administration, Giving, Helps/Serving