COMMUNITY CHURCH
Sunday, October 21, 2018
An Ecumenical and Inclusive Fellowship of the United Methodist Church

Church Ministries

COMING TOGETHER THROUGH OUR MINISTRIES AND GROUPS
 

The Christian life is not meant to be lived alone. We were created for connection – with God and with one another. Yet each of us must take our own path, one where God is leading us to grow deeper in faith and become more like Him each day. At Community Church, we are growing to be more like Christ by knowing, loving, and serving God and others. 
 
Worship is just the beginning!
 
For many, a worship service is the first step on this journey of faith. Maybe you’ve been attending here for two weeks, maybe ten years. Maybe you’ve already tried a few things; maybe you’ve just come each week and worshiped quietly. 
 
We know one of the best ways to nurture your growing relationship with Jesus Christ is to belong to a small group of Christian friends who encourage, challenge and support you as you discern and live out your life mission. We’ll help you find a group best suited for you based on where you live, your interests, or your life situation. We have a variety of groups—we’re positive there’s one group that will be a great place for you to belong, grow and serve.
 
Make a Difference - Become a part of something bigger than yourself. Use your gifts and experience to serve others. Develop friendships along the way while serving in our local community, the world abroad, or within the walls of Community Church.
  
Our Groups and Ministries!
Community is where we connect and explore the faith with others who are also on the journey. It’s the place where we begin to examine Christianity, study the Bible and discover how we can know, love and serve God each day of our lives.  
  • Alter Care - Maintains the appearance of alter and sanctuary for worship.
  • Congregational Care Team - Extending the pastoral care of our church by serving communion to shut-ins,visiting the sick, helping with transportation.
  • Green Team-  The mission of the "Green Team" is to make the community more aware of the environment and to recycle various materials through Worcester County 
  • Hospitality Team - Providing light refreshment to seven course meals for church functions ranging from baptism to memorial services.
  • Library - The Fred Bruner Memorial Library was named after the first Pastor of Community Church. Our Library contains hundreds of Christian resources to help you know, love and serve the Lord. Stop in … the door is always open!
  • Little Lambs Learning Center - We at Little Lambs strive to provide a loving, caring, and safe environment in which all children are welcome to learn, work, and play. Our staff members teach and model the basic Christian teachings of faith, hope, and love. We use a faith-based curriculum for all ages in which we incorporate basic Christian principles in our daily activities. We observe all religious and seasonal holidays. Little Lambs does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, or national origin.
  • MOPS - A place to find friendship, community, resources and support for you as a woman and mother so you're not alone. Moms have found community through MOPS for almost 40 years - we're your mothering authority.
  • Multimedia Ministry - This is the group that works behind the scenes for our worship Services. They operate the audio board, take videos, create the PowerPoint presentations, operate the projectors and computers and more! Always looking for additional helpers! 
  • Music Ministry- Love to sing? Play an instrument? Just love music? Check out our Music ministry page and see what our Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, Youth Choir and Psalm 66 are doing to praise God.
  • Offering Counters - Early each week, teams of volunteers count the offering from the prior worship services.
  • Office Support - Volunteers help with answering the office phone, stuffing bulletins and offer other clerical and reception assistance.
  • Nursery Volunteers - A nursery is provided during worship services at 9:15 and 10:30 am.
  • Pastor's Bible Study - Usually held as a study series both during the day and in the evening.
  • Power Prayers - Our intercessory prayer group welcomes all!  We are a group of loving, laughing, longing people, deepening our relationship with God ~ Father, Son and Holy Spirit ~ through prayer and study.  Daily, we pray for each other and lift the names in prayer of those who share their needs and burdens with us. We meet each Wednesday from 3:00 – 4:30 in the Chapel Room, praying in unity.  Come join us!
  • Prime Timers - A fellowship group for couples married longer than 50 years.
  • Stephen Ministry - We have Stephen Ministry because God calls every one of us to love and care for one another. The Holy Spirit has blessed us all with gifts for ministry. Stephen Ministry provides a place where those who have the gifts for caring ministry can put them to use in a meaningful way. Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties. People who are hurting no longer suffer alone. A caring Christian friend comes alongside them to provide emotional and spiritual care for as long as the need persists.
  • Stonecroft Bible Studies -  Stonecroft Ministries equip thousands of women to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their neighbors across the street and their peers worldwide.
  • United Methodist Women - The UMW meet at noon on the third Tuesday of the month. They also have an evening group called the "Candlelight Circle" which meets on the 2nd Wednesday at 7 pm and a craft group, "Dorcas Craft Circle" that meets on the 1st Tuesday at noon.
  • Worship - Organizing ushers, greeters, communion servers, liturgists, and readers for the traditional service.