Ministries

The teams below help us care for one another within the congregation, as well as support ministry to youth and children.  We welcome you to become a part of any of these teams.  For more info on any of them, contact Lynn at lynn@piercechapel.com.

Discover
If you want to enjoy a good meal and learn more about basic Christianity, the United Methodist Church, and Pierce Chapel, then DISCOVER is for you! DISCOVER provides a great opportunity to meet others, ask questions, and get to know Howard and Lynn in a comfortable, informal setting (in the hospitality room). Discover is normally offered in September and February on a Sunday afternoon, immediately following the 11:00 worship service.

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Children’s Ministry Council
If you have a heart for kids age 3 to 6th grade and would like to help set the vision for children’s ministry, this group is for you. CMC oversees and supports ministries like Sunday School, Bible Buddies, Children’s Church, Vertical View, children’s choirs, VBS, and events like Fall Festival. We meet once per month on Monday evenings.

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Youth Leadership Ministry Team (YLMT)
YLMT is for those interested in helping to provide leadership, planning, guidance, and logistical support to our youth ministry (grades 7-12). Youth parents (and others who feel called to work with our youth) are urged to participate. YMLT meets in the Tweenager Room (Room 210) at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month and works closely with Nathan Carr, our Director of Youth Ministries.

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Small Group Ministry Team
This team has at its core the mission statement of PC—to develop mature disciples who know, love, and serve Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Our goal is to help people connect with one another and connect with God through small groups of various kinds. The team facilitates the development of small groups and provides training and support to leaders. This team also hosts the DISCOVER sessions which are held 3 times during the year.

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Hospitality/Greeter Team
If you like to meet and greet, this is the team for you! Team members are posted at each outer door, in the front parking lot, and at each inner door prior to each Sunday worship service. Some team members also assist with receiving the offering during the Sunday morning worship services.  Greeters serve on a rotating basis, and if there is a scheduling conflict, another team member is always happy to trade with you!

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Bread of Life Team
We want our guests to know how important they are to us, so this team delivers a loaf of delicious homemade bread to the homes of our first-time guests—a great reminder of the real “Bread of Life.” Each team member delivers bread one time per month, usually on Sunday afternoons.

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Wednesday Night Supper Team
These folks truly have a servant’s heart! The set-up teams begin about 4:15 on Wednesdays and work until 6:00—setting out plates/napkins/silverware, putting ice in glasses, cutting desserts, making tea/lemonade, and serving the meal. The clean-up teams serve from 6:00-7:30 (sometimes finishing earlier). Each team works once per month (unless you sign on for more!). More smiling faces with willing hands are welcomed!

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Youth Supper Team
This team supports our youth and tweenager ministries each Sunday evening by serving supper to our 5th-12th grade students as a part of their youth/tweenager meeting time. Teams rotate (one Sunday per month) to help set up tables and chairs and help prepare food, serve and clean up. This is a great chance to meet other parents and youth/tweenagers too!

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Sunday Morning Hospitality Team
These dedicated servants set up and clean up the “hospitality time” on Sunday mornings (aka goodies and coffee before Sunday School). They prepare tables, make coffee, fix hot water, and set out creamers, sweeteners, cups and the delicious baked goods that are provided—and clean it all up! This is a great opportunity for those who love to serve, but prefer to work behind the scenes. You can also sign up to bring goodies on a rotating basis!

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Flower Ministry Team
The beautiful flowers in our sanctuary do not just stay in the Worship Center each week to wilt and die. They are divided into smaller arrangements and shared with those who are shut-in or sick. This team delivers not only lovely flowers, but also the gift of their time with those who are in need of comfort. Team members rotate to deliver flowers approximately one time per month. Let us know also if you’d like to help arrange the flowers that decorate our worship center on Sunday mornings. Another team of volunteers does that weekly.

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Tabitha’s Heart Ministry
All who love to create by knitting or crocheting are encouraged to join this team on 1st & 3rd Mondays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in room 206. We provide gifts such as prayer shawls, baby blankets, and premie hats to those in need of comfort and love when stressful times appear in their lives. We’d also love for you to knit or crochet on your own and share your creations with this ministry.

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Hand-Made Card Ministry
Please join us in our ministry of making cards for those within the church who are in need of a little extra care and attention, or to celebrate a special occasion in someone’s life. You’re asked to provide your own tools and supplies. We meet once a month in various locations, usually in someone’s home. Contact Mary for more info.

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Altar Guild
The Altar Guild is made up of women and men who tend and prepare the altar table and pulpit for worship (which mainly consists of changing the paraments—the colored clothes on altar table and pulpit—according to the liturgical calendar, and filling the candles with oil.)

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Stephen Ministry
Stephen MinistryStephen Ministers are lay-persons who provide care in periods of transition or crisis. They undergo 50 hours of training, bi-monthly supervision and continuing education. Stephen Ministers are trained to listen rather than try to fix, and all care is absolutely confidential. Whatever the need, Stephen Ministers are available after everyone else has gone on with their routines. If you or someone you know might benefit from a Stephen Minister, please speak with Howard or Lynn or Jane Armour. If interested in joining the next training, contact Jane.

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Prayer Team
We’re devoted to lifting up needs of our congregation and our community in prayer, as well as facilitating prayer opportunities for the entire congregation. We pray for congregational needs on our own time and meet in the prayer room once every other month to discuss plans for congregational prayer life. In addition, we send bereavement cards, coordinate grief books that are given to families, and provide pray-ers during Holy Communion. Send an email to prayers@piercechapel.com to request to be added to the list to receive prayer requests.

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Bereavement Team
When a church member suffers a death in the immediate family, this team lovingly offers to provide a meal. This is a wonderful ministry for those who have limited time but loving hearts, and who desire to minister to families at a time of great need.

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