Many of our teams, groups, and committees are open to any who wish to be part of making ministry happen:
Church & Society
This team seeks to implement the United Methodist Social Principles by raising awareness and encouraging action in several different social justice areas, such as LGBTQ community advocacy and environmental healing and care for creation. For more information contact: Christine Webster- firstname.lastname@example.org
This team sets the priorities and direction of much of the mission and outreach areas of our congregation. They launch, encourage and support mission trips, raise awareness about mission giving opportunities, and stay connected with our missionaries and mission programs. For more information contact: Jay Zylstra- email@example.com
Young Disciples Ministries
Led by our Children and Youth Ministry directors, this team plans, implements and evaluates our ministry programs for children and youth, including Sunday School, youth group activities, and Vacation Bible School. For more information contact: Sara Zallar- firstname.lastname@example.org
HOSPITALITY AND GUEST SERVICES
Ushers, greeters and Welcome Center staff assist guests and worshipers alike to feel comfortable, safe and right at home. Offering radical hospitality to all is part of GUMC’s vision…and it’s a great way to meet people! For more information contact: Heather Blaszczyk- email@example.com
Each night Security Team members make sure that windows are closed, lights are off and the building is locked. Team members serve in one week segments, rotating turns throughout the year. For more information contact: Mark Courtade- firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH LANDSCAPING Team
This team of gardeners works to create an outside impression of GUMC that reflects a warm welcome to the community. They gather each Tuesday morning in the spring, summer and fall to plant, trim and weed. For more information contact: Bev Hain- email@example.com
Other administrative committees are part of our United Methodist structure. Members are nominated by our Leadership Development Team and voted on annually at our Church Conference:
Governance Board - Learn more about this committee!
Staff Parish Relations Committee - Learn more about this committee!