What is a Ministry Team?
A Ministry Team is a small group of Jesus followers with complementary skills, who are committed to common purposes, performance goals, and approaches for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. These teams work together, break bread together, and, of course, have fun together! Doing ministry in teams has shown to be effective not only at accomplishing the team goals, but also in nurturing a strong sense of community. Some teams have long-term goals and work together for extended time periods, others have a short-term goal and the team moves on once the goal is accomplished.
Check out the GUMchurch Ministry Teams:
Church & Society
Examples of the work of this team include:
- Hosting a forum to discuss Same-Sex Relationships and the Church
- Providing education to the church community on immigration issues
- Working to introduce holy conferencing, a system for dialogue where tough issues can be discussed in a civil and respectful manner.
Festival of the Arts Waffle Cone Ice Cream Booth
Keep watching for Festival dates in June 2017
Then be sure to sign up to help out with the ice cream booth at Festival. This important church fundraiser has many roles and many spots to fill and can’t be accomplished without many, many hands!
Hospitality & Guest Services
The call to practice Radical Hospitality is fostered in an active desire to invite, welcome, receive, and care for those who are strangers so that they find a spiritual home and discover for themselves the unending richness of life in community with others who are following Jesus.
Radical is an adjective intentionally chosen as it describes that which is drastically different from ordinary practices, outside the normal, that which exceeds expectations and goes the second mile.
Have questions? Please call the church office at 669.0730 or use the online contact form.
The Memorial Garden was established in 2004 as a long-lasting tribute to those that have passed away. All donations received are used for the care and maintenance of the area.
More information is available by calling the church office at 669.0730 or clicking here to request info.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This group of dedicated knitters and crocheters meets in the GUM Library at 1pm on the 4th Thursday of each month. At each meeting, the group shares the shawls they have worked on during the month, to pray for those receiving the shawls and to determine if there are any other needs. This group also sets aside two dates per year for a luncheon and fellowship.
Teddy Bear Ministry
The Ministry is self supporting due to the generosity of people donating bears. We receive no funding from the church and all expenses for ribbon are out of pocket.
These bears have been sent all around the Grand Rapids area and even shipped out of state. The notes of appreciation we receive keep us motivated. So, if you come across a teddy bear that needs a good home, drop it off at the church office and the Teddy Bear Team will do the rest. For more info, please call the church office at 669.0730 or click here.