Almost everything that happens in and through the GUMchurch Community is lead and supported by committed folks who volunteer to serve others. Wondering how you can plug in? Here are some of the more urgent service opportunities:
Bring in CHANGE for SOUPer Bowl Sunday
On Sunday Feb 5 (Super Bowl Sunday), GUMchurch’s Next-Gen Ministries will be collecting spare change to benefit the church’s numerous hunger ministries.
Bring in your piggy bank! Clean out the cup holder in your car! Dig into your couch cushions!
Donate items for Bake Sale
GUMchurch United Methodist Women will host a bake sale on Sunday Feb. 12. Bring in some cookies, a pie, a cake, fresh bread, jams or jellies or whatever delicious items you can to donate to the sale!
Serve at God's Kitchen
On the 2nd Saturday of each month a team from GUMchurch heads downtown to God’s Kitchen (303 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids 49503) to help prepare a noontime meal offered to anyone who comes to eat! There are no questions and no qualifiers. Want to be a part of this important ministry? Call the church office at 669-0730.
Feeding America Food Trucks
Help with unloading food items, shopping with our guests, and preparing food (on nights when there is also a dinner)
-Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry Dates:
All Mobile Food Pantries are on Fridays and are available 6pm – 8pm:
- February 17 (note: a community dinner will NOT be available with this truck)
- March 17 with a community dinner at 5:30pm
- May 19 with a community dinner at 5:30pm
- June 23 with a community dinner at 5:30pm
- July 21 with a community dinner at 5:30pm
- September 15 with a community dinner at 5:30pm
- November 10 with a community dinner at 5:30pm
Contact the missions team at Missions@GUMonline.org or 669.0730 to learn more!
Sunday Morning Snacks
Bake your favorite snack, pick up some donuts, or just offer to help pay for snacks for Sunday morning! Delicious snacks are a great way to welcome guests and an easy way to make a HUGE difference on Sunday mornings! Contact the church office at Info@GUMonline.org or 669.0730 to learn more!
Be a part of the team that welcomes our guests and makes them feel right at home! Contact Holly@GUMonline.org if you are able to help out!
Security/Building Lock-Up Team
Did you know that each night, someone from the GUMchurch Security team goes through the church building to make sure windows are closed, lights are off, and exterior doors are locked?
These folks serve in one week segments (Sunday evening-Sat. evening) and rotate turns throughout the year (usually having 4 or 5 turns in a year).
The team needs a few more folks to help out in 2016. The schedule is flexible. Contact the church office by email or at 669-0730 for more info or to sign up to help!
Help is needed with set up on Sunday mornings (you would not have to make the coffee). Contact the church office at Info@GUMonline.org or 669.0730 to learn more!
We are especially seeking lead guitarists, keyboardists, and bassists.
Contact the Worship Director, Alex Barringer, at Alex@GUMonline.org or call the church office