Programs

THERE ARE MANY WONDERFUL PLACES WHERE YOU CAN SERVE AND BE A PART OF ASBURY.

BOARDS

CHURCH COUNCIL - THE BASIC DECISION-MAKING GROUP OF THE CHURCH.

Meets each month to coordinate events of all other church groups.

Hears reports of all committees.

Plans the mission and direction of the church.

STAFF/PASTOR/PARISH RELATIONS - DEALS WITH ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO CHURCH EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING THE PASTOR.

Must be appointed to this board by the Nominations Committee.

TRUSTEES - OVERSEES THE MECHANICS OF THE CHURCH

Administers scholarships.

Takes care of church buildings including organizing clean-up days.

Oversees all legal matters, trust funds and insurances.

Monitors building use.

Must be appointed to this board by the Nominations Committee.

COMMITTEES

CHRISTIAN OUTREACH - CONCERNED WITH THE SOCIAL NEEDS OF MEMBERS, THE COMMUNITY, AND THE WORLD.

Invites speakers to give lectures on social concerns.

Encourages recycling.

Informs the congregation of opportunities for ministry such as donations to Prudence Crandall Ctr and Scrip cards.

Coordinates committees who will serve at the soup kitchen.

ALTAR GUILD - MAKES SURE ALL IS READY FOR WORSHIP EACH WEEK.

Changes paraments per church calendar.

Makes sure all equipment is brought out and in good working order for special events and baptisms.

Decorates the altar for Sunday service.

Assists with wedding rehearsals , weddings, and other special services.

COMMUNION STEWARDS - PREPARES THE ALTER FOR COMMUNION EACH MONTH.

EDUCATION - OVERSEES THE EDUCATION PROGRAMS WITHIN THE CHURCH.

Plans curriculum for Sunday School classes.

Trains adults working with youth.

Coordinates youth events.

FELLOWSHIP HOUR - RESPONSIBLE FOR COFFEE HOUR AFTER 10AM SERVICE ON SUNDAYS. ON HOLD DURING COVID-19

Makes coffee and tea to be ready after church service.

Provides juice for youth (No red or purple juice please!)

Brings snacks and milk.

Puts out coffee cups, stirrers, sugar milk, etc... on coffee table.

Puts out basket for donations.

Cleans up area after coffee hour is finished.

Puts donation in envelope and gives to counters or office.

Sign-up chart is located in Wesley Hall.

Instructions are available in the office or by the sign-up chart.

FINANCE - OVERSEES ALL FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF THE CHURCH.

Counters - Counts the weekly offerings.

Treasurer - Pays bills, keeps record of expenditure.

Financial Secretary - Records all income.

Auditors - Reviews all financial records of the church annually.

GREETERS - WELCOMES WORSHIPERS TO CHURCH SERVICES.

Sign-up chart is located in Wesley Hall.

LAY LEADERS - ASSISTS THE PASTOR IN THE WEEKLY WORSHIP SERVICE

MEMBERSHIP - RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF CHURCH MEMBERS.

Keeps track of membership records.

Welcomes visitors and new members.

Reaches out to those with whom we've lost contact.

Coordinates 50-year Member Celebration.

MEMORIALS - OVERSEES EXPENDITURES OF MONEY GIVEN IN MEMORY OF DEPARTED MEMBERS.

NOMINATIONS - MEETS TO DECIDE WHICH MEMBERS SHOULD SERVE ON VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

STEWARDSHIP - HELPS MEMBERS UNDERSTAND THEIR OBLIGATION AS STEWARDS.

Coordinates fall financial campaign.

USHERS - OFFICIAL AIDES FOR ALL CHURCH SERVICES.

Seat those attending church services.

Assist with needs of parishioners before and during worship services.

Collects offering.

WORSHIP COMMITTEE- RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING WORSHIP SERVICES.

Plans music and altar themes with Pastor, musicians and altar guild

Discusses and implements changes in Sunday worship services.

Coordinates worship leaders.

WORSHIP & MEDIA TEAM - RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING WITH SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES.

Leads the hymns while choir is not performing during COVID-19

Co-ordinates Livesteam videoing of the service and ZOOM call conferencing

Sets up and breaks down audio / video equipment before and after the service

Rings the Tower bells prior to service

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

FUNDRAISERS

Tag Sales - This event is held in the Spring and Fall.

Help set up and price items brought to church.

Work during tag sales in various areas.

Help clean up area after tag sale.

Yankee Peddlar Fair - Annual fund-raising event held in November.

Help set up and decorate church.

Work during the two-day event in various areas.

Help clean up church after fair.

Various Dinners - Includes Pork Roast Dinner in November , Spaghetti dinners and Pancake breakfasts

Donate menu items.

Help set up Wesley Hall for event.

Help clean up Wesley Hall and Kitchen after event.

UNITED METHODIST MEN - MEETS ONCE A MONTH

Supports mission projects of the church.

In charge of making cemetery boxes for sale at Yankee Peddlar Fair.

Coordinates Pancake Supper for Ash Wednesday.

Plans Memorial Day Parade Hot Dog Sale.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (RUTH CIRCLE) - MEETS ONCE A MONTH, USUALLY ON THE LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.

Supports mission projects of the church.

In charge of Bake Sale for Yankee Peddlar Fair.

Plans Memorial Day Parade Bake Sale.

Coordinates special events

Coordinates Guidepost Sweater Project among others.