Care groups

CARE groups have a primary interest in caring for the physical and emotional needs of our church and church family.  Activities include but are not limited to supplying meals on a temporary basis, writing cards, visitations, building maintenance etc.  These groups meet at a variety of times and places.  Our CARE groups currently include: 

United Methodist Men (UMM)
        Purpose:  UMM meet monthly and provides the men of the church an opportunity forChristian fellowship, and
                        service to the church and the community.  In addition we sponsor youth programs.  We are the
                        charter organization for a Boy Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack.   We are also members of the
                        National Organization of United Methodist Men.  
        Meeting time:  3rd Tuesday of month, 6-8pm in the church lower level.
        Leader:  Monty Simpson

United Methodist Women (UMW)
        Purpose:  The UMW is an active group of women in the church who work together to provide programs of
                         interest to women in the community.  They intentionally support mission projects specific to
                         "Women helping Women" locally and globally.  They emphasize Christian values as they:
                          - Make Christmas Stockings for Atlantic Street Service Center
                          - Crochet hats for Head Start Children
                          - Knit prayer shawls for those in need of comfort
                          - Provide temporary housing for the Center Of Hope women's shelter
                          - Provide temporary housing for the men of ARISE
                          - Plan the annual Christmas Buffet for church
                          - Supporting other needs of many church and local programs
                         New members are always welcome to join this supportive community of women.
        Meeting time:  
        Leader:  Dianne Rogerson    Co-leader: Nancy Gillespie

Early Readers 
        Purpose:  This book reading club is composed of Christians who like to get up early. They typically read 
                            one fiction or non-fiction book a month and then meet to discuss it over a light continental 
                            breakfast.
        Meeting time:  Sept thru June, 8:30-10:30am, 1st Tuesday of the month in members homes
        Leader:  Sarah Jane Hisey 

Chore & Chortle:
Do you like to fix or repair things?  This group of men and women meet every Tuesday morning at 8:45 to do general maintenance work on the church facilities and grounds.  Work tools are typically supplied by the group members and on the job training is not uncommon.  The gathering typically meets for a couple hours and includes pastries, coffee, sharing of joys and concerns, a short prayer and then work.  Email Tom Jenkins if you would like to SERVE our church in this way.

Minnows:
Can you cook?  This group of women offers to temporarily prepare salads or meals to members in need during life changing events.  Events such as births, serious illness and funerals are examples of these life changing times.  All that's needed is a caring heart and willingness to prepare a meal entree, side dish or dessert.  EmailCarole Berg if you would like to SERVE our church in this way.  


Seekers: 
Every Wednesday at 11am at the church, the SEEKERS meet. This dedicated group of women join together for fellowship, and they send cards to those in need of comfort and celebration. Contact the church office at 425-255-5403.


Sarahs Circle: 
Descritpion needed