Serve with Congregational Care
Altar Flower Ministry
Our Altar Flower Ministry volunteers help deliver and share a bouquet of the beautiful altar flowers with home-centered church members. Volunteer once a week for a month at a time on Sundays or Mondays.
Contact Judy Foster to volunteer.
Fishes + Loaves Ministry
Fishes + Loaves provides weekly respite from meal planning and preparation for those within the BUMC community who are challenged to prepare their own meals for any reason. Volunteer to be a baker or chef, a line cook (assembling meals), or personal chef to show love and care to members of our church community. Contact Weslee Hill to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Funeral Ministry Team
Funeral teams provide hospitality to families and guests during visitation and funeral services for their loved ones at BUMC. Each team finds ushers for the service, greets and directs families and guests as they arrive, and ensures that the family is cared for during the visitation and funeral service. Teams serve on a rotating basis and are given training prior to serving.
Contact Casey Orr at email@example.com to learn more about joining the team.
Volunteers write to recipients once a month on a rotating basis and stationery is provided. Their job is to bring a little sunshine into the lives of those that may not see much of it these days.
Contact Julie Donley, Congregational Care Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about joining the team.
Intercessory Prayer Team
Our Intercessory Prayer Team receives prayer requests each week via email. Members of the prayer team commit to pray for those listed during their personal prayer time each week.
Contact Julie Donley, Congregation Care Administrative Support, at email@example.com to join the prayer team.
Orphan, Foster & Adoption Ministry
The Orphan, Foster, Adoption Ministry has a three-part focus of supporting families who are exploring and navigating the adoption process, encouraging BUMC foster families, and facilitating orphan care opportunities for our congregation.
Contact Melissa Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is welcoming knitters and crocheters to join their group. They meet each Wednesday at BUMC from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. to make prayer shawls and prayer squares to be given to those who are sick or hurting and in need of a tangible reminder that God is always with them. Pastors often share these with those who are hospitalized or on hospice care as an extension of the church's love and presence.
Contact Mary Godwin at email@example.com or Mary Ann Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Stephen Ministers are members of our church who have received extensive training and provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are dealing with health crises and other difficulties.
Contact Casey Orr at email@example.com to learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister.
Sunny Day Club®
Help care for people with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s by leading singing, exercises, games, crafts, or simply being a loving presence. Training for working with memory-impaired people will be provided. The Sunny Day Club meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact Katie Anderson at 615.370.9467 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Do you know someone who can no longer attend church on a regular basis and would appreciate a friendly face reaching out to them? The Visitation Ministry has screened and trained volunteers who make monthly visits and phone calls to our home-centered members and extend Christian love and fellowship, serve Communion, and help maintain the connection to our church family.