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. Teams work together to deliver on a monthly basis on Sunday after church or on Monday.

    Contact Nancy Sullins at rsullins9@comcast.net or 615.373.2945 to learn more about joining the team.

  • 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 Melissa Liddle, Congregational Care Administrative Director, at mliddle@bumc.net or 615.324.7256 to learn more about joining the team.

  • GraceNotes Writers

    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 jdonley@bumc.net 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 jdonley@bumc.net 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 mjf.wyatt@gmail.com to learn more.

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets weekly to knit 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, loving and caring for them. Pastors often share these with those who are hospitalized or on hospice care as an extension of the church’s love and God’s presence.

    Contact Mary Godwin at godwinmw@gmail.com or Mary Ann Neal at mm.neal@comcast.net to volunteer.

  • Stephen Ministers

    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 Melissa Liddle at mliddle@bumc.net 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 katienash@comcast.net to volunteer.

  • Visitation Ministers

    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.

    Contact visitation@bumc.net to refer a loved one or learn more.