Traditional Music Ministry
Do you enjoy singing? Did you know that singing lifts your spirit and makes you feel good? Many people love to sing, but they feel they aren’t good enough to sing in a choir. Note: It doesn’t take a fully-trained voice to sing in a choir. It only takes a voice dedicated to giving praise to a great God. You don’t have to read music in order to sing either!
The choir at the traditional service would like to have help and support from men and women in our congregation. Singing in the choir is a special ministry. You get to experience God’s love through music and share it with others. You also get to meet and share his love with some extraordinary people. Ask yourself: “Am I willing to give it a try?” Come to choir practice and just see what it’s like.
We in the choir make the commitment of one hour a week in order to prepare an offering to God each Sun- day. We meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for practice. Won’t you come and see what God has in store for you as a choir member? Pray about it and give us a try!! Don’t hide your talent.
Hope to see you there.
Yours in Christ, Eddie Rivers, Choirmaster
Contemporary Music Ministry
We are currently looking to fill the role of Contemporary Music Director, but that does not mean our band does not need other volunteers! The praise band plays modern day Christian songs that you often hear on the radio. If you have a knack for singing or play an instrument like acoustic and/or electric guitar, bass, keyboards, or drums, we’d love to have you help lead worship on Sunday mornings!
Currently, the praise band begins practice at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning with worship beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the Christian Life Center. We try our best to operate on a rotation, so it is okay if you cannot commit to being present every Sunday.
If you are interested in serving, please contact the church office for more information!
United Methodist Men
The UMMen meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, except for June and July. A meal is served at each meeting and an informative program of interest to the UMMen is presented. In addition to the monthly meetings, the UMMen engage in various mission projects. All men of the church are encouraged to participate. Contact David Mitchell, President.
United Women In Faith
The UMW meet at 3:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, except for June and July, This is an organized group of women dedicated to mission work, both in the local church and beyond, in the community, the nation, and the world. Any woman who is a member of the United Methodist Church is a member of UMW. Contact Rosemary Bowers, President.
Sisters on Standby
SOS is a group for women who want to walk with Christ together, across the generations, offering each other support and Christian wisdom. SOS meets on the third Monday of each month, except for June and July, at 7:00 p.m. They meet in the Old Fellowship Hall. Contact Heather Studer for more information.
The FOG small group was started as a way to enable new members to meet others for a social relationship. To date, the group consists of 12 members. Some are new members of Wightman and some are established members. They meet every fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the house of members. Contact Hubert Kinard.
The JOY (Just Old Youth) Group is composed of church seniors who meet for fun and fellowship. The meetings begin with entertainment at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. Mark your calendars for the remaining scheduled meetings for the year: September 11 & December 11. Contact Rosemary Bowers for more information.
Mission Movers is a low impact fitness program designed for senior adults, but all ages are invited to attend. Program includes strength and coordination training and cardio workouts. They meet every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Come receive support, prayers, motivation, and new friendships! Contact Paulette Halfacre.
HEaling Hearts Widows Group
This group supports the needs of widows in the church community. As a widow begins her journey through life alone, changes will occur and needs will be different. This group helps each other understand these changes and offers love, care, and spiritual and emotional support. Activities include cards, phone calls, trips, shopping, going out to eat, and birthday parties. Contact Rosemary Bowers for more information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a small group dedicated to making prayer shawls for those with a need. Prayer shawls are used when praying as they help you develop a sense of calm. You are invited to become part of this group! If you knit or crochet, or want to learn, and feel like this is a place you want to volunteer, contact Tina Hooker or Charlotte Hargreaves for more information.
The CARE group is a group of ladies who meet monthly on the third Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the old fellowship hall. They study books of the bible using The Voice translation. Contact Rosemary Bowers.
College & Career
The C&C is a group for college students and working young adults. They gather together on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour and for some fun activities during the week!