VUMC: Nurture Committee
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Nurture Committee

The nurturing ministries of the congregation shall give attention to but not be limited to education, worship, Christian formation, membership care, small groups, and stewardship. Attention must be given to the needs of individuals and families of all ages. (para. 244.2.a, The Book of Discipline, 2016)

While the focus of the Outreach and Witness Committees is outward, reaching out to the community in which we live and beyond, the Nurture Committee has an inward focus, looking to build the spiritual vitality of the church membership, so that they may, in turn, be empowered to go out into the world to witness of the love of Jesus Christ.

The Nurture Committee draws together the leaders of worship, music, drama, Christian education, youth programs, prayer, parish nursing, camping, and history and records into a think tank that strives to bring a variety of meaningful, spiritual programming to the church family. While honoring our tradition as a United Methodist congregation, it is important to be constantly evolving so that our congregation may stay relevant to the ways our members interact with the world.

One of the biggest challenges for the Nurture Committee is to see that it focuses its energy on activities and events that will build the spiritual lives of the congregation and not just promote busyness.

Member   Class Of
Brandi Gathe
Chairperson
2021
Terry Westerfield
Pastor
2020
Barb McCart
Acolytes
 
Gwen Johnson
Altar Care/Flowers
 
 
Bell Choir Director
 
Diane Adams
Bus Ministry
 
Joyce Staff
Camping Coordinator
2021
Barb McCart
Children's Ministry Cmt. Chairperson
2021
Sandy Leidner
Church Historian
2019
Sandy Stombaugh
Communion Stewards
2021
Elloise Black
Greeters
2021
Deb Durbin
Hospitality
2020
Sharon Hagy
Hospitality
2020
Gene Schwarm
Lay Leader
2019
Blanche Dugan
Director of Music/Chancel Choir
Staff
Sharon Lee
Prayer Coordinator
2020
Dennette Guyer
Prayer Shawl Ministry
 
Dennette Guyer
Sunday School Secretary
 
Rick Eyman
Tech Desk
 
Dean Black
United Methodist Men
2019
 
United Methodist Youth
2019
Rand Craycroft
Ushers
2021
Brian & Beth Kern
Youth Ministries Cmt Co-Chairpersons
2021
Mike Hagy   2019
Julie Dunn   2020
Jill Tarkington   2021








  • Meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00p.
  • Membership is primarily by position with some at-large members
  • Members and non-members may serve on the committee
  • Chair must be a member of the Church
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