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. (The Book of Discipline, 2012)

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.

2016 Goals:

1) Discern need and corresponding process for transporting children to church activities.

2) Share church activities with congregation and community through various forms of media.

3) Organize more opportunities for church family fellowship, including 5th Sunday Potlucks at the Family Center.

Member   Class Of
Calista Eyman
Terry Westerfield
Barb McCart
Gwen Johnson
Altar Care/Flowers
Melody Freeman
Bell Choir Director
Diane Adams
Bus Ministry
Joyce Staff
Camping Coordinator
Barb McCart
Children's Ministry Cmt. Chairperson
Sandy Leidner
Church Historian
Robin Kistler
Communion Stewards
Jan Johnston
Deb Durbin
Sharon Hagy
Gene Schwarm
Lay Leader
Melody Freeman
Director of Music/Chancel Choir
Sharon Lee
Prayer Coordinator
Dennette Guyer
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Dennette Guyer
Sunday School Secretary
Rick Eyman
Tech Desk
Al Schumacher
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Youth
Brad Dunn
Brian & Beth Kern
Youth Ministries Cmt Co-Chairpersons
Linda Dugan   2018
Mike Hagy   2019

  • 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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