The Worship Ministry has four separate functions and leaders that cover the following:
Altar: Change Paraments by the liturgical calendar, change candles as necessary and assist Worship Chair with Special Services including Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Heritage Day, Celebration of Life Services and others.
Communion: Schedule servers, order supplies and prepare linens. Intinction is at the discretion of the Pastor.
Ushers/Greeters: Scheduling for both Sunday services.
Acolytes: Candle lighters training and schedule for 10 AM service.
*Click HERE to learn more about the church seasons and liturgical colors.
*Click HERE to learn more about the Christian Liturgical Calendar.
The team checks the Sunday attendance sheets for visitors. If they are provided with an address or telephone number, they are visited/called or sent a “Thank You for Visiting” note with church activities and information. The team meets monthly to send “Welcome to the Neighborhood” notes to a list of new residents in our area. The team also sends “Miss You” cards to anyone that hasn’t been seen in church recently. In addition, they prepare “New Member” packets including a variety of information about the church activities.
Holiday Meals: Meals are provided on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day for those who wish to join in fellowship and good food.
Monthly Pot Luck: Dinners are held from September through May where new members are introduced amid fellowship and great food.
Bereavement Meals: Meals are prepared for those wishing to fellowship with friends and family following a Funeral/Memorial Service.
The goal of this team is to “Reach Out with God’s Love” beyond ourselves and our church through the support of the Embrace AL Kids (Methodist Children's Home), the Operation Christmas Child program and by supporting Ecumenical Ministries Inc. through Christmas Sharing (Angel Tree), the Food Pantry, the Emergency Aid programs with volunteer hours and donations. In addition, we support the missions of the Lillian Methodist Men, Lillian Methodist Women and Optimist Club of Perdido Bay.
*Click the underlined Mission/Outreach name for more information.
The Prayer Ministry has four separate functions and leaders that cover the following:
Prayer Chain: We have a group of dedicated prayer warriors who pray for all prayer requests for 30 days, longer when updated.
Monthly Prayer Service: Once a month there is a midweek Community Prayer Service. The focus is on prayer with different speakers and a time of healing. In March we focus on the World Day of Prayer and in May the National Day of Prayer.
Prayer Shawl Ministry: A prayer shawl can cover a person in peace, prayer, healing and grace. Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Friday every month, gathering to knit and crochet shawls for people in need of comfort.
Pastor's Men's Prayer Group: Pastor Daniel meets with a small group of men for a special time of prayer every Wednesday at 7:30 AM.
*Click the underlined days of prayer for more information.