The GROW ministries of First UMC Marengo are focused on helping every person connected with our church to grow spiritually.
GROW Opportunities to Serve
Participation in Sunday School or Small Groups:
Simply being a part of our groups is a way to serve our church. Sign up to join one of our small groups and learn, grow, and share.
Leading or Facilitating a Small Group or Class:
Some of us have the gifts of teaching or facilitating groups. This does not always mean that you have all of the answers, but sometimes means you know how to keep a conversation going or ask the right questions. Some of our classes have shared leadership and would love to have others join them.
LEADER: We currently do not have a choir because we do not have someone with the gifts of music leadership. If this is something you feel led to do, there are a number of people who are excited about the opportunity to sing! SPECIAL MUSIC: If you have musical gifts such as singing or playing an instrument, we would love to have you offer special music for worship. This can be done as prelude or postlude music or during our time of offering or communion.
Play an instrument and willing to share during worship
Testimonies in Worship:
One of our five membership vows is the pledge to witness to our faith. We would love to know if you are willing to talk about your faith in front of a group or to share your story in worship.
Liturgy is a fancy word that means “work of the people.” Liturgists help lead worship by leading the call to worship and congregational prayers. You can sign up to be a liturgist or have your name put on a list to be called upon when there are openings.
Lead a service and give a message
Help serve communion
Technical Support for Sunday Mornings:
Our church has a sound system and computer system in our sanctuary. Our “tech team” is being established to run powerpoint, show movie clips, and play special music for worship and other events. This would require basic knowledge of how to use a computer and use of powerpoint would be helpful. There will be some training provided for this position. If there are multiple people who can serve, the job could rotate between volunteers.
Technology (sound, lights, video)
Adult Workers with Youth:
We need adults to help mentor and lead our youth groups and high school Sunday School class. To work with our youth requires a background check – both for your safety and the safety of our youth. Sunday morning class is from 9:00-10:00am. We also need folks to encourage our youth. Patience is a virtue highly valued among this group!
Workshops and special events (if there is an interest):
Bible study group (Wednesday evenings)
Young Adult Group
Fun, fellowship, lessons, missions, food, good discussions
Help lead the youth group:
Help provide food for youth group meetings
Adult Leaders for Children’s Sunday School:
Working with our children requires a background check – both for your safety and the safety of our kids. Sunday morning class is from 9:00-10:00am. Materials are provided for leading the group out of our Sunday School fund. These folks need to be patient with our little ones and creative!