There are many opportunities to Share Christ’s Ministry at Benn’s United Methodist Church. All are welcome and invited to participate in our ministries, small groups and church fundraising activities.
Benn’s Church Shepherd Card Ministry
Shepherd volunteers keep "watch" over a number of church families, usually 6-9 families in her/his care.
Shepherds get to know and keep in contact with their “flock families” throughout the year by checking on their well-being. Various ways to do this can include, chatting at church, making phone calls, sending handwritten notes, email, planned visits, etc. As well, most shepherds enjoy sending their flock members greeting cards for Holidays or special occasions such as: Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Get Well Cards, Accomplishments, etc.
The Shepherds usually meet twice a year, typically in May and again in October. The Shepherds host the last Wednesday Night Dinner of the season by preparing and serving the dinner in May.
If you are interested in becoming a Shepherd, please contact Sherri Gill.
2023 Annual Report:
Caring Meals Annual Report The Caring Meals Team is celebrating its 5th anniversary of preparing and delivering meals once monthly to members of the Benn’s Church family who may be homebound or recovering from surgery/illness!
During the past year, 184 meals were prepared with 104 deliveries/visits provided to our members by the fantastic team which in-cludes Mary Lou Bowen, Susan Sadler, Sherri Gill, Sarah Perez, Hunter Jones, Teresa Vedder, “dessert extraordinaire” Emma Jean Brady, and Mary Nancy Saunders.
Over the past 5 years, 58 households within the Benn’s Church family have received meals/visits either on an on-going or short-term basis. Through the dedication of the team members, dinners are prepared on the second Thursday of each month with visits/deliveries made in the afternoon. On behalf of the entire church, team members share love, time, and a meal with those in our membership who are experiencing health challenges, and over the past five years, a total of 817 meals have been pre-pared and delivered!
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Children and youth often serve as acolytes in The United Methodist Church. They may carry in the light of Christ, the processional cross, banners or Bible. Acolytes have been part of the church in one form or another for nearly 2,000 years. They may also assist the pastor or other worship leaders with communion, baptism and other duties. Children and youth often serve as acolytes, but adults may serve as well. Youth age 10 years and older can receive training to serve as an Acolyte for the 11:00am Traditional Service. For more information contact Ann Woleben.