“Many hands make light work”
Altar Flowers Coordinators: Arrange flowers for the altar. Also, group organizes and orders Christmas Poinsettias and Easter Lilies for the holiday beautification project. At times, may arrange bouquets using flowers from their own gardens. Group also maintains the flower fund.
Coffee N’ Chat: Organizers have a sign-up sheet for families and/or individuals to sign up for a designated Sunday to provide the snacks following each service. Coffee and paper goods are supplied by church. A very nice social time and a good way to get to know your church family – held in the narthex after both the 8:30 and 11:00 services.
Communion Stewards: Change the vestment cloths on the altar according to seasonal guidelines.
Feed My Sheep: Members of Deer Park Church serve our Eldersburg neighbors a lunch meal at Wesley Freedom United Methodist on the fourth Thursday of every other month starting with January. Various groups and donors help by sponsoring the purchase of the meal. Between 10am and 2pm, members and friends of Deer Park come to prepare, set up, serve and clean up the lunch. Breads and desserts are donated by Panera Bread, Dunkin’ Donuts, Martin’s and Auntie Annie’s Pretzel Stores.
Men’s Group: An energetic group of men who provide help to the church in many ways. Please ask any group member for details—-all men of Deer Park UMC are encouraged to participate.
Nurturing and Caring: Like to nurture? You can by participating in our Prayer Chain, Lay Eucharistic Ministry (lay members take the sacrament of Holy Communion to shut-ins), Loaves of Compassion (meals taken to homes), Healing, Visitation and Card Ministries.
Sign Coordinators: Families and/or individuals who take turns changing church signs to communicate announcements/messages to the public. Training provided.
Sisterhood: The group is designed to allow women of all ages to unite in fellowship and benevolent service for the Lord. ALL women are welcome to attend and be a part of the Sisterhood.
United Methodist Women: A community of women of various ages, whose purpose is to establish and maintain mission work and global ministries for the United Methodist Church and to extend themselves in Christian love to all individuals through support and fellowship in the name of Jesus Christ.
Wedding Coordinators: Assists the bridal party in any way possible, as well as the pastor in many various duties during rehearsal time and the actual wedding day. Wedding Coordinators are compensated. Training is provided.
Worship Service Coordinators: Ushers, Greeters, and Acolytes assist the congregation, pastor and new visitors in many ways. Acolytes proceed the pastor to light altar candles and to extinguish them after the service is over. If you’d like to join one of these groups, training is provided.
Worship Team: The Worship Team assists the pastor in the preparation of special services for weekly worship, as well as during special seasons of the year, such as Lent, Easter, Advent, and Christmas. The team attempts to mix tradition with new ideas to provide a meaningful worship experience for everyone.