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PHUMC has so many opportunities for you to serve. Take a moment to read over just a few of the many ways.

 

You can contact the church office at 727-785-7487 for more information

 

Palm Harbor United Methodist Church OPPORTUNITIES

 

Men Only:

HARBORTONES

CONTACT: Jody Hoch - / 727-515-6756

The Harbortones is a men’s ensemble (about 15 members) of all ages that enjoy praising God with a variety of music. Music books are provided as well as rehearsal tracks. Reading music is not required, nor is any form of voice training. The group performs every few months at a service and, occasionally, in the community. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the choir room.

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST GROUP

CONTACT: Jim Hudson - / 727-785-7487

Open to all men of the church and community, this group meets the second Saturday of each month at IHOP located at the corner of Curlew and US 19. Join these men starting at 8 a.m. for a delicious breakfast. Special speakers discussing topics and issues of interest complete this morning program.

 

MEN OF PRAYER

CONTACT: Jeremy Gross - / 727-785-7487

Meets every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the church in room A207. Gather for a time of refreshing by the Holy Spirit through our prayers and the Word.

 

“OPEN BASKETBALL” (THURSDAY NIGHTS)

CONTACT: Carl Rinderle / 727-785-7487

This session is for all men under 30. Open basketball is in the gym on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The evening begins with prayer and once a month a Bible study is offered after.

 

PROMISE SEEKERS

CONTACT: Paul Wydro - / 727-253-8483

Promise Keepers is a movement of men that encourages men to be better Disciples of Christ, husbands and fathers. Even though Promise Keepers materials are not formally used, the promises are embraced throughout the class. Various studies are either in book form or from RightNow Media.

 

SONSET BASKETBALL (MONDAY NIGHTS)

CONTACT: Carl Rinderle / 727-785-7487

This session is for men 30 and older. Open basketball starts in the gym Monday nights at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. sharp. Space is limited to 20-23 men per night.

 

 

WOMEN ONLY

HARBOR ANGELS

CONTACT: Chris Burns- / 727-784-5330

A community of Christian women who desire to grow closer in relationship with God through Jesus, to develop a joyous and supportive fellowship with other women through God’s love, and to give back to the community through participation in various mission opportunities.

 

 

ALL AGES! ALL IN!

 

CONGREGATIONAL CARE  CARE TEAM

CONTACT: Marilyn King- / 727-785-7487

A team of caring volunteers who are willing to help with rides, meals and miscellaneous small jobs. 

 

COURAGEOUS SISTERS

CONTACT: Yvonne White- 727-798-7854

A support group for cancer meets the first Wednesday of each month in the chapel at 5 p.m.

 

FAITH COMMUNITY NURSES

CONTACT: Patti Crow- / 727-239-9254

Through partnership with other community health resources, Faith Community Nursing fosters new and creative responses to health and wellness concerns.

 

PRAYER SHAWL

CONTACT: Martha Stolz- 727-793-4606

All levels of quilters and knitters are welcome to join us the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, in the lobby at 1 p.m. as we make prayer squares and shawls. Yarn and crochet hooks on hand. Bring knitting needles (size 9 and up).

 

STEPHEN MINISTRY

CONTACT: Marilyn King- / 727-785-7487

This amazing group is made up of Stephen Ministers who have been highly trained in the art of care giving. Their role is to listen and care – not give advice or counsel. They are also trained to provide follow up care with members after hospital stays or surgery, a death in the family, the birth of a child, or any other pastoral care need. Trust is essential in a caring relationship, and Stephen Ministers are people you can trust. Confidentiality is one of the most important principles of Stephen Ministry.

 

WIDOWS MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER

CONTACT: Diane Cary- / 727-210-7236

Whether recently widowed or alone longer, join this newly-formed, small group as we navigate our “new normal”. The first meeting on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. will explore “Starting with a P: Purpose, Planning & Programming”. Bring ideas of how we might share experiences--outings, ministry projects, holiday gatherings and more—in the spirit of Christian fellowship and fun. 

 

SERVING:

ADMINISTRATIVE

CONTACT: Mary Vaughn- / 727-785-7487

The church office is always looking for “Angels” to volunteer a few hours during the week to assist with various projects.

 

BELCHER ROAD CLEAN-UP

CONTACT: Ed Yacobellis - / 727-432-6183

Quarterly PHUMC cleans up the stretch of Belcher Road near the church as part of Pinellas County’s Adopt-A-Road program. All the supplies necessary are provided (especially water bottles).

 

BUS DRIVERS – SUNDAY MORNINGS

CONTACT: Greg Alvord - / 727-331-7225

The mission of our team of dedicated drivers on Sunday mornings is to transport people from local assisted living facilities to and from the 9:45 a.m. church service. Each driver commits to drive for a month on a rotation that occurs three times per year (less if we have more drivers). A CDL license is required and assistance will be provided if you do not have one but are interested in obtaining one.

 

BUS DRIVERS (NON-SUNDAY)

CONTACT: Jim Hudson - / 727-785-7487 ext. 2600

Our schools have frequent transportation needs both before and after school that happen during the school week. CDL drivers are needed to drive our 25+ passenger buses for school children for field trips and other events.

 

FOOD SERVICE

CONTACT: Susan Grandy- / 727-785-7487

The PHUMC kitchen never sleeps. Daily assistance is needed in the kitchen with food prep, Westlake Christian School cafeteria, funeral/memorial service receptions, and other special events.

 

GARDENING

CONTACT: Dana Roeling- / 727-785-7487

PHUMC has many gardens that are in constant need of care all year. If you love to tend to gardens this is for you.

 

HELPING HANDS

CONTACT: Greg McFerren - / 727-415-8940

This group helps members and friends of PHUMC with small tasks, chores, and minor home repairs, both inside and outside around their home, apartment or condo.

 

HOSPITALITY

CONTACT: Jim Hudson - / 727-785-7487 ext. 2600

Ushers, coffee fellowship, parking and traffic team, greeters, set up, hosts, van/bus drivers. All are needed both on Sundays and during the week throughout the year.

 

MAINTENANCE TEAM

CONTACT: George Agisotelis- / 727-785-7487

There are always a multitude of projects happening on campus. We are constantly in need of assistance with repairs, maintenance, painting, yard and pond work, and more. As much assistance as you can give is welcomed.

 

MEDICAL TEAM

CONTACT: Rev. Cathy Hart - / 727-785-7487

If you are a medical professional or a first responder, then there is an opportunity for you to serve on a newly forming team that will be “on call” on specific Sunday morning rotation should a medical emergency arise.

 

METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES PASCO - FEEDING THE HOMELESS

CONTACT: Don and Jenny Lewis -   / 727-224-1439

Join us on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Saturday nights of each month to partner with Metropolitan Ministries in Pasco as we help provide meals to families in need.  All ages are welcome to serve food, provide toiletries and basic necessities, and build relationships with those in need in our community.  

 

PACK-A-SACK

CONTACT: Jamie Hammond- / 727-785-7487

“Pack-A-Sack” is a community outreach program designed to help address the problem of chronic hunger among elementary age children in our public schools. Through this program, PHUMC supports two local Title 1 elementary schools and provides enough food to sustain them over the weekend. Volunteers pack the times in a bag every Thursday evening at 7 p.m., and deliver them on Fridays.

           

SCOUTING

CONTACT: Mark or Lynne Dodge - / 727-784-1345 or 727-409-1506

Daisy Troop:

PHUMC is proud to sponsor a Cub Scout Pack for boys (K-5th grade), a Daisy Troop #820 for girls (entering kindergarten), and a Boy Scout Troop #26 for boys (5th grade – 18 years old). These programs engage in fellowship, service projects, earn merit badges and hold food sales throughout the year.

Cub Scouts meet as a large group the 4th Monday of the month at PHUMC at 7 p.m.,  the Boy Scout Troop meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hut in downtown Palm Harbor, and the Daisy Troop meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at PHUMC.

 

SERVING CHILDREN

CONTACT: Robin McFerren- / 727-785-7487 x2614

Nursery workers (birth-kindergarten), small group leaders on Sunday morning (1st – 5th grades) and various special events throughout the year are always needed.

 

SERVING YOUTH

CONTACT:  Carl Rinderle- / 727-785-7487

Middle School and High School small group leaders and volunteers are always needed. Various activites and mission trips are offered throughout the year and need adult volunteers.

 

USHERS

CONTACT: Lynn Stevens - / 727-786-0054

Ushering is a wonderful opportunity to serve our Lord on Sunday mornings. Duties include being “the front door” by warmly greeting guests at our services, offering seating assistance to those in need, collecting and securing the weekly offering, and other duties as needed. It is a great way to meet fellow Christians and establish lasting friendships. Ushers may volunteer on a weekly basis or as an alternate at various times.

 

 

 

VETERANS GROUP

CONTACT: Jim Hudson - / 727-785-7487 ext. 2600

Open to all veterans and anyone who would like to honor our veterans. Throughout the year, this group aids and assists all veterans and widows/widowers of veterans in times of need as well as honoring them with various dinners and events throughout the year.

 

WALK TO EMMAUS

CONTACT: Ken Martin - / 727-514-9142

This ministry is for all PHUMC members/friends that have attended the Walk to Emmaus (no matter where they did their walk). The Walk to Emmaus is a 3 day “short course in Christianity”, strengthening believers with the tools and focus to live out their faith daily, and to serve as God calls, as leaders in local churches. While open to both men and women, “pilgrims” are sponsored by someone who has already walked, and they attend gender specific walks (men one weekend and women the following). Walks are conducted in spring and fall, at the Warren Willis United Methodist Youth Camp near Leesburg, FL.

 

SPORTS:

BOWLING

CONTACT:  Ron Ebaugh - / 727-712-1216

A very diverse group of all ages meets every Sunday at Dunedin Lanes at 11:45 a.m. Lots of fellowship is had and some bowling is thrown in.  All ages are welcome. 

 

SOFTBALL

CONTACT: Ward Kelly - / 727-953-6011

This is an adult co-ed softball team playing in the Palm Harbor Co-ed Softball League. Games are played on Friday nights and practice occurs at least one day a week.

 

STUDY:

YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY

CONTACT: Carl Rinderle / 727-785-7487

Meets once a month from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday at Organic Life Coffee House on US-19 and Alderman Road (southeast corner) in Palm Harbor. Life, religion, and God are discussed, as well as Bible study. This group is comprised mostly of high school graduates and twenty-somethings.

 

Various Studies are constantly going on. Please call Jeremy Gross at 727-785-7487 or email him at to find out the latest studies being offered.

 

WORSHIP & ARTS:

AUDIO/VIDEO MINISTRY

CONTACT: Chris Steurnagel - / 727-785-7487

If you have audio/video/computer projection/TV experience – this is for you. Opportunities are available every day of the week.

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

CONTACT: Kelly Groves- / 727-785-7487

PHUMC loves our children! Two opportunities are available for our children:

Cherub Choir- Age 2-Kindergarten, rehearses Wednesday nights from 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

HISkidz Choir- Age 1st- 5th grade, rehearses Wednesday nights from 5:30 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.

 

CHOIR

CONTACT: Mark Deen - / 727-785-7487

Over 50 members strong, the Chancel Choir provides musical leadership every Sunday. It is open to all singers regardless of experience or training. Music reading is not a requirement and no audition is necessary. The choir also presents special seasonal concerts and features a wide variety of musical styles and modes. Recordings of upcoming pieces are typically available to assist with learning.

 

CHRISTMAS MUSICAL  

CONTACT: Mark Deen - / 727-785-7487

Calling all vocalists, instrumentalists, and those interested in stage design. We need you! The Christmas musical season runs from mid-August to late December, culminating in the Christmas Musical being performed during a Sunday service in December.

 

PRAISE BAND

CONTACT: Mark Deen - / 727-785-7487

The band continually welcomes rhythm section players – drums, bass, guitar, keyboard and string and wind players. No formal audition required, just let us know of your interest, and we will have you join in on a rehearsal or two and go from there. Band members usually select how many weekends they would like to play. Rehearsals are on Monday nights at 7 p.m.

 

VOCAL TEAM

CONTACT: Mark Deen - / 727-785-7487

There are no formal auditions, however, previous singing experience/ability to read music is helpful. Vocal team members start by attending rehearsals to learn the song and meet and sing with other team members Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Once ready to be on a team, you select the Sundays you would like to serve based on your family/work schedule and attend rehearsal the Monday prior to the Sunday you are on team.

 

 

We need your help. If you are interested in any of these, please call the church at 727-785-7487.


 

CONTACT INFO
Address: 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-785-7487
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