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Jesus calls the church “His body.” When we understand this analogy, we can know what the church is all about. The human body is made up of many parts, and the most amazing aspect of the whole human body is how its millions of parts, though individual, are all interrelated & interdependent. Every part needs each other in order to function effectively as a body. The same principles that apply to the human body are true for the church body as well.

 

“He (Christ) makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love” (Ephesians 4:16).

 

Every person (“each part”) in a church has a work to do in relationship to other people (“helps the other parts grow”). This is what makes a healthy church. People need to be involved in the work of God alongside others. This promotes real spiritual growth. Through serving, people can discover their spiritual gifts, draw closer to God, help others, & learn to love others like Jesus did. Lives are transformed!

 

I encourage you to find a place to serve because it offers you the chance to grow spiritually & develop friendships as you serve with one another. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get involved!

 

 

If you are interested in any of these opportunities to serve, please contact the church office at 727-785-7487.

 

Jesus calls the church “His body.” When we understand this analogy, we can know what the church is all about. The human body is made up of many parts, and the most amazing aspect of the whole human body is how its millions of parts, though individual, are all interrelated & interdependent. Every part needs each other in order to function effectively as a body. The same principles that apply to the human body are true for the church body as well.

 

“He (Christ) makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love” (Ephesians 4:16).

 

Every person (“each part”) in a church has a work to do in relationship to other people (“helps the other parts grow”). This is what makes a healthy church. People need to be involved in the work of God alongside others. This promotes real spiritual growth. Through serving, people can discover their spiritual gifts, draw closer to God, help others, & learn to love others like Jesus did. Lives are transformed!

 

I encourage you to find a place to serve because it offers you the chance to grow spiritually & develop friendships as you serve with one another. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get involved!

 

 

If you are interested in any of these opportunities to serve, please contact the church office at 727-785-7487.

 

HOSPITALITY

HOSPITALITY TEAM

 

GREETERS

CONTACT: Sandy Burton

DESCRIPTION: Greeters are one of the first to welcome people as they come to church for Sunday morning service. We want everyone who comes through the doors to feel like a welcomed guest. This ministry is a great place to make a huge impact on someone’s week. We are looking for those with a smile & a genuine interest in people; including seniors, singles, & families.

FREQUENCY: A monthly rotation during the worship service you attend on Sunday morning.

REQUIREMENTS: A smile and a willingness to welcome people as they enter for Sunday worship.

 

USHERS

CONTACT: Sandy Burton

DESCRIPTION: Our ushers are men & women who serve during Sunday morning service. They greet people as they enter the sanctuary and pass out the morning bulletin, offer seating assistance to those in need, and collect the weekly offering. They direct people to where they need to go. Ushering is another way to make a newcomer’s first time a positive one.

FREQUENCY: Ushers may volunteer on a monthly basis at the service you attend or as an alternate at various times.

REQUIREMENTS: None

 

WELCOME CENTER

CONTACT:  Sandy Burton

JOB DESCRIPTION: Many new visitors come through our doors every week. During Sunday service, first-time guests fill out & return Visitor Cards to the Welcome Center following service. Volunteering at the Welcome Center gives you a chance to connect with new visitors who possibly do not know anyone at church. You collect cards, give visitors a welcome gift, & provide basic information about our church.

FREQUENCY: A monthly rotation during the worship service you attend on Sunday morning.

REQUIREMENTS: A smile and a willingness to learn and share basic information about the church to visitors and members.

  

PARKING TEAM

CONTACT: Sandy Burton

DESCRIPTION: Parkers are the first interaction with visitors and members as they come to church for Sunday morning service. We want everyone to feel welcomed and this is a great place to make a huge impact on someone’s week.

FREQUENCY: A monthly rotation during the worship service you attend on Sunday morning, and as needed for weekly events.

REQUIREMENTS: A smile and a willingness to direct people where they need to go.

HISkidz CHILDREN MINISTRY

CHILDREN MINISTRY

 

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS

CONTACT: Nilda Falcon

DESCRIPTION: Nursery volunteers have an active role with the children in their care. This includes caring, cuddling, playing and keeping our kiddos safe during their stay in our Nursery. This also includes some computer work, training will be provided.

FREQUENCY: A monthly rotation at the worship service you attend.

REQUIREMENTS: A smile and a willingness to cuddle, play and enjoy our kiddos.  Child & Youth Protection Policy Training is required to work with anyone under 18 years old at PHUMC.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL SMALL GROUP TEACHERS

CONTACT: Melissa Thomas

DESCRIPTION: We teach all ages from 3 years old through 5th grade. A Sunday School Teacher uses the provided curriculum to help our children learn, experience and encourage a love of Jesus. Training will be provided.

FREQUENCY: Every other Sunday at the 9:30 worship service.

REQUIREMENTS: Child & Youth Protection Policy Training is required to work with anyone under 18 years old at PHUMC

 

SUNDAY HELPERS

CONTACT: Melissa Thomas

DESCRIPTION: This is a more general position and is flexible in its position. It includes, but not limited to, getting children to and from Children’s Moments, and extra pair of hands in the classroom and helping with any extra tasks that arise. It also includes being a substitute in the classroom when needed.

FREQUENCY: As the need arises at the 9:30 worship service.

REQUIREMENTS: Child & Youth Protection Policy Training is required to work with anyone under 18 years old at PHUMC.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS/ADMIN TASKS

CONTACT: Melissa Thomas

DESCRIPTION: There are times (such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Super Hero Sundays, Christmas Eve Family service) that we need dedicated volunteers to help with various tasks. This includes both support tasks (creating props, organizing tasks, prepping supplies, closet and cabinet organization) as well as working directly with children (overseeing, storytelling, crafting).

FREQUENCY: Typically, during holidays and when we schedule special events.

REQUIREMENTS: May require the Child & Youth Protection Policy Training which is required to work with anyone under 18 years old at PHUMC. 

STUDENT MINISTRY

STUDENT MINISTRY

 

YOUTH MINISTRY HELPER

CONTACT: Joel Figueroa

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers would help during gatherings on Friday night by leading check-in, ice breakers, activities, setup/tear down, etc.

FREQUENCY: MADE meets every Friday Night in the SFC Student Ministry room (A208) from 7:00-9:00 pm.

REQUIREMENTS: May require the Child & Youth Protection Policy Training which is required to work with anyone under 18 years old at PHUMC.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER

CONTACT: Joel Figueroa

DESCRIPTION: Teaching Sunday School class for MS or HS students at 9:30 am

FREQUENCY: Every Sunday on a rotation (except 1st Sunday of the month because students stay in service with their families for Communion).

REQUIREMENTS: May require the Child & Youth Protection Policy Training which is required to work with anyone under 18 years old at PHUMC.

 

CONFIRMATION PRAYER PARTNER

CONTACT: Joel Figueroa

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers would agree to pray and provide encouragement for students, especially during the confirmation process (8th-grade year).

FREQUENCY: Confirmation happens every Spring.

REQUIREMENTS: May require the Child & Youth Protection Policy Training which is required to work with anyone under 18 years old at PHUMC.

 

MUSIC & ARTS

MUSIC & ARTS

 

MUSICIAN OR VOCALIST

CONTACT: Jason Langdon

DESCRIPTION: Our worship services are looking for additional musicians and vocal team members. Our services feature modern worship music including songs from Hillsong United, Elevation Worship, Passion Worship, Bethel Worship/Jesus Culture, and many more. Do you play electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, synth/pads, drums, percussion? We'd love to have you join us! Contact Jason to set up a time to sit in with the team for a rehearsal.

FREQUENCY: Practices are typically on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (with some variations due to other church events). Call time for Sunday mornings is 10:00 a.m. Monthly schedules are made in advance and are based on team member’s availability with most musicians and vocalists participating once or twice a month.

REQUIREMENTS: Instrument or vocal proficiency, ability to read a chord chart.

 

CHOIR

CONTACT: Jason Langdon

DESCRIPTION: For men and women who have had choir experience, and for first-time singers. Music reading is helpful but not required. Rehearsals are fast-paced and engaging in many different learning styles. The choir’s purpose is to help our congregation worship! Come join us! Childcare is available upon request.

FREQUENCY: We meet year-round with practices on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. evenings and we sing on Sunday mornings at the 8:30 service.

REQUIREMENTS: None

 

“HARBORTONES” MEN’S ENSEMBLE

CONTACT: Jason Langdon

DESCRIPTION: Men’s Southern Gospel and other music styles. This is a FUN group, worshiping together, making friends, welcoming all!

FREQUENCY: We meet Wednesday evening before Choir to practice and perform every few months at a service and, occasionally in the community.

REQUIREMENTS: None

 

VOCAL TEAM

CONTACT: Jason Langdon

DESCRIPTION: Vocal team members start by attending rehearsals to learn the song and sing with other team members 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 the team.

REQUIREMENTS: Previous ensemble singing experience and the ability to read music is helpful.

 

“JUBELLATION” HANDBELLS

CONTACT: Lynne Homan

DESCRIPTION: This musical team participates in worship with the joyful ringing of the bells. Rehearsals are full of fun, fellowship, and hard work.

FREQUENCY: Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Also, about 5 times in worship per season (August-May) and at the State Handbell Festival.

REQUIREMENTS: Music reading is helpful but not required.

 

AUDIO/VIDEO MINISTRY

CONTACT: Chris Steurnagel

DESCRIPTION: If you have audio/video/computer experience – great! If you love technology and are just curious, that’s great too. If you are a team player and teachable, A/V is a great place to jump in. For the Church to go to the next level with our technology, including streaming our entire worship services and events, your participation is vital!

FREQUENCY: Team members are needed on Monday evenings (rehearsal) and Sunday mornings (services). There are also opportunities to support the schools at PHUMC throughout the school year.

REQUIREMENTS: None, computer experience a plus.

 

CHILDREN’S MUSIC TEAM

CONTACT: Jason Langdon

DESCRIPTION: Children's Music Team Volunteers assist with Cherub Choir and HISkidz Choir rehearsals on Wednesdays. They also help with performances during various worship services once a month as well as special events. This ministry is a wonderful opportunity to share your love of Jesus and teaching children to worship God through music.

FREQUENCY: Weekly choir rehearsals and monthly performances.

REQUIREMENTS: A loving, kind, and joyous enthusiasm for assisting with children ages 3 to 12. No music directing or experience is required.

SUNDAY WORSHIP

SUNDAY WORSHIP

 

MEDICAL TEAM

CONTACT: Patti Crow

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

FREQUENCY: On rotation for the worship service you attend.

REQUIREMENTS: Medical training and experience

 

LAY LITURGISTS

CONTACT: Judie Crume

DESCRIPTION: Liturgy means work of the people and it is a special part of our worship services to have lay persons participating by reading scripture and/or other readings. Liturgists need to be comfortable speaking in front of the congregation and be able to read with clarity and meaning.

FREQUENCY: This team will be scheduled to participate on a rotation basis.

REQUIREMENTS: None

 

COMMUNION SERVERS

CONTACT: Lynne Homan

DESCRIPTION: Communion is a special part of our worship service each month as we share together in this experience of God’s grace. This team has the privilege of serving the bread and cup to the congregation. It is an opportunity for all ages to serve in worship.

FREQUENCY: On a rotation basis on the First Sunday of the month during the service you attend.

REQUIREMENTS: A servant’s heart.

 

COMMUNION STEWARDS

CONTACT: Margie Hudson

DESCRIPTION: This team helps prepare the communion elements on the first Sunday of each month. The volunteers cube the bread, prepare the altar, set up and clean up for each service.

FREQUENCY: First Sunday of the month.

REQUIREMENTS: None

 

SANCTUARY PREP TEAM

CONTACT: Margie Hudson

DESCRIPTION: This team meets on Saturdays to fill racks with pew envelopes, prayer cards, and welcome cards.

FREQUENCY: One time per month rotation.

REQUIREMENTS: None

 

BUS DRIVERS

CONTACT: Cathy Hart

DESCRIPTION:  This is a wonderful opportunity to help people attend church who are not able to otherwise. We also have needs for drivers for our schools during the week.

REQUIREMENTS: A CDL is needed and the men’s ministry will assist with the cost to obtain a CDL license.

 

DESIGN TEAM

CONTACT: Debbie McNeil

DESCRIPTION: Time and time again, we hear about how when our facilities are decorated for the holidays it brings a sense of joy to everyone who visits our campus. This team is who makes that happen. We decorate the church for the holidays by preparing, setting up, and breaking down all of the decorations for church lobby, sanctuary, and various other locations around the campus. Join us make our campus reflect the joy we have.

FREQUENCY: Primarily for Easter and Christmas, however there may arise additional times throughout the year.

REQUIREMENTS: None

MISSION TEAMS

MISSION TEAMS 

 

PACK-A-SACK

CONTACT: Karen Epting 

DESCRIPTION: Many students in Pinellas county do not know where their next meal is coming from. Pack-a-Sack prepares weekend snack bags for children facing food insecurity. We currently sponsor two schools: Calvin Hunsinger and Sandy Lane Elementary. School personnel identify which students are in need and we partner with UMCM to ensure the children receive milk and a pack of nutritious, kid-friendly food.

FREQUENCY: Each Thursday night, a team packs the backpacks in the Westlake Cafeteria for delivery on Friday. Teams are scheduled on a rotation. It takes about one hour to pack each week.

REQUIREMENTS: A servant’s heart. No age limits. This is an All Ages, All In mission.

 

PACK-A-SACK DRIVERS

CONTACT: Cathy Hart

DESCRIPTION: Each Friday morning the drivers pick up the Pack-a-Sack backpacks from the church and deliver them to the schools. A church van can be used if you do not have a truck or large SUV.

FREQUENCY: Drivers are scheduled on a rotation basis. The job takes about 2 hours.

REQUIREMENTS: A servant’s heart and light lifting.

 

GIVING HOPE (FEEDING THE HOMELESS)

CONTACT: Don & Jenny Lewis

DESCRIPTION: We partner with Metropolitan Ministries Pasco and Refuge Church to feed the homeless every Saturday of the month (except for the 2nd Saturday). We feed those in need, pray with them, and develop relationships.

FREQUENCY: We serve 3-4 times per month. You can sign up to serve on one or all 4 teams.

REQUIREMENTS: A heart to serve God’s people.

 

GED PROGRAM

CONTACT: Gary Brelsford 

JOB DESCRIPTION: In partnership with Metropolitan Ministries, we tutor adults to help them get their GED. Education is the key to helping people out of poverty.

FREQUENCY: Volunteers serve 3 hour shifts. Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

REQUIREMENTS: No teaching experience necessary. Volunteers work one-on-one with students, helping as they can.

   

F.E.A.S.T.

CONTACT: Cathy Hart

DESCRIPTION: F.E.A.S.T. is our local food pantry and they are always in need of volunteers to help sort food donations and distribute food to the public. Each year we host a holiday food distribution in December here at PHUMC. Volunteers are needed to stock, distribute, and assist the clients in their shopping.

FREQUENCY: The F.E.A.S.T. dinner is a one-time commitment in December. Other opportunities at the pantry are available year-round.

REQUIREMENTS: A heart for service.

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

CONTACT: Cathy Hart

DESCRIPTION: There are many service opportunities that come up throughout the year from sorting donations to disaster relief. Please check “other” if you would like to be added to the mission’s volunteer database for updates on future events.

FREQUENCY: Various opportunities throughout the year

REQURIEMENTS: A heart for service and various skill sets depending on the projects.

SERVICE TEAMS

SERVICE TEAMS

 

CHURCH OFFICE VOLUNTEERS

CONTACT: Kerry Kehl

DESCRIPTION: A Volunteer Service Opportunity – Calling all Angels! We value our volunteers…the “Angel of the Day” brings an added blessing in support of the church staff and the many ministries at PHUMC. The main volunteer duties will be answering the phones and helping with small projects to support the ministries at PHUMC.

FREQUENCY: We schedule office volunteers in 3 shifts per day, Monday thru Friday: 8:00–11:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; and 2:00–5:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: None

 

CARE TEAM

CONTACT: Marilyn King

DESCRIPTION: This team of volunteers provides meals for those coming home from the hospital or following a death in the family, drives members to doctor appointments and helps with short errands (shopping, banking, etc.).

FREQUENCY: This is an on call, as needed ministry requiring various times of availability.

REQUIREMENTS: None

 

MEMORIAL RECEPTIONS TEAM

CONTACT: Marilyn King

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers work with kitchen staff to prepare and serve refreshments for memorial service receptions. Tasks include setting up, serving food, and cleaning up after the reception.

FREQUENCY: As needed.

REQUIREMENTS: A compassionate heart.

 

FOOD SERVICE TEAM

CONTACT: Susan Grandy

DESCRIPTION: At Palm Harbor United Methodist Church we are fortunate to have a full-time Food Service Director as a member of our staff. All food service activities at the church and the numerous school luncheons are prepared by or approved by the Food Service Director. This activity necessitates a team of dedicated volunteers.

FREQUENCY: Times vary based on the different opportunities available.

REQUIREMENTS: We welcome aged 16 and up, and no food service experience is required. We have something for everyone.

 

BELCHER ROAD CLEAN-UP

CONTACT: Ed Yacobellis

DESCRIPTION: PHUMC has committed to keep the stretch of Belcher Road near the church campus clean from litter and trash. We meet quarterly in Belcher Road parking lot in front of the church. We are always in need of more men and women of any age who are able to help clean up our section of Belcher Road.

FREQUENCY: One Saturday every 3 months at 8:30 a.m.

REQUIREMENTS: Just show up, all necessary supplies are provided (especially water bottles).

 

CHURCH & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

CONTACT: George Agisotelis

DESCRIPTION: Different odds & ends jobs come up around the church, from carpentry, plumbing, & electrical to landscaping & painting. There are jobs for those who are trained or just want to learn. There are always special projects that need the help of willing hearts to serve the church.

FREQUENCY: There are always needs for help around the church. Please let us you’re your availability.

REQUIREMENTS: A willingness to serve. All necessary supplies are provided.

MINISTRY SUPPORT

MINISTRY SUPPORT TEAMS

 

SMALL GROUP LEADER

DESCRIPTION: Small groups at PHUMC meet on a regular basis in someone’s home or at the church. We believe that a small group setting is the ideal place for people to connect relationally for the purpose of growing in their faith & loving one another. Small groups contribute to the work of the church, giving glory to God, & making disciples of all nations.

FREQUENCY: Most groups meet weekly taking time off for summer and winter breaks.

REQUIREMENTS: Fill out a small group leader application.

 

HARBOR ANGELS WOMEN’S MINISTRY

CONTACT: Chris Burns

DESCRIPTION: Provides opportunities for social interaction, religious education and worship for women of the church with several breakfast events throughout the year. Board membership involves meeting about once a month October through April, assisting with planning and decorating for our events. Each event typically includes a speaker and music, as well as food, fellowship and prayer concern time.

REQUIREMENTS: An interest in women’s fellowship for all ages, although the majority of our participants are in the retired group.

ROBIN'S NEST PRESHOOL

ROBIN’S NEST PRESCHOOL

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SANTA SHOP

CONTACT: Anne Martinelli / Volunteer Coordinator 

DESCRIPTION: The Robin’s Nest opens and runs a Christmas shop where students, friends, families and church members can purchase Christmas gifts for the special people in their lives. Items are priced $5 and under. Volunteers are needed for various shifts to help children shop.

FREQUENCY: One week in December. Various length shifts.

REQUIREMENTS: Kindness, patience, and a willingness to work with young children.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

CONTACT: Anne Martinelli / Volunteer Coordinator

DESCRIPTION: Each Spring, The Robin’s Nest hosts a Scholastic Book Fair. Scholastic provides students, teachers and parents access to thousands of affordable books and educational products. Volunteers at our Scholastic Book Fair will help organize and stock books and assist families shopping for books.

FREQUENCY: The Robin’s Nest Scholastic Book Fair will be held in Spring.

REQUIREMENTS: Kindness, patience, and a willingness to work with young children and their families.


 

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