TEAMS & COMMITTEES
A lot of our church's work is done through our teams and committees.
Not all of the people who attend WUMC belong to a church team or
committee, but many people do. Of those who don't serve on a team,
many offer their time and talents for certain events or short-term
Click on any committee below to see who the contact person is, and
what kinds of work are done by that team. To find out how to get
in touch with a Committee Chair, call the church office at 377-8620,
or send an email.
The Worship Team is responsible for the worship service. They
also work on special services throughout the year, like Lenten or
Advent services. All interested in attending a meeting are welcome!
Anne Emidy is Chair of the Worship Team.
The Christian Education Team is responsible for all aspects
of children’s and adult education. They also work on special events
for children, like Vacation Bible School, the Indoor Beach Party,
and the Advent Party, as well as sponsoring Small
Group Studies for adults. All interested in attending a meeting
Lynda Pratt is the Chair of the Christian Education Team.
WUMC and the Christian Education Team sponsored an amazing visit
from children's choir... from Zimbabwe! The choir performed at the
STAFF-PASTOR-PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTEE (SPRC)
The Staff-Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, also known as SPRC,
is responsible for anticipating, addressing, and resolving issues
among the various relationships within the church. These meetings
are private and confidential.
Ken Bryant is the Chair of SPRC.
Our trustees are responsibile for maintenance of the
church, the parsonage, and 72 Main Street. Work days to maintain
and improve these properties are an important part of trustee work.
All interested in attending a meeting are welcome!
Sue Thomas is the Chair of Trustees.
The Finance Team is responsible for work on the church finance
and budget. All interested in attending a meeting are welcome!
Marty Allen is the Chair of the Finance Team.
The Stewardship Team encourages the congregation to use their
gifts and talents wisely. All interested in attending a meeting
The Blessings Team responds to individual and family practical
needs and plans social activities. They set-up and/or provide rides
and meals to families who need them. They also help sponsor Tabitha's
Closet, which offers free clothes, toys, and other items twice a
year to people who need them. All interested in attending a meeting
Chris O'Connell is the Chair of the Blessings Team.
The Church Council is the administrative body of the church.
This committee looks at the "big picture" while also overseeing
the work done by all of the other committees. The Committee Chairs
and Co-Chairs attend Council meetings, as well as Members-at-Large.
All interested in attending a meeting are welcome, though only the
Church Council members can vote.
Caro Kaiser is the Chair of Church Council.
worship service includes a time to share personal "Joys and
Concerns" with the congregation. We recognize that sometimes
a person is unable to attend a service, or they wish to have a joy
or concern shared only among our "prayor warriors" through
our email Prayer Chain.
If you would like to request prayers for yourself or loved ones,
please contact Bev Dow via email
or at 215-6155. As Lay Leader, she manages the Prayer Chain, and
is also available for confidential spiritual chats. If you have
a spiritual matter you would like to discuss with the pastor, please
contact Pastor Ned Crockett via email
or the church office, at 377-8620.
Bev is also the person to contact if you would like to be a prayer
Winthrop United Methodist Church is involved in a variety of community
outreach projects, including serving goodies to our local EMTs and
emergency personnel at Christmas-time; a Prayer Shawl Ministry;
sponsoring Tabitha's Closet, which offers free clothes, toys, and
other items twice a year to people who need them; as well as children's
events like Vacation Bible School and Game Nights.
We are are currently working on putting the FUN in Fundraising,
by trying various new and tried & true fundraising projects,
Soup Sale on Sunday! (raised about $200!)
Pampered Chef Parties (raised more than $500!)
Hannaford Gift Cards (in Fellowship Hall after the service)
Plant Sale, on May 30th
Festival with individual Strawberry Shortcakes!
course we are also continuing many of our beloved traditional fundraising
suppers and sales: the Whale of a Sale, spaghetti suppers, and the
you have an idea for a fundraiser, or you would like to participate
in any of these fundraisers, here are some people to contact:
Church Office, at 377-8620 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marty Allen, Chair of the Finance Committee
Ruth Bryant, who is keeping a schedule of these fundraisers
METHODIST WOMEN (UMW)
The UMW meets for fellowship, fundraising, and special programing
one Saturday a month, from 9-11am, at the church. All women of
the church are welcome to attend!
Karin True is President of UMW. To find out how to get in touch
with her, call the church office at 377-8620, or send an email.
UMW EVENTS in 2012-2012:
Oct 27: UMW New England Conference in VT
Nov 3: Women's Retreat at Green St. Methodist Church
Dec 15: UMW Christmas party with brunch
Jan 26: Women’s retreat at WUMC with Sharon Jones & team
Feb 23: Lenten program with Karin True.
March 23: Easter breakfast fundraiser with the Easter Bunny!
April 27: Women’s history program by Launa Greenier
May 11: Cookie sale fundraiser - Mechuwana Scholarships
May 28: Ladies night out, restaurant outing
The UMW is a very active part of the WUMC.
Here they are getting ready for their Spaghetti Supper.
of the Winthrop United Methodist Church travel! Most years some
of us go on a theater road trip together to Amish Country in Pennsylvania.
In the past we've gone on Mystery Tours together. We've also gone
down to visit and work with our sister church in Nicaragua.
One of our church members is getting together informal lake tours
for members of the church family.
We have a lot of fun and fellowship exploring areas near &