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!
Barbara Hamblin 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.
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.
Amy Dolan 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!
Bill Buck 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 and Lynda Pratt co-chair 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.
Alden Small is the Chair of Church Council.
The Fellowship Team sponsors a number of events that bring the
church community together to share food, fun, and fellowship. The
team also provides refreshments every Sunday during Coffee Cafe.
Linda Allen is the Chair of the Fellowship Team.
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 the Church Office via email
or at 377-8620. If you have a spiritual matter you would like to
discuss with the pastor, please contact Pastor Ned Crockett via
Winthrop United Methodist Church is involved in a several community
outreach projects, including Wonder
Awhile Nursery School and Tabitha's
Closet. The church also has a Prayer Shawl Ministry; supports
the Winthrop Food Pantry and Hot Meals Kitchen, Camp Mechuwana,
Heifer International, and offers Vacation Bible School to all community
children. The community also enjoys the church's annual Harvest
Supper and bi-annual Whale of a Sale.
Winthrop United Methodist Church travels! The church has organized
several bus trips to the Sight and Sound Theater in Pennsylvania's
Amish Country. Several church members have visted our sister church
in Sabana Grande, Nicaragua. The youth have visted the Emera Planetarium
on the UMO campus, and other adventures are in the works!