Music Ministries

Praise Team

The Praise Team, led by Bruce Allen, leads worship for our 8:30 contemporary worship service.  They practice on Wednesdays at 6:30 and enjoy making a joyful noise to the Lord!

Choir

The Choir ministers at our 11:00 traditional service.  They practice on Thursday evenings at 7:00 and 10:30a.m. on Sunday mornings.  Choir members also provide special music during the summer when the choir is in summer recess.

 

Mens’ Ministries

The King’s Men.

The Kings Men are a group of men who gather together for fellowship and service.  They enjoy carpentry and use their wide range of skills to help with repairs and renovations projects within the church building and parsonage.  The King’s Men often partner with Heart & Hand to refinish furniture to be sold at Heart & Hand’s annual Silent Auction.

 

Womens’ Ministries

The Morning Circle

The Morning Circle meets monthly on a Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m.  While enjoying wonderful fellowship with each other, these ladies raise money and plan projects to benefit our community and our church family.  Some of their projects include a Cookie Walk in December and selling refreshments and table space for the Clayton Yard Sale each spring and fall.  They also have take-out food sales a few times per year. For more information contact Betty Burris @ 653-5326.

Heart & Hand

Heart & Hand meets monthly on a Tuesday evening.  They share fellowship and a devotional time, and plan and carry out fundraising events to benefit our community and our church family.  A few of their yearly events include a Dinner & Silent Auction and making and selling memorial grave blankets at ChristmasTime.  For more information, contact Barb Nagyiski @ 653-6991.

 

Outreach Ministries

Personal Items Closet (P.I.C.)

Our Personal Items Closet provides hygiene and household cleaning products for families in our community who are struggling financially.  Upon a referral from either social services or our school district, individuals can come once a month to our closet and receive items such as laundry detergent, deodorant, shampoo, and paper towels free of charge.  For more information, contact the church office @ 653-7280.

Clayton Cares

Our Clayton Cares Team is currently working on partnering with the Smyrna Ministerium in helping with food distribution to families struggling financially.  For more information on how to get involved in this vital ministry, contact Pastor Kris at 363-5351.

 

Additional Ministries

GriefShare

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

GriefShare meets at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.  Participants may attend whatever session is most convenient for their schedule.    For more information, contact Joan Ferguson @ 653-6579 or joanadara@comcast.net

Jesus Freaks Youth Fellowship

Young people in middle and high school are encouraged to join the “Jesus Freaks” – a place where they can explore their faith in an atmosphere of caring and encouragement.  Young people are challenged to grow in their faith through devotional time, outreach projects, mission trips, and Christian events and rallies.   The Jesus Freaks meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm.  For more information contact Chris Letterman at 632-8005.

Small Groups

Small groups are an essential and vital part of our congregation’s faith journey.  Some groups meet year round on a weekly, semi-monthly or monthly basis.  Other small groups are formed during fall or spring campaigns and meet for 6-8 weeks.   If you are interested in joining a small group, contact Pastor Kris for a recommendation @ 363-5351.

Congregational Care Team

This team provides congregational care for those who need a phone call, card, a meal, or just a friendly visit.  Team members keep an eye and ear open for the needs of others so that they can be the practical hands and feet of Jesus in caring for each other.

Outreach Team

The Outreach Team plans and executes creative and interesting ways of showing the love of Jesus to our community through small and simple acts of kindness – all with no strings attached.  Each month the team carries out, with the help of the congregation, seasonal-appropriate ways of loving people into relationship with Jesus.

Worship Design Team

Our Worship Design Team puts their creative energies together to design and decorate the Lord’s Table for the various seasons and special days.  Using colors, candles, fabrics and seasonal décor, the team enhances the worship experience by create visual displays to draw the worshippers deeper into the awareness of God’s presence.

Christian Education Team

The Christian Education Team leads classes for adults and children of all ages to help them grow deeper in their faith and in their commitment to Jesus.    Classes are offered for mature adults, for parents, and for young people pre-school through high school.  Nursery care is also offered during both services and during the Christian Education Hour.

Generation Next (Young Adult Ministry)

Generation Next is a young adult fellowship that meets Sunday evenings at 6:00pm.  They share a pot-luck supper and then a lively discussion.  They are currently working through a study on relationship dynamics.   For more information, contact Jess Hudson @ 893-5351.

 

Bible Study

Word Watchers meets Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. and studies directly from the Bible.  They are currently studying the Gospel of John.

Gospel Groupies meets Wednesdays @ 9:00 a.m. and works through the same book that is being studied on Wednesday evenings.