Lakewood United Methodist Church
Monday, October 16, 2017

Worship Ministries

If you would like to volunteer for any of these important Worship Ministries, call the church office at (269) 367-4800 for contact information.

Acolyte Team

Acolytes are the light bearers who assist with lighting  the altar candles and receiving the offering.  They usually serve in pairs, they are boys and girls from 1st  through 5th grades are eligible. 

Audio Team

A team of audio specialists set up and take down  equipment and work the sound mixing board during events held in our sanctuary, including worship, funerals,  weddings and other events.

Children’s Church Team

Children’s Church is available for children ages 3 through  kindergarten.  It is located at the end of the long hallway opposite the sanctuary.  During Sunday morning worship,  children are excused after the Children’s Message to enjoy a  Bible story, singing, and crafts.  Parents may pick up their  children after the service.  Volunteers are always welcome. 

Children’s Sermons

The Children’s Sermon is a part of our regular Sunday  morning worship that is geared for the children (ages 3- 10).  The children come to the front to take part in a  short (3 or 4 minutes) discussion and prayer that is  Bible- based and oftentimes focused on current world events, time  of the year, holidays, or the pastor’s message. 

Coffee Etc. Team

A team of hosts and hostesses prepare and serve coffee  and other refreshments in the gathering room between worship and Sunday School (10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.).  We also have coffee during our contemporary service (11:00 a.m. - 12:00).

Music Ministry Team

Music ministry is a vital and vibrant component of worship at  Lakewood.  There are five categories of ministry that are  available for those with the desire and talent to serve: 1)  Praise and Worship groups, 2) Instrumentalists, 3) Song  Leaders, 4) Special Music – vocal and instrumental, 5) Piano or Organ volunteer.  For those new to our fellowship, the Special Music are the  best entry points into this ministry area. As openings arise in the other categories, your interests and abilities can be matched  with the need to determine the best overall fit. 

Nursery Team

Nursery volunteers care for newborns to 3 years old during worship and Sunday School.  Volunteers in this ministry must complete an application form and be trained and are scheduled by the Nursery coordinator. 

Sanctuary Greeters

A team of greeters are in position by 9:00am and 10:45 am to greet and welcome persons to worship on Sunday mornings.  Persons serve in teams of two, distribute worship bulletins and greet worshipers when they arrive.  Greeters have a wonderful opportunity to get better acquainted with our congregation and visitors. 

Usher Team

A team of ushers serves the church family during worship in many ways, including helping people find a seat, receiving the offering, and being attentive to the need for additional chairs or changing the lighting or temperature of the sanctuary.  An usher acts as a good host to those attending worship.  We also have ushers for the contemporary celebration. 

Video Team

A group of “techies” work the projectors during worship.  Some computer experience is necessary and a creative/artistic flair is beneficial.  Training is required and provided on site.