Get Plugged In
Have you ever wanted to help out but was not sure where to start? The church ministries invite you to look at the following opportunities to see if something interests you. Check it out and see if your gifts and graces fit in with one of the opportunities. This would also be a perfect chance to step out your comfort zone and try something new.
VBS 2018/Shipwrecked and in Need of Help
We are looking for volunteers for VBS 2018. VBS will be 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. daily from Monday, June 25th through Friday, June 29th. Shipwrecked is our theme this year. The children will be learning how God is always there for them and how he can rescue us. If you would be willing to help with a group, help with snacks, make crafts, or lend a hand in any way, please let us know. This is one of the biggest ways we have to reach out to our community, and your help is what makes VBS such a huge success. Registration will begin on April 23rd for both volunteers and children. There will also be tables outside the MPR and the Fellowship Hall with information concerning times, volunteering, and donationg items . Later this month, there will be tables outside the MPR and the Fellowship Hall with information concerning times, volunteering, and donating items. Please email Melissa Keylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Schrader at email@example.com if you need more information or have any questions.
Kits for Conference Collection
Annual Conference is right around the corner, so it is time for our final drive for kits for conference! At this time, UMCOR has identified three kits for which they have a great need: school kits, cleaning kits, and health/hygiene kits. Lists of the contents of the kits, along with assembly directions, are located by the collection bins in the MPR and outside the Fellowship Hall. If you prefer that UMCOR provide the kits for you, the cost is $12 for a Health/Hygiene Kit, $65 for a Cleaning Kit, and $11 for a School Kit. These monetary donations may be made to Tabernacle and designated as "Kits for Conference". Kits are being collected through Sunday, June 3rd and will be delivered to the Virginia UMC Annual Conference session in June. Please see their website at http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies for this information and more Thank you for your support and generosity.
Would you like to help with Missions at Tabernacle but have limited time? If so, you could become a Mission Partner and plug in when you are able. There are many ongoing activities needed to keep Missions going. Examples include making phone calls, packing zip lock bags with soaps and lotions for Micah, delivering donations to Micah or SECA, making informational posters for mission projects, helping to host a Red Cross Blood Drive at Tabernacle, designing or putting together displays, making announcements at worship services, and much more. Mission help is needed throughout the year.
Volunteers Needed For SECA
Volunteers are needed at SECA for approximately one hour on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. SECA needs volunteers to pick up food at the Courtland Food Lion at 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and take it to SECA. Choose a day and come and volunteer! For more information or to volunteer, please call Robert Newton at 786-6447.
Worship Committee Invitation
The Worship Committee would like to extend an invitation to Tabernacle members who would like to share their talents in the following areas: Communion Steward and Lay Reading at the Traditional services. We are currently looking for those who would like to be Lay Readers. On average, a Lay Reader takes part in four services a year and assists the Pastor in the opening of Worship Service. Please contact Donna Jones to volunteer or to find out more information. 540-455-3209 or fdesigns2000@icloud.
Head Ushers Needed for 11:00 a.m. Service
The 11:00 a.m. Service is in need of Head Ushers. Our current Head Ushers are unavailable for a few months. This is an important role to help the service run smoothly. The main duties are collecting the offering, coordinating Communion flow, and being available to assist congregants. If it is in your heart to help, please contact Donna Jones for details at 540-455-3209.
Contemporary Service Volunteers
The Contemporary Service is in need of volunteers to be Greeters, Ushers, and Communion Servers. Sign up sheets will be located by the entrance to the MPR. You can sign up for just one Sunday or multiple Sundays. We are also looking for volunteers to set up and take down coffee time for the Contemporary Service. There will be a sign up sheet for those who are interested in helping with that.
An Opportunity to Serve Once a Year
You may have wondered who puts the bread and grape juice on the communion table for the 8:15 and 11:00 communion services. There are twelve faithful communion stewards-one person for each month. We currently need volunteers to fill upcoming vacancies. If you have questions, please contact Janet Craig at 757-784-5354 or Margaret Kackley.
Tabernacle families continue to support feeding those who are struggling in our community. We served 100's of people the past four months with our spaghetti dinner and stew. Our next meal is Friday, June 15th. We will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers. If you can help with serving the meal, that's awsome! The meal is served at Shiloh Baptist Church, 525 Princess Anne Street beginning at 4:00 p.m. Every little donation from 25 cents to 25 dollars helps feed a hungry brother or sister. There is also room to help set up or simply help carry everything to the vehicles that transport our meal. Sign-up sheets are located outside the Fellowship Hall, in the MPR and by the main door of the Sanctuary after the 11:00 a.m. Service. It may be a little different in format, but we are under control as Jesus guides us in this mission. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please contact Linda and Bob Dooley at 540-455-2850.
Nursery Helpers Needed
If you are able to help in the nursery during any of the services as a backup to our regular workers, please stop in the nursert to sign up. Please Note: A background check is required. Thank you!
Lay Reader. Assist with Traditional Services. Make announcements before the service and lead Affirmation of Faith and Prayer of Congregation as printed in the bulletin. On the first Sunday of the month, assist with Communion.
Greeters. Assist with giving out bulletins, greeting individuals, seating individuals, and meeting visitors. Give visitors Gift Bags and make sure they know where various areas, such as bathrooms and Fellowship Hall, are located. For more information and questions, call Jeffrey and Kimberly Wainwright at 540-786-9833.
The 4th Tuesday of each month, people from Tabernacle and Peace UMC go to Woodmont Nursing Facility from 10:00–10:45 a.m. to visit, have fellowship, sing hymns and have a short devotion. If you are interested in participating in this inspirational and personally uplifting ministry, please contact Amy King at (540)786-2419.
Communion for Shut-Ins
The 1st Sunday of each month take communion to shut-ins, people in the hospital, and those who are unable to attend church. For more information, contact Susan Pleasants at (540)786-6162 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayers and Squares Quilting
Each Wednesday and the second Saturday of the month, individuals make quilts for those who need prayer and healing. This group meets from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. For more information, contact Kim Wainwright at email@example.com.
MOPS Kids Need You
Hey you . . . yes you! Are you good with kids that are younger? Do you love babies? Can you spare 3 hours a month to provide a much needed service? Do you like chocolate? Well, do I have a place for you! MOPS is in need of volunteers for childcare. It is truly only 3 hours a month. And yes, you will receive chocolate! Please come and play with our little ones so our MOPS moms can have some much needed support and growth time. It is awesome if people can commit to all meetings, and I would be grateful for people who can come to one or two meetings. Please contact me, Melissa Keylor, with any questions, ideas, or to work out a possible time commitment. I work in the nursery part time or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Cherub Choir for 3 year olds through first grade. For more information, contact Melanie Bolas at (540)786-6162 or email@example.com.
Youth Chancel Choir for grades 2 through 8. Practices on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 9:50 in the Music Office. For more information, contact Melanie Bolas at (540)786-6162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chancel Choir for 14 year olds and up meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact Melanie Bolas at (540)786-6162 or email@example.com.
Catherine Stanley Ringers (Bell Choir) for high school to adults and should be able to read music or willing to learn. Meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Melanie Bolas at (540)786-6162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praise and Worship Team for high school to adults and must audition to participate. Meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday School Classes
Contact person for Sunday School classes is Brenda Bishop (540)786-0720. Sunday School classes meet from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. with the exception of Women of Faith that meets at 11:00.
The Mary Thomas Class (Room 412) uses Adult Bible Studies, a quarterly publication which focusses on a different theme each quarter. Each lesson in the quarter is based on scripture passage. The Spring quarter's theme is "Acknowledging God," and uses scriptures from both the Old and New Testaments.
The Leon Anderson Discovery Classs (Room 411) is currently studying the book The Thirteen Apostles by J. Ellsworth Kalas. Each chapter features a key passage of scripture and gives a portrait of each of Jesus' apostles as a servant in ministry, a human being, and an individual. This portrait is drawn from scripture as well as historical writings and tradition.
Other adult classes include The Seekers (Room 413), The Upper Room (Room 304), and Women of Faith (Room 413). All Sunday School classes meet from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Sundays, except for Women of Faith which meets from 11:00 to Noon.
You are welcome to drop in to see what these classes are about. We concourage you to come "Just as you are" in your faith journey. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eileen David at email@example.com.
Curriculum is topic based and designed to help the youth live out their faith in every day life.
Youth in grades six to eight. They meet in 414 (yellow hall).
Youth in grades nine to twelve. They meet in 112 (old building). They will be studying The Wesley Challenge.
Curriculum based material which introduces the children to the Bible. The classes are divided as follows:
Three to Four year olds - Rm 407 (green hall)
Kindergarten to First grade - Rm 406 (green hall)
Second to Third grade - Rm 403 (green hall)
Fourth to Fifth grad - Rm 402 (green hall)
United Methodist Men
Provide discussion on spiritual topics of interest to men and discussion of fund raising opportunities to support church and community projects. UMM meets the second Sunday of each month. They meet at 7:00 p.m. in room 413. For more information, contact David Kellison at 540-786-3930.
United Methodist Women
Provide a creative, supportive fellowship where women can continue their spiritual growth while exploring mission opportunities in the church and the community. UMW meets on the second Sunday of each month except in July and August. They meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Sherri Stadtler.
Dorcas Circle meets the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at a member's house.
Rosa Miller Circle meets the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the church in room 413.