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N.O.W. represents many ministries within Memorial United Methodist Church. 


The 'N' represents the Nurture Team. These ministries are ministries where we nurture and show love to those within our reach.


The 'O' represents the Outreach Team. These ministries are how we are reaching out of the church building and touching those within our community.


The 'W' represents the Witness & Worship Team. These ministries are ministries within the church that help us be the welcoming, involved and authentic church that Memorial is.

NuRture

For more info on any Nurture Ministries, please contact the Nurture Team Leader, Pat Dile.


Hospital/Homebound Visitation

Volunteers visit church members monthly who reside in nursing/assisted living homes, hospitals, or their homes. Rotation of volunteers allows the person to see different people every 3 months.

Hospital/Homebound Visitation Ministry, contact Don Sexton (270) 763-7569


Bereavement Ministry

One of the finest ministries in our church provides a meal for bereaved families, offering them a place to relax, visit with friends and receive love and Christian nourishment.

Bereavement Ministry, contact Jean Logsdon or Ruth Hudson


MUMS  Senior Ministry (Memorial United Methodist Seniors)

The MUMS are very involved at Memorial UMC. We meet the 4th Monday in the Chapel at 1 pm each month and the meetings always include a schedule speakers or in-­house activity. In addition to their monthly meeting, they plan a monthly outing. This can be anything from a trip to an interesting place with historical, educational, inspirational, or just for fun value, and of course, a place to eat. There is a signup sheet in the office, with deadline for participation for the monthly outings. The focus on MUMS is to promote a caring, sharing, loving atmosphere, undergirded always with prayer.

MUMS Seniors Ministry, contact Sandra Kuerzi (270) 737-2937


UMW Ministry (United Methodist Women)

Memorial United Methodist Church has a very active United Methodist Women. We have three Circles at the present time. Unity Circle meets on the second Thursday each month at 10:00 am at the church. Miriam Circle meets on the second Thursday evening each month at 6:30 pm at the church. Ruth Circle meets on Sunday evening while youth are meeting. Please join us to help show God's love here at home and around the world.


We have fundraisers each year to support the mission work we do: In 2015, we helped with supplies for Memorials daycare center monthly, participated in prayer shawl ministry, bereavement meals, Child Advocacy Day at Frankfort, fundraising for Living Waters for Haiti as well as supplied many of the items needed for the missionaries that went to Haiti in March 2015, prepared food for Habitat for Humanities volunteers that build houses, Wesley Hilltop House, Redbird Mission, Henderson Settlement, Clarity Solutions for  Women, Warm Blessings, Ky Children's Homes, MUMC Food Pantry, Wesley Foundations at WKU, WKU, UofL and UK, summer mission for child at Spring Haven Women's Shelter in Elizabethtown and we donate to UMCOR. These are just a short list of groups that we support.


We provide a green-tip at each circle meeting, and do a United Methodist Women Sunday Service each year.


The United Methodist Women started in 1869 with 8 women and is now the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fosters spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Members raise up to $20 million dollars each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. We are celebrating 146 years of mission. United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Church principles and values include: Promoting the empowerment of women.

United Methodist Women Ministry, Co-President, Martha Hannifan (270) 765-4632, Co-President, Nancy Kempf (270) 769-3814


Outreach

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more! 

To view a preview of FPU, visit the link here: FPU-PREVIEW

Financial Peace University, contact Greg Spears, (270) 304-5005 (call or text)


Food Pantry
Food Pantry is part of the community outreach of our Church. We acquire donated food and USDA commodity distribution (government provided). Food Pantry takes place the Second Saturday of each month from 7:45 AM until 11:00 AM to distribute. We cherish volunteers of all ages from Pre School to seniors. We have a place for everyone!


     Recipient Requirements

     - None for the Memorial provided portion of the box.

     - USDA distribution requirements include residency in Southern Hardin

     County and income requirements presented at the door.


     Volunteer Opportunities with the Food Pantry

  • Second Friday of each month from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM to set up
  • Second Saturday of each month from 7:45 AM until 11:00 AM to distribute food

Food Pantry Ministry, contact Ken Brune


Living Waters

MUMC Living Waters for the World is a group focused on providing clean water and solar energy to Haiti.

Living Waters Team Coordinator, Jack Morrison, (270) 300-0001

Facebook: MUMC Living Waters Haiti Missions


Wesley Hilltop House

Wesley Hilltop House was established in 1969, a non-profit organization. Funded by contributions from private citizens, churches and businesses in the community. Ideal meeting place for various groups.


Wesley Hilltop House Mission: Our mission is to provide social, education, recreational, support service and other opportunities for senior citizens in a safe, wholesome, Christian atmosphere. Our goal is to enable our participants to live better today and offer them possibilities for a better tomorrow.


Events at Wesley Hilltop House

  • Senior Citizen Program: Open to all participants age 55 and over. Board games, field trips, singing, bingo, blood pressure check, and free bread on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Lunch is provided each day

Contact Info

  • 1001 Skyline Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42702 (Located on Glendale Hill)
  • (270) 765-2573
  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Witness & Worship

For more info on any Witness & Worship Ministries, please contact the Witness & Worship Ministries Team Leader, Ruth Hayden


Altar Guild & Communion Stewards

Do you attend the Hillside or Foundation Service ? Be a part of this very important ministry. A few of our weekly tasks that we assist with are:

  • Changing the altar cloth
  • Filling the candles with oil
  • Changing the banners
  • Serving communion
  • Decorating for holidays and special occasions

Altar Guild & Communion Stewards Contact, Pat Dile, (270) 766-4083


Greeters and Welcome Center

We have two welcome centers on our campus. One welcome center is located in the Narthex near the Sanctuary, and the other is at the entrance of Cornerstone. We are the friendly familiar faces at Memorial UMC. We always need others to lend a hand, and there are multiple opportunities on Sunday morning.

          

Greeters for Hillside Service

8:15-8:45 am, you hand out bulletins and guide visitors to the Welcome Center. All you need is a SMILE!

Hillside Service Welcome Center Lead, Joyce Wooden, (270) 862-4785


Greeters for Foundation Service

10:45-11:05 AM, Direct Visitors to Welcome Desk for Information and Free gifts. Bring your warm friendly personality and get excited to welcome guests to Memorial UMC!

Foundations Service Welcome Center Lead, Prudence Westholm, (270) 763-9400 


Greeters for Cornerstone

10:45-11:05 AM

Hospitality Ministry Director, Jessica Spears, (270) 304-5240


Ushers

Stewardship through Ushering. Be a part of this welcoming ministry. Serve at the service you attend. Assist with seating, communion, help with offering, and direct worshipers to additional activities.

Lead Usher (Hillside), Jim Wimp

Lead Usher (Foundations), Terry Shipp, (270) 234-6349


Hospitality Ministry

We have several opportunities available to be involved with the Hospitality Ministry at Memorial UMC. A few opportunities to serve within Hospitality Ministry are: Usher, Greeter, Parking Lot Attendant, and Wesley Cafe Host on Sunday Mornings. 

Hospitality Ministry Director, Jessica Spears, (270) 304-5240


Lay Readers/Liturgists

Read scripture at the service you attend. Call the church office to volunteer

Lead Lay Reader, Louise Davis, Louise@bbtel.com, (270) 737-6789 


Van Ministry

Our Van Ministry provides transportation to Sunday School and the Foundation and Cornerstone services. Drivers serve one Sunday/month or are available on an as-needed basis. No special license required – just a good driving record and a desire to serve others.

If you are interested in riding the church van on Sunday morning, contact the church office at (270) 769-3331.

Van Ministry Lead, Jessica Spears, (270) 304-5240


Vesper Service (Sunday Night)

VESPERtime is an evening worship service…very informal, laity-led. We sing favorite hymns and worship songs that you request; share prayer requests and praises; and finish with a brief devotion. We meet at 6 pm on Sunday evenings in the chapel. Some enjoy going out for fellowship with dinner and/or dessert afterward, but that part is totally optional. Everyone is invited…the more the merrier!