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Reach - Connect - Form Ministries at Memorial UMC


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

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, 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) 304-5240 (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 Director, Ben Humphries

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


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.

For more information, contact Jessica Spears, (270) 304-5240


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

9:30-9:50 AM, you hand out bulletins and guide visitors to the Sanctuary. All you need is a SMILE!

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


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, (270) 737-6789 

Men's Prayer Breakfast

Fellowship through a meal and sharing prayer concerns. 

Men's Prayer Breakfast, contact Johnny Scott

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!


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, contact Pat Dile, (270) 766-4083

Lay Leadership
Identifying, developing, deploying, evaluating and monitoring Christian spiritual leadership in the church.
Lay Leadership, contact Rev. Neil Janes