Volunteers Make a Difference and This is Always Evident at United.
Read on to learn about the many ways a person can be an active part of our church family.
This group puts into action and strengthens the fellowship between our church members both socially and spiritually. Everyone loves coffee hour or a good old-fashioned potluck! If you would like to be a part of this positive group, contact Betty Palmer or call the church office.
Worship and Music Ministry
This ministry, led by Rachael Koivisto, speaks to the soul! Their goal is to glorify God and enhance our worship services. There are several ways to be a part of this ministry. Join one or several of the following if you have a drama gift, musical gift, or public speaking gift.
Pulpit Supply - This group are the brave people who fill-in for the Saturday and/or Sunday worship services while seek a new pastor for our congregation.
Worship Service Volunteer - This outgoing and creative group can do one or several things that will enhance our worship services such as do
small talks, perform special music, or read something prior, during, or after the worship services. Sometimes a skit or puppet show
is also performed by this group. There is nothing wrong with changing things up a little bit.
Children's choir - Currently Wilma Kallies leads children in grades 1-5 during Monday and Tuesday afternoons' church school classes for a 10-
minute music session, but I know she would welcome any help. New ideas for songs and music are always welcome.
Praise Band - This group is for anyone who loves to sing and/or can play an instrument. Leader, Marsha Wainio, is especially looking
for guitar players, but all instruments are welcome. Due to lack of members the Praise Team is currently inactive.
Hand bell Choir - This group of folks practices two or three Sundays a month after the Sunday worship service and performs on one Sunday a
month. If you would like to be a ringer, contact Rachael Koivisto.
Adult Choir - If you like to sing, this is the group for you. Anyone, high school age and up, is invited to become a part of this choir. Rehearsal is
every Wednesday (from Sept. - May) at 6:00 p.m. They sing at the Sunday worship services two Sundays a month and at special
services. Contact Marsha Wainio to become a part of this joyous group.
Church Property Ministry
This faithful group of men maintains and repairs all of our church property. This ongoing process is always in need of volunteers. Talk to Al Anderson to learn more about this ministry.
Christian Education and Youth Ministry
These volunteers plan and administer education and spiritual growth to all of our congregation. If you have the gift of teaching and are an outgoing, positive person, then you would be a welcome addition to this small but mighty group of leaders. This ministry also oversees supplying our church nursery with someone to watch little ones during the Sunday worship service. Please call the church office or talk to Kaaren Ness to be a part of this ministry.
Board of Financial Stewardship Ministry
This is usually, but not always, the smallest group of any church. It is also a very important part of all congregations. Positive financial practices in a congregation ensures financial stability. If you have a head for numbers then give United's treasurer, Scott Kenney, a call to be a part of this ministry.
Board of Public Relations and Outreach
Every good congregation needs a good P.R. person to promote a positive Christian image and spread the good news of Christ to the community. Contact Zach Hautala to join this vital part of United.
Currently, United does not have a chairperson for this ministry, so congregation chairman, Don Peterson, is leading this group and is the person to see about becoming a part of this committee. These volunteers encourage our Pastor, staff, and congregation members through word and action. A cheerful, positive attitude is a must.
Piecemakers Quilting Group
This dedicated group of women and men meet every Friday morning at 9:00 to make quilts. All are welcome to help this gathering of creative people whenever they can. In the fall of every year the quilts are shipped to Lutheran World Relief where they will be distributed around the world.
Funeral Lunch Committees
This heartfelt ministry provides lunches or just desserts after a funeral service to people in our congregation who have had loved ones pass away. United currently has four groups which rotate for serving at a funeral. Committee members are always needed to bring something for the lunches. There is no charge (donations are always welcome) to grieving families for this ministry but it is appreciated if members of the deceased's family can pay for the ham, turkey, and rolls. Contact the church office to be added to one of the committees.