Serving in the Church – Join A Team
We appreciate your interest in serving. Please find below information about options for serving in the church.
 
 
There are a variety of serving teams with brief descriptions and contact information for the team leader via email or phone. There are serving options from Audio Visual to Youth and many in between.
 
For general questions about Serving in the Church, , you may contact our coordinator Marlys Fergus
(614) 833-4498
 
Serving areas include:
Children’s Ministry
Youth Ministry
Sunday Morning Ministry
Other Ministry Areas
For general questions you may contact the church office:
Shelly Horn * (614) 837-2230
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
 
GOOD SHEPHERDS TEAM
Select individuals with Safe Sanctuary training walk through the church during each hour of Sunday morning worship to monitor and assist as needed.
Gene Sprang * (614) 738-4556
 
Tyler Hart * (614) 834-5142
 
ROCK CITY TEAM – 9:00 AM SMALL GROUP HELPER
During 9:00 Rock City – Assist the Leader in various aspects of the lesson – can volunteer as little as once a month or as often as you are available.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 9:00 am
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
ROCK CITY TEAM – 9:00 AM SMALL GROUP LEADER
During 9:00 Rock City – Lead a small group of children for 25-30 minutes in activities about a story they just heard presented by large group leader (materials provided) – can volunteer as little as once a month or as often as you are available
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 9:00 am
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
ROCK CITY TEAM – 10:30 AM LARGE GROUP LEADER
During 10:30 Rock City – Lead a group of children in story telling for 15 minutes (materials provided) – can be done as little as once a month or as often as you are available.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 10:30 am
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
ROCK CITY TEAM – 10:30 AM LARGE GROUP MUSIC LEADER
During 10:30 Rock City – Lead the children in music for 15 minutes at the start of the hour – can volunteer as little as once a month or as often as you are available.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 10:30 am
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
ROCK CITY TEAM – 10:30 AM SMALL GROUP HELPER
During 10:30 Rock City – Assist the Small Group Leader – can volunteer as little as once a month or as often as you are available.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 10:30 am
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
ROCK CITY TEAM – 10:30 AM SMALL GROUP LEADER
During 10:30 Rock City – Lead a small group of children for 25-30 minutes in activities about a story they just heard presented by large group leader (materials provided) – can volunteer as little as once a month or as often as you are available
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 10:30 am
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
ROCK CITY TEAM – SNACKS
Bring snacks for Rock City – will receive directions for time, type and quantity of snacks – can volunteer as little as once a month or as often as you are available.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 10:30 am
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
READING BUDDIES
Teenagers to adults encourage students K-3 to increase their reading abilities by reading one on one with them as well as playing word games and writing
Location: Wagnalls Memorial Library
Time: Wednesday 5:30 p.m.
Cathy Burden * (614) 833-9824
 
 
YOUTH MINISTRY
 
YOUTH – MERGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT MINISTRY
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Christina Hess * (614) 837-2230
 
YOUTH – MERGE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT MINISTRY
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Christina Hess * (614) 837-2230
 
 
SUNDAY MORNING MINISTRY
 
ACOLYTES 9:00 AM
This is an opportunity for students in grades 3rd to 6th. Two helpers carry in the light each Sunday to light the candles on the chancel.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Sanctuary
Time: Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.
Marlo Mills * (614) 837-3248
 
ACOLYTES 10:30 AM
This is an opportunity for students in grades 3rd to 6th. Two helpers carry in the light each Sunday to light the candles on the chancel.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Bob Jones * (614) 837-4140
 
AUDIO VISUAL TECH TEAM
An opportunity to use your tech skills to support ministry in many ways. Each worship service and each program involves someone operating the soundboard. These individuals require special training. We also do video for each worship service and many programs. If you would like to help, please let us know. There is always room for more helpers and we will assist with training to get you started.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Sanctuary
Time: Sunday, 9:00 and 10:30
Karen Martindell * (419)-296-0009
 
BANK HELPER TEAM
Group that helps with getting contribution to bank night deposit each Sunday.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Office & Bank
Time: Sunday & Monday
Carl Spencer * (614) 738-9955
 
BLOOD PRESSURE
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Connection Cafe
Time: 1st Sunday of the month
Tiffany Nash * (740) 777-2560
 
COMMUNION PREP TEAM
Communion Prep Team prepares the bread and juice for the congregation to participate in Holy Communion and cleans up after communion is served.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Kitchen
Time: 1st Sunday of the month
Bonnie Sallee * (614) 208-2810
 
CONNECTION CENTER ATTENDANT
Work at the Connection Center desk to answer questions or provide information about our church.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Connection Center
Time: Sunday 9:00 & 10:30
Gail Murry
(614) 354-8549
 
Sandy Tootle
(614) 580-0809
 
Shelley Gallion
(614) 254-2467
 
GREETERS 9:00 AM
Greeting is that first impression that makes a huge difference in a person’s worship experience. A genuine smile and “happy to see you” welcome is uplifting for every worshiper. Greeting can be as simple as shaking hands, opening doors, assisting out of cars or helping with kids or packages. Greeters have been known to escort from the parking lot or park cars.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Front Door, Inside & Outdoors
Time: Sunday 9:00 & 10:30
Mike Smith * (614) 619-0070
 
Roger Walker * (740) 215-7432
 
GREETERS 10:30 AM
Greeting is that first impression that makes a huge difference in a person’s worship experience. A genuine smile and “happy to see you” welcome is uplifting for every worshiper. Greeting can be as simple as shaking hands, opening doors, assisting out of cars or helping with kids or packages. Greeters have been known to escort from the parking lot or park cars.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Front Door, Inside and Outdoors
Time: Sunday, 10:30
Aaron Farley * (614) 439-0462
 
Tyler Hart, (740) 974-2395
 
HOST
Adult person who is in the Welcome Center from 8:30-9:10am or 10:00-10:40am who would look out for new people or visitors and introduce themselves and be available for any help the new person or visitor might need (such as escorting them to Rock City or showing them the Information Desk.)
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Connection Center
Time: Sunday 9:00 & 10:30
Gail Murry
(614) 354-8549
 
Sandy Tootle
(614) 580-0809
 
Shelley Gallion
(614) 254-2467
 
MUSIC TEAM – GENERAL
Opportunities in both hours of worship to share music talents of voice and instrument.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Peggy Smith * (614) 837-3635
 
NURSERY VOLUNTEER TEAM
Help the nursery care providers during the 9:00 or 10:30 service. You can rock a baby or get down on the floor and play with them. You can volunteer as little as once a month or as often as you are available.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Stacia Nepa * (614) 843-5635
 
REFRESH TEAM
Each week following a worship service (particularly 9:00 Sunday Worship) this group goes through each pew to pick up left papers / items, check the supply of paper items in the holders, replace pens in the holders and generally “spruce up” the Sanctuary. They make sure that we have coffee, condiments and bottled water available as well as refresh the Café Connection serving area. Restrooms are resupplied if needed.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 10:30
John Colbert * (614) 352-4171
 
REFRESHMENT TEAM
This team makes sure coffee, tea, water, condiments are ready on Sunday mornings. They double check the candles are ready for worship. They unlock doors and turn on lights in preparation for worship.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Frank Ventresca * (614) 837-9791
 
George Tootle * (614) 834-7209
 
Michael Smith * (614) 833-2580
 
SPECIAL MUSIC
Throughout the year, we feature members of our congregation who have music abilities they are willing to share at the 9:00 am service.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Sunday 9:00
Peggy Smith * (614) 313-3635
 
USHERS 9:00 A.M. TRADITIONAL
Ushers welcome people to the sanctuary, provide a bulletin and help them find a place to sit. They take up the offering and assist with Communion on those Sundays. During the service acolytes light candles. A great way to serve. We need you!
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Sanctuary
Time: Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Marlo Mills * (614) 837-3248
 
USHERS 10:30 A.M. CONTEMPORARY
These individuals help during each service to welcome people to the sanctuary, provide a bulletin and help them find a place to sit. During the service they assist with the offering each Sunday and also help with communion during Communion Sundays. What a great way to serve. We need you!
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Sanctuary
Time: Sunday 10:30
Bob Jones * (614) 837-4140
 
 
OTHER MINISTRY
 
BLOOD DRIVE
Group of people helping with the LUMC Red Cross blood drives
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Vary
Carl Stebelton * (740)-243-1913
 
Eric Anderson * (614)425-3621
 
BULLETIN FOLDING TEAM
Meet at church Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. to fold bulletins and assemble them for Sunday morning. It takes about 1.5 hours. You can come whatever Friday would work for you. Suggest 2 times/month. Come enjoy the working, talking and fellowship.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Meet each Friday (sign up for Fridays of month that works for you)
Shelly Horn * (614)837-2230
 
COMMUNITY MEAL TEAM – CLEAN UP
This can begin after food preparation and serving is complete. Someone will need to be trained in the operation of the dish washer. Others will help with general cleaning of the kitchen and dining area. Clean and put away tables, stack chairs and vacuum.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > MMC
Time: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Marlys Fergus * (614) 833-4498
 
COMMUNITY MEAL TEAM – GOOD SHEPHERD
This involves general walk around monitoring of the hall, bathrooms and large room. Remind children to walk and encourage children to participate in whatever activity has been planned. In most cases, all that is needed is a smile and a reminder/redirect comment of what the children need to do to help.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > MMC
Time: 3rd Wednesday of the month
George Tootle * (614) 834-7209
 
COMMUNITY MEAL TEAM – KID’S ACTIVITIES PLANNER
Complete advanced planning and preparation for what activity the children will be doing. Any materials need to be there before the meal begins. Helpers will assist with the activity.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
COMMUNITY MEAL TEAM – KID’S ACTIVITY HELPER
Work with the Kids Activity Planner to assist the children with the activity for the evening.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > MMC
Time: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Kris Creviston * (614) 551-4434
 
COMMUNITY MEAL TEAM – PREP
Help in the kitchen to prepare the food. The food planner will provide guidance. Set-up items on serving tables and replenish as needed.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > MMC
Time: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.
Marlys Fergus * (614) 833-4498
 
GOOD WORKS TEAM
Work with this ministry near Athens, Ohio to provide food and serve meals.
Location: Lithopolis United Church > MMC Travel to Athens, OH
Time: Vary
Frank Ventresca * (614) 837-9791
 
MISSION TEAM MEMBER
Travel on one of our mission teams for service in ministry or work within/outside the United States.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Time: Varies
Jennifer Loeffler * (614) 920-3070
 
PHOTOGRAPHER
At request of church staff or ministry team, photograph new members and/or church services.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Shelly Horn * (614) 837-2230
 
PRAYER TEAM – EMAIL
People interested in receiving prayer requests via email.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Charles Martindell * (614) 837-2230
 
Shelly Horn * (614) 837-2230
 
PRAYER TEAM – PHONE
People interested in receiving prayer requests via telephone message.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Lynn Whetstone * (614) 893-4388
 
SECOND SATURDAY SERVE
Help with a Second Saturday Serve community service day project.
Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Meet MMC
Jennifer Loeffler * (614) 920-3070
 
SMALL GROUP FACILITATOR
Facilitate a LIFEgroup, Growth Group, or Sunday School class discussion based on the study your group selects
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church. > MMC or Members’ homes.
Steve Stanford * (248) 860-4518
 
SMALL GROUP HOST
Provide a space for your small group to meet in your home.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > Member’s home
Steve Stanford * (248) 860-4518
 
SPRING CLEAN UP TEAM
Clean up the grounds of leaves, branches and other debris from winter weather
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Shelly Horn * (614) 837-2230
 
TRASH AND TREASURE
Sort an price items for sale during the 1st week of August for our annual Trash and Treasure Sale.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church > MMC
Diane Myers * (614) 834-1302
 
WEDDING SUPPORT
Provide rehearsal and wedding day support for pastor and wedding party.
Location: Lithopolis United Methodist Church
Shelly Horn * (614) 837-2230