Scope of Ministries
“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria (and in Empire Michigan, throughout our country and world ) … and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8b, CEB
This Scope of Ministry is to share with you the many times, places, and activiies of ministry and service within our church. As you read through these many activities consider where your own story of faith and ministry is seen or belongs.
Teaching and Equipping Believers for Effective Service and Ministry
The Church offers opportunities to equip and help people grow in personal discipleship and to be fruitful in service to others.
Sunday School for Children and Adults
Small group Bible studies meet on:
Thursday – 3:00 PM
We provide household & personal products to the community to supplement the work of the Empire Food Pantry
Vital Church Initiative (VCI) Work-shops
We Provide meeting areas for:
You Can Be a Member of our Compassionate Care group
Volunteering at Empire Area Food Pantry
Volunteering at Jubilee House, Traverse City
Direct Support for Ministries
Administrative tasks provided by church administrative assistant
Pastoral Care and Counseling for Weddings, Baptisms, and times of Grief
United Methodist Women’s Funeral Luncheons
Offer church facilities to outside organizations for freewill donation or nominal charge.
UMW Christmas Luncheon
Two Prayer Chains
Assistance For those needing transportation to appointments
Men’s Monthly prayer breakfast
Mission and Outreach – Reflecting God’s Love
The church reaches out to others through mission projects (local, national and global).
Empire Area Food Pantry,
Women’s Resource Center – Traverse City
Jubilee House (homeless) – Traverse City
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund (funding for local families in crises)
Our Ministry Shares
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry
Support of United Methodist Committee on Relief
Church World Service Blanket Program
CROP Walk for hunger
PET (Personal Energy Transportation) mobility project
Haiti Hot Lunch Program and Pillowcase Dresses for Haiti
Monthly Loud Offerings:
Viet Nam missionaries; Native American Ministries; Shoebox shipping; Northport Indian Mis-sion Church; Wesley Foundation at Ferris State; World Communion Sunday; One Great Hour of Sharing; Bishop’s Christmas Appeal; Salvation Army
Daily Ministry Support
Our church is a seven-day-a-week-congregation, providing support for all ministries in times of joy and crisis. Whether communications, preparing wor-ship tools, coordinating volunteer efforts, or tending to the daily details to equip ministry, our desire is to be supportive.
The office admin works: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and is a link with pastor, church personnel, church members & public
Our Website is currently maintained by the pastor and a volunteer.
We have a Facebook page: Facebook.com/EmpireUnitedMethodist Church