Ministry Teams and Committees

St. Paul’s has many ministry teams and committees that serve the church and community in a variety of ways. All individuals are welcome and encouraged to join a team or committee that interests them. Chairpersons invite you to contact them directly if you have questions or would like to join their team or committee. You may also contact the church office at stpauls@stpaulsc.org or 237-2163.

Arts Ministry Team

Provides opportunities for artistic expressions of the faith journey; seeks to enhance worship through visual arts, and to share the work of Christian artists.

Church Council

Provides the general oversight of the administration and program of the church, pursuing its mission and core values. Membership consists of representatives of the ministry teams and committees, plus members-at-large elected from the congregation.

Communications Ministry Team

Works with the staff in advertising all aspects of St. Paul’s including our mission, core values and ministries. Also works to promote outreach efforts in all ministry areas of the church and with the Board of Trustees to enhance and maintain the sound in the sanctuary.

Drama Ministry Team

Participates in longer productions during Lent, Vacation Bible School, Sunday Worship Services, District Worship Services, Sunday School classes, and other areas where drama helps to bring the Gospel to life.

Endowment Committee

Receives requests and recommends distribution of endowment income.

Finance Committee

Recommends and monitors the annual church budget and fiscal policies for approval by the church Council. Along with the Stewardship Ministry Team, they are charged to raise the monies to meet the approved annual budget.

Health Ministry Council

The umbrella group which promotes the health ministry within the church that incorporates mind, body, and spirit into a whole approach to health.

Hospital Visitation Ministry Team

Schedules volunteers to visit church members/attenders when they are hospitalized in the Mt. Nittany Medical Center. Every day of the year individuals who are hospitalized are visited by a member of the Hospital Visitation Team.

Lay Leadership Committee

Works with committees and ministry teams to recognize, recruit, and nominate leaders for the church.

Mission and Justice Ministry Team

Provides opportunities for individuals to participate in local, regional, national, and global mission opportunities.

Music Ministry Team

Seeks to provide music in worship which glorifies God and ministers to God’s people through a wide variety of styles and ensembles, while nurturing spiritual growth and fellowship for all participants. There are no auditions for any of the groups and no previous experience necessary.

Nursery Council

Coordinates and trains volunteers for Sunday worship services and child care, sets and implements policies for nursery and child care, distributing welcome gifts to new babies, and providing a safe and attractive environment.

Nurture Ministry Team

Welcomes new members into the congregation, helps our members stay connected to the church family and become involved in the various ministries of our church and know who their fellow church members are within their own neighborhoods.

Preschool Advisory Board

Discusses policy, budget, advertising, staff concerns, and parental needs and concerns. Offers support, advice, and suggestions regarding these needs. Members also help by coordinating fund raisers and working with church members to recruit volunteers for this program.

Shut-In Visitation Ministry Team

Assigns volunteers to visit parishioners in their homes or nursing homes.

Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)

Responsibe for hiring and supervising all the employed staff members except the pastors, who are appointed by the Bishop in consultation with this committee. This group provides consultation between the paid staff and the congregation in areas of support and accountability.

Stewardship Committee

Focuses attention on the spiritual well-being of the congregation in year-round commitment to stewardship of the whole which includes time, talents, financial gifts, and environmental issues. The committee is involved in helping to educate the congregation in considering stewardship as an all-encompassing way of life.

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women members work locally and globaly through dedicated circles to bring the love of Christ into the lives of women, youth, and children. This group develops a creative, supportive fellowship of women through prayers, projects, resources, time, and talent.

Wesley Foundation Leadership Team

Provides advisory leadership in the area of strategic planning for campus ministry at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation.

Worship Ministry Team

Oversees and plans the various worship opportunities of the church. The team includes such ministries as music, ushers, greeters, communion, and acolytes.

Youth Ministry Team

Assists the Director of Youth Ministries in the areas of administration, recruitment, and program planning.