Ministries and Groups

Group Ministries 

Listed below are some of the groups active at Urland, all of which are open to new people participating. Please read through the list and consider how God might be calling you to get involved.

  

Men’s Bible Study:  Meets from 6-7 a.m. each Tuesday morning at Urland. We typically take the first half hour to eat breakfast and talk about what’s going on in our lives, families, and the community, then move to a Bible study lead by Pr. Drew focused on the lectionary readings for the week. No previous knowledge of the Bible is required. Men of all ages and knowledge levels are welcome. If interested or have questions, contact Pr. Drew.

 

Peace Circle:  Meets the first Monday of each month from October thru May at 7 p.m.  They have many projects going on during the year including:  collecting and assembling layettes, collecting and assembling book bags, making quillos for our graduating seniors, making dresses from pillow cases, and various other projects.  Aside from these projects they may have discussion on a book or a topic they have picked.  All women are invited to come.

 

Women’s Bible Study:  Our women meet the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Twin Rivers for Bible Study.  This guided study is published in the women’s “Gather” magazine, which may be ordered. Pr. Drew is typically present to help lead. The bible study concludes with fellowship around coffee and goodies. All women are invited to come.

 

Lay worship ministry:  We encourage our members to volunteer their time and talents by participating in helping lead our worship services.  There are different ways you can be involved, including (but not limited to) being an usher, a reader (reads the Bible texts), a communion assistant (helps serve communion), and someone to bring goodies for the coffee hour before and after worship.  Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the sanctuary. If you have questions contact Pr. Drew.

 

Praise and Worship Band: This group leads the music in worship every second Sunday of the month playing more “contemporary” oriented praise songs – though we play everything from folk/blue-grass to blues/rock-and-roll and the occasional hymn or spiritual. We use guitars, bass guitar, drums, keyboard, vocals and a variety of other instruments. Rehearsals are every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 8:30 except for the Wednesday following Praise and Worship Sunday. If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument and want to put your gifts to use, or have questions, contact Pr. Drew.

 

Prayer shawl ministry:  Several members give their time and talents by knitting and/or crocheting prayer shawls and baptismal shawls.  Prayer shawls are given to members who are in need of special prayer.  Baptismal shawls are given to all babies at the time of their baptism. 

 

Altar guild:  The Altar Guild consists of three couples who are responsible to set up and clean up the communion elements (bread & wine).  They take turns by covering a month at a time.  They are responsible to buy the wine (also white grape juice) and make the bread. 

 

Blessing Table:  When a member of Urland is getting married we will host a Blessing Table for the couple one Sunday after worship.  Punch and goodies are served, we have a chance to visit with the couple and also bring a shower gift, if we wish.