Welcoming Ministry – Friends Wanted

“Two are better than one for they have a good return for their work.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9)

This fall we will offer a way for you to put your friendship skills to good use.  As part of our Welcoming Ministry focus, we would like to pair new visitors and potential members with church “friends.”  These friends will connect with visitors outside of a Sunday morning – grabbing a coffee after church, inviting new visitors over for lunch or dinner – be creative!

Here are a few other expectations of a church friend:

  • Accompany guest to new member class
  • Inform guests of church ministries and upcoming events and invite them to participate
  • Connect guests to any spiritual needs they may have (Stephen Ministers, pastoral care, etc.)
  • Attend service when guests are being received as new members
  • Continue to serve as a contact person after guests are received as members

You and your family will be paired with one individual or family at a time. Please contact me for more information. Thanks!

Jean Pagliaro, Director of Welcoming Ministry



Multigenerational Mission Trip to Pine Lake Camp

Come and join us August 13-18 for our annual multigenerational trip to Pine Lake United Methodist Camp!  This trip is very affordable and includes both family fun and mission projects that make a real difference.  Spend part of each day working on important projects around the camp (designed for all ages and abilities) and the rest of the day fishing, swimming, playing games, and enjoying group activities.  Scholarships are available for children.  People of all ages are encouraged to sign up.  Talk to Paul Bratsch (discipleship@onalaskaumc.org), Jessica Gobel (kidmin@onalaskaumc.org), or Wes Hurlburt (weshurlburt@gmail.com) for more information.

Pine Lake mission trips are fun – just ask last year’s campers!