Throughout our lives we search for our place in community–for roots, place, and belonging. Often that search leads us to journey alongside folks who are at our same stage of life, such young adults or new parents. These groups can offer deep bonds built on shared experience. However, sometimes our search for meaning and belonging leads us to seek groups and programs that are built upon shared purpose. Rather than shared experience, these programs are founded on shared perspectives and offer us a place to live out our passions together. If this is the kind of group you are searching for we invite you to check out the existing ministries listed below. Some of these groups are loose affiliations connected by prayer and some are close knit groups built upon regular fellowship and work toward a common goal.
As always, if we can be of assistance in helping you please contact the staff and leadership, both are here to encourage you, just let us know how we can be of service to you.
The over-arching objective of Embry Hills Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) is to support each other as we discover how to live in harmony with ourselves, then with our neighbor, and finally with creation and the world. We hope to act as a catalyst for reconciliation between members of our church family who have been hurt by the actions or attitudes of our church or members of our church family.
An active Stephen Series provides congregations with the structure, training, and resources to set up and administer a complete system for lay caring ministry (called Stephen Ministry) in the congregation. In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-to-one Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge.
An amazing group of Embry Hills men call themselves the CRAFTMEN. They run the Thrifty Store on Saturdays, do handiwork around the church, respond to just about any buildings and grounds request that is asked of them, and enjoy each other’s fellowship in the process. All-in-all, they keep our building in working order with a lot of inspiration, elbow grease, decades of experience and meager funds. Find a Craftman and thank him, or better yet contact Curt Halstead and volunteer your services.
Prayer Ministries at EHUMC have played a vital part in our history for spiritual support to our members, our friends and those in need. From regular prayer chains for all and prayer quilts for a select few, to specific programs for children and by our honored military veterans, see the many ways that EHUMC can help you in your times of need and how you can join in and help others.
- Read more about our unique Prayer Quilts Ministry
- Listen online to our Vetrans’ Prayers for Peace
- Prayer Partners: KidzTown Children’s Ministries at EHUMC sponsors an ongoing prayer ministry called Prayer Partners designed to connect the children in our community with a devoted adult who agrees to pray for that child daily and care for the child by sending cards and/or small gifts on birthdays and holidays as they are able. This is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to relate to and be loved by the older members of our community! If you are interested in participating contact Susannah Bales.
- Prayer Chain: The Prayer Chain was begun many years ago and has evolved from the telephone to email as the primary way of passing along prayer requests. Requests for prayers and Prayers for Homebound may be made by anyone but requests for EHUMC members need to be directed through Rev. Fullerton, the staff or Dodie Risse. Contact Dodie for a copy of the monthly prayer calendar and to become a part of this vital ministry. Contact Dodie Risse for more information.
Please remember that we are all partners in the prayer ministry. I am the facilitator and our pastor (and ministry staff) are shepherds. They depend on us to provide timely and accurate information about prayer needs.
Blessings, — Dodie R.
Blessings, — Dodie R.