Church Ministries

Administrative Ministries

Committee on Staff/Parish Relations: The Staff/Parish relations committee builds strong positive relationships between staff and the congregation. This committee oversees the Human Resources aspects of Church Administration. It fulfills the legal and ethical responsibilities related to staff and volunteers. To learn more about what the Staff/Parish relations committee does you can go online to Discipleship Ministries .

Committee of Finance: The Committee on Finance provides financial oversight for the Church. It focuses on budgeting, planning and reporting of the financial status of the Church. It manages and distributes the financial resources of the congregation It also monitors and controls income and expenditures. At First Henderson UMC, financial expenditures require the approval of the finance committee. For more information go to Discipleship Ministries.

Committee on Lay Leadership/Nominations: This committee identifies, develops, deploys, evaluates and monitors Christian spiritual leadership to that the congregation carries out the mission of the church both within and without. The committee guides church leaders on matters regarding Laity in the congregation. For more information go to Discipleship Ministries.

Board of Trustees: The Board of Trustees are the stewards of the Church’s property. They supervise and maintain the physical property of the Church and any gifts made to the congregation so the ministries of the Church can be effective. They also ensure all legal requirements related to the property are satisfied. For more information go to Discipleship Ministries.

Building Committee: The Building Committee at First Henderson UMC is responsible specifically for fundraising, planning and building of a new Sanctuary. This committee works closely with the Committee on Finance and the Board of Trustees to ensure that any Sanctuary built will meet the needs of the congregation and community, not just in the short term, but for years to come.

Administrative Council:  The Administrative Council provides the initiative, coordination, and collaboration for the congregational groups of the Church. The Admin Council plans, sets goals, implements and evaluates the ministries of the church to fulfill the mission and vision of the congregation. For more information go to Discipleship Ministries.

Program Ministries

Communications

The committee is responsible to ensure that all committee and ministries maintain a consistent public image. It is also responsible for the standardization of the computer and printers, their programs and applications throughout the church.

Education

Plans and implements the structural groundwork of the Education Program. They work in close association with the instructor staff to determine what needs they have and to be able to focus on new and exciting material.

Evangelism

Works with the church council and the pastor to make evangelism an ongoing priority ministry to bring people to Jesus Christ. The committee implements programs and activities to share with people of the community, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Mission/Outreach

The Outreach Ministry is responsible for coordinating all of our mission projects, whether they are local ministries or responding to urgent needs in communities around the world through the world mission agencies of the United Methodist Church.

Worship/Music

They are responsible for coordinating the various parts of the worship services with the Pastor to ensure a high-quality worship experience.

Worship

First Henderson UMC has two worship services on Sunday morning at 8:00 am and 11:00 am. The 8:00 service is a Contemporary Worship Service with mostly contemporary music and a Praise Band. The 11:00 service is a Traditional Worship Service following a traditional order of service.

The order of service is:

Greetings and Welcome
Scripture Reading
Call to Worship (responsive, standing)
Opening Hymn
Children’s Time
Congregational Sharing and Prayer
Prayer Song
Silent Prayer
Pastoral Prayer
Worship Through Giving
Musical Offering
Doxology
Special Music
Scripture Reading (From the Gospels)
Hearing the Word
Holy Communion (First Sunday of the Month)
The Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn
Benediction