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This Week's Ministry Message
Spiritual Formation & Disciple Team
At Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, we have the joy of having funds available for outreach through our tithing of a part of our Capital Campaign. These funds give us the ability to reach our community in new ways. The hope is to foster authentic relationships that leads to connections and spiritual growth and formation in and through Baker Memorial UMC as we serve Christ here, near and far away.
The Strategy and Administration Team (S & A) and the Spiritual Formation and Disciple Team (SF&D) met jointly at the church for a brainstorming session to come up with a list of outreach focused ministries. The ideas were then grouped into categories by the church facilitators and pastors as follows:
- Outside activities (away from BMUMC)
- Speaker, music, and education programs
- Visible in community events
- Hosting community events
- Social media and P.R. Support
- Service activities
- Member engagement
- A modern electronic sign for the church
For each category, sub-teams of volunteers from (S & A) and (SF&D) will be meeting over the next few weeks to decide on the top two ideas for each of these groups. They will then come to another joint meeting in May with recommendations.
The SF&D team met recently and are also assessing currently planned activities and how to implement a deeper focus on outreach. These could include the Sundae Sunday event, Trunk or Treat, Santa Breakfast, the Faith, Food and Fun events, missions’ activities, youth events and our Connections ministries. This is an exciting time for the church.
Please keep these teams in your prayers as we plan.