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Willow Hill offers several ways to put yourself in mission.  These include Sunday morning opportunities as well as opportunities to go out into the community.

 







Sunday Morning Opportunities

 

Acolyte
Acolytes are youth, typically in grades 3-8, that light the candles at the beginning of the Sunday morning worship services and extinguish them at the end.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Children's Church
Children's Church is offered during both Sunday morning worship services for children ages 3 through 4th grade. Children's Church teacher volunteers are provided with detailed lesson plans as well as all materials needed. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Greeters & Ushers
Put yourself in ministry by greeting people on Sunday morning, distributing the bulletins and collecting the offering. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Liturgists
Liturgists say a short prayer, lead the congregation in the Lord's Prayer, and read the scripture during the Sunday morning worship. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Snyder Village Ministry Team
Willow Hill provides a special ministry to the residents of Snyder Village each Sunday morning by having a worship service on-site at their facility. You can help with this ministry in one of several ways. People are needed to provide a short message and prayer, to provide special music, and to assist in getting the residents to and from their rooms. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Sunday Morning Fellowship
These people prepare the refreshments for the fellowship time after the 8:45 service and clean up afterwards. All refreshments, as well as easy-to-follow directions, are in the church kitchen. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Sacred Grounds
These people prepare the specialty drinks for the 11:00 service and clean up afterwards. All beverages, as well as easy-to-follow directions, are in the church kitchen. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Tech Booth
These people run the audio and video systems during both services on Sunday mornings. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Willow Hill Choir
The Willow Hill Choir is made up of adults and youth (jr. high age and above) that enjoy singing their praises to God. They perform primarily at the 8:45 service on Sunday mornings and occasionally at Snyder Village. Contact Rudy Higgins for more information.


Willow Hill Concert Band
Get your old band instrument out of the attic and dust it off! The Willow Hill Concert Band is made up of adults and youth (Jr. High age and above) that play these instruments in glory to God. They perform occasionally throughout the year, usually during the Advent and Lent season. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Willow Hill Praise Band
This band is made up of vocalists and instrumentalists that enjoy performing contemporary praise music. They perform during the 11:00 contemporary worship service. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


 

Other Opportunities

 

Care Basket Ministry Team
The members of this team deliver care baskets to those members of the congregation that have had a baby, lost a loved one or have had a serious illness or surgery. The baskets are prepared ahead of time and contain reading material and miscellaneous items to help the recipients through these times. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


ePrayer Chain Ministry Team
This team serves as an on-line prayer support group. When a prayer request comes into the church this team receives the information via email so they may add the person to their prayer list. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


College & Military Team
This group sends out cards, emails, and small gifts to our Willow Hill family that is in college. It also sends Christmas cards to those serving in the military. For more information on this team or if you would like to help out, contact Pam Szewczyk.


United Methodist Women
UMW is open to all women of the congregation. They hold their business meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and various other activities throughout the year. They host several fund-raisers during the year to support such outreach missions as Common Place and Heart House. For more information on United Methodist Women contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Metamora & Spring Bay Food Pantries
You can put yourself in ministry by participating in Food on the Fifth and Souper-Bowl Sunday. On those months that have 5 Sundays in them you are invited to bring in canned good and paper products. All items from these 2 ministries go to the Metamora & Spring Bay food pantries to help feed the hungry. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Loaves and Fish
Several times a year members of the congregation are invited to put themselves in mission by serving the hungry. Every Saturday First United Methodist Church in Peoria hosts a soup kitchen. Volunteers from area churches and organizations come to help prepare, serve, and clean up. Watch the bulletin for information on the next time Willow Hill has this opportunity. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Women's Strength
You are invited to put yourself in mission by bringing hotel-sized toileteries to the church. These items will be donated to the Women Strength shelter in Peoria. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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