So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
— John 13:34-45

If you are looking to serve our community through Plantation UMC, we have opportunities for you! We want people to feel at home from the moment they drive onto our campus, as they walk through our doors, as they worship God, as they connect with the people around them, and as they head back out into the world. You can be a part of that! Scroll on down through the options, or just click below to jump directly to the serving area of your choice!

Welcoming & Connecting
Worship & Technology Arts
Administration & Facilities
Congregational Care
Ministries with Children & Youth
Other ministries

Welcoming & Connecting

Greeters

Welcome people to our sanctuary, and generally help provide an environment of hospitality and warmth. Commitment is one month per quarter at the service of your choice! For more information, contact Maple McLeod at bigmac240479@comcast.net.

USHERS

Our wonderful usher teams help worshippers find seats in the sanctuary, hand out bulletins and candles, and collect the offering. Commitment is one month per quarter at the service of your choice! For more information, contact Diane Strickland at kap@pumc.net.

bread ministry

One of the unique traditions at Plantation UMC is delivering bread to our first time visitors following worship. Bread is a biblical symbol of the body of Christ, and nothing says "welcome!" better than a fresh loaf of bread. If you would be interested in providing small loaves of bread, or in delivering the loaves to our visitors to thank them for worshipping with us, we'd love to have you join our team! For more information, contact Roberta Carraway at roberta.carraway@aol.com.

Music & Technology Arts

Altar Guild

This team prepares our beautiful sanctuary for worship. This encompasses the set up, decoration, and maintenance for all regularly scheduled services, including communion as well as our special services and events. Experience the knowledge that you helped create a beautiful, organized, welcoming space for worship! For more information, contact Angella Lopez at aalothree@aol.com.

Chancel Choir

This is our adult choir that leads the congregation in worship at our 11:00 Traditional Service. All are welcome to sing with the Chancel Choir. No auditions necessary! The choir sings music from a variety of genres, from classical anthems to gospel songs to world music. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:00pm in the Choir Room. In addition to Sunday mornings, the choir also sings for special services and concerts. If you enjoy singing, the choir is a fun and enjoyable way to serve the church! For more information, contact Pastor Kathy Nolasco at knolasco@pumc.net.

"heaven's sake" praise Band

Come blaze with praise in our 9:30 service band! Rehearsals are on Saturdays at 5pm. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome. For more information, contact Steve Brasgalla at steve@brasgalla.com.

CHAPEL BELLS

Our adult handbell choir leads worship regularly for our church, usually playing once a month for our 8:00 and 11:00am Traditional Services. The group also performs for special community events. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00pm in the Sanctuary. Because of the limited amount of bells, space is limited. For more information, contact Chapel Bell Director Holly Stewart at holly.stewart24@gmail.com.

EVENSONG

Evensong is our monthly Sunday evening worship service, on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 7:00pm. All are invited to take part in the music and worship of this energetic ministry! Rehearsal is at 6:00pm in the Choir Room before Evensong. All ages, voices, and musical instruments are welcome. Come and praise our Lord together! If you are gifted with technical skills, we can also get you "plugged in" as sound & video support for Evensong. For more information, contact Steve Touzalin at touzalin@comcast.net.

instrumentalists

If you play an instrument, we are always looking for people who play an orchestral or band instrument to play solos, ensemble pieces, or accompany the choir during worship. For more information, contact Pastor Kathy Nolasco at knolasco@pumc.net.

children's choirs: Resonate! & resonate, jr.

All children are invited, not just Plantation UMC members! The children will learning a musical for performance later in the year, as well as growing as singers and musicians. Join us for this fun time! Resonate! (1st-6th grade) meets from 4:00-5:00pm in the Sanctuary. Resonate Jr. (age 3 – Kindergarten) meets from 4:00-4:40pm in the Choir Room. For more information, contact Pastor Kathy at knolasco@pumc.net.

sound technicians

Be a part of the team that makes it all sounds sooo good on Sunday mornings! For the 8:00 and 11:00am services, you would be: turning on the sound equipment, adjusting volume, checking batteries, and controlling the microphones. For the 9:30am service: learn to mix the sounds of the praise band, along with checking sounds, and adjusting volumes. Sound Technicians are also needed for Evensong on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Other special events occur where our techs can make a little extra income, such as: MLK services, weddings, and funerals. Full training is provided with supervised help. For more information, contact Manu Bhatnagar at manub@pumc.net.

VIDEO technicians

Help make a crucial part of worship happen at our church by running the video system for our Traditional and Praise Services! You choose the service where you would like to service, and full training will be provided with supervised help. Other special events occur where our techs can make a little extra income, as well. For more information, contact Manu Bhatnagar at manub@pumc.net.

video production team

If you know how to create videos on your phone or camera, and are interested in producing videos for our ministries and worship services, we'd love to talk with you! For more information, contact Pastor Hedy Collver at hedy@pumc.net.

photography team

Our Plantation family is involved in powerful ministries all throughout our community. We' love to have you join us in creating powerful images of these ministries for use on our website and in worship! For more information, contact Pastor Hedy Collver at hedy@pumc.net.

Administration & Facilities

church office communications

Be a part of a fun team of volunteers who prepare the bulletins and other special projects for mailing and distribution! For more information, contact Communications Coordinator, Jen Calvert at communications@pumc.net.

church office volunteers

Greet visitors to the church office by providing hospitality, answering our phone, and assisting with general office tasks. The ability to handle multiple phone lines is required for this position. Computer work is available, but not required. For more information, contact Communications Coordinator, Jen Calvert at communications@pumc.net.

facilities ministry

If you're handy with tools, like to work with your hands, or have a special skill such as plumbing, electricity, etc., we would love to talk with you! We have many opportunities on our Plantation campus for people who like to garden, paint, trim hedges, pressure clean, rake, and much more! For more information, contact Facilities Manager, Ray Ellison at rellison@pumc.net.

OFFERING COUNTERS

Tithes and financial gifts received weekly are counted and prepared for deposit by a team of "counters." Our goal is to have enough volunteers in this area so that each of the counters need commit to only one day per month. Training is provided to ensure we are following standard practices for handling this important area of church finances. For more information, contact Finance Administrator, Julie Bouwens at finance@pumc.net.

RUMMAGE SALE HELPERS

We hold two rummage sales each year: in September and February. Fund raised go to support church ministries and missions. Helpers are needed to sort, price, and sell items, and to set up and clean up. Come meet our Plantation neighbors and share the love of Christ as they shop for bargains! For more information, contact Elba Colon at ercolon@comcast.net.

Wedding Coordinator (Contract)

The focus of the Wedding Coordinator is to provide outstanding service and be the liaison between the client and church staff. They must provide excellent event coordination with professionalism, while showing good judgment, empathy and responsibility, and represent PUMC in a professional and cordial way. Candidate will attend event rehearsal the day prior to the event. On the day of the event, the candidate will help assist in set up and be the point of contact before and during ceremony. Honorarium is paid per event. 

Congregational Care

visitation team

We have many people in our family of faith who are no longer able to make it to worship because of illness or disability. You can be a part of keeping them connected and letting them know that they are loved and valued! If you enjoy spending time with people in need, we would love to talk with you about the visitation team! Visiting in teams of two, on a pre-scheduled rotation, the scheduled team will receive assignments for people needing visits. Each team will make visits at some point during their assigned week. Training will be provided. For more information, contact Congregational Care Coordinator, Larri Gordon at lgordon@pumc.net.

congregational care team

Visit those who are shut-in at home or in long-term care facilities. You will be assigned to an individual needing visits and calls, reminding them that they are still an important, beloved part of our faith community. This ministry is an important supplement to visits by the pastors. For more information, contact Congregational Care Coordinator, Larri Gordon at lgordon@pumc.net.

funeral/memorial service receptions

As a ministry to grieving families, we provide a reception in our Fellowship Hall following a funeral or memorial service. If you are willing to provide food, setup and clean up, as well as organized people to coordinate the receptions. For more information, contact Congregational Care Coordinator, Larri Gordon at lgordon@pumc.net.

Monday night prayers

Be a part of this powerful prayer team that intercedes with the Lord for our congregation and community's concerns. The team meets on Monday evenings in the Sanctuary at 7:00pm. For more information, contact Fran Kiester at frannyk@gmail.com.

prayer chain

Offer prayer for emergency needs by being a part of this "chain," passing prayer needs to the next link by email or phone. Call today to be added to the chain! For more information, contact Congregational Care Coordinator, Larri Gordon at lgordon@pumc.net.

stephen ministry

Stephen Ministers are members of Plantation UMC who have gone through 50 hours of training to provide high-quality Christian care to individuals experiencing a crisis or challenge, such as divorce, grief, loss of employment, hospitalization, relocation, or loneliness. Stephen Ministers are assigned a "care receiver" and meet with that person for about an hour a week. This caring relationship lasts for as long as the person needs it. Stephen Ministers are asked to commit to two years for training, service, and regular supervision. For more information, contact Karen Forth at karensteinbach@ymail.com.

TRANSPORTATION

We have many people who would love to attend our worship services and Sunday School classes, but who are no longer able to drive. If you would be willing to provide transportation to the service of your choice, we would love to connect you with someone in your area! Other transportation opportunities are also available throughout the week. For more information, contact Congregational Care Coordinator, Larri Gordon at lgordon@pumc.net.

Ministries with Children & Youth

children's ministries

We love children at Plantation UMC! If you love children as much as we do, we'd love to have you join us in teaching them about how much God loves them. Sunday School is divided into three age groups: 3-5 year olds, Kindergarten-2nd grades, and 3rd-5th grades. There are also special activities for the children at Easter. Vacation Bible School and Camps are held each summer. We wrap up the year with the Living Nativity on our church front lawn, and a special Children's Christmas Eve Service! For more information, contact Director of Children's Ministries, Elizabeth Solis at esolis@pumc.net.

KIDS AT PLAY CHILD CARE

This vital child care ministry on the Plantation UMC campus serves infants through 3-year olds. If you would enjoy rocking babies, reading to children, help with snack/lunch times, or assisting classroom teachers, we would love to speak with you! We also need volunteers to help with light odd jobs, such as laundry, gardening, cleaning, and occasional painting. For more information, contact Kids at Play Director, Diane Strickland at kap@pumc.net.

Nursery Volunteers

Our nursery staff is certified to provide childcare. But there is always room for a volunteer or two to assist! With additional volunteers, we hope to offer our nursery services during midweek classes. We'd love to talk with you about this important ministry! For more information, ontact Director of Children's Ministries, Elizabeth Solis at esolis@pumc.net.

plantation united methodist preschool volunteers

This Plantation UMC ministry offers a Christian learning environment in a classroom setting for ages 2-1/2 through 4-year-olds. We also provide VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten). We are looking for classroom readers, crafty hands to prepare classroom projects, and church members to serve as liaisons to join our school committee. For more information, contact Preschool Director, Karen Hea at pumpreschool@gmail.com.

youth ministries

If you would like to impact the lives of students in our congregation, we would love to serve with you! You don't have to be a teacher or a trained professional, just someone with a passionate heart and a desire to watch young Christians grow in their faith. Youth participation begins in the 6th grade, and continues through 12th grade. Weekly events include Sunday morning classes ("Connect"), Sunday evening fellowship ("Experience"), and midweek Bible study ("Immerse"). There are many ways you can volunteer: helping lead small groups, preparing meals for Sunday nights, driving for events, facilitating mission opportunities, mentoring a student, coordinating activities, and much more! For more information, contact Director of Youth Ministries, Manu Bhatnagar at manub@pumc.net.

Other Ministries

If you would like to start a new ministry at Plantation UMC, please contact Pastor Hedy Collver at hedy@pumc.net. She loves to hear new ideas!