Where Can I Serve?
Jesus told us, his disciples, to go and make disciples of all nations. One of the most important ministries of Simpson United Methodist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community and spreads overseas to every nation.  Simpson’s members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing dishes at the community soup kitchen to preparing the church bulletins.
 

Mark 10:45 New International Version (NIV)

45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

 
 
Opportunities to Serve at Simpson 
See below for existing service opportunities.

                                 

Prayer Ministries

 

Prayer cannot be overestimated. It is a vital part of our relationship with God and each other. The “Daisy Chain” is a group of committed individuals who dedicate their time to be in prayer for those in need.   We have an Internet Prayer Chain that is emailed daily to members with the prayer needs of members of the congregation and our community.

 

PRAYER IS POWERFUL!!!

In the early churches, one of the major activities was prayer.  When we are devoted to prayer, the Lord begins to work in our lives.  We would like to pray each week for a different family in the church. We will randomly choose a family or individual and ask others to pray for them Sample prayer: Dear Lord, we ask you to bless and protect this family through not only this week but in the weeks to come. Amen If you do not want your family listed for prayer contact Patty Holden at 304-280-2065 and she will take you off the list. We will start “The Family for the Week” in the bulletin on Sunday, December 2nd.  A simple prayer works wonders and lets that family know their church family is thinking and praying for them. Please take your bulletin home and pray for the family listed each day for that week. Please remember to sign the attendance pads in the pews and encourage visitors to sign and including their addresses so we can send them a card, and also have an idea who is coming or not. Take the time to pray at red lights, in the checkout line, doctor’s offices, in fact anywhere you have to wait.

When we are devoted to prayer, the Lord begins to work in our hearts to prepare us for what lies ahead.
Home Communion
The Communion Caregivers Team invites others who would like to be part of this visitation ministry to join us; and others who would like and need us to visit them.  In addition to our shut-ins, we visit those who are temporarily not able to attend worship.  If you know someone who needs and desires our visiting communion ministry, please notify the church office (304-845-5080) during the week or Rev. Phil Dukes (304-845-0953) on Fridays and weekends.  Please provide an address and contact phone number. 
 
We always call to make arrangements for our visits. Please keep us in your prayers as we extend our communion blessings to 
 

those who are not able to be with us in worship.

 
 
 
Something Special Group:
 
If you know of anyone that would benefit from this fun group that is for the special needs adult family please send me their contact info. If you would like to volunteer occasionally, bi-monthly or monthly please let me know. If you have a special gift, a great idea for a fun activity please share with me.

 

The dates for the monthly events through the end of 2018. Meetings are 1:30pm-3:30pm
 
 
Please contact Zoe Morris at:
304-281-8338
Zmorris1@me.com
 
Or Pastor Dennis Mehaffie at:
304-845-5080 ext-11
padmehaffie@yahoo.com

 

 

Children’s Ministries

 
Children’s Message during worship is an opportunity to share The Word with the children. This is a brief message geared for the young. If you would like to share in this way, contact the church office at 304-845-5080.
 
 
Joyful Noise Kids Choir practices immediately following the Sunday church service throughout the school year. All children ages 3 through 5th grade, are welcome to join us. 
 
 
  
 
 
Childrens Choir
 

  Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for at Simpson UMC. Many church members get involved in our music and/or drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These servants are an important part of the ministry of Simpson UMC as they use their gifts and talents to glorify God. If you are interested in joining our choir we would love to have you. Please contact Dr Wayne Earnest through the church office. 

During the period in the search for an organist, choir will rehearse on Sundays, 9:00-9:45 in the Chapel. 

 

 
The Adult Choir 
 
 
 
 
Handbell Choir
We are looking for those interested in ringing with us (no experience necessary just a desire to ring out some beautiful music). Contact Becky Vucelick through the church office. Practice is on Wednesdays at 4:45pm at the church.
 
 
The Simpson Handbell Choir under the direction of Becky Vucelick
 

United Methodist Men 

 

 
 
United Methodist Women
The UMW meet the first Tuesday of each month at 1pm in the afternoon Sept thru May.  Meetings are held in the Sanford Room of the church.  All women attending church are invited to be a part of this group
 
 

Ushers/Greeters

 

The usher and greeter teams at Simpson UMC fill an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to classrooms for church school and worship, to ensuring the safety of the building during services, assisting visitors, answering questions and providing directions. They are a servant-hearted group of people whose ministry is integral to church life.

Community KitchenThe “Feeding Body and Soul” Community Kitchen
 

The Community Kitchen is located at Simpson UMC  and serves free meals to anyone who would like to join us 

Monday through Saturday from 11

:30am-

1pm.
 
 
If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, a Food Handlers Class (cost $10) is available through the Marshall County Health Department on the last Tuesday of each month at two times, 2pm and 6pm.  You must pre-register by calling the Marshall County Health Department at 304-845-7840.
 
 
Sandye reports:  Currently we are serving 175-200 meals daily (Mon-Sat). The Community Kitchen has received donations and food from the following:

Sandye Yoho Community Kitchen Director

The Strand Theater had a concert in October and will repeat this in November and December with the proceeds coming to us.
 
Convesto made a major monetary contribution.
The United Way just renewed a grant allowing us to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
 

Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday November 21st the day before the holiday.

We will serve over 400 meals that day. The Limestone Presbyterian Church will be providing 5 cooked turkeys and 20 pumpkin pies. The Kitchen will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Glen Dale Methodist Church will provide the meal the day after Thanksgiving, Friday November 23rd.
Thanks to all our community churches who partner with us to make this ministry a blessing to all those we serve. God bless you all!

 

 
 
The Kitchen is receiving donations of chicken, mashed potatoes and rolls from Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) each Monday through their Harvest Project.
 
 
 
 

Lots of dishes to wash.

It takes a great deal of food to feed 175 people each day.

 
 

The Kitchen Crew serving with happiness.

 
 
 
              
 
 
 
The House of the Carpenter II
 
Provides for those in need in Marshall County with non-perishable food and food from the Mountaineer Food Bank. The House also provides clothing for infants to adults and small household goods. The House is open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-2pm to receive donations, meet emergencies, etc. We are open every other Wednesday from 9am-11:30am to distribute food, clothing or any other items we have available (we do not help with rent or utilities). Your monetary contributions are very much appreciated. Phone number: 304-280-2065. Please continue to “round up” when you check out at Kroger.
 
 God bless you for your continued support! Thank you Moundsville Kroger for your support of this ministry as well.
 
 

Patty & George Holden co-directors of House of the Carpenter II.

 
We are open to give out food and clothes on every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
The House of the Carpenter II provides groceries to approximately 50-70 families and clothing to approximately 70-90 families every week.
If you would like to volunteer please contact us at 304-280-2065 or see Patty Holden. We are so thankful for our volunteers, and our community service workers.
The Holiday Season Happenings
 
Cub & Boy Scout Food Drive

All scouts in Glen Dale and Moundsville will be putting out bags the last week of October. On Saturday, November 3rd from 9am until noon they will be picking them up.  Please put you filled bags of food out on your porch to be picked up. If you don’t receive a bag, fill one anyway and put on your porch. If your bag does not get picked up, please bring it to The House of the Carpenter II, the church or call us at 304-221-9510 to drop off.

Christmas Give Away December 19th 
We are collecting new toys for newborns to age 12. We are signing folks up on Wednesdays. The final day to sign up is November 21st. 
 
On Monday, December 17th at 10 am we will move all the boxes from the House of the Carpenter to the church. On Tuesday, December 18th we will be setting up tables and putting out toys at 2pm. On the 19th we ask everyone assisting with the Christmas Give Away to be at the church by 8:15am for instructions before the Christmas Give Away begins at 9am. We will be finished by 11:30am. Anyone interested in helping with clean-up afterwards would be greatly appreciated. Clean up should be completed by 2:30pm.  
Volunteers are needed for all 3 days!
 
 
 
Mountaineer Food Bank Delivery Schedule
 
Truck delivery schedule for 2018:     
  • Tuesday, November 27
  • Tuesday, December 18
 
The truck is always scheduled to be at the Save-A-Lot parking area at 2:30pm. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please contact the church office for details.                                                                                         
 

Media & Technology

 
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Simpson UMC. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools to serve God’s purposes. All of our weekly sermons are recorded. We also maintain an active Facebook page for additional church communication.
We are looking for media persons to manage the laptop during Sunday worship service. 
 
Community Rewards
 
Kroger Community Rewards
Enrolling in this program provides another way in which you can support our ministries. You must re-enroll yearly at the beginning of April. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com, click “OHIO”, “Enroll”, “Simpson United Methodist Church”, #83939. Does not effect your Fuel Points.
 
Kroger has a program called “Hunger Has No Season” where you can “round up” to the next dollar. That money comes to us each month. Thank you Kroger for thinking of our ministry!! And thanks to you for “rounding up.”
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Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc
 
The mission of Faith in Action Caregivers is to support the independent living of older adults and people with disabilities through the shared ministry of faith communities in Ohio and Marshall Counties in WV and Belmont County in Ohio.
 
Faith in Action Caregivers provides the following free services:
  • Friendly visiting
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Transportation to medical appointments (local, Pittsburgh and Morgantown))
  • Errands
  • Shopping
  • Respite for family caregivers
 
 
Simpson’s Servers Schwan’s Fundraiser
 
Simpson receives 5% of the proceeds for the remainder of the year. Schwan’s Home Delivery offers over 350 delicious foods, flash-frozen at the peak of freshness and conveniently delivered to your door. Your orders help our church meet its fund-raising goals for the year.Catalogs are available throughout the church. Order items by phone 1-855-870-7208 or online at www.schwans-care.com. Our name “Simpsons Servers” and ID# 15929.
 
The Youth Club of Marshall County
We will end for the summer on May 24th.
 
The Youth Club meets Tuesday through Thursday 3:30-5:30pm on the 3rd floor in the Cornerstone Room with middle-schoolers for the After-School Program. We provide homework help and mentoring students to work toward passing each grade with the ultimate goal of graduating high school. We provide instruction in math, science, reading, writing and English plus computer skills. The club provides a fun time along with a meal from the nutrition program of Marshall County Schools. Meals are provided for any school aged child even if they are not in our program up to age 18. We welcome volunteers to help with activities or to provide a program for the youth. Contact Patty Holden or Cindy Nicholson for further information or leave a message at 304-843-1174.
 
 
Bequest to the Church
 
Giving to the church through your Will is the most common way to continue your support of the mission of Simpson UMC beyond your lifetime. When your estate plan is prepared consider a gift to your church.
 
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Altar Flowers

Cut flowers cost &17.50 per vase. Artificial flowers are $25.00 per vase and the money will go toward our apportionments.