In The Church

 

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Village Harvest

This is a community-wide afternoon in October to provide fun, food, and fellowship with people in our surrounding area. Games, inflatables, and food are enjoyed in the church and parking lot.

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Front Desk Volunteers

The Village Front Desk Volunteers are a blessing to the VUMC Staff.  They work 4 hour shifts Monday-Friday, answering the phone and doing light clerical work as requested and needed by the staff. They screen all calls before forwarding them on to the staff.  This frees up the staff to be able to focus on their daily work functions. They greet visitors and answer all questions in a professional and caring manner.  After all first impressions are lasting memories. If you would like to be a Front Desk Volunteer Substitute, please contact the Church Office Manager, Julie Hayes at (405) 751-8116 or jhayes@villagemethodist.org

 

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Friday Breakfast Group

This lively group meets every Friday morning for breakfast at 6:30 a.m.  Join them for fun, food, fellowship, and spiritualism. You might glean a little insight on local community events, sports happenings, and other general news of the week, too!!

 

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Hospitality Greeters

VUMC fulfills the vision of the congregation by making each person who enters the building feel welcome and appreciated. We want to create a warm and caring atmosphere for our members and guests. VUMC Greeters and Volunteers are responsible for insuring that each person becomes a part of the church’s missions from the very beginning.  Greeters and Volunteers are the personification, the representative, the exemplar, that is VUMC embodied.

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Ushers

Ushers welcome people as they enter the house of God at VUMC. Their role is to make them feel comfortable, secure and prepared for the worship of God as they enter the Sanctuary.

Ushers assist with the receiving of God’s Tithes and Offerings and assist with Holy Communion.

 

 

Outreach Opportunities

 

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Angel Tree

Each December a special Christmas tree at VUMC is decorated with angels.  Each angel has the name, age, gender and a wish for a toy or clothing for a child in the Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care Child SHARE program.  Child SHARE is for foster and adoptive families in Oklahoma.  Church members select an angel or two and purchase what is requested on the angel.  Unwrapped gifts are returned to the church and taken to the Child SHARE office to be distributed to the families.

 

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Andrew Johnson Elementary School

We provide many volunteer services to this community school.  We collect and distribute warm clothing to the children during the winter.  We transport some of their special needs students to the Special Olympics in Stillwater in April.  Volunteers serve as reading tutors in October through May.  Appreciation is shown to teachers and faculty by providing an Appreciation Lunch in May.

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Britton Elementary School

Warm clothes are collected and distributed to the children during the winter.

 

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Circle of Care

Services for state-wide children and youth are provided by this ministry and we contribute in a special offering in February.  Also,  at Christmas, we offer an Angel Tree to the congregation, so they may provide for  Child Share children.

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Manna Bags

This service is offered to hungry people who come to our church at Village Cafe on Wednesdays and at other times seeking food.   Donors may contribute specified food items and volunteers assemble food bags.

 

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BritVil Food Pantry

Churches from the Britton and Village area unite to serve the hungry with this food pantry.  VUMC supports it with our money and volunteer service.

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Skyline Food Pantry

We support this citywide food pantry through our food and donation drive in June.

 

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Project Transformation

We assist a local church in this ministry one week in June.  Area at-risk children are provided a summer program of tutoring and fellowship.  We provide reading tutors for the children and food for the college-age interns who run the program.

 

 

Youth Outreach Opportunities

 

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Appalachia Service Project

This nation-wide mission offers a week-long mission for Sr. High students and their sponsors.  The focus is a relational ministry with construction on the side. The group works to make homes safer, warmer and drier.  Our team goes in July and many volunteers make fleece blankets for our team to distribute to the people they serve.

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Youth Force

Youth Force is a local mission experience that meets for a week within our state. A construction ministry, Youth Force groups youth and adults from a variety of churches to provide improvements for elderly and disabled people. This camp is open to students entering 7th grade through graduated high school seniors.