How Do I Meet People?

Vergas United Methodist Church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at Vergas United Methodist Church.

Adult Sunday School

During the winter months an on going study is held before services during our adult Sunday school.  Currently viewing the DVD series by Lee Strobel “The Case for Christ” 

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Groups

Men’s  Group

The men of the church sponsor an active group, doing many projects both at church and in the community.  Their annual Ham dinner in the spring and Brats & Beans during Looney days help to fund their donations to various local projects and charities throughout the year.

Small Group

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, Vergas United Methodist Church has a number of small groups and opportunities to get together for social and spiritual growth.

 

United Methodist Women’s Group

Vergas United Methodist Women’s Group gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. Our women’s group is held in the church Social Hall the third Thursday of the month, April thru December.  They raise money thru out the year to help support our Sunday school, Camper-ship, and various other groups and missions.  This time is spent in socializing, discussing fund raisers, devotions, prayer (and, of course, food). These groups provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.

Youth  Group and Children’s Ministry

Vergas UMC has many opportunities for the children and young adults of our church.  We are always striving to incorporate new and exciting groups and activities for the our younger members.  Please visit our youth pages in the drop down menu for news and announcements.

Committees

Finance Committee

N.O.W. Committee (Nuture, Outreach and Witness)

The NOW Committee strives to nurture our members within our church community.  We are implementing prayer groups, visitation committees and assisting those who have difficulty getting to services.  We also reach out to those in need, through our monthly missions.  Encouragement of our members to be a witness, a disciple of Christ in our community.  By spreading God’s word through our actions as we host two church dinners a year and participate in several community activities. (See drop down list for further information, members and meeting minutes)

 

S/PPRC.  (Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee)

There shall be elected annually by the charge conference in each local church a committee on pastor-parish relations or staff-parish relations who are professing members of the local church or charge or associate members, except in cases where central conference legislation or local law provides otherwise. People serving on this committee must be engaged in and attentive to their Christian spiritual development so as to give proper leadership in the responsibilities with which the committee is entrusted.

The committee shall be composed of not fewer than five nor more than nine persons representative of the total charge. One of the members shall be a young adult and one member may be a youth. In addition, the lay leader and a lay member of the annual conference shall be members. No staff member or immediate family member of a pastor or staff member may serve on the committee. Only one person from an immediate family residing in the same household shall serve on the committee. 

In those charges where there is more than one church, the committee shall include at least one representative and the lay leader from each local church. The committees on pastor-parish relations of charges that are in cooperative parish ministries shall meet together to consider the professional leadership needs of the cooperative parish ministry as a whole. 

The committee shall meet at least quarterly. It shall meet additionally at the request of the bishop, the district superintendent, the pastor, any other person accountable to the committee, or the chairperson of the committee. The committee shall meet only with the knowledge of the pastor and/or the district superintendent. The pastor shall be present at each meeting of the committee on pastor-parish relations or staff-parish relations except where he or she voluntarily excuses himself or herself. 

For further information and rules of the S/PPRC click on the following link:

https://minnesotaumc.org/assets/uploads/documents/SPRC_Mnl_2012_Ch_1.pdf

 

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