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Volunteers are always needed to perform the missions and ministries of the church. If you are looking for a way to serve the Lord, and your church, you have come to the right place. Listed below are volunteer opportunities available at the First United Methodist Church, Garden City. If you have a new idea for ministry at our church, shoot us an email. We are open to suggestions and look forward to utilizing your gifts to better serve God and the church. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at or (620)275-9171
Youth Confirmation Sponsors
Youth Small Group Leaders
Contact Manny Ortiz or Justin Rogers at or
Sunday School
Adults with a passion for teaching children about the Bible and love of God can volunteer to teach children, ages 2 through 6th grade, Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study
If you would like to lead a new bible study, contact the main office at (620)275-9171
Bible Zone
Adults who enjoy bringing the Bible to life for children are needed from 6 to 7:10 p.m. 
Wednesday nights during the school year. Bible Zone provides “hands on” activities for children ages 3 through 6th grade. We need volunteers in the following areas: Preschool through 4th grade crafts, drama, cooking, science, & games; 5th through 6th grade God’s Crew. Contact the main office at (620)275-9171
Vacation Bible School
We need volunteers the first full week of June to bring children to Jesus during Vacation Bible School. VBS is held from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 4 through 5th grade. Volunteer position include: Teachers, classroom helpers, kitchen workers, nursery workers, decorating team members, registration workers, and prayer warriors. Contact the main office at (620)275-9171
Praise Band
The praise band leads worship during Sunday worship services. Practice is held at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday nights in the Sanctuary. Singers and musicians are welcome as needed. Contact Wren Robinson (620)275-9171
Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir performs during Sunday worship services during the school year. The choir practices from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday nights in the Choir Room. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome. Contact Wren Robinson (620)275-9171
Bernadine Bell Choir
The bell choir plays during Sunday worship services during the school year. Practices are help from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday nights in room 202. Contact Silver Woodbury (405)519-0331 or
Godmothers meet on the last Thursday each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make quilts and layettes for new mothers. These gifts are distributed through the WIC program. Contact the main office (620)275-9171
Card Ministry
Do you have the gift of sharing with others in words of affirmation? Could you write two cards a week to encourage people who are experiencing a difficult time? If so, we would love to have you join our card senders ministry. Contact the main office at (620)275-9171
Visitation Ministry
Would you like to visit people in the nursing home, hospital or at their homes? We have a group of people that would love to talk and share their stories with you. Contact the main office at (620)275-9171
Welcome Center Greeters/Hosts
If you are someone who enjoys welcoming others with a smile, volunteer to be a greeter in the Welcome Center. A knowledge of church groups and activities is preferred. Contact the main office (620)275-9171
Ushers hand out bulletins, take offering and direct people during the worship service. If you are interested, contact the main office (620)275-9171
Church Committee Participation
We have a variety of committees that meet regularly to help plan and direct the ministry of our church. The Church Council has general oversight of all church activities. Twelve subcommittees work under the direction of the Church Council.
The six administrative committees are Finance, Staff Parish Relations, Trustees, Nominations, Endowment and Memorials.
The six program committees are Education, Outreach & Evangelism, Youth Council, Communion Stewards, Library and Scholarship.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact Pastor Tod Anthony (620)275-9171 or
Sanctuary Decorators
Worship is enhanced by interesting visuals. If you have a gift for decorating, help us decorate the sanctuary for special occasions or holidays. Contact the main office at (620)275-9171
Sound Operators
During Sunday worship, we need people to help run the sound board. If you are unfamiliar with the board, we have experienced persons available for training. Contact Wren Robinson (620)275-9171
Slide Presentation Operators
We facilitate our worship services visually by using the projection software ProPresenter. If you are interested in learning the software and could help run slides during Sunday worship in the event the Communication Director is absent, please contact the main office at (620)275-9171
We are in the process of setting up live-streaming capabilities. We need videographer willing to tape the worship services on Sunday morning for broadcast online and throughout the building. If you are interested, contact the main office at (620)275-9171
Each Sunday following the 10:45 service, we have 3 to 4 people count the offering. We would like to have enough volunteers for each counter to help 10 to 12 times per year or about once per month. Contact Jenny Maier (620)275-9171 or
Communion Stewards
We serve communion on the first Sunday of every month. We are always needed people to help serve communion during these services. If you are interested, contact the main office (620)275-9171
Church Office Helpers
From time-to-time we need extra help in the church office answering phones, making copies, filing, stuffing envelopes, etc. If you are interested, contact Jenny Maier
(620)275-9171 or
Do you have a green thumb or enjoy working in the yard? We need volunteers to help develop and maintain the landscaping around the church. Contact Jenny Maier
(620)275-9171 or
Work Project Volunteers
Are you a gifted “handyman?” We need your talents to help with minor work projects through the church. We will try to schedule 3 or 4 work days throughout the year. Contact Jenny Maier 9620)275-9171 or
Vehicle Maintenance Volunteers
The church owns 2 vans and 1 bus that require maintenance including cleanings and minor repairs. If you are interested in helping, contact Jenny Maier (620)275-9171 or