West End United Methodist Church

Hospitality Ministries Opportunity – New Member Class Hosting Ministry  
West End UMC is blessed to have anywhere from 50 to 100 new members (give or  take) join the church each year. If you would enjoy meeting our newest members as they learn about the United Methodist Church and West End, you are invited to join our New Member Class Hosting Ministry. Pastor Erin Racine teaches this class, which is composed of four one hour sessions. The next class starts on September 12, and there will be two parallel sessions--one in person at 9:45 a.m. in the 4th Story Theater, and one online at 5 p.m. Please contact Brian Payne, Hospitality Ministries Team Chair, at 615.414.1368 or brian@brianpaynelaw.com if you are interested in being on this Hospitality Ministries Team sub-team.  

Attached is a link to our Guide Sheet for the specifics of the practical  aspects of this fun and friendly ministry. 

Hospitality Ministries Opportunity – New Member Shepherd Ministry  
If you would enjoy being a mentor/guide/friendly face individual or couple to a new member/new member couple this ministry is for you. The interaction is one-on-one or couple-to-couple to help our new members get acclimated to our church. Some of our new members are already familiar with West End so they wouldn’t require a lot of guidance, but some are new to us and new to Nashville in general, so you could “show them the ropes” as they navigate the myriad ministries at West End (or Nashville in general if that seems organic and  appropriate). Please contact Brian Payne, Hospitality Ministries Team Chair at  615.414.1368 or brian@brianpaynelaw.com if you are interested in being on this Hospitality Ministries Team sub-team.  

Attached is a link to our Guide Sheet for the specifics of the practical aspects  of this fun and friendly ministry. 

Livestream and Facebook Worship Hosts Needed  
Be a part of our hospitality ministries by helping to create a warm and welcoming community in the chat and comments sections on either Livestream or Facebook during worship each week.  Livestream and Facebook hosts interact with other worshipers and post worship materials and helpful information throughout the service. Hosts can serve from anywhere as long as they have a stable internet connection. Training is provided.  To sign up, or for more information, contact Julie Catterton at jcatterton@westendumc.org.   

Meal Train Ministry  
Having surgery?  Having a baby?  Would love in the form of food be helpful for a little while?  We have a great team of volunteers who love to make and deliver meals to those needing a little extra support and care.  Meals can be tailored to the needs of the recipients with concern for food allergies and preferences.  For more information or to request meals, contact Erin Racine at eracine@westendumc.org or 615.321.8500, x8838.  
Interested in Knitting, Stitching, and Fellowship?  

Creative Hands Group

The Creative Hands Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 2:30 pm in Room 305. All are welcome.  We are open to anyone who would like to knit and stitch, or just enjoy fellowship. Come and join in, or come and learn to knit. We have some supplies for beginners who may want instruction. Masks are required in public spaces in the church and for anyone who is unvaccinated.  For more information, contact Peg Werts at wertsmg@appstate.edu.