Opportunities to Serve

adult choir


Adult Choir

10:45 a.m. service and, on occasion, at the 8:15 a.m. service. The choir sings anthems and also provides soloists and ensembles. Rehearsals are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Contact: Cindy McGary, Choir Director



Adult Library
Expand your horizons and check out a book from our new library located on the first level. Coming soon: an enlarged selection! So stop by and look for new arrivals. Contac: Myka Kennedy-Stephens

Adult Sunday School
The Searchers / Contemporary Issues Class, meets at 9:15AM on the lower level.  Contact: Connie Brown, Luci Steele, or Ruth Daughtery.

asp service projectAppalachia Service Project
During a one-week trip each summer, the youth and their adult leaders repair homes in the Appalachian Mountain Region, making the homes warmer, safer, and drier. They learn about life, friendship, power tools, and sharing God’s love by doing God’s work.  Adults also an ASP trip each fall. Contact: Dena Ament or George Swank.


bell choirBell Choir
Bell Choir rings out its praises in worship several times a year. You don’t have to read music to play. Rehearsals are at 6 p.m., Thursdays. Contact: Cheryl Staherski

Bike Swap

This springtime weekend event serves as a time to bring your bike to church for a tune-up, to learn more about bike maintenance and repair, or to trade-in for a bigger size. Neighbors come to learn a little and play a little. Contact: Jay Horning

Bridge of Hope

Small groups come around single parent families to provide mentoring and support in transitioning from homelessness to sustainability including permanent housing, financial stability through employment, and friendship. Contacts: Thea Buckwalter and Heather Newkirk

Camp Grandview
Join us for a week-long, all-day adventure open to Grandview children and the entire community. Anyone who loves kids is needed for a week overflowing with love and activity. Contact: Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads


Children’s Library

Kids in preschool to middle school can find award-winning books in the Book Nook, located in the library on the first level. Check-out is easy, and due dates are flexible. Contact: Myka Kennedy-Stephens

children sunday schoolChildren’s Christian Education
Children (preschool through 5th grade) meet downstairs for Sunday School from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., from September to May, to learn about the Christian faith through Bible stories, hands-on lessons,and relationships with each other and caring teachers. Contact: Tim Riggs


Children’s Music
Children's choir rehearses some Saturday mornings and sings periodically throughout the year. Contact: Cindy McGary

College Connection
Helps Grandview College students stay rooted in their church home through letters and e-mails. Students are featured monthly in The Messenger, and weekly in the church bulletin. We also indulge our students by mailing home-baked treats for Valentine’s Day. Contact: Daila Boufford

Church Building & Grounds Care

Do you know plumbing, electrical work, or construction? We need you! Contact: Rich Wurst

Grandview communicates in many ways. There are e-mail updates and alerts as well as a web site (www.grandviewumc.org) and a newsletter, The Messenger. News items and photos are always welcome for all three. Messenger deadline: the 15th of every month. Contacts: E-Alerts and updates: Church Office, The Messenger: Liz Fulmer, Website: Beth Wagner

Communion Preparation
The first Sunday of the month is Communion Sunday, and this group makes sure that the elements (bread and juice) and any other necessary supplies are ready. Contact: Mary Merriman

celebration bandContemporary Worship

Grandview's Contemporary Worship Service shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ in fresh and relevant ways each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. A variety of opportunities to volunteer are available each week. Musicians and environment contact Cindy McGary.  Audio visual contact Robert Good.

Finance Team
Oversees the church’s finances. Plans annual giving campaign and special campaigns, develops a budget, manages assets, and helps educate the congregation about stewardship.  Contact: John Edwards


Flower Guild
This group of flower lovers provides arrangements for the altar by using some blooms from their own gardens and local markets. They also enhance worship with special decorations on Harvest Home Sunday and at Christmas and Easter times. Contact: Sandy Cummings and Sue Gerhard


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Food and Clothing Bank
Grandview members donate nonperishable food items as well as new and used clothing by placing them in the shopping cart and clothing chest at the back of the sanctuary. The items are taken to the Food and Clothing Bank of the Lancaster County Council of Churches, which distributes them to families in need. Contact: Tim Buckwalter



Food Preparation
You could call this group, “Cooks for Jesus.” This group prepares and serves food in the Grandview kitchen for any occasion, from funeral luncheons to ministry team Christmas dinners. Bring your oven mitts and show the world God’s hospitality. Contact: Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads and Dena Ament.

Grandview's Local Outreach provides opportunities for families to participate in hands on ministry with other families. Everyone from the kindergartener to the senior citizen is welcome. There are work days throughout the year and a two day overnight in the summer. Contact: Tammy Horning


Children's choir for grades 1-5 rehearses Monday nights at 6:00pm. Contact: Cindy McGary

Habitat for Humanity
Grandview participates in the local chapter of this international organization by helping to build homes in partnership with the working poor. Those with lots of carpentry skills or only a few can participate. Contact: Patti Roscoe

Impact Missions

Impact Missions is a faith-based organization that provides general repairs for low and moderate income individuals. Grandview volunteers have worked on the rebuild of four inter- city houses in the past 2 years in partnership with Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership.  The fees and share of the profits Impact Missions receives from the sale of these homes is used to make other homes warmer, safer and dryer by installing wheelchair ramps, insulating walls, and constructing new roofs, thereby keeping those less fortunate in their homes.  It also is providing homes for low and moderate income individuals in Lancaster City and removing blighted properties from city neighborhoods. Contact: Glenn Walz

Meals of Love
Provides meals for anybody in need as an expression of Christian Love. You don't need to be a gourmet cook to participate. Come help us stock the church freezer or whip up a quick meal on the spot. Contact: Mary Merriman


memorial garden



Memorial Garden
The Warren L. Hackman Memorial Garden provides a final resting place for loved ones and a place for solace, meditation, healing, and gathering in God’s love. Communion is offered every year during a special service in the garden. Contact: Bob Millard




middle school youthMiddle School Youth
Fun, fellowship, service, and spiritual growth are what this group is all about. All youth in grades 6, 7, and 8 (and don’t be afraid to bring a friend) are welcome at regular meetings and special events. On the second and fourth Sundays, the youth attend Sunday School at 9:30a.m., worship at 10:45 a.m., have lunch together, and then fellowship until 2:00 p.m. Special events also occur throughout the year, including a camp out, a retreat,  serving at Water Street, and delivering poinsettias to our shut-ins. Contact: George Swank


Missions, Faith & Action
This group educates the congregation about missions at the local, regional, and global levels. They sponsor Volunteers in Mission/ Disaster Relief trips and many other valuable ministries that “give feet to our faith.”

Money Counters
Have a head for numbers? Are you able to receive, count, and deposit regular offering envelopes and special collections? Then come out on any Monday, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., in the Parlor to join the team. Contact: Cindy McGary


Nursery Care
The Grandview nursery provides a secure and caring environment for infants and toddlers. Open during 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship every Sunday. Also available for many church events. Contact: Patti Roscoe


Office Support
For those who feel called to support the pastoral/program staff. Help prepare mailings, answer phones, and make copies and other light office work on a regular or occasional basis. Come expecting a joyful time. Contact: Sharon Madonna


Parish Nurses
This team of caring professionals provides blood pressure screenings, information, education, and support for members of Grandview on health-related topics. Contacts: Karen Graeff

Prayer Chain
Join the prayer chain and help put the power of prayer to work for those in need within our Grandview family. Contact Barb Smith and Dorothy Killebrew if you have a prayer joy or concern or if you wish to be a link in the chain.


refuge team

Refuge Team
Grandview has a long history of hosting refugees from places including, Vietnam, Iraq, Bosnia, and Burma. Requires skills including, teaching home finances, tutoring in English, and listening. The ministry also needs drivers for appointments and other sorts of support. Contact: Luci Steele or Carolyn Kendall

Road Cleanup (Adopt-A-Highway)
Twice a year, on the first Saturdays of April and November, Grandview cleans up Grofftown Road. It’s a simple way to contribute to the beauty of our community and our world. Contact: Alan Hawkins



senior high youthSenior High Youth
It’s all about relationships! Come out and join the group for service projects, conversation, and lots of laughter and bonding. All Grandview high school students (and any friends who would like to tag along) are invited. Contact: George Swank


Spiritual Gifts, Heart’s Desire, Ability, Personality, and Experience. It’s a quiz (but there are no wrong answers) that can help you determine your God-given Calling. Contact: Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads


Small Groups
Small groups strive to create authentic, caring community by supporting and praying for each other. Small groups provide intimate, confidential, and supportive relationships to help us grow closer to each other and to God. Contact:Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads


Stellar Stitchers

Knitters and Crocheters alike gather weekly for conversation, stitching advice, and friendship. Wednesdays 1-3pm. Part of this ministry is to make prayer shaws.

Trustees maintain and upgrade Grandview’s facilities to provide a sturdy, safe, and welcoming home for our ministries. Meet second Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Contact: Rich Wurst


United Methodist Women
UMW is dedicated to working on behalf of women, children, and youth in the U.S. and abroad. To get involved, attend the quarterly programs and/or join a circle. Experience a loving community ready to support you and help you develop your relationship with God. Contact: Anne Zell

Participate in Grandview’s hospitality on a Sunday morning. The schedule is drawn up twice a year. The only requirement is a smile and a helping hand. Contact: Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads


Lay visitors are assigned homebound members to call on once a month. Hospital visitors call on the hospital daily. A desire to share Christian love through prayer and presence is all that is required. Contact: Mary Merriman


Water Street Rescue Mission
Serve a meal one Sunday a month with other Grandview members. Meet at the Mission, 210 South Prince St., at 5 p.m. on the 4th Sunday. Contact: Crystal Shrum

Worship Readers
Do you enjoy public speaking? Then proclaim the Word of God at the 8:15 or 10:45 a.m. worship services. The schedule is drawn up twice a year. Contact: Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads


Our Services: Each Sunday

10:45 a.m.

Traditional worship with choirs and a creative twist


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