The Panama Congregation of the
United Methodist Church is proud to stand in the Protestant tradition that
each Christian is called to minister in the name of Jesus Christ.
As a local community of faith
we endeavor to help people identify their spiritual gifts and strengths
and then apply them to the work of Christ's church.
We firmly believe that "the ministry
of all believers" is essential to the church's effectiveness in promoting
mercy, justice, and peace.
Some of the ministries of the church
are listed below with the Team Leaders:
Camping 2019 - Stacy Taylor
PUMC has been blessed with
financial support over the years to be able to send many youth to Christian
summer camps. We support
the camps in our area:
Mission Meadows in Dewittville, New
York; Miracle Mountain in Spring Creek,
in Grand Valley, Pennsylvania. We believe that attending a Christian
summer camp can change a person's life and
strengthen a person's faith in God. Our local
Christian camps also hold retreats throughout the year that adults and youth are
encouraged to attend.
Christian Education - TBD
We desire that all who believe in Him,
be ever learning His word
We believe the Bible to be the word of our God.
We entrust His word to direct our lives for communion with
God and each other.
- Let the wise
listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. (NIV)
Sunday School -
9 a.m. every Sunday - We offer classes for every age
from 2 to senior adults.
There is a nursery attendant available for younger children
so their parents may attend a class.
Council - Carol Hay
The Church Council provides for planning and
implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and
resources in the local church. The Church Council
is responsible to plan, implement, and annually evaluate the
mission and ministry of the church. The
membership of the Church Council is made us of the chairmen/leaders
of each team/committee within the church.
additional details go to
Church Growth & Vision
- Tory Irgang
Communion Stewards - Mark & Karen Morton
Community Outreach - Dawn Sard
Congregational Care -
outreach to the congregation and surrounding community including transportation,
non-resident communications, Joys & Concerns, and
after-school ministry - TBD
Family Ministry Support -
combines fun and fellowship through special activities.
God's Groceries Food Pantry -
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you
gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.
Hours: Monday is our official pantry day with hours from 9 -10 a.m. and
6 7 p.m.
We are also open on Thursday from
5 - 7 p.m.
Grace Notes Newsletter -
Available online monthly to keep you informed of
scheduling and special events. A few copies will be
those who do not have access to the online copy.
- Debbie Erlandson
to those who are not able to attend Sunday worship when Communion is offered.
Hospitality - Pam
Ireland & Julia Nelson
Library - Tabetha Butler
Consists of Christian
literature, videos, research materials, and books for your leisure reading.
- Eloise Smith
Missions - Ted & Sharon Passarelli
the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who may be experiencing
illness, poverty, financial hardship,
or who may never have had the opportunity
to worship in a church family. Our outreach helps support many
both local and international.
Director - Julie Nagel
- Pastor Steve Taylor
Prayer Chain - A group of
caring members available to pray for your immediate concerns and emergencies.
- Summer Wolcott
The Panama United Methodist Church congregation has
established Safe Sanctuaries Guidelines
in order to
provide a safe environment for children, youth, and
Our Guidelines seek to provide an
atmosphere where adults are free to teach and love
children, youth, and vulnerable adults in a Christ-like
manner; and children, youth, and vulnerable adults can
pursue their journey to know, love, and serve God freely
Security Response - Jeff Enlow
Staff/Parish Relations - Amanda Kolstee
Student Ministry Director - Candy Scarem
The Panama United Methodist Church is
committed to Small Group Ministry. The groups focus on sharing and
for each member, learning more about God's Word, and developing members' prayer
lives. This is a way
for our growing church family to stay connected with
each other. Each
lay pastor has gone
through training with the pastor. All church members and
friends are invited to become a part of one of these
groups. This ministry has
proven to be a valuable part of our church life. For information on days and times
meeting, contact the church office.
Band of Brothers
- Craig Vollmer
Men's Bible Study Group
CHAT - George
& Trudy Anderson
Ladies of Light
(L.O.L.) - Cindy Furlow
Women's Bible Study Group
Vacation Bible School - Stacy Taylor
outreach to church family and community for fun, fellowship, and learning.
Offered for one week during the
Weekly delivery of the worship bulletin and a brief visit with those unable to attend.
& Fellowship - Bert & Mary Rappole