The Paradise United Methodist Church offers a wonderful variety of experiences for those who would like to be more involved in church life:
Fellowship Six: Every three months or so, a large circle of PUMC members decide to divide themselves into groups of six. This "mix up" enables people to better get to know a greater number in our fellowship. Mostly gathering in homes (though sometimes differing restaurants etc.) people get to know each other intimately, perhaps enjoy a board game or just share stories.
Care Corps: Every second Saturday, a fine group of caring people gather to evaluate the health of our members. Some need groceries delivered, some need a personal visit or phone call. Still others are going through significant personal change or even crisis. The group members do "wash windows" and in fact, gathers to help repair members homes from time to time. Some very well trained Stephen Ministers participate and bring to our larger group significant counseling insight. From just dropping by for a visit, to regular, weekly hospital/Convalescent Hospital visitation, The Care Corps team is deeply appreciated.
United Methodist Women & Men's Groups: Missional outreach such as is provided through our larger Church, finds its personal appeal in monthly luncheon gatherings. Come, join in the fellowship, become informed and channel your efforts to reach out.
Drama: Our Worship Committee often decides that drama within the Sunday morning worship services enhances the whole experience. Obviously, Lent and Advent are highly dramatic seasons, but there are others as well. Then, we annually strive to put on a dinner theater whose purpose is to both raise funds for various mission projects, but sometimes even the Church's general budget. Thespians arise...Join us!
Missional Outreach Groups: From Travelers to Matinee Groups to specially targeted Missional Outreach programs like VIM (Volunteers in Mission) Our Church offers a variety of great opportunities to serve.
Going to Baja, California regularly, the community of Colonet has been a long term mission outreach, several houses built there testify to our on-going concern.
Thanksgiving Day's outreach to our community's homeless has helped our local Salvation Army to weather the financial stress of two holidays where baskets for area needy demand significant resources. More than an outreach, those who serve find they are the ones blessed.
Drive Through Nativity: This annual event requires over a hundred participants. Some put on wonderful garb and provide neighbors with a rich tableau depicting the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, others cook up a storm for the volunteers who "act" or help park cars. Still others are there to help preserve costumes or create new ones for next year. We always need help here...it might be the right place for you!