PALMS NEWS

Ushers - We are excited to announce a new method of teaming up to usher at Palms! We are forming 8 teams of 16-20 happy, smiling people to cover our Sunday worship services. We will have four teams covering each service and will have a 1st Sunday Team, 2nd Sunday Team, 3rd Sunday Team and 4th Sunday Team. *Since there are four months with five Sundays, we will split those among the other teams.*
 

We encourage you to sign up for one of the Sunday teams at the service time of your choice. Don’t worry if you can’t commit to every 1st Sunday or whichever Sunday you prefer, we hope to have enough folks on each team so that you may only have to serve six Sundays a year. If you have a Sunday preference, please email Mary Alexander, worship committee chairperson.

 

8:30AM Team Leaders:1st Sunday – Sally Deming, 2nd Sunday – Linda Schlipf, 3rd Sunday – Cathy Wildes and 4th Sunday – Howard Baldwin

11AM Team Leaders: 1st Sunday – Al Hatton, 2nd Sunday – Betty Engle and Carol Shotwell, 3rd Sunday – Bob Dickson and Pat Shea and 4th Sunday – Mary Alexander

 

 

Giving Just Got Easier! 

Our mobile-friendly new text-to-give program, Secure Give allows you to give securely on your phone via text message. Just select where 
you want your gift to go and the amount by texting to one of the below-listed to 904-204-2292. 

palmsgive = General Fund
palmspledge = Pledge 2016
palmsserve = Serve Ministry
palmsmemorial = Memorial Gifts
palmsmusic = Music Ministry
palmsyouth = Youth Ministry

Here’s an example:
To donate $100 to the General Fund, text the following to 904-204-2292: palmsgive 100



Welcome Jenn McDowell, Director of Faith Formation & Nurture

We are so pleased to welcome Rev. Jennifer (Jenn) McDowell as the new Director of Faith Formation and Nurture. Jenn has excellent skills in leading creative worship with multiple generations, coordinating educational ministries for all ages, is a trained Godly Play specialist, with a passion for faith formation in families. She has a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in children and family ministry from Bethel Seminary and is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She has served UCC churches in Colorado and most recently served at Arlington UCC. Her new ministry at Palms will focus on faith formation for all ages, with a special emphasis on adult education and children and family ministry. Although Rev. McDowell is ordained, her work at Palms is in a lay staff position as Director of Faith Formation and Nurture. As Jenn begins her work this first week of January, Pastor Holly is also beginning her transition from the Associate Pastor for Nurture to Associate Pastor for Community and Connection, working with new disciples, cross-generational fellowship, community networking and faith formation groups. These two positions will combine the work of three previous positions: Director of Children and Family Ministry, Associate Pastor for Nurture, and Director of Connection. Under Session’s leadership, Holly and Jenn will faithfully work together with our congregation to strengthen our discipleship to one another and to our community. We are thrilled to welcome Pastor Jenn’s vision, energy, and creativity to Palms! 

 

 

 

Front Desk Volunteer TeamShare your smile and voice at Palms! Volunteers are needed to cover the front desk reception area during the week. Please contact Doreen Boyd in the church office at 246-0594 x 229 if you'd like to share your time and talent.