Part of our vision is "Your
unbelievable growth" (Acts 2:42). Listed below are
many opportunities to experience that growth through classes and
activities in the church.
- Son Shiner Choir - Grades 1-2, Rehearsal 6:30 - 7:15
each Wednesday (Sept. through May)
- Kids of the Kingdom - Grades 3-6, Rehearsal 6:30 - 7:30
each Wednesday (Sept. through May)
- Chancel Choir - Open to all Senior high youth and
adults, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30pm in the Sanctuary (Sanctuary
- Praise and Worship Team - Provides leadership for
contemporary worship, Thursday 7:30pm in the Sanctuary
- Multimedia Team - Prepare PowerPoint slides and run
slide show during the 9am and 10am Contemporary Worship
services. (Sanctuary Building)
- Sound Team - Receive training and run the soundboard on
- Arm Ministers - A performance based outreach puppet
ministry is open to all middle and senior high youth and
adults, Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:00 pm in room 304 (Sanctuary
Sign up on the sheet in Sunday’s worship folders or contact
Beth Palmer (876.2403).
Foundational Classes: great for
Start here if you’re new to Christian faith or church! These
classes are designed for beginners, but they’re also for those
who have been coming to church but have never been part of an
adult spiritual formation class or small group. If you haven’t
taken these 4 classes or their equivalent, we really encourage
you to do so — they’re foundational for Christian life.
- Faith Foundations: Discuss what Christians believe, the
basic principles of our faith.
- Spiritual Gifts: What lights you up like nothing else?
Discover how God has wired you and what your passions are in
life and service.
- Sharing Your Faith: Learn how to share your faith and
invite your friends to church, a difficult skill for most of
us! Come learn more in a safe environment with other
- Bible Foundations: Broad overview of the Bible.
Disciple Bible Study
These awesome studies aim for spiritual growth and life
transformation, not just head-learning (but your knowledge of
the Bible will increase dramatically!). They’re long-term &
- Disciple I: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study is
the foundational class in the Disciple Bible Study program.
It gives equal time to the Old and New Testaments; you’ll
read from most books of the Bible. Start here if you’ve
never done a Disciple study before.
- Disciple II: Into the Word, Into the World is a
second-level Disciple class that gives focused attention to
Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Folks new to the Disciple
series are strongly encouraged to start with Disciple I
Ongoing Adult Sunday School
Classes & Open Small Groups
Newcomers always welcome!
WB = Warehouse Building; SB = Sanctuary Building. To join,
just show up or contact the facilitator directly.
Friends and Followers: Sundays, 9:30 AM, room 305
(SB), facilitated by Peter Hahn and others.
Seekers: Sundays, 9:30 AM, Parlor (SB), facilitated by
Sermon Discussion Group: Sundays, 9:30 AM, Library
(SB), with David & Christy Sturtz. Group is open to all but
tends to be made up of couples with young children.
Friday morning small group: 9:30–11:30 AM, room 306
(SB), starting up again August 29, facilitated by Patty Shrider.
A couple of random things...
· Childcare is usually available for all classes, if needed,
as a gift to you from the church; just let us know so we get it
· We never want the cost of books or materials to get in the
way of you taking a class, so sign up whether you have book
money or not. It’s on us, happily! We also know that many folks
want to pay for their books but need and want to be reminded, so
we’ll do so! In most cases, your class facilitator will collect
your book money.
· To sign up for a class, fill out the half sheet in the
middle of Fall classes booklet in Sunday’s worship folder and
drop it in the offering on Sunday mornings, or contact Beth
Palmer (info below).
·To join a Sunday school class or small group, just show up
or contact the facilitator directly.
What Is Spiritual Formation?
We’re all formed by something — what we read, who we spend
time with, who or what we listen to, and the like.
As Christians we want to be spiritually formed by God into
authentic followers of Jesus Christ, to share God’s amazing love
for the transformation of the world! Spiritual formation is this
ongoing, life-long process of growing into Christlikeness by
deepening our relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
With God’s help, we are more likely to grow into authentic
followers of Jesus, and to experience the abundant life promised
to us by him (Romans 10:10), when we engage in spiritual
practices that help align us with God’s heart:
- Attend worship on a regular basis…
- Pray on a regular basis; practice daily devotions...
- Study the Bible and other Christian writings, so that we
can come to know more about God…
- Engage in deep, personal conversation with other
Christian friends about what’s going on in our lives and how
we’re seeing God at work in our lives, applying Biblical
truth to life and relationships…
- Serve God and others within and beyond the walls of the
church, using our God-given spiritual gifts…
Stay tuned… More to come!
United Methodist Women
Are you interested in engaging in activities that foster
growth in the Christian faith, mission education and Christian
Social Involvement? Being an advocate for the oppressed with
special attention to the needs of women and children? Building a
supportive community among women? These are goals of the United
Methodist Women. We invite you to join us.
General Meeting - Meets quarterly
Circles - Currently two circles meet each month
- Hannah-Ruth Circle, 2nd Monday, 7pm
- Lydia-Dorcas Circle, 2nd Wednesday, 11:30am.
The leadership team has worked at developing a progressive
program for the Hilliard United Methodist Church focusing on
Outreach, Discipleship, Missions, Worship and Leadership. This
program is designed so that our youth will have experiences in
all areas offered, so that they may develop their personal
strengths and have guidance and support in their weaknesses. We
offer a wide range of activities from fun retreats to
International Mission trips and large group events to small
group discipleship studies. Our youth have participated in
missions to Jamaica, Mexico, Toronto, Chicago, New York,
Kentucky, Cleveland and Cincinnati. Local missions have been supporting
area groups such as The United Methodist Free-Store, Mid-Ohio
Food Bank, Adopt a Family, Summer Camps for local inner-city
children, helping church members with yard and house work.
Regular groups meet from September through May with special
programming during the summer. For more information, contact our
Director of Youth, Rebecca Hug: via email, through the church office, or check out their web-site at
High School (Grades 9-12) room 305, Sanctuary Building 9:30
- Middle School (Grades 6-8) Youth Room, Warehouse 839 11:00
- High School (grades 9-12) Youth Office,Warehouse 839 11:00
Wednesday Evenings in various locations at the church
Large Group Activities
Livewire – All youth - Music, Games, Teaching, Food, and Fun
- 7:30-9:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the
Christian Life Center (CLC)
Monthly Mission Projects – Each month youth will participate
in an outreach ministry project within the church or central
- Sunday School for Age 2 - Grade 6 – 9:30 – 11:00
- Nursery care is provided by paid staff and volunteers
for all worship services
- SonShiner Choir – Grades 1-2, Rehearsal 6:30 – 7:00 each
Wednesday (Sanctuary Building)
- Kids of the Kingdom – Grades 3-6, Rehearsal 6:30 – 7:45
each Wednesday (Sanctuary Building)
Youth Outreach Team: Serving the community of Hilliard and central Ohio. Open to grades 5-12. Contact Craig Hay for information.
A new Member Class is offered periodically throughout the
year for persons who find themselves at a crossroads on their
journey of faith. The class is designed for persons who are
interested in becoming members at the Hilliard United Methodist
Church, and it provides an opportunity to learn more about the
Christian faith, our United Methodist tradition, and the mission
and ministry of Hilliard United Methodist Church. Contact the
church office for more information, 876-2403.
Walk to Emmaus
The Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour weekend experience based on
Luke 24:13-35. It is Ecumenical and international. The primary
purpose is to renew and equip the Church and its members as the
Body of Christ in the world. For more information, contact
Lisa Haney or
Folks at HUMC are involved with three different Emmaus
communities. Please feel free to visit their web sites.:
Central Ohio Emmaus
The following is a list of just some of the Ministry
Opportunities that are available. If you would like more
information, please call the church office at (614) 876-2403.
Hospitality and Evangelism
- Hospitality table host/hostess
- Nursery helpers
Worship and Music
- Chancel choir
- Praise and worship team (PAW)
- Drama team
- Puppet ministry
- Children’s choir
- Teach adults
- Teach children
- Shepherd children
- Teach youth
- Prepare/serve breakfast at New Life Church
- Prepare dinner for Meals for the Homeless
- Deliver and serve Meals for the Homeless
- Volunteer at Free Store
- Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
- Assemble the mission bulletin board
- Health Ministries
- R.N.’s to monitor Blood Pressure
- Write articles for Salt Shaker
- Assist with Support Groups
- Help with filing
- Visitation of shut-ins
- Prayer concerns
- Office receptionist
- Help with mailings
- Days out with the Moms’ Group
- United Methodist Women
- Disciple Bible Study
- Walk to Emmaus retreat
- Landscape team
Disciple Bible Study I-IV, Christian Believer and Jesus in
the Gospels are offered starting in the Fall of each year.