TUMC has a very active children’s ministry. Bible studies and fellowship activities are offered for children Preschool -6th grade throughout the year. On a weekly basis, the children’s ministry offers cherub’s hour as an alternative to Sunday worship service. Children who are in Kindergarten-sixth grade are also encouraged to attend Wednesday evening Bible study and choir. During the summer months, TUMC holds Bible School and other exciting activities.
We Care Ministry is mainly a ministry to our shut-ins although it often reaches out to others. The We Care Ministry sends cards, makes phone calls, and takes Christmas fruit baskets to our shut-ins. It also serves shut-ins in the Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. This ministry is also responsible for the Sunday Card Ministry which sends cards of encouragement, get-well cards and cards of sympathy to TUMC church members, former church members and members of the community. If you would like to join this ministry or if you know of a need, please contact the church office.
WOW Ministry is designed to reach out to any visitor who is a prospective member of our church. A member of this group communicates with any visitor during the week of the visit. Members of this group also try to communicate with members who are absent from church for several consecutive weeks. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact the church office.
UMW shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Thomasville UMC’s organization of United Methodist Women meets four times a year in a combined group of two circles. The Morning Circle meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The ZaZa Frances Guild meets every 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m., with the exception of Labor Day. Meetings are not held during the summer months. All women are invited to join this group for study and fellowship. The focus of this organization is to support missions which help marginalized women, children and youth.
Our Hour Ministry has, over the past four years, presented numerous prayer shawls to those needing strength, comfort and peace. They have been given to those grieving the loss of a parent, spouse, or child. Many were given to someone dealing with cancer or other catastrophic illnesses. Those who have received the shawls have expressed gratitude for the gift of love which has been blessed and then dedicated at the Lord’s altar. While this ministry will continue to make and distribute prayer shawls we feel it can be so much more. We hope to expand the program to include devotionals, Bible and/or book study and other handcrafts such as embroidery, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, and quilting. We will continue to meet on the third Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. We invite anyone wishing to become a part of a group of women to develop new and expanded ways to learn new things, to read and study God’s word and strengthen relationships with Jesus. Please join us for our next meeting. Please come and share your special interests, talents, and skills with us.
TUMC Choir is a group of mixed adult singers who meet for rehearsal on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings before Sunday school. Our members come from all walks of life and possess a variety of musical backgrounds. We sing together, pray for each other, and often have fun at rehearsals. Music reading is a plus, but is not required to belong to this one-of-a-kind group. Anyone with a heart for enriching the music of the church is welcome to join.