New Members in 2020

There are three sets of weekend services that twill include opportunities for new members to join Faith UMC:


March 28th/29th

July 11th/12th

November 14th/15th


Each of these events will have a membership class scheduled 1-2 weeks prior. Since it is often difficult to arrange attendance at the class, a new independent study packet is being developed which will allow interested new members to review the necessary information on their own time prior to membership. More information will be made available soon.

Contact Gwen Svoboda ( or

Nancy Clemenson (

Communion Servers

If you would like to serve as a communion server
at the 9:00 am service,

contact Nancy Grizzle ( 

To serve at the 11:00 am service,
contact Glenda Bayles (

Greeters, Ushers & Communion
Server Training















We feel it is very important that we offer Radical Hospitality to all those who come through our doors. We want to welcome all people and let them know how important they are to us.
Please consider becoming a greeter, usher, or communion server by attending a training session.
Call the church office at 708-444-8560 to sign-up to serve or to inquire about the next training session.       




Safe Sanctuary Training/Refresher class will be available
for anyone eighteen and older.

Contact the church office for more information at (708) 444-8560.

















The General Conference of the United Methodist Church, in April 1996, adopted a resolution aimed at reducing the risk of child abuse in the church.  Our congregation's purpose for establishing the Safe Sanctuaries policy and procedures was to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all of our children and to protect our staff and volunteers from potential allegations of abuse.



A few of the basic guidelines:

  • Leaders working with children must regularly attend FUMC for 6 months before they are eligible to begin a direct contact position.

  • All activities should occur in open view.

  • Adults wishing to be involved with children's' programs must go through training, a criminal background check, and a reference check.

  • When transporting children, a driver must have proof of insurance, a valid driver's license, and no serious moving violations in the past 5 years.

  • Whenever reasonable, the two-adult rule will require that no fewer than 2 Safe Sanctuary trained unrelated adults be present at all times during any church-sponsored program, event, or ministry involving children.


If anyone is interested in the training to be a Safe Sanctuary volunteer, please contact Sandy Ward at


Scheduled training for church members wishing to work with youth during Vacation Bible School (VBS), Sunday School, or the Athletic Committee. Must be a minimum of 18 years old and a member of the church for at least 6 months.

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