Within the Walls

Connectional ministries are vital to the spiritual life and care of members & guests of SUMC. Members serve primarily within the church walls. 

Some of our connectional ministries are back!

Contact the church office for details, 


Thursdays & Sundays

Provide audio, visual, and communication support for worship services and special events. Requires attention to detail regarding lighting and/or visual media.

Bereavement Dinners

As needed

Support families through the death of loved ones by offering a meal at church, in the family’s home, or at the funeral facility. There are opportunities for preparing food, setting up, cleaning up, and interacting with the family during this life-changing experience. 

Children’s Ministry


Provide guidance to children as they grow in faith in Jesus Christ, hearing and learning God’s story. This happens in a variety of settings, i.e., Children’s Church and special events, and requires a love of children and teamwork for planning and presentation. Click here with questions or for more information.

Coffee Fellowship

Sunday mornings

Expressing hospitality with refreshments and interacting with guests and the church family. Teams work together for set up, mid-morning check, and clean up at the end of the day. Our fellowship between services builds community and strengthens relationships.


First Sundays

Preparing the elements (bread and grape juice), setting up, or serving communion at worship services. There are opportunities to assist in preparation of communion or to join a “Pray & Knead” team, a ministry of prayer while baking the communion bread at church, prior to communion Sunday.

Community Meals

First Sundays

Enjoy a delicious free brunch and lunch in the Gathering Place. This offers opportunity to relax, have fellowship, and develop relationships around the table. Teams set up, clean up, serve food, and interact with those they serve.

Greeter/Guest Services

Before worship services

Provide a hospitable, welcoming, and helpful attitude at entry doors or at the Guest Services desk. 

Music Opportunities

During worship

Share your musical gifts and talents and love for music as worship to God and as a blessing to worshippers. Click here for more.

Student Ministry 


A variety of gifts are helpful which include being a good listener, having some understanding of middle and/or high school youth, being consistent with a commitment, and a mentor quality. SUMY (Southport United Methodist Youth) provides opportunities for youth to grow in their discipleship through worship, study, and community service. Service teams can use your gifts in this area. Click here for more.


Before worship services

Provide hospitality by welcoming all to worship and gatherings by assisting with seating, giving direction during communion, and handing out bulletins and other printed materials. 

Unless otherwise noted, contact: Church office,

“For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves?

Is it not he who sits at the table?

Yet I am among you as the One who serves.”

Luke 22:27 (NKJV)


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