Ministries



INCLUSION

We strive for the full inclusion of all persons. We offer assisted hearing devices, large print bulletins, accessible restrooms and an elevator. Please ask an usher for assistance or any other accommodation you may need. We welcome service animals.

All of our facilities are wheelchair accessible. In addition, both our sanctuary and primary classroom are equipped with Hearing Loop hearing assistance. We will provide a hearing device if your hearing aid is not compatible with the Hearing Loop technology. Call 206-963-9804 for more information.


CHILDREN AND FAMILY


Children are always welcome during our worship service.  We offer a Children's Table in the Fellowship Hall which is open and included in the Sanctuary space. Youth and adults are also welcome to be in this space. Contact the church office for further conversation about how we can support your family.
206-463-9804, office@vashonmethodist.org 

From community service and mission projects to music events to weekly gatherings, there are many ways children and youth can participate in community.


MIDWEEK

HOT SAUCE! After-School Youth Program
We host a free after school program on Thursdays, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for middle school students that is non-religious in nature and includes a variety of activities. Snacks are provided. The program is facilitated by Nicky Wilks and Kristen Dallum.

DONATE TO OUR YOUTH PROGRAM

LECTIONARY "LOOK-AHEAD" BIBLE STUDY GROUP

Meets at 10:30 a.m. most Wednesdays in the Primary Room in the Education Building. The format is to read and discuss the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday.


MEN'S COFFEE GROUP
Men are invited to coffee every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am in the church Fellowship Hall adjacent to the Sanctuary. Other meetings may get cancelled, but not men's coffee.


WOMEN'S TEA & COFFEE
Women are invited to coffee or tea every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am at the Roasterie.

VASHON 
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Purpose: “The Organized unit of United Methodist Women 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 global ministries of the church.”



Blessing the quilts in worship before they go to Seattle Children's Hospital and other recipients.
WOMEN'S FOCUS GROUPS
There are small groups that meet monthly from September to May around shared interests.  All women are welcome to join in any of the following activities
Knitting Group – Led by Jackie Van Gilder, meets second Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Primary Room.
Reading Group – Led by Carol Butler, meets third Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in the Primary Room.
Quilting – Does not meet as a  group but individuals may get ready made kits to sew quilts at home.  
Children's quilts are sent to Seattle Children's Hospital.  
Contact Edee Eggert for more information.
Lunch Bunch – Led by Claire Hallowell, 
meets fourth Thursdays, usually at noon, 
in various locations.

In addition to the monthly focus group meetings, some all group meetings may be scheduled as needed during the year. The June Salad Potluck is one of them. 
Check the News & Events page for the latest information.

BOOK AND POTLUCK GROUP
Meets first Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in a participant's home. Books are chosen for the next year at the May meeting. Criteria used in selection of a book are that the book 
1) should be about a person's life that inspires our own life 
2) presents an issue that encourages our action, or 
3) increases understanding of other cultures. 

A list of the year's chosen books will be given to the Vashon Library in order to assure the books will be available through the library system. Books are also available at the Vashon Bookshop.There is still room for members as well as hosts and volunteers to lead the discussions. All are welcome to participate. Call our church office at 
206-463-9804 for information about the next meeting.