Ad Hoc Committees

Arts-Culture-Hub-Design-Committee

Arts & Culture Hub Design Committee

AKA, “3rd Floor Design Team”

This fantastic team is researching, designing, networking and connecting to make our Art & Culture Hub on the 3rd floor a success.

Thanks to Mary Bode Adams, Joel Ferrell, Kim Velten and Scott Osborne for donating your time and talents to us!

Our committees are also open to all! If you’re interested in joining this committee, email us at OakLawn@OLUMC.org.

Health-Wellness-Hub-Design-Committee

Health & Wellness Hub Design Committee

AKA, “1st Floor Design Team”

This group is researching, designing, networking and connecting to make our Health & Wellness Hub on the 1st floor a resourceful place for the community of Oak Lawn.

Thanks to Cathy Bryan, Bill Alston, Cassie Wohlfarth, Gretchen Toler-Debus and Uta Brinkman for donating your time and talents to us!

Our committees are also open to all! If you’re interested in joining this committee, email us at OakLawn@OLUMC.org.

Hospitality-Connections-Team

Hospitality & Connections Team

How people feel when they walk into Oak Lawn UMC is VERY important to us. So much so, we have a Hospitality and Connections team! They act as greeters, ushers, helpers with communion and coordination of various things in service that work together to make Sunday a peaceful and enjoyable time of worship.

Thanks to Ryan Wager, Barry Benson, Fabian Horany and Mildred Lacy (and so many other greeters and ushers who volunteer!) We appreciate you all so much!

Our committees are also open to all! If you’re interested in joining this committee, email us at OakLawn@OLUMC.org.

Stewardship-Committee

Stewardship Committee

Our Stewardship committee is responsible for guiding the congregation in understanding the meaning of Christian stewardship and the need to practice it in all aspects of their lives; NOT just 💲! Their role is to lead the congregation to an understanding that people are stewards at all ages and in all stages of faith. They will lead the celebration of Christian stewardship in worship and fellowship opportunities throughout the year which includes financial giving, but also stewardship of resources (like our planet! )

Thanks to Jim May, Ryan Wager and Victoria Russo for your service on this committee!

Our committees are also open to all! If you’re interested in joining this committee, email us at OakLawn@OLUMC.org.

Discipleship-Committee

Discipleship Committee

Discipleship is an important part of our faith journey and we have an amazing team that works to innovate and create new pathways of discipleship. Whether Sunday Studies or Small Groups, this team is looking for interesting opportunities for us to learn and grow together!

THANK YOU to Dr. Gretchen, Fabian Horany, Ryan Wager, Chuck Aaron and Brenda Cowley for offering your ideas and energy to us; we are better for it!

Our committees are also open to all! If you’re interested in joining this committee, email us at OakLawn@OLUMC.org.

Outreach-Committee

Outreach Committee

Our Outreach Committee is another shining example of how Oak Lawn UMC strives to go beyond the church walls into the community and provide care for those who need it!

Pat Jones is our staff lead and her efforts are strengthened with the help of Bill Allston, Jim May and Cathy Bryan. We give thanks for their service but also, their hearts of compassion and love. ♥️💪

Our committees are also open to all! If you’re interested in joining this committee, email us at OakLawn@OLUMC.org.

Nominations-and-Leadership-Development-Committee

Nominations and Leadership Development Committee

The nominations and leadership development committee also has an incredibly important role: to identify, develop, deploy, evaluate, and monitor Christian spiritual leadership so that the congregation carries out the ministries for transformation of the community.

These folks are here to guide church leaders (whether called a church council or administrative board or another name) on matters regarding laity in leadership of the congregation.

We appreciate you Rev. Rachel, Mildred Lacy, Gretchen Toler-Debus and Gary Walden! Thank you for serving your church in such an important role!

Our committees are also open to all! If you’re interested in joining this committee, email us at OakLawn@OLUMC.org.