Ministries



Congregational Care Committee
      Bringing the Windsor Family together, this group coordinates monthly events that might include a movie night, a game night, a special speaker or a music group.  Generally, food is involved.  We are Methodists.  We have a reputation to uphold!  We hope to see the whole crowd!


Lay Pastors
      A select group of lay members of the congregation, known for their love of people and carefully trained by the pastor and others according to the standards of a nation-wide ecumenical ministry, provides a special ministry of friendship to small "flocks" from the congregation.  They are available to their people in illness and other difficult times and supplement the senior pastor's caring ministry.
      Some families and individuals have chosen not to have a lay pastor, but for others, a compassionate friend is very welcome.


Loving Touch
     Meeting the needs of the bereaved, this caring committee comforts and helps members following the loss of a loved one.  It is coordinated through the pastor.


LRE
     The Lifestyle Relational Evangelism Team (LRE) welcomes visitors and shares information about church programs through home visits to newcomers and church family; provides shut-ins with weekly devotionals and church bulletins; distributes video recordings of the 8:30 worship service, and shares the altar flowers with many of the families they visit.
     The LRE Team meets on Monday evenings in Room 10 at 6:30 pm for visits.  Each visitation team consists of two individuals.


Outreach
     The outreach team provides financial support to sixteen global ministries, coordinates collection drives for food, health kits, school supplies, Samaritan's Purse shoeboxes, and once a year, provides a meal for foreign students at USC.


Salkehatchie
     Youth from age 14 to adults spend a full week either repairing homes of needy people or providing support services for the workers in approximately 50 camps located in SC.


Soup Kitchen
     Windsor teams prepare and serve meals at the Washington Street UMC Soup Kitchen the first Monday of each month.  Food preparation begins at 8:45 am and the shift is over at noon.


United Methodist Men

     A 7:15 am breakfast meeting is held the first Sunday of each month at Lizard's Thicket Restaurant on Two Notch Rd. @ I-20.  The United Methodist Men prepare meals, support the Scouting programs, do home repairs for special needs and other local missions.


United Methodist Women

     United Methodist Women members support local, national and global missions. 
     The Sarah Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month (except June, July and August) at 10:30 am in Harbor Hall.  We have monthly mission projects and an annual cookie sale in December.
    

UMVIM
     United Methodist Volunteers in Missions participants help others throughout the world with construction, medical and various other activities.  Windsor members have served in Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua and El Salvador.