The practice of risk-taking mission and service involves offering ourselves in purposeful service to others in need, making a positive difference even at significant personal cost and inconvenience to our own lives. We offer ourselves, our gifts, abilities, and passions to God so God can use us to transform the world by relieving suffering.
This group of fun people aged 13 to Methuselah enjoys making music together. They meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to about 8:30, September through May. In December they go to a local nursing home for a short concert during our regular practice time. Every other year they have a retreat where they learn new techniques and get better acquainted. No music background is necessary to join.
Our care team assists those who experience a life-altering event. The group provides hospitality at funerals, house sits, drive people who can't drive, takes meals to families, and any other service that will provide temporary relief to families or individuals experiencing challenging situations in their lives.
Led by renowned choir director Robyn Hollimon, this dedicated group of singers graces the 10:30 Tradition worship with anthems and leads us in the hymns. The Chancel Choir's Christmas Cantata is an annual highlight. They meet at 7:30 on Wednesdays. For more information, Contact Robyn Directly via email.
Volunteers in this ministry strive to keep our older, housebound members connected to the life of our congregation with phone calls, cards and visits.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Neighbors wanting to learn English so that they can make better lives for themselves and their families come to Genesis weekly for ESL training led by a team of our volunteers. Our ESL program is on Wednesdays at 6-7:30PM in the Chapel and Room 101.
Food Bank Collection
This ongoing collection of non-perishable food items allows us to bless the Tarrant Area Food Bank and the people it serves. We focus on specific, needed items each month to ensure that we provide the greatest level of help. We have volunteers who go to the Food Bank once a month to work.
Friends of the Library
Friends of Genesis Library is a group focused on helping to grow the hearts, minds and spirits of our members here at Genesis through our library ministry.
Our Fusion Band plays every Sunday in our 10:30 Fusion Contemporary worship service. Led by Spencer Baker, this band focuses on Contemporary Christian songs with a few nods to traditional hymns and other more recognizable tunes. If you play guitar, bass, drums, piano, synth or sing and would like more information about this group, don't hesitate to contact Spencer.
Genesis Library serves all ages with faith-based books, inspiring audio books and studies, DVDs and Bible-based resources. You may check out up to three items for three weeks. Stop by on a Sunday morning in the Commons area and check us out! If you have questions, please contact our library coordinator, Laura Madsen.
Greeters are some of the most important volunteers here at Genesis. Greeters help us to offer welcome and hospitality to all that come to Genesis on Sunday mornings. Each greeter is responsible for greeting everyone at a specific door. If you're interested in becoming a greeter, please Contact Us.
Holy Grounds Coffee Shop
Volunteers in this ministry get to learn how to make most of the drinks that are served at a Starbucks-type facility.All of our coffee is Fair Trade and helps to provide fair wages to coffee farmers in foreign countries. All funds and profit raised in the Coffee House go to support different specific mission programs each month. To find out what our mission is for each month, just look at the chalkboard in front of the shop every week. If you would like to volunteer or want any additional information regarding the coffee shop, contact our coffee shop manager, Spencer Baker.
Lay Servant Ministry
Lay Servant Ministry equips individuals for leadership in worship, study programs and care-giving ministries, and fosters development of the ability to articulate our Christian faith to others. Participants are all ages and classes are scheduled in various locations as needed.
Room in the Inn
Once a week during the hottest and coldest months of the year, GUMC provides housing, hot showers and two good meals to 8 homeless men.
This group utilizes our mission 101 room to do a variety of sewing projects for mission. If you love to sew, then this group is for you.
Snack Sacks for Kids
Each week during the school year, and one month in the Summer, we prepare bags of snacks for children who would not otherwise have any food over the weekend. Each week we make over 150 snack sacks.
When someone faces a life change, illness, or grief, they may need someone to walk with them through their difficult time. Our Stephen Ministers are trained laypeople who provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through tough times.
Wednesday Reading Program
Every Wednesday at 6-7:30 PM, we offer reading tutoring and reading for kids in our Genesis Kids area. Come and help others learn to read.
United Methodist Men
This fellowship of GUMC men gathers regularly for fun and discipleship and engages in many mission projects here at church and beyond.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women at Genesis is 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 through the global ministries of the church. At Genesis, two circles meet on a monthly basis for programs on topics of leadership development, social action, spiritual growth and mission. Joyful Agape Circle meets on the third Tuesday at 10am in the Dining Room. The Wesleyan Circle meets at 6:30 pm in the Commons Library on the same day. Membership is extended to any woman who commits herself to our purpose and chooses to participate in meetings, prayer, study and service. Church membership is not required. Our opportunities are listed on the calendar or for more information, contact Judy Graham at 817-293-3991 or click here to email her. For additional information, visit www.unitedmethodistwomen.org .
Ushers greet those coming into the sanctuary, chapel or great room for our different worship services. They distribute worship bulletins and/or special handouts and help take offering.
Weekday Office Volunteers
Our office volunteers are those persons with a warm, friendly smile who desire to make visitors feel welcome, help members needing information and assist in office projects. They usually help for a half day at a time, monthly or weekly.
Welcome Desk- Sunday Mornings
On Sunday Mornings or any weekday, the welcome desk volunteer is someone with a warm, friendly smile, and a desire to make visitors feel welcome and help members needing information.