Stork Ministry

A small group of women who enjoy welcoming new babies to our church family. We do this by contacting the parents to extend our congratulations, placing a pink or blue stork in their front yard if they so desire, and by bringing them a home cooked meal on a day of their choosing. We welcome and are eager for any new members. Contact Mary Franke (224.3944) for more information.


Health and Wellness Ministry

The Health and Wellness ministry team emphasizes the wholeness of body, mind and spirit with the members of our Southern Hills congregation being able to continue to make a difference for Christ. The Health and Wellness group meets the fourth Thursday of each month in the Reception Room at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to attend--you don't have to be a Health Professional to be a part of our ministry. For more information, please call Janey Wendschlag (881.3046).

Wellness Links:

choosemyplate.gov, upperroom.org, guidepostmag.com, webmd.com, womenshealth.gov , bluezones.com, National Diabetes Education Program Recipes


Hospitality Ministry

We do not hold meetings and only work when called upon by our ministerial staff. We are available to help with receptions and other events sponsored by the church. the only requirement to be a part of this ministry is a smile. We love what we do! 

Contact Pat Kimbrell (269.4789, WGKimbrell@aol.com) for more information.


Prayer Connection

Receive a weekly e-mail list of names received in the church office who are in need of prayer. The names in need of prayer are kept on the list for 4 weeks before rotating off. Contact Dawn Sparks at 277.6176 or dsparks@southernhillsumc.org for more information.


Upper Room Prayer Team

An informal spirit-led group that feels called in the area of prayer. They meet weekly on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. in the Prayer Chapel. Contact Rev. Jill Ruhl at 277-6176 or jruhl@southernhillsumc.org for more information.


Southern Hills Communion Fund

The church Communion Fund is used to help members and non-members in the time of need. Contact Lana Tipton (277.6176) for more information.


Martha's Hands

This is a group of church members who help families during the loss of a loved one. Our mission is to provide a meal for family and close friends at the church or in the home on the day of the funeral. If you would like to join this ministry, we need volunteers to provide food, set tables, serve the guests, clean up after the meal, and to launder and iron tablecloths and napkins. Contact Anna Day (278.5319), Nancy McDonald (223.1808) or Donna Durbin (276.1166) for more information.


Cub Scouts

Pack 186 is for boys in 1st through 5th grade. The boys will do fun activities and learn valuable life skills during meetings and camping trips. Meetings are held on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday nights at 6:00 in the Activities Building. Please contact Brian Cathey at 277-6176 (rbcathey@southernhillsumc.org) or Scott Walker (scottukcat@yahoo.com) for more information.


Boy Scouts

Troop #186 is for boys 11 years and older who want to camp, hike, build character and make new friends. Meetings are held Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Activities Building Kitchen. Monthly parents' meetings are also scheduled. For more information, please call Chuck Siemen (223.4859).


Girls Scouts

Girl Scouts is a lot more than cookies! This program has been molding young women into leaders for generations. To be a troop volunteer, call Cathy Feltham (276.3147). 


Connect Ministry

A telephone ministry to our visitors. Contact Ellie Parter (223.2388) for more information.


Inside Greeters

Welcome and help visitors find their way once they are inside the building.

Contact Hazel Chappell (223.7420) for more information.


Outside Greeters

Greet others outside as they enter church. Contact Susi Mollencop (523.2374) for more information.


Welcome Center Ministry

On Sunday mornings, this ministry team answers the telephone, responds to questions, gives directions and passes out literature about the church. Contact Pat Tatman (269.7246) for more information.


Bread Ministry

Small loaves of homemade bread are delivered to our repeat visitors to wlecome them to our church by this ministry team. Contact Pat Kimbrell (269.4478) for more information.