Wondering how God might be calling you to serve through UMCG?  

Check Out Our Discovery Tool

In less than five minutes you can be matched with ministry opportunities to serve at church based on your interests, skills, passions, and preferences. We are excited about this new tool and we believe this will help our members and friends to joyfully serve in our ministries within and beyond the church! It is simple: 

 3 Steps. 5 Minutes. 

1. Click here to go to the Discovery Tool

2. Answer 25 multiple-choice questions. It’s all about you, so you can’t go wrong!

3. Immediately see the top ten volunteer ministry opportunities that you match with. 

You can read more about each volunteer opportunity and see who to contact for more information before joining or committing to serving. 

Questions? Contact Pastor Rob  


 We reach in with care and compassion to those in our faith community.  There are many opportunities to help others and make a difference.

Creation Care team – promotes environmentally sound practices.
Finance Committee – helps facilitate the financial soundness of the church.
Friendly Visitors – individuals who visit homebound church members.
Garden Group – maintains planting around the church building.
Lawn Mowing team – sign up to help mow the church lawn a few times each summer.
Liturgist – participate in worship service by reading scripture and leading prayer.
Meal Ministry – prepare and deliver meals to members on an as needed basis
Men’s Club – meets once a month for Bible study and breakfast. Plans retreats and fundraisers for missions.
Men’s Golf Group – A group of seniors that play golf on Wednesday mornings.
Missions/Church in Society – Guide congreation to spread the message of God’s love through witness and service in the community and world.
Prayer groups – Tuesday Prayer Group and Thursday Centering Prayer
Prayer Shawl Ministry
– Makes shawls and squares to bless people and offer support and encouragement for mission work, as well as to help folks get through difficult times.
Office Volunteers – Answer phones and greet visitors, help with mailings and other tasks.
Sanctuary Prep – Prepares the sanctuary for our worship services.
Scholarship Committee – Meet to award scholarships for college and post secondary studies.
Stephen Ministry – Trained members who provide one-to-one Christian care to   members of the church in a variety of needs.
Staff Parish Relations – Works with senior pastor and staff to create a strong relationship between the staff and congregation.
Sunday School Teacher -Responsible for teaching lesson plans, leading activities, and fostering a positive and engaging learning environment.
Trustees – Manages the property, equipment and investments of the church.
Women’s Ministries – Meets regularly for programing and fundraising for missions.
UMG Fund Committee – Oversees the investment and distribution of funds committed to the UMG Fund.
Yoga classes – Several opportunities to take part in yoga throughout the week.


We reach out to others, serving in our local community:

Sock Hop – Collects new socks for the homeless at Christmastime.

Habitat for Humanity – Work on building or remodeling local homes.

Hesed House – Volunteer to serve supper, distribute supplies, monitor dormitories, or serve dinner the second Monday of each month. Check Sign-Ups page to volunteer.

Holy Casserolers – Prepares large meals for Hesed House residents monthly.

Illinois Youth Center Horticulture Team – Assist with landscaping projects developed jointly with IYC staff and residents.

Lazarus House – We provide casseroles for dinner at Lazarus house twice each month.

Neighbor Project in Aurora – Assists families to become first-time home buyers.

Northern Illinois Food Bank – We organize group trips to help pack food.

Pancake Breakfast – Annual breakfast on Memorial Day morning to raise funds for missions, organized by the Men’s club.

Rummage and Bake Sales – Twice a year – spring and fall – we hold large rummage and bake sales offering low-priced home goods, clothing and more to those in our area. Proceeds go to a variety of charities.

Support Groups – Caregiver’s Support, Memory Loss Caregivers, and Grief Support.

Swedish Days Food Booth – Organized by the Men’s Club and runs during the June festival in Geneva. Proceeds donated to charities.


We Reach Out in the World:

Appalachia Service Project – These annual, summertime week-long trips to central Appalachia provide home repair to people and families. Trips are for teens and adults.

Dominican Republic – Periodic trips to help build or teach with our mission partners.

Feed My Starving Children – Periodic trips to Aurora to pack meals that are shipped to hungry people in over 70 countries.

Grace Children’s Hospital

Haiti – Periodic trips to help build or teach with our mission partners.