People, Projects, and Missions

The “Young-at-Heart” or YAH Club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon in the spring and fall. Following a meal (there is a nominal charge), a mix of programs and fellowship brings people together. Pat Wesson and Sandy Lockwood coordinate the YAH Club.

Ann Street’s T.E.A.M. (Totally Energized Adult Ministry) coordinates bus trips to the interesting places in Eastern North Carolina on the church’s bus. The Adult Ministry also coordinates Flu Shot Clinics in the fall. See the Chimes or contact Pat Wesson for more information.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry, or Knit and Pray group
, meets every Tuesday at 10 am in the Eure Building parlor. Beginning to advanced knitters and crocheters can be part of a great mission and fellowship.

Young Adult Get-Togethers
are held in various locations in the community for adults in their 20s to 40s and their families. Events include pool parties, movie nights, and potluck dinners as well as trips to the water park, miniature golf, Shackelford Banks, Nags Head, and Camp Don Lee. The members of the Young Adult Sunday School class plan the Young Adult events.

Missions
Ann Street UMC reaches out to Beaufort, Carteret County, and the world through a variety of outreach projects:

• Our TV ministry broadcasts highlights from our worship service at 7:30 am Wednesdays on channel 8, available in several counties in eastern North Carolina. Doug Gilchrist directs our TV ministry.
• Habitat for Humanity allows us to volunteer time and talents, as well as financial support, to help others own their own homes. Ann Street also prepares lunches for Habitat teams one day a month. Neva Bridges is Ann Street’s liaison with Habitat for Humanity. Barb Fix coordinates the lunches.
• Matthew 25 is a lay visitation ministry which extends the fellowship of the church to the homebound, members in nursing homes, and the recently bereaved. Jean Williams oversees this ministry.
• Isaiah 6:8 volunteers offer their time and talents to help victims of natural disasters in Eastern North Carolina and to help meet special needs of local families. Linda Chadwick leads our efforts in this community ministry.
• Our Christmas Shoebox project provides hundreds of Christmas gifts to children all over the world through Operation Christmas Child.

Jan and Ron Masten chair the church’s Outreach Committee, which oversees the missions and service projects of the church. 
Disaster Response

Ann Street has two trained emergency response teams able to respond to community and domestic disasters.

The Early Response Team (ERT) is trained by MERCI/UMCOR to provide a Christian presence in the wake of a disaster. This team is equipped to assess damage, deal with immediate needs such as removal of wet drywall and insulation, tarping a roof or removing a tree from a rooftop. This team responds after the emergency situation has stabilized and when activated by the MERCI center. This team typically stays in the field about 3 days at a time.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is trained by the Carteret County Emergency Management Office. This team responds to local emergency situations when called out by the Police Chief or Fire Chief. The CERT team is trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, shelter training, and traffic control. Using these skills, CERT members can assist family and church members as well as others in their neighborhood and workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their communities as neighbors helping neighbors.

For more information contact the church office.

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