Places To Serve

Audio Visual Ministry
Provides the technical expertise and support for the worship services and events of the church as audio and video operators, computer graphic designers, editors, programmers, and stage assistants.

Membership Ministry
The purpose of the Membership Ministry is to attract and welcome new members and to track and encourage participation of current members.

Caring Ministry
This ministry continues to be committed to reaching out with love and assistance and cards to persons in our church family dealing with aging, illness, loss and crisis.

Nursing Home Ministry
This caring ministry visits the residents of area nursing homes on a monthly basis.



Communion Ministry
Persons who serve in this ministry prepare and assist pastors to serve communion during worship services.

The purpose of Outreach is to address social and financial needs on a local and global basis, as well as direct resources to various mission areas.
Community Dinner Weekly

Communication Ministry
This ministry communicates to the church and the community about upcoming events. Various forms of media are used.

Prayer Ministry
This is an e-mail ministry that enables the church to react to immediate prayer needs.

Exercise Ministry
The purpose of this ministry is to strengthen the body. There is an opportunity for those who come to class to share joys and concerns and ask for prayers.

Scholarship Ministry
Assist young adults by awarding scholarships based on the students' preparation, spiritual commitment, and economic need.

The Fellowship Ministry provides church members with the opportunity to develop closer relations with fellow Christians

Spiritual Life Ministry
The Spiritual Life Ministry Team’s purpose is to address the varied perspectives of spiritual growth within the church. 

Financial Resources Ministry
The purpose of the Financial Resources Ministry Committee (FRM) is to identify, perfect, and manage the finance system for the congregation.

Staff Parish Relations
Staff Parish Relations purpose is to enable the church staff on an exciting and bold journey of growth, discipleship and evangelism.  

Church Library Ministry
The Church library makes Christian books and other print resources available to the church community for reference, Bible study, or for inspiration in Christian living.

Facility Management
This ministry is charged with the responsibility for management of the real property owned by the church as well as gifts donated to the church.

The Hospitality Ministry serves First UMC with a focus on making certain that all who enter our church building feel the love of Christ and the welcome of our congregation.

Young Marrieds' Ministry 
Young married couples share common issues and they will benefit from spending time together. Through this community of faith, they will grow together and build stronger marriages and families.

Men's Ministries
The United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake is a group of men of the church who are continually searching for ways to reach out to men of the church and the Crystal Lake community through a variety of ways. Small groups, work and mission projects, contributions to the church’s college scholarship program, youth missions and helping with the UMW rummage sales are all part of our mission.
Women's Ministries
The Women’s Ministries of First UMC are many and varied. They include the United Methodist Women, which sponsors a wide variety of groups, mission opportunities, service projects, and special events; a Prayer Ministry, where prayer teams of women gather to pray on a regular basis about specific concerns; Mom’s 4 Christ, a group of Christian Moms who join together to worship, support, share and study God's Word; and Sharing the Joy, an event-based group whose focus is fun, fellowship, support, and spiritual growth.