All of our ministries welcome new members and new ideas.
** Some of our ministries are temporarily inactive due to the covid pandemic.
Currently there are four musicians who make up the Six Ways to Sunday Band. They usually practice on Thursday evenings and again 1 hour before worship on Sunday mornings.
The Chancel Choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and again one-half hour before worship on Sunday Mornings.
We Pray Prayer team
This group meets on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. (currently on Zoom) to pray over the list of prayer concerns. They also coordinate the Prayer Requests.
**Whitney Women’s Christmas Brunch
All of the women of the church are invited annually to the Whitney Women’s Brunch on the first Saturday of December. Everyone is asked to bring a pair of warm children’s shoes/boots and/or warm socks for distribution at Whitney Elementary School.
Women’s Discipleship (small group)
This is a small group that meets via Zoom on Thursday nights.
Celia Cowan Circle
This group meets for fellowship every third Tuesday at 1 p.m. for fellowship at the church.
At 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Sundays of each month attendees of Whitney bring a potluck dish to share with others. You can expect great food, fellowship, laughter, and an evening to get to know others within the church.
Stephen Ministry (inactive)
Stephen Ministers learn how to take care of people appropriately, compassionately and faithfully. They provide one-on-one confidential meetings when requested. Whitney served as an active Stephen Ministry church from 2002 until 2017. Forty seven from Whitney attended the 50 hours of training to learn techniques to be open, focused and prepared to be extremely caring listeners.
United Women in Faith
Our United Women in Faith meet on the first Wednesday of each month and are actively involved in the outreach ministries of the church, including Whitney Elementary School, and are committed to awarding a scholarship to a graduating high school senior with a Whitney connection each year.
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Men meet on the first Saturday Morning at 9:00 a.m. for breakfast, devotions and a brief meeting.
**Sunday Evening Study Class
This class meets on Sunday evenings for supper and study. Currently we are meeting on Zoom, eating dinner “together” and then engaging in our study of James Allison’s “Jesus the Forgiving Victim.” The study changes each season.
Participants share a meal, followed by a video presentation and small group discussions.
UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church. They assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. When a global or domestic disaster occurs, Whitney assembles Care Kits for UMCOR to distribute to the disaster areas.
All of Whitney is eagerly invited to attend this Whitney Family Camp held at Camp Sawtooth on the 2nd weekend of August each year. Food is provided. There is a minimum charge for adults with no charge for those under the age of 18.
The knitting needles, crochet hooks, fellowship and laughter start at 2 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of every month. The group’s crocheted or knitted prayer shawls come in many colors and sizes, are blessed by the pastor and then are given to those who are struggling with trauma, depression, needing comfort, bereavement and other challenges. If there is a person needing a prayer shawl to wrap God’s love around them, just contact the church office to obtain one.
If you are interested in helping with any of these programs, please call the church office. 208-343-2892.
Past ministries and projects have included:
Halloween Trunk or Treat
Breakfast with dads at Whitney Elementary
Cookies for Whitney Elementary block party
Raising funds for disaster relief and compiling emergency kits for UMCOR
Ice Pops and Cliff bars for South Junior High and Whitney Elementary School.