Serve at Webster Hills

CONNECT, GROW & SERVE! To fully engage in our community and to grow in our faith, we believe it is important to take next steps in these three areas. We CONNECT together in worship, GROW in small groups and SERVE down the hall, outside our doors and around the world!

Check out our Events page for current opportunities to serve outside our doors.  

Interested in serving at Webster Hills?  We would love to meet with you via Zoom or out for a coffee (ok, a frozen yogurt is good too) to discuss where your passions, talents and God given gifts will fit best down the hall, outside our doors or around the world!  You can contact Amanda Hancock for current serve options.  

Check out the various ministries where you can serve: 

Family Ministry

Contact Kyle Kranes-Rutz for more information or to serve.

Prechool/Elementary Small Group Leader:

1 hour per week (maybe 30 extra if you preread lesson) weekly or every other month on Sundays 9-10am.

Build relationship, lead activities and discussions with students around God, faith and social justice. Orange Curriculum is provided to help guide discussion and activities. 

Prechool/Elementary Large Group Leader:

1 hour a week. (more if you like to prepare for longer thank 30 mins)

Lead the main lesson and worship song on Sunday mornings weekly or every other month on Sundays 9-10am. 


Weekly or every other month on Sundays 9-11:15 am. weekly or every other month on Sundays 9-10am.

Show God's love and care to our 6week - 2 year old toddlers. Play and care for childre during Sunday school and Service. 

Check In:

30 mins weekly or every other month on Sundays 8:45 - 9:15 am. 

Welcome and check kids into the computer and print name tags. 


1-2 hours a month.

Set up new theme decor for Preschool and Elementary Sunday School classrooms. 

Youth Leader:

1.5  hour per week (maybe 30 extra if you preread lesson) weekly Sundays 6-7:30 pm.

Build relationship, lead activities and discussions with students around God, faith and social justice. Orange Curriculum is provided to help guide discussion and activities. Attend special events and mission trip as available. 


Contact Amanda Hancock for more information or to serve.

Connections Team:

Teams serve once a month. Arriving 20 minutes before service. 

Come and join the Connections Team to greet on Sunday mornings.  We welcome everyone with a smile and answer any questions they may have.

Coffee Crew:

Teams serve once a month. Arriving at 9:30am.


Java! Come and prepare coffee before service to be served as guests arrive.  Set up and clean up after service. 

Online Worship

Contact Andy Waggoner for more information or to serve.

Online Connections Host:

During 10:!5am worship/ Serve once a month

Join us online for worship and welcome our guest by engaging in conversation, and posting links.  A script for the service is provided. Engage in posts during the week on Webster Hills Online. 


Contact Amanda Hancock for more information or to serve.

Office Volunteer:

Mon-Wed 9am-Noon (work 1 day or all 3 whatever your preference). 

The Office Volunteers will not only be responsible for the execution of the administrative tasks in the church office at Webster Hills United Methodist Church (WHUMC) but also be in support of its mission.

Working in close collaboration with the church staff, this position will help complete weekly projects within Worship and Family Ministry.This is a part-time volunteer ministry position that requires strong communication skills, and attention to detail. 

In-Person Worship

Contact Andy Waggoner for more information or to serve.

Sound and Video Ministry:

Even though this volunteer opportunity is very simple to operate, it is VERY important to the congregation!! This is probably our most pressing need. Running video for worship is as simple as hitting the spacebar to advance to the next slide! And we also have opportunities for people to help with AV in other parts of the building as well for special events. Training is provided and this position usually serves once a month.

Chancel Choir:

Our choir leads in worship each week. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 6:45pm in the sanctuary. Child care is provided BOTH times. Come and make a joyful noise!

Instrumental Ensembles:

Dust off those old instrument cases and come and play with other church friends! We will occasionally put these groups together so let us know if you would like to participate.


As Advent and Christmas approaches, we will need volunteers to help decorate our spaces. This is an all-ages event and we’d love the whole family to participate.

Music Library:

We could always use help in our music library! Keeping things filed and up to date is important to our organization. We currently have some dedicated volunteers who would love some assistance with this project.


Contact Amanda Hancock for more information or to serve.

Social Media:

Help keep us up to date and spread the word on social media.  Schedule weekly posts, etc. 

Photo Team:

Join the photo team to take pictures during events, service, etc. Help capture God at wotk in our community. No experience necessary. 

Congregational Care

Contact Pastor Deanna Jent for more information or to serve.

The Listening Place

The Listening Place provides a confidential space to share your story of loss with its trained grief support volunteers. We believe that grief is a natural response to any kind of loss, from the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the loss of stability that comes with unemployment, illness, or major life transitions. Whatever your loss, we will listen with compassion and support you on your journey toward healing. Contact Julie Strassman with any questions.

Congregational Care Team Ministry:

A group of trained and supported volunteers who regularly visit homebound persons and other members and friends who are not able to worship with us in person.  

Serve Team

Contact Amanda Amanda Hancock for more information or to serve.

Freedom School:

In the summer of 2022, we will be starting a Freedom School at Webter Hills. The Freedom School is a literacy program designed to alleviate summer slump and serve's children from 1st grade through 12th.  Come and join the team as we build this program to launch next summer. 

Short Term Missions:

Come and join a great team that puts together, builds and meets the immediate needs in our community with short term mission projects. 


Contact Jan Fishman for more information or to join and serve.

United Methodist Women:

PURPOSE - The organized unit of United Methodist  Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know  God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church

MEMBERSHIP - shall be open to any woman who indicates her desire to belong and to participate in the global mission of the church through United Methodist Women.  We pledge $8625 to local, national and international missions.  We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Outreach Ministries

Sheet Ministry

Meet at 9am every 4th Monday. 

Contact Robin Tellor for more information and to serve.

The Drury Plaza Hotel, Chesterfield, and Webster Hills United Methodist Women have been partners in a sheet ministry since 2013. An agreement was made that no linens would be sold and that the charitable organizations receiving the linens would send a note addressing how the bedding would be used.

Most of the organizations we donate to are local; Salvation Army, International Institute, Join Hands East St Louis, Home Sweet Home, Lydia House, Humane Society etc. We have also taken sheets to a distribution center in Springfield, IL and given to St Vincent DePaul who transported donations to disaster relief areas after hurricanes, fires, tornadoes etc. The Container Project has taken our slightly stained king size sheets to Central America to be used as room dividers for Covid patients and also dividers in one room homes.

Bandages are made from our sheets by a Ladue Chapel group and a Central Presbyterian White Cross group and send through the Container Project to various countries. Seven Quilter groups use our mattress pads and sheets to make quilts for homeless women, foster children, veterans, cancer patients, disaster relief and grief groups.

Badly stained bedding and towels are donated to the Humane Society, APA, World Bird Sanctuary, Powder Valley, and The Five Acre Animal Shelter. When possible, the stains are cut off and a volunteer sews up the side of the sheet to make a single bed sheet.

No sheet, pillow or towel is discarded. There is a need for everything including the badly stained and torn. Over the years this ministry has been a blessing to a multitude of people locally, state wide and over seas due to the generosity of the Drury Plaza Hotel and all the wonderful, dedicated volunteers who make this ministry work.