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Nurture Ministries

The Purpose of The PUMC Nurture Ministry

The purpose of our Nurture ministry area is to promote Christian formation through various educational programs and to provide a comprehensive congregational care plan, led by our laity, to meet the needs of families and individuals of all ages.

Our Christian education program seeks to foster growth through a variety of Sunday School classes for all ages and by offering long and short term Bible and topical studies throughout the year.

Powhatan United Methodist Church provides active children and youth ministries, and supports higher education through scholarships and acts of encouragement. We offer small group opportunities for fellowship and service through the Monday Night Circle, Circle of Friends, Just Older Youth, and the United Methodist Men’s group. Our Prayer Partners pray regularly for members and visitors to our Church and for those around the globe.

Powhatan United Methodist Church continually seeks to be a caring presence in the lives of all our members and friends, from the youngest infants who visit our nursery to the honored aging in nursing homes.

Please feel free to contact our Nurture chair, Gayle Wood, at 241-7688 if you feel one of our nurture ministries in the right fit for you to serve Powhatan United Methodist Church.

Monday Night Circle

Powhatan United Methodist Church's Monday Night Circle spread warmth and cheer to the members of our church and throughout the community in a multitude of ways.

Shut-in goodie bags four times a year.
Hermitage Guild
Upper Room
Powhatan Free Clinic
Camp Rainbow
Vacation Bible School
Funeral reception
Christmas family
ARK. Birthing kits for UMCOR.
Advent dinner
Mothers & Fathers Day booklets
Hermitage cookie sale
Decorate the church at Christmas
Decorate Easter Eggs
Furnish stamps & cards for Congregational Care
Bake Sales
Kindness newspapers to Powhatan 5th graders


Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends is another heart-warming nurture ministries you can be involved with at Powhatan United Methodist Church. Some of the ways the Circle of Friends are involved include:
Ruritan Dinners
UMCOR kits
Upper Room
Powhatan Free Clinic Dinners
Dorcas Ministry
Vacation Bible School
Funeral reception
Christmas family
Congregational Care.
Food Pantry
Goodie bags to Meal on Wheels
Hermitage cookie sale
Pastor's discretionary fund
Decorate Easter Eggs



Unglued is designed specifically for moms of newborns to school-age children. Because being a mom can be tough sometimes, we need all the support we can get! Our goal is to provide a space in the midst of our busy lives for prayer, Bible study, fellowship, and service, with the belief that we all need God and each other to “glue” us back together.

Join us every Wednesday, beginning February 6th,in the Conference Room!
@12:30-1:00 pm – Moms in Prayer Together
@1:00-2:30 pm – Bible study
You can come for one or both opportunities.

Stay Tuned for more Unglued events, like Mom's Night Out and Mission projects!

Contact Anne Timberlake (307-3957) or Julie Layman (397-0396).



Joy Club

The Joy Club provides those 55+ years old an opportunity for fun and fellowship. The Joy Club meets once a quarter on the second Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Please contact Sally Marchand for more information.


Prayer Shawl Ministries

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If you knit, crochet or quilt, the ministry could use your help. A long-term commitment is not required. Some women have made one shawl; some have made many more.
Consider making a shawl, lap robe or lap quilt to share the warmth of God's love to those who are facing life altering events, such as an illness, birth of a child or loss of a loved one. For more information, Marvalee Unrein at 816-699-7019 or email


Service Times & Directions

Sunday Worship

Sunday Morning: 8:30 am

Sunday Morning with Children's Church: 11:00 am

Unity Sunday: Sundays with a 5th Sunday
have a combined service at 10am

Sunday School

Sunday Morning 9:45 am

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6654 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 555-7856