The Worship Design Team was formed so that the decorations in the sanctuary enhance the theme of the sermon or sermon series that the pastor has chosen. The team is led by Mary Kaufman and comprised of Colleen Ritter, Jess Hetrick, Linda Howell, Penny Billheim and Cheryl Folk. The worship service is enriched by the use of banners, figurines, foliage, pictures, poetry or scripture which tie in with the theme.
An extensive array of decorations has been accumulated over the years. Seasonal decorations are available for the different times of the year such as Advent, Lent and Easter, World Wide Communion Sunday, autumn and Thanksgiving, and winter. The committee is in charge of ordering tulips for Easter.
In just the time since Pastor Ryan has been our pastor, the committee has provided decorations for sermon series including, Faith, Salvation, Baptism, How to Read the Bible and Advent and Christmas, among others. At times we make or purchase take-a-ways, such as Paxtonville United Methodist Church bracelets and a JOY ornament. Members of the congregation have also loaned items for use at various times. There are also decorations that can be used for weddings that take place in the church. Our hope is to reinforce the ideas related during the worship time so that the worship experience goes beyond the one hour on Sunday mornings.