(Whitewater Unites Lives submission) Joe Sherman is at WUL Hometown Hero. He was nominated “For helping others, providing assistance, and practicing servant ministry in many ways, including delivering food, working with youth ministry, organizing special ministry activities (including an annual pork chop dinner), setting up big events, assisting with weddings and funerals, providing help and assistance for the other churches in our regional ministry, and building strong, caring relationships.”
His nomination includes: “When it comes to helping others, providing assistance, and practicing servant ministry, Joe Sherman is top-notch. He is always eager to offer his services, his expertise and his help wherever it is needed. Joe is First United Methodist Church’s ‘paid’ maintenance man, but he’s so much more. He works with children’s ministry and youth ministry. He assists with worship. He volunteers his time with Bethel House. He provides his own equipment for much of the maintenance for the church and Bethel House. He delivers food, promotes ministry, organizes special ministry activities (including an annual pork chop dinner), sets up our big events, assists with weddings and funerals, provides help and assistance for the other churches in our regional ministry, and builds strong, caring relationships.”
In addition, “He does all of this willingly and with great passion. He also connects with older members, often providing maintenance services in their homes. He’s willing to learn new things to improve everything we do at the church … and beyond. He also does many things – offering help and assistance – anonymously. He is a godsend and a true servant. We are blessed to have him on staff and as an integral part of the FUMC faith community. He is a true hometown hero.”
WUL (Whitewater Unites Lives) is a locally-focused civil and human rights group that works to connect the people in our community and to create opportunities for all people to learn and support each other in our common humanity.
Anyone who would like to nominate a local hero of any age should send their nomination, with a short description, to firstname.lastname@example.org