by: Valerie Sneller
Will you prayerfully consider how you can be involved in ministry? Sign up on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in the gathering space!
*Scripture Reader for Sunday Morning Worship- You will read the assigned scripture reading during morning worship.
*Greeters- Be the front lines of welcoming others to worship. Be watchful of visitors and welcome all to the community of believers.
*Ushers- Assist others in finding seats for worship that best meet their needs for hearing, vision, and worship. Also be watchful for visitors and those with questions.
*Musicians- Share your musical gifts with our congregation. Several areas are available for volunteer ministry: Pianists, Organists, Praise Team, Choir, Special Music, and Pianist for Cherub Choir
*Medical Assistant- This important ministry needs volunteers who will sit in the rear of the sanctuary and be alert and aware of anyone in need of medical assistance. This may include following someone out of worship to check on them.
*Power Point/Computer Volunteer- Are you gifted in technology? This is the perfect fit for you! We need people to prepare power -point presentations that correspond with the Order of Worship for Sunday Mornings and other special events.
*Sound System/Video Volunteer- This area is for those willing to be trained in the audio/visual equipment of our church family. You would be responsible for making sure sound system and/or video details are in place for morning worship and special events.
*Nursery- Here is a ministry that allows parents of small children to participate in worship while their children under 3 years of age are cared for in the nursery.
*Coffee Break Ministry- You will be assigned a Sunday and be responsible for making coffee and providing a snack for the fellowship time following morning worship.
Also needed are cookies for the Sunday School children to enjoy with their classmates before Sunday School.
Ministry of Caring and Outreach:
*MOPS- MOPS meets twice a month and is a ministry for mothers of preschoolers and their children. While moms meet upstairs (to hear speakers, videos, have discussions) while their children are cared for in the youth room and Sunday school rooms. If you would like to assist this ministry here are some ways to volunteer:
Childcare Volunteer: 2-4 hours a month. This would be providing childcare for the children. Ages 6month-1 year in the nursery, 1-3 year olds are in the youth room, preschool-kindergarten meet in a Sunday School Room and school-age children also meet for a time of learning.
Donate Paper Products: Each time MOPS meets a hot breakfast is served. If you could donate plates, cups, silverware or napkins this would be a huge blessing.
Provide a breakfast: Individuals or groups are welcome to plan and prepare a breakfast for our moms.
Monetary Donations: Mops provides scholarships for moms who need help with the registration cost of $25 and other donations would be used to purchase materials and go to basic operating costs.
*Prayer Shawl Ministry- Volunteers for this ministry pray and create beautiful prayer shawls for those in our congregation and extended church family in need of special care and prayers.
*Transportation- Volunteers for this ministry would assist in transporting individuals needing medical treatments to and from their doctor’s appointments.
Also, Van Drivers for Sunday Morning Worship transportation for those who no longer drive or prefer to be picked up on Sunday Mornings.
*Meals of Blessing- Meals are offered following a hospitalization, surgery or with the arrival of a new baby. If you love to cook this would be an excellent way to minister to others.
Also, volunteers to plan and prepare or donate supplies for the mid-week family meals for Pioneer Club.
Finally, drivers are need to deliver MEALS ON WHEELS a few times per year.
*Common Ground Team- This ministry brings people together before worship in fellowship and is also available following worship. Volunteers here would prepare and serve coffee while extending a smile, greeting and over all welcome to members and visitors alike.
*Consistory Committees- Work side by side with our elders and deacons in a variety of ministry areas. Volunteer to be a member of the following Consistory Committees. Christian Education, Property Committee, Advocates for Disability Awareness, Social Activities and Publicity, Evangelism and Missions, Sacrament and Pulpit Supply, and Safety and Security.
*Women’s Ministry Volunteer- All the women of the church are invited and encouraged to participate in Women’s Ministry. We currently have eight Bible study groups that meet at various times to accommodate our busy schedules. There are opportunities to be on committees that include Spiritual Education, Service, Children in Covenant, Decorating, Supply and Packing, Sunshine & Visitation or Lookout. In addition to these committees we have special groups for planning our March Meeting, Mother/Daughter Banquet in May and the Christmas Gathering in December.