Can We Count on You to...
- line up Ushers for 8:45 AM services for one month (Usher Captain)?
- be asked to serve as an Usher for 8:45 AM worship services?
- serve as a Greeter, Audio tech, or Video tech during 8:45 AM worship services?
- serve as a Greeter, Video tech, or Computer tech during 10:45 AM Fresh Bread worship services?
Volunteering to serve is one of the most meaningful experiences one can have. Taking on the role of a servant is foundational to Christians. Getting involved and getting connected with others in service is easy at First United Methodist Church. We've listed some opportunities to help you get started, and which might require as little as one hour of your time. To learn more, or to volunteer, please contact Amy Dennis.
Serving in church:
- Office Support/Reception - occasional weekdays as needed, usually 1.5-2 hours
- Assist with large mailings such as letters to the congregation - label, fold, seal with other volunteers as needed (you would be notified of dates and times)
- Information Desk Hosts - in the Gathering Area on Sundays
- Ushers - 8:45 AM worship services
- 8:45 AM Usher Captains - line up usher teams for services for one month
- Greeters/Ushers - 10:45 AM Fresh Bread worship
- Communion preparation or set-up/clean-up - Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month
- Coffee Fellowship Hosts - (GUIDE is available here.)
- Fresh Bread Food Provider - Sundays during 10:45 AM worship
- Audio Technicians - Sundays during 8:45 AM and 10:45 AM Fresh Bread worship services
- Video Technicians - Sundays during 8:45 AM and 10:45 AM Fresh Bread worship services
- Computer Technicians - 10:45 AM Fresh Bread service
- Children's Sunday School Leaders - during the school year (students age 3 through grade 5)
- Youth Sunday School Substitutes - Sundays during the school year (students in grades 6-12)
- Wednesday Night Youth Group Leaders or Helpers
Serving each other:
- Small Group Leaders - Bible studies, prayer groups, book studies, fellowship groups, or special interests/hobbies to share in faith.
- Meal Ministry Team - volunteers provide a meal to church members or families of church members that have been hospitalized, are ill or having a difficult time. We provide a main dish, salad, bread or rolls, and dessert; then deliver the meal to their home. This is a great volunteer activity for church members who may not be able to make a long-term commitment, or for a family to make a meal together to teach children how we care for our church families outside the church setting.
- Treasured Members Ministry Team - The Treasured Members Ministry Team makes visits to our homebound members and looks for ways to keep members connected to our church family. We celebrate birthdays of our Treasured Members (ages 80 and beyond) by publishing birthdays in Spirit Alive newsletters. All church members are encouraged to send cards, make calls or visits.
Serving in our community:
- The Dorothy A. Rosenberg Good Will Place pantry (Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00am)
- NEW Community Shelter meals (4th Tuesday each month)
- Ecumenical Partnership for Housing (EPH)
- St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter (November - April)
- UMW Missions