Serve Our Church

Chore & Chortle:
Do you like to fix or repair things?  This group of men and women meet every Tuesday morning at 9am to do general maintenance work on the church facilities and grounds.  Work tools are typically supplied by the group members and on the job training is not uncommon.  The gathering typically meets for a couple hours and includes pastries, coffee, sharing of joys and concerns, a short prayer and then work.  Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.

Community of Care:
Can you give a person a visit, a call, or a ride somewhere?.  If so, the community of care is just your group.  This group is called upon as needed to provide various forms of help to members in need.  Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.
Minnows:
Can you cook?  This group of women and men offers to temporarily prepare salads or meals to members in need during life changing events.  Events such as births, serious illness and funerals are examples of these life changing times.  All that's needed is a caring heart and willingness to prepare a meal entree, side dish or dessert.   Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.
Worship Service Accolytes:
Is your child old enough to light a candle with a flame?  Acolytes are important to help set the mood for our Sunday morning service by lighting the altar candles.  This job requires just a couple minutes to complete before the service begins and will make your child feel they are an important part of our church.  This work is currently done on a first come, first serve basis so there's lots of opportunity if you get there early.  Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.

Worship Service Altar Guild:
Can you make a bare room come to life and feel like home?  This group meets during the week and is responsible for making our sanctuary feel like home with flowers, banners, colors and other dressings that visually support the lectionary season.  They are also responsible for the refreshments and coffee before and after the service.   Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.

Worship Service Audio/Video:
Do you consider yourself technically savvy with good hearing?  This group maintains, sets up and runs the sound and video systems for our Sunday morning service.  This job requires its members show up 1 hour before the service to get the systems ready, familiarize themselves with the worship slide content for the morning, and prepare for any special needs such as pre-recorded music, additional lapel or stand microphones, video presentations etc.  Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.

Worship Service Choirs:
Can you sing?  Our choirs are a central part of our traditional worship services and perform all year except the summer months.  We have a Women's Ensemble that meets Sunday mornings at 9am.  We have a small but growing children's (elementary) choir and youth (middle school) choir that meet during the worship service.  And of course we have an adult choir (high school and older) that meets Wednesday evenings at 7pm.   Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.

Worship Service Liturgist:
Can you speak to a group?  This individual leads the congregation through the Worship service order by introducing hymns, leading the congregation in reciting prayers, reading scripture, helping serve communion and other aspects of the service requested by the pastor.  This task requires little preparation other than familiarizing yourself with the scripture by reading it ahead of time.  This is also a great way to build your faith in the word by publically speaking it to others.   Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.

Worship Service Organist/Pianist:
Can you play a piano or organ?  Music is a big part of our worship services and our organist would love to have some backup.  If your fingers are still nimble and seasoned in the art of organ playing, then perhaps this would be an area you can serve.   Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.

Worship Service Usher:
Do you consider yourself friendly?  This group welcomes congregants into the sanctuary on Sunday mornings, passes out the bulletins, sets up communion rails, sets out hearing aid head sets, collects the offering and cleans up the pews after the service. No skills are required except the ability to smile and say, "Good morning.  How are you today".  This service requires its members show up at least 15 minutes before worship begins and stay 15 minutes after the service to clean up the pews.  This is a great way to associate a congregants name with their face before reading their name tag.   Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.
Website:
Would you like to learn about web sites and help make ours interesting, informative and fun to use?  All you need is a computer with internet connection, a little training with attention to detail and you could be reaching out to the world to attract new members.   Contact our church office if you would like to SERVE in this way.
Sarah Circle:
Sarah Circle meets in the Memorial Room at 9:30 on the first Wednesday of every month between September and June. Between 14 and 18 ladies meet, share joys and concerns, and offer a prayer for the mission of our group as well as those in need of prayer. Light refreshments are served as we work on knitting, crocheting, or sewing projects.

We make shawls for the prayer shawl ministry, Christmas stockings for the Atlantic Street Service Center, and share patterns and ideas for individual projects.

The welcoming atmosphere provides valuable time for Christian fellowship. We encourage new members to come to Sarah Circle to work on projects or simply join in fellowship. Call the church office for more information.
Is your group or program not on this list?  Would you like it to be?  Please contact the church office to inquire.