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Serving Faith Church

There are many ways to be involved in the life of Faith, whether it's greeting those that come through our doors on Sunday morning, serving in the nursery, or planning worship. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the front office for more information.

Some examples of how you can volunteer:

  • Greeter
  • Usher
  • Communion server
  • Showing hospitality (coffee time, funeral receptions, potlucks)
  • Decorating the church
  • Maintaining buildings and grounds
  • Substituting in the office
  • Assisting in church finances
  • Offering care to others
  • Liturgist (speaking assistant in worship)
  • Planning worship
  • Organizing service projects
  • Start a class on a topic of interest to me
  • Working in the nursery
  • Helping in children’s ministry
  • Helping in youth ministry
  • Providing strategic leadership

Commissions

At Faith, we have 6 Commissions that are dedicated to serving our community and congregation in different areas. All are led by volunteers - those drawn to service through organizing, rallying and delegating to other volunteer members of their Commission. If you feel led to serve on a Commission, contact the office!

Worship Commission: plans and provides our worship gatherings. It continuously evaluates our worship to ensure that God’s Word is faithfully proclaimed and fruitfully received. (Bylaws 6.3)

Sample WC Leader Activities:

  • Consulting with Pastor on topics, themes, resources for worship
  • Assisting Pastor and Music Director in selection of specific music and liturgical elements
  • Supervising decoration of sanctuary for various occasions
  • Ensuring timely purchase of worship materials (bulletins, candles, devotionals, etc)
  • Supervising coordination of worship volunteers

Additional volunteer opportunities for:

  • Volunteer greeters and ushers who warmly welcome and serve members and visitors alike as we enter and worship together. See Alice Franey.
  • Our youth acolytes as they faithfully bring in the light of Christ each week
  • Volunteer lay leaders and liturgists who assist in the liturgy and order of worship

Education Commission: provides opportunities for the family of Faith Church to grow in their Christian faith through education and experience. This team employs a variety of settings, including large group instruction, and small group gatherings for relationship building, education, service, prayer, and other activities. (Bylaws 6.2)

Sample EC Leader Activities:

  • Previewing Sunday school and small group curricula with team members
  • Coordinating Sunday school and small group ministries, to include recruiting and supporting Sunday school teachers and small group facilitators and coordinating class topics and schedules
  • Planning retreats and partnering with other leaders

Additional volunteer opportunities for:

  • Small group leadership
  • Children's Sunday school
  • Adult Sunday school
  • Children's Worship
  • Youth Group
  • Library

Fellowship Commission: facilitates our community bonds by hosting entertaining and interesting events. (Bylaws 6.5)

Sample FC Leader Activities:

  • Coordinating coffee time following worship
  • Coordinating potluck gatherings
  • Finding and promoting special mission-aligned events
  • Support volunteers of special event leaders

Additional volunteer opportunities for: 

  • Lead one of the many small groups dedicated to fellowship
  • Craft Fair
  • Annual picnic
  • Thanksgiving dinner
  • Coffee time

Service Commission: provides opportunities for the family of Faith Church to grow in their Christian faith through education and experience. This team employs a variety of settings, including large group instruction, and small group gatherings for relationship building, education, service, prayer, and other activities. (Bylaws 6.4)

Additional volunteer opportunities for: 

  • Community Hands Workday
  • Community Garden
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Urban Peak

Caregiving Commission: encourages our spirits and helps us to keep body and soul together through challenging times by maintaining regular contact with congregants, offering special educational and training opportunities, and providing spiritual and physical support in times of need. It includes the Board of Deacons, individually commissioned Deacons with specialized assignments, Commissioned Lay Pastors, Ministers of Word and Sacrament, and anyone gifted with the spirit of compassion and service. (Bylaws 6.1)

Additional volunteer opportunities for: 

  • Become a Deacon
  • Host an event
  • Join our Stephen Ministry

Administrative Commission: ensures that all our Ministry Teams have a safe, functional, beautiful and hospitable place to “do” their ministries (Bylaws 6.6)

There's always something, especially if you're handy. Let us know!