We Serve

Everyone has gifts to share. At First Presbyterian we believe that God calls each one of us to use those gifts to serve God, to help each other grow, and to care for others and the world. Here are just a few of the ways you can serve First Presbyterian.

Become an Elder

Become a Deacon

Serve on a Committee

 

Other Ways to Serve

There are other ways to serve besides being an officer. Most of the committees or commissions, with the exception of those limited by by-laws, welcome church members and non-members to serve. We host a monthly community meal, for example, that needs workers to prep, serve, and clean up. Our weekly Wednesday evening fellowship meal and time of learning, Manna, is always looking for folks to cook a meal. Sip and Chat, our fellowship time after worship, needs hosts.  You are welcome to volunteer!

Worship

The Worship Commission is always on the lookout for those whose gift would make them a good worship leader. The Deacons organize the ushers and are glad to have those willing to serve in this area. Our chancel choir presents an anthem each week during the school year and welcomes new members to join anytime. If you have an instrument you can play well, then Glorify! might be the place for you. This ensemble plays more contemporary numbers. We have a bell choir that plays monthly. Our youth choir, consisting of preschool and elementary age children, also bless us monthly with praise songs. The middle and high school youth sing with Glorify! several times during the year. Flowers are purchased each week by members and non-members to help beautify the sanctuary.

Christian Education (CE)

Christian Education presents a number of ways to serve. For those who are gifted to do so, and following appropriate checks to insure our children’s safety, there are opportunities to teach Sunday school and work with the youth. Manna has a wide variety of topics that are covered and many members and non-members have particular knowledge that would be a blessing to others.

Evangelism and Discipleship (E & D)

The church has regular Fun Nights where everyone is welcome to participate in a meal and a fun activity. Past game nights have included a Wii bowling tournament, an “Iron Chef” competition, and a carnival night. This event, which is organized by Evangelism and Discipleship, is always looking for ideas and volunteers to help.

Missions

There are regular opportunities to help with local mission efforts. We collect food pantry donations. We host a blood drive twice a year. We participate in the annual CROP Walk. We open the church doors to many local groups looking for a place to meet. From time to time there are also sign-ups for hands on mission work that needs to be done. We have several special offerings each year which are used both locally and globally for mission.

Building and Administration (B & A)

Our facility is a big one that requires plenty of loving care. Our Building and Administration commission has practical and planning opportunities for service. Skilled craftsman are always welcome to join in small projects. Over the years the commission membership has also included those with experience in architecture, construction, and project planning.  If our landscaping needs attention, you can volunteer by contacting the head of B & A.

Deacons

The deacons welcome members to join in the many projects they are responsible for doing. Volunteers are needed for ushering, flower delivery, organizing blood drives, run our sound system, and support for our college students. If you are new, you might have a way to help us serve that we haven’t yet discovered. Share your ideas with the pastor or one of our officers.