Here I am, Lord.
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord,
If you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.
We appreciate your donations, but we also appreciate your time and talents. Every ministry needs volunteers. Here are some small and large jobs, long-term and short-term, that need YOU. If you can devote a little time, contact the church office.. We promise to make the most of your God-given talents.
Please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list the ministry you would be willing to volunteer for and the ways your time and talents can be used for the Lord’s work.
We have some faithful members who know how to repair or build most anything or will find out how. If you spot a problem, let the church office know. In the meantime, the Fixing Crew needs volunteers to keep our church, our school and our campus in good shape. If you have no skills, you will be a handyman around your own home once you hang out with this group. They recently completely the shed in back of the education building that houses our lawn mowers and miscellaneous tools and storage items.
All the maintenance and landscaping (including lawn maintenance) is part of the Management Ministry ‘s responsibilities so they always like extra help. Please consider volunteering for this group by emailing the church office and listing “The Fixing Crew” in the ministry line.
Lawn and Garden Care (Management Ministry)
Yes, we have a beautiful campus, but we do need people willing to ride a mower during the growing season. And boy would we love people with green thumbs to help with flower beds to keep them pretty and free of weeds. You or a group you belong to can adopt a flower bed and beautify your part of the world. If you love to work in the garden or ride a big mower, email the church office and put “Lawn and Garden” in the subject line.
Office (Management Ministry)
Wednesday afternoons during the Staff Meeting, you can be a big help by answering the phone and the door.
Fridays – Help put the Sunday bulletin together. This isn’t a regular process because it’s only when we have an insert. You would check in with the Office Administrator to see if help is needed
On-Call – Volunteers to help with big mailings. This isn’t regular, but it would be great to have some people to call who can help.
Substitute – When the Office Administrator needs to take a day or a vacation, it would be great for a volunteer to help out in the office. This person would need a knowledge of computers and other office machinery, and there is a “how-to” manual to help get you though.
Any techie can volunteer to help with IT, and the Stewardship Committee would love some office skills to help their efforts.
If you can help with any of these, email the office with “Office” in the Ministry line and specify which duty fits your time and talents.
Worship (Worship Ministry)
Worship runs in a Presbyterian church on the volunteers who keep all the moving pieces moving smoothly. That doesn’t always happen with us, but we try. We always need volunteers who would like to add their time and talents in any way, great or small, to our worship service.
- Acolytes – These young people light the candles and extinguishes them at the first and last of the service. Children are eligible during third grade for this training. Acolytes may serve as long as they are willing. Adults can serve as acolyte coordinator.
- Ushers – This group is the back bone of worship. They are there to open and ready the church, to distribute bulletins and greet congregants and visitors, to collect the offering and to make sure the money gets to the office and safe, to clean up and lock up after the service. Ushers have a specified week to serve during the month, so you would serve with a group you would get to know.
- Lay Readers – We have training yearly for people who want to read scripture during the service. You would have a specific Sunday assigned to you and a specific scripture with sample Prayers of Illumination to use during the service.
- Communion – Ordained members can serve Communion, but anyone can have the opportunity of preparing the elements before the service.
- Worship Tech – We have an AV team who have had training on our console in the back of the sanctuary. You can learn to run a sound board, record the sermons and handle video needs for each service.
- Funeral Guild – Worship has a dedicated group who serve at funerals by opening and preparing the sanctuary. They are there to welcome and help people and family at this difficult time. After the service, the guild members clean up and close the sanctuary.
- Decorators – If you have a visual style and appreciate how decorations can add to the Worship experience, we need you, especially at Christmas for “The Hanging of the Greens.”
If you can help in any way, put “Worship” in your subject line of your email and specify what you would like to do.
This is a church that loves to make a joyful noise. We have adult choir, bell choirs, youth choirs, children choirs, and we are always growing our music program. Plus, if you play an instrument, we would love to know.
People Person (Engagement Ministry)
- Be a Greeter once a month and make visitors feel welcomed to St. Andrews
- Volunteer for once a year events like Race for Grace that brings outsiders to our campus. We want racers to know it’s a warm and friendly place.
- Help on social media like Facebook and publicity in general
Do you have a short attention span and want to help occasionally at big events. We have an annual Barbeque’ and you can join the crew who roasts pig all night, or pull pork for the dinner. Other times you can help cook or serve at our luncheons (we are a church that loves to eat), clean tablecloths and towels or be a part of the set up and or clean crew.
- Work in the nursery or toddler room, assisting paid workers (quarterly or less)
- Teach Sunday School
- Work at the annual Easter Egg Hunt
- Volunteer for the Annual Back to School Carnival
- Help with Breakfast with Santa once a year
Mission (Mission Ministry)
If you’ve read the ways St. Andrews fulfills our mission, you know there are boundless opportunities.
- Care for Creation – Be a part of this dedicated team who makes our church a model of sustainability
- Emergency Preparedness Team
- NET Food Pantry or the Networks Co-op Ministry – Donate food or your time
- Re-Loom – always needs people to help prepare fabric for weaving
- Clifton Sanctuary (always need people to cook, take the food to the shelter and to serve)
- Alliance for Children Everywhere – This is our monthly “Change for Children”. We need money counters to make sure we keep our donations in order.
- Knit-n-Love – This group socializes while knitting prayer shawls, baby hats, and warm caps for the Journey Night Shelter men.