Volunteer

"... just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve ..."

Matthew 20:28


Servant volunteers are the heart of ministry just as serving was the heart of Jesus's ministry.   There are many ways to step into serving at FUMC Saline.  Whether you want to serve during worship on Sundays or volunteer your time during the week,  you will be making an impact.  Serving is a great way to get connected with others and make a difference.  It's also a great way to make FUMC Saline feel like your church.  Thank you for serving!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

OFFICE STAFF ASSISTANCE

Volunteers help with special projects or answering phones while staff are in meetings.  People who can help regularly are welcome as well as those who can only volunteer on an occasional basis.  Tasks might include folding bulletins or preparing mass congregational mailings. 

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN OFFICE STAFF

WORSHIP MINISTRY

Worship services present several opportunities that can be rotated among volunteers from week to week.  These include greeters, worship readers,  and ushers.  Communion servers are needed the first Sunday of every month at the 9 am and 11 am services.  If a weekday time slot works better for you, consider helping to keep our sanctuary organized and the seatbacks filled with prayer cards, offering envelopes and pencils.

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN WORHSIP

MUSIC MINISTRY

Music connects us to God in unique ways and fulfills God's command to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord....". (Psalm 98:4)  It adds energy and vibrance to our worship.  We invite you to share your musical gifts!  Instrumentalists,  singers, and handbell ringers are needed in both our traditional worship and our praise services.

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN MUSIC MINISTRY

HOSPITALITY

Hospitality covers a wide range of activites.   It includes greeting worshIpers as they enter the church, hosting our Sunday Coffee Connection, manning the Welcome Center, and assisting with funeral luncheons or other church events.  Most importantly, though, showing hospitality is offering a warm smile and friendly welcome to our guests and members. 

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN HOSPITALITY

WELCOME CENTER

If you enjoy welcoming and helping others, this may be the right spot for you.  Knowing all the answers is not required.  It is more about offering a warm smile and sense of welcome to those who walk through our doors and helping them find answers to their questions.  Welcome Team members are needed during both services.

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT WELCOME CENTER

CONGREGATIONAL CARE

Congregational Care exists to take care of one another's needs.   We do this though person-to-person support such as organizing home or hospital visits, calling on the phone, or sending a card of encouragement.  It could also be participating in phone or email prayer chains.  Our Shawl Ministry and Prayers and Squares teams combine compassion with their creative skill in a prayerful ministry  that reaches out to those in need of comfort as well as in times of celebration and joy.  Other volunteers help prepare and set up monthly luncheons for our J.O.Y (just older youth) group.  

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN CONGREGATIONAL CARE

FACILITIES

Persons with handyman skills such as carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, painting or other light maintenance are particularly needed to support our facility.  You do not need a professional trade background!  

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN FACILITIES

LANDSCAPING

Our church grounds create a beautiful and inviting first impression to our community.  Adopt a landscape bed to care for or spend some time pulling weeds.  Watch for our annual spring clean up. Many hands make light work!  It is a volunteer opportunity for the whole family.

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN LANDSCAPING

ADULT MINISTRIES

We are in need of someone to lead this important ministry as well as adult class facilitators.  You don't have to be perfect to lead a group.  And you don't have to be a Bible scholar to be used by God to lead others.  Prayerfully take a step and see how God can use you to create a place for people to connect and grow.

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN ADULT MINISTRIES

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

Children are one of God's greatest blessings, and it is important to help them grow in faith.  Our active Children's Ministry needs Cross Training teachers and assistants as well as someone to check in the children.  We also need chaperones for Den 56 and special events. 

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

STUDENT MINISTRY

A dynamic Student Ministry requires a team effort that brings together a variety of spiritual gifts and talents.  In addition to small group leaders, we need game leaders, musicians, open gym supervision and a sound tech.  Other volunteers are needed to assist with attendance, dinners, event and retreat chaperones.  Our Ascension Day service project needs a coordinator.  If you have a passion for working with youth, we look forward to hearing from you. 

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN STUDENT MINISTRY

LIBRARY

Our church library is self service, but it does not run itself.  We need a volunteer to record books checked out and check them back in when they are returned.  A short training session on our library software will be arranged.  A few hours a month, scheduled at your convenience, should be suffcient to keep the libary in order.  Library experience is helpful but not necessary.

I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN THE LIBRARY