Loyal volunteers keep our church running smoothly all year long. Most positions have great flexibility in terms of hours required and times of the day or week tasks can be completed. To discuss service opportunities and discuss how you might use your gifts, contact Judith McCandless, ext. 122.
Chancel Guild – This group oversees the care and furnishings of the Narthex (church entrance) and Sanctuary, including the Chancel (pulpit, choir and organ area). Duties involve stocking the pew racks, preparing the elements for communion, and informing the sextons of needs for special services.
Music Department – Assist with preparing and filing music and organizing the Music Room.
Ushers and Greeters – Welcome visitors to the 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and/or 5:00 p.m. worship services, including handing out bulletins and showing visitors to their seats.
Tower Bell Ringer – Play the bells at 10:15 a.m. Sunday mornings and at special services.
Church School Teachers & Substitute Teachers – More than 40 teachers are needed each year to facilitate classes for two-year-olds through eighth-graders. High-schoolers who have completed confirmation class and adults of all ages are welcome to nourish our children and youth. Lesson plans and training provided. Contact Alexis Mastromarino, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 118, for information.
Summer Story Hour – From mid-June through early September, we need volunteers to staff this summer enrichment program for children that meets during the 10:00 a.m. service.
Archives – Organize photos, papers, manuscripts, and objects of all kinds, dating from the 19th-century through the present day. This can be done day or night, weekdays or weekends.
Mailing Committee – From postcards and flyers to The Messenger newsletter, the church distributes almost 20,000 pieces of mail per year. This vital ministry meets approximately once per month to prepare and implement mailings.
Congregational Life Ministry
Coffee Hour Servers – Every Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. service—as well as during The Gathering service from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.—servers pour coffee, tea and lemonade (during the summer).
Sunday Morning Transportation – Provide transportation to congregants who have difficulty getting to church.
Tea Time – Hosts and servers mingle with seniors the third Thursday of every month, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner – Typically held at around noon on Thanksgiving Day, this annual feast for 75-100 people is organized, prepared and served entirely by volunteers.
Annual Blood Drive – Once per year, the church organizes and hosts a blood drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center. Help is needed to publicize the event beforehand and assist donors on the day-of.
Middle School and High School Youth Group Chaperones – Assist Pastor Jonah in hosting & supervising events at the church and other sites.
Confirmation Mentor – Each year from September through May, a group of eighth- to twelfth-graders learns about the history, theology and practice of Christianity. Adult mentors walk one-on-one with the confirmands through this growth process, providing guidance, assistance on weekend trips and encouragement.
Confirmation Class Assistants – Help lead/facilitate the monthly confirmation class meetings, typically held Sunday afternoons.