Volunteer Opportunities

Congregational Ministries:

Welcome Table Ministry: Staff the “Welcome Table” at the foot of the stairs and help newcomers find their way around the church, offer them name tags and printed materials.

Lay Visitor Ministry: Volunteer members of this ministry visit our housebound members monthly. New volunteers welcome! Please inform the pastor or head deacon if you know of a church member who has fallen ill.

Shawl Knitters Ministry: Third Wednesday, 10 am, Vestry.  New knitters always welcome.  Join us at our meetings or simply knit at home.  For information or to request a prayer shawl for someone, call Linda Rousseau.

Flower Ministry: Join the Petal Pushers and help decorate for the seasons, or simply contact them to donate pulpit flowers for one Sunday of your choice. Sign-up sheet in the vestry. Call Jane Winde.

Hospitality: Help host coffee hour each Sunday on a rotating basis, or church receptions. Funerals: Noreen Johnson, Coffee Hour: Peg Aaronian

Memorial Garden: A small group of volunteers tend to our Memorial Garden on the side of the church building. If you would like your ashes interred there, please ask the church office for an application. Nancy Peterson

Community Outreach Ministries:

Seacoast Family Promise – Homeless Shelter:
We partner with Brentwood Pilgrim Church to host homeless families in Pilgrim church six times a year. Volunteers can choose to do one or more of three things: 1. Cook or prepare meals; 2. Serve and eat dinner with the guests; and 3. Stay overnight. Volunteers who serve and stay overnight are required to go through a 2-hour training session and background check. Please contact Steve Wood.

CROP Walk to end hunger every October: A town-wide event in which walkers are sponsored and money is raised for the support of local food pantries.

Thanksgiving & Christmas Baskets: church members select a local needy family (by number) and donate, all that is needed for the Thanksgiving meal, based on how many people are in the family.  At Christmas, we help the same families, again with the holiday meal basket along with gifts for the children 18 and under.  The town welfare office sent us 35 family names last year, ranging in size from one to six members. We start with the Christmas baskets right after Thanksgiving.

Fair Trade Items from SERRV and Heifer:
Visit the table on December 4th at our annual Holiday Open House, and/or on Sundays at coffee hour during Advent.

Global Outreach Ministries:

UCCZ Ukama Partnership at Pfidza Church in Zimbabwe.  Delegates journey internationally between churches, and we support Pfidza’s projects like the building of wells and schools. Shipments of donated good are sent to Africa once a year. Contact Erik Hobbie.