OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE
VOLUNTEERING AT IMMANUEL
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:6-
Members of Immanuel have many opportunities to use their talents and experience to serve others in the community. Contact HERE if you would like to volunteer.
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I love to sing.
Immanuel's adult choir, Joyful Voices, sings for many of the Sunday morning services between September and May and also for special services during Advent and Lent. Occasionally, additional singers may join the choir on special occasions. Choir practice is on Wednesday nights.
I can play a musical instrument.
Joyful Voices occasionally has additional musical instruments (e.g. violin, french horn, clarinet) during the Sunday morning service. Sometimes, instruments provide special music during the service when the choir isn't singing.
I can help with Divine Service.
The women of the Altar Guild maintain the paraments in the Chancel and prepare the elements for Holy Communion. Laymen participate in the Divine Service by being an acolyte, a Communion assistant, a lay reader, an A/v operator, an usher, or an elder.
I like to quilt and sew.
A group of quilters meet every week at Immanuel; the quilts are given away to those in need locally or shipped overseas. From time to time, gowns, curtains, and banners need to be repaired.
I can help with secretarial tasks.
The secretary in the office often uses volunteers to help assemble bulletins, maintain the library, and adjust material in the pew racks.
I'm a good planner/organizer.
Chairmen are needed to organize meetings of the various boards and committees at Immanuel which usually meet monthly. When a funeral or other event occurs, callers may be needed to organize a reception meal.
I have an eye for design.
Graphic design skills are needed to produce the Divine Service slide presentation, the weekly bulletin, and the monthly newsletter, and for maintaining Immanuel's website and Facebook page.
I like to cook and bake and/or serve food.
Food is cooked and served at special dinners which are often held at Immanuel and at other locations in the community sponsored by members. Snacks are prepared and served at coffee fellowships after each Sunday morning service. Occasionally, meals are serve at funerals and at other events.
I love teaching.
Volunteer teachers are neede for Sunday and midweek classes as well as for Vacation Bible School in the spring. Paid teaching and assistant positions are availble for Joyful Journeys daycare and pre-K.
I like to work with young people.
Mentors and teachers are needed for midweek gatherings as well as for Spenser's Underground, an associated community youth organization.
I like meeting new people.
Greeters are assigned to welcome visitors and other worshipers as they enter for each worship service and all members are encouraged to especially associate with visitors after the service. Laymen may accompany a Pastor on a call to visitors and new members.
I want to visit the sick and shutins.
Lamlighters is a monthly program at a local assisted-living facility. Immanuel sponsors two months of the meals-on-wheels program.
I like gardening and landscaping.
In order to reduce costs, volunteers help keep the grounds around the Immanuel campus in shape. ... tasks such as lawn mowing, gardening, trimming, and sidewalk shoveling.
I'm a good handyman.
From time to time, the Trustees have projects to aid in the upkeep of Immanuel's facilities such as painting, carpentry, and repairs.
I want to support our troops and vets.
The Barnabas committee has various projects throughout the year to support active military of our members' families, and to recognize the service of our veterans.
I want to help with disaster recovery.
LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) in association with other LCMS congregations in the area, maintains a trailer filled with special equipment to be used at a nearby disastor event, such as a tornado.
I'd like to go on a mission trip.
Immanuel has been eager to support members making personal mission trips in this country and around the world... supporting with prayer, publicity, and financially.
I'm able to support God's work financially.
All wosrhipers are encouraged to support God's work as they are able. Offerings are accepted during each service. Members optionally make contributions via automatic withdrawal or other direct transfers by making arrangements with the church office..