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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES



We believe that God calls everyone to meaningful ministry. Find a place where you can contribute your time and skills.

Lifegate Volunteers

Lifegate is a vital outreach ministry of love and compassion at Christ UMC. The purpose of this ministry is to minister to church members and people of the community in crisis situations (with priority in assisting the elderly and disabled). Help is often extended with food, clothing, and help with medicine and utilities. The Lifegate prayer team offers spiritual guidance, prayer, and Bibles to those who request them. If you would like to volunteer with this ministry, please contact Lifegate on Monday or Wednesday, between 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at 251.342.0462, ext. 268.

Volunteer Bus Drivers

Volunteer drivers are needed to drive the bus. Pick up occurs before 10:40 a.m. Sunday services and drop off right after services ends. Volunteers would drive once every 4- 6 weeks. The bus stops at University Oaks, Ahepa at University & Cottage Hill along with Somerby. If you can volunteer, contact Kim Pratt at 251.706.3331.

Media Ministry

The Media Ministry is seeking volunteers to help during all services and special events. No experience necessary. Please email Hannah Wilson.

Sanctuary Ushers

Answer God's call to serve as an usher and meet God's people attending His church. Contact Ralph Gudeman at 251.342.0462, ext. 221 if interested.

Communion Servers

Communion servers are needed to serve just once a month in the Sanctuary. For more information, email Randy Eckhoff.

Grounds Ministry Volunteer

The Grounds Committee needs people who would like to make the Christ UMC grounds look as good as yours. We need people who would like to volunteer on a weekly  basis, or people who would like to volunteer on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. If you’re interested or would like more information, pleas contact Pierce Staples at 251.599.2071.

Recreation Desk Volunteer

Recreation desk volunteers are needed on Thursday & Friday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Volunteer duties include greeting our visitors, answering the phones, helping visitors with information about our ministry, CSports registrations, trophy & uniform orders, coaches meetings, organizing files, etc. For more information Please contact Marcia Horn at 251.706.3326. 

HOPEFUL - Helping Open People's Eyes For the UnLoved

HOPEFUL is an ongoing lay ministry whose purpose is to reach out to those in need. A HOPEFUL bag contains a collection of travel size toiletry items, bottled water, and individually packaged food items as well as a note of hope and encouragement. The idea is to keep a HOPEFUL bag in your car and when you encounter someone along your way who could use some hope and encouragement, give them the HOPEFUL bag. The mission of HOPEFUL is to get us all thinking about simple ways we can show love to others who are in need. HOPEFUL bags are available for pick up the first and third Sunday of each month. Look for our HOPEFUL fence display near the Recreation Center entrance. Also a collection box for your donated items will be next to the HOPEFUL fence. Volunteers and donated items for HOPEFUL bags are always welcome. For more info please contact Barbara Taylor at 251.509.3284 or Jennie Wetmore at 251.533.8002. You can pick up a detailed list and a HOPEFUL bag on the first Sunday of the month in the Christ Center.
Most Needed Items: toothpaste, deodorant, socks, sunscreen, bug spray and hand sanitizer/wipes
Needed Items: cracker packs/cereal bars, vienna sausage/tuna-foil packs, bottled water/juice, plastic spoons, toothbrushes, razors, combs and chapstick

Attendance Book/Membership Volunteer

After the 10:40 a.m. worship services, we need help to tear out the attendance sheets. It only takes about 15-20 minutes (the more help we have, the faster it goes!). Sanctuary volunteers meet at the ushers table and NewSong volunteers meet in front of the stage. If you are interested, contact Dawn Bratcher at 251.706.3328, or simply show up to help.

Scribes

Enjoy the art of penmanship? Help us make our 1st time visitor feel welcomed. One Tuesday per month, 9:00 a.m. Notepaper and a script is provided. All we need is your handwriting skills. Contact Kerry Cohen to volunteer.

Choir or Ensemble

We have lots of opportunities in our Music Ministry for you to get involved. Click here to visit the Music Ministry webpage to see a list of ensembles, or contact Ralph Gudeman for more information.

Celebrate Recovery Volunteer

Volunteers are needed once per month for Celebrate Recovery which meets on Thursdays @ 7:00p.m. If you are interested, please contact Donna Alexander at 251.342.0462, ext. 225.

Hospitality Ministry Volunteers

Guides, Greeters, Phone & Information Desk volunteers and Cart Drivers. Various times available on Sunday mornings. Contact Kerry Cohen at 251.342.0462 ext 280.

NewSong Band

If you play an instrument or sing and would like to play with us, we'd be happy to have you! Wednesday night 6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. and Sunday morning 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Once a month or more. Email Courtney Foote if you're interested or would like more information.

NewSong Stage Design

The stage design in NewSong changes fairly often and help with design development and implementation of construction for these sets is always needed. Time commitment varies.Email Courtney Foote if you're interested or would like more information.