Volunteer

Volunteer to help us during our worship services at The Community Church. There are several ways you can help. Please use the sign-up Genius links to let us know you will be available to help. While volunteering please do not hesitate to ask questions or provide feedback if you believe it will help us in our process. You are loved and appreciated! Here are the responsibilities for the different volunteer roles:

Hospitality: Our hospitality team begins early to ensure that guests to worship have the items they need in place for a meaningful worship experience. It is recommended that the hospitality team members arrive one hour before to prepare the space. The hospitality team will first begin brewing coffee, set out coffee supplies, water with aluminum cups, donuts, guest book, visitor gifts, pens, and name tag board.

Greeter: It is recommended that our greeters arrive at least 30 minutes prior to worship to ensure those arriving early receive a warm welcome greeting, “So good to see you”, “Welcome to The Community Church”, “We are so happy you’re here”. We try not to use “How are you?” as a greeting unless we are aware of a specific situation that warrants the ask. We all know the usual response to that greeting. Please wear a warm and welcoming smile. We ask that greeters try not to engage in lengthy conversations to ensure all our visitors and returning friends get a warm welcome. We also ask that greeters make their way to the exit prior to the end of service to ensure people participating in worship are also sent home with a warm smile and send off. While greeting, if anyone has specific questions for the pastor, please note their name and question and pass that note on to the ushers.

Usher: Our ushers help those in worship to find the most comfortable seating option and also keep an eye out for people who arrive late to ensure they have an escort to help them comfortably find a seat. It is good for our ushers to arrive 30 minutes early to ensure smooth flow for those being seated. During the distribution of communion, ushers direct each section towards the closest communion station. Ushers also take note of anyone who is not able to come forward so that following the distribution the pastor can bring communion to them. Ushers also help prepare the pastor for closing prayers by collecting prayers from those in attendance and from our prayer box. Following communion, one usher will bring prayer cards or a single card with prayers collected and clearly written for closing prayers at the end of service.

Communion Assistant: Join the pastor at the altar following the Lord’s Prayer to help with the distribution of the elements. The communion assistant will help in distribution of the wine/grape juice. You will also join the pastor to serve anyone in the congregation who is not able to come to the front of the worship area. Following communion distribution please serve the pastor offer the bread and wine to close communion distribution. Serving words: Bread “body of Christ given for you”, Wine/Juice “blood of Christ shed for you” Please check in with the pastor before worship begins. Starting in February 2023 we will implement two communion stations during worship, one for each seating section.

Reader: Readers are asked to share one or two assigned readings. If you volunteer to read, you will be given the reading in advance to help you prepare. Readers are invited forward following the Growing Gratitude segment of our worship service. When reading, please speak into the microphone so the community can hear you. If you have any questions about the assigned readings, please let the pastor know in advance.

Set-Up: During this season of our church, set-up and pack-up are a very important part of our process. We ask our set-up volunteers to arrive at the site of worship at 8:30am as worship begins at 10:00am. Set-up volunteers will help carry items from the trailer into the worship area. Chairs should be set-up as a part of our rental agreement with the HOA, but there is a possibility that volunteer will be setting up chairs. We will have a diagram/photo of the worship space layout for a reference. Set-up volunteers will also be responsible for placing the black-out shades on the 3 windows in the cafeteria space. Set-up volunteers will help to set speakers, run power and audio chords, and move tables as needed.

Pack-Up: It is our goal to leave the rental space even better than it was when we arrived. We should not have to worry about moving chairs back into the storage area, but we will need to be prepared if it is required. It is important that we place items back in their respective totes. Power and a/v chords are separated, and worship supplies will also have their own dedicated totes. All carts should be empty so they can be loaded on the trailer. All items can be carried out to the sidewalk near the trailer so they can be loaded in the way that helps us transport things safely. Pack-up volunteers will be asked to remain up to one hour following services.

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