Giving Your Time & Talent

We welcome new and existing volunteers to be trained in any role they are interested in and we are flexible in our scheduling to accommodate your preferences! Our ministry roles are listed below and on the signup form. If you have questions about any of the roles listed below, please contact the church office, we’re happy to help you.

To signup, please print and complete the Time & Talent form and return to the church office.


Liturgy & Worship

Eucharistic Minister (EM)
Assists the celebrant by administering the chalice during Holy Communion. Open to all confirmed members who are at least 16 years old.

Worship Leader (Psalms & Prayers)
Reads the psalm and prayers of the people during a Holy Eucharist service, and can officiate Morning and Evening Prayer services. Open to all confirmed members who are at least 16 years old. (In the early service this person also reads the second lesson.)

Acolyte
Assists in worship by lighting and extinguishing candles, holding a torch for the Gospel reading, helping with the presentation of the elements, and assisting the priest or deacon in preparation of the altar for Holy Communion. This is a ministry open to children and youth as well as adults.

Lector
Reads the lessons that precede the Gospel (either the Old Testament or Epistle reading). This is among the oldest of the liturgical lay ministries. This is a ministry open to children and youth as well as adults.

Usher / Greeter
Welcome guests and members at the beginning of each service by handing out bulletins and directing people to open seats. During the offertory they present the Eucharist elements, collect the offering, and direct the congregation to communion.

Altar Guild
This group maintains the altar & sacristy of the church. Its members also assist in the preparations for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter liturgies. Altar Guild members trade off monthly roles of preparing the altar. Duties are shared among members.

Choir (Adult)
The Adult Choir sings during the 11:15 a.m. service on Sundays throughout the fall and spring as well as special liturgies. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings.

Christian Formation*

Children’s Chapel Volunteer
Lead Children’s Chapel during the beginning of either the early or late service to communicate the week’s lesson in a way that is exciting and educational to children. 

Godly Play Storyteller
The storyteller leads the Godly Play session. They teach the designated story for the day, and engage the children in a time of reflection and feast. This position is aided by the doorperson. 

Godly Play Doorperson
This person greets the children, assists them with their shoes, and helps them prepare for the session. They prepare the day's feast (snack) and assist the storyteller as needed.

Episcopal Kids Community (EKC) Volunteer
Work with kids ages 9-10 on Sundays and for special events.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) Volunteer
Work with the Grace Youth on Sundays and for special events.

* Safeguarding God’s Children, a child abuse prevention training, is administered to all staff and volunteers working with children. For more information on this training, please contact Lora Walsh or Bay GreenHill.

 

Hospitality / Coffee Hour

9:00 AM  Hospitality Host
Responsible for making coffee carafes and setting out food for the 9:00 am service. Clean-up not required. 

11:15 AM Hospitality Team Member/Leader
Work with a group of contributors to host our weekly coffee hour and some Potluck events. This includes but is not limited to sharing food, making coffee, and assist in set-up and clean-up on Sundays.


Other Opportunities

Prayer List
Regular prayer for requests from our church community. If you would like to submit a prayer request, please contact Terri Wubbena (terri@gracesiloam.org)

Food Tidings
Providing meals when members of Grace Church are in need due to surgery, illness, or other needs. A schedule of meals is created online for those interested in signing up. Notification of food tidings is sent out via our weekly Monday Miscellany or in the Sunday bulletin.

Committee Member
Grace has a selection of committees available for participation including...

  • Outreach Committee 
  • Building & Grounds Committee 
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Worship Committee
  • Hospitality Committee
  • Christian Formation Committee
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Welcome Committee

If you would like to volunteer to serve on a specific committee, please contact admin@gracesiloam.org or call our office 479-524-8782