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SERVANT OPPORTUNITIES Cave Spring UMC Servant Catalogue 2019


Office/Phone Volunteers Answer phones and greet visitors during staff meetings, assist with office projects and mailings. Commitment: 3-4 times a year or as needed Pew Volunteers Restock pews and pew pads. Commitment: 3-4 times a year Communications Volunteer Assist with advertisting on social media or in print media. Commitment: as needed Sunday School Superintendent Collect Sunday School and small group offerings and report attendance. Commitment: 1 hour a week


Card Ministry Sending cards to remind people of the church’s care for them. Commitment: 1 hour per month Homebuddies Be an assigned buddy to a homebound person, by visiting at least once a month; brief training provided. Commitment: 1 hour per month Prayer Shawl Ministry Knit/crochet prayer shawls for new babies or those undergoing a crisis; you do not have to know how to knit/crochet— we will teach you! Commitment: 1.5 hours on the first Tuesday of each month

Care Drivers Provide rides to homebound and/or elderly to church or appointments Commitment: as needed Respite Ministry Respite care for caregivers to provide “down time” in the midst of demands placed on them by providing care to their loved ones. Commitment: as needed Prayer Warriors Participate in a confidential “prayer chain” group to intentionally offer intercessory prayers as needs arise. Commitment: as needed, ongoing Care & Connect Meals Provide meals for those coming home from a hospital or care facility. Commitment: as needed Care & Connect Funerals Provide meals or a fellowship time after funerals, including set-up or clean-up. Commitment: as needed, approximately 2 hours per event


Fellowship Meals Fellowship/Potluck meals are a regular part of our ministry at CSUMC, providing camaraderie and encouragement for our members. Ways to be involved: • Planning and coordinating team • Set-Up and Clean-Up • Kitchen Help

Nursery Helpers Work in the Nursery when regular staff are unavailable or to supplement staff. Commitment: as needed Visitation Team Connect with visitors after Sunday morning services which is, at most, a knock on a door with a quick welcome and thanks for worshipping with us that day. Also we hope that you will provide the church with any feedback that you get. Commitment: teams serve once a month Trunk-or-Treat & Chili Cook-Off An annual event in the Fall; fun, food, & fellowship for the entire family; includes chili & trunk contests. Ways to be involved: • Planning Team • Dinner Help • Set-Up and Clean-Up • Game Coordinator • Parking • Trunk Judge • Chili Judge Family Christmas Event An annual event in December. This event varies each year. This year we will participate in the community Christmas Parade by making a float and walking/riding in the parade.

Ways to be involved: • Planning • Decorating the float • Participating on December 1st

Christmas Pageant An annual Wellspring Christmas service presented by the children. We rehears and prepare Wednesday evenings starting in late September.

Ways to be involved: • Costume prep • Program design • Drama coach • Music support • Filming and photography

Bunny Brunch An annual event at Easter, designed to provide fun for the children and fellowship for their families.

Ways to be involved: • Planning team • Breakfast help • Set-Up & Clean-Up • Game & Craft coordinator • Egg hider • Bunny

Marketing Team Works with director and communication assistant to brain storm marketing strategies, branding ideas, and development for all ministries Connections Ministry Team Member Work with team and staff to plan ministry Commitment: meets 4-6 times per year


Sunday School Coordinator Work with Director of Equipping and Connection Ministries to coordinate studies and courses within Adult Sunday School that will promote spiritual growth; distribute Sunday School curriculum to class leaders Commitment: 1 hour per week for a year

Sunday School Facilitator Prepare and lead Sunday School lessons for one adult class. Commitment: weekly, 1-2 hour per week Spiritual Formation Ministry Team Work with team and staff to plan Adult Spiritual Formation Ministry. Commitment: 4 meetings per year

Small Groups Ministry

Meetings at various locations that offer spiritual growth in a small group setting. Small Group Coordinator Work with Director of Equipping and Connection Ministries to design and schedule Small Group Studies that offer spiritual growth; find and equip Small Group Leaders and Hosts; help to manage sign-ups. Commitment: 1-3 hours a week or monthly Small Group Hosts Open his/her home to a group of approximately 12 people for a weekly or monthly Small Group gathering. Commitment: 1-2 hours weekly or monthly Small Group Leaders Facilitate a Small Group. Commitment: 1-2 weekly or monthly


Backpack Ministry Provides food to local needy children who would otherwise go without on the weekends. Program runs from September to June with some limited summer opportunities.

Ways to be involved: • Buyer: Purchase food monthly from local sources for the Backpack Program • Sorter: set up weekly food for assembly Commitment: 2 hours per week • Packer: work with a team to pack food in bags Commitment: 2 hours per week on Thursday mornings • Transport: Pick up food bags from church and take to the school Commitment: 2 hours per week • Double Baggers: Helpers are given a stack of new Kroger plastic bags to double bag at home. Commitment: 1 hour per month

SAW (Servants at Work ) Crew Help with projects for congregation members such as minor home repairs. Work with Renovation Alliance to construct access ramps or other projects in the Greater Roanoke Valley. Help is on a “as needed” basis during the day. Commitment: 2-3 hours per event

Adult Mission Trip: Disaster Response

Ways to be involved: • UMVIM: Rebuilding after a disaster. Trips are 1 - 2 times a year or “as needed” for up to a 1-week duration. • Appalachian Service Project (ASP): A one week trip during June or July in order to make houses warmer, safer, and drier in the Appalachian region. • Youth Participants: No skill level needed. Willingness to work with a team to make home repairs. • Adult participants: Supervise and assistant Youth Participants

Back on the Path Program designed to assist unemployed adults in finding work. Meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Ways to be involved:

• Set-up/Clean-up: Assisting with set-up and clean-up from weekly meetings. • Informational Interviewer: Needed throughout the year. Scheduling varies on a “as needed” basis for 15-20 minute periods.

• Help Team Member: Working with a participant as a resource, warm welcome, and friends on their journey. Commitment: 2 hours per week • Communications: Social and print media and also updating bulletin boards. Work on a “as needed” basis.

Rise Against Hunger Volunteer Help during once a year event. Work to set-up and clean-up space while also sorting food for packaging and transport. 3-4 hours shifts during event. Ways to be involved:

• Set-Up: Manage set-up for stations and equipment • Mover: Move boxes to truck for transportation. (Healthy Back required) • Clean-Up: Manage take down and clean-up of stations

COP Volunteers Adults and youth volunteers welcome. Various roles including tutoring, collecting Angel Tree gifts, and camp counselor during Summer and Winter. Ways to be involved:

• k-3 Homework Helper: Help children with homework at COP at Trinity UMC. 2/hours a month. • Story time Reader: Read to children at COP • Angel Tree Support: set up Angel tree with angels and help with take down during Christmas season • Meals: Help to provide meals for dinner during the school year. Once a year.

Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteers Assisting with blood drives. Blood drives happen 6 times a year. Ways to be involved:

• Registration: Check donors in and hand out screening material. • Canteen Workers: Care for donors by serving snacks and drinks. • Cookie Elf: Bake cookies for donors to eat after donation. • Donor Aide: Provide drinks to donors during actual donation of blood and assist them to the canteen after donation.

Operation Christmas Child Assist with annual project. Ways to be involved:

• Box Managers: Arrange ordering, pick-up, and return of boxes. • Collection Center: Staff collection center at CSUMC for drop-off of boxes from other churches. 2 hour shifts.

Mission Prayer Partners Be in prayer for certain mission events, trips, and team members. Various tasks throughout the year.

NEXT GENERATION Children’s Ministry

Sunday School Ministry An hourly meeting (each Sunday at 9:45 AM) for Bible study, often organized by age group. Sunday School Teacher Prepare Sunday School lessons, present them to the children, take attendance, contact absent children. Commitment: 2 hours per week, plus prep time Substitute Sunday School Teacher Fulfill the duties of Sunday School Teacher in his/her absence. Commitment: as needed Sunday School Coordinator Work with the Director of Next Generation Ministry to choose curriculum, determine materials and needs, recruit teachers, and plan volunteer appreciation for children’s Sunday School. Commitment: 1 hour per week

Sunday School Support Change worship tables to appropriate colors, maintain supplies and supply closet. Commitment: 1 hour per month during August—May Cave Kids Weekly worship program during Wellspring service (9 AM) for kids 3 years-5th grade. Cave Kids Weekly Leader/Assistant Shepard children from Wesley Hall to Cave Kids Club room (room 19) and lead a short lesson.

Commitment: 1 hour per week plus prep time within a monthly rotation

Cave Tykes (Children’s Church) A weekly children’s worship program during Traditional Service (11 AM) for kids 3 years-1st grade. Cave Tykes Weekly Leader/Assistant Shepherd children from Sanctuary to Cave Tykes room (room 1) worship to the Children’s Church room and lead a short lesson. Commitment: 1 hour per week plus prep time

within a monthly rotation

Wednesday Night Cave Kids Club A children’s program on Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM Wednesday Night Cave Kids Club Leader Work with Next Generation Ministry to plan and coordinate Cave Kids Club for Wednesday evenings during the school year, assign volunteers, and utilize youth leaders to provide an opportunity for spiritual growth Commitment: 2 hours per week during the school year Wednesday Night Cave Kids Club Assistant Lead stations or assist with groups during Cave Kids Club.

Commitment: 2 hours per week during the school year

Vacation Bible School A themed week during Summer for children’s ministry and outreach. VBS Director Work with Director of Next Generation Ministry, coordinates VBS program, volunteers, and budget. Commitment: annual planning, prep, and week of VBS VBS Decorations Work with VBS Director, and possibly partner churches, to coordinate VBS decorations. Commitment: 1-2 hours per week beginning 3-4 months

before VBS

VBS Registration Manage online VBS registration, create paper registration forms, work with VBS Director to create crews and groups, make name tags, help with child check-in and attendance during VBS week. Commitment: 1-2 hours per week beginning 1 month before

VBS, can be done from home

VBS Crew Leader Lead a small group of children through VBS stations, guiding them and helping them understand and enjoy the experience. Commitment: 3.5 hours per day during VBS week VBS Crew Assistant Help Crew Leaders. Commitment: 3.5 hours per day during VBS week VBS Station Leaders Lead one of the following stations during VBS week:

Opening, Bible Story, Songs/Music, Games, Snacks, KidVid, or Closing. Commitment: 3.5 hours per day during VBS week VBS Set-Up Crew Set up VBS throughout the church. Commitment: the week and day before VBS, 4-6 hours max VBS Clean-Up Crew Clean up VBS throughout the church. Commitment: 2 hours max at the conclusion of VBS Helping Hands Children’s Mission Trip A local mission trip designed for children. Our children would join other children from across the district on a two day mission encounter. Helping Hands Adult Volunteers Chaperone the children’s two day mission experience. Children’s Ministry Team Work with team and staff to plan Children’s Ministry. Commitment: 4-6 meetings per year


Rescue Mission Serve at the Rescue Mission (usually food service) on the first Monday of each month. Youth Servant Must be 14 years or older & wear closed toed shoes; serve our neighbors in the Roanoke Valley. Commitment: 4-8 PM the first Monday of each month Adult Servant Be a helper at the Rescue Mission; some adults may be asked to drive. Commitment: 4-8 PM the first Monday of each month

Bibles & Bagels Buddies Help drive Youth to school after spending an hour talking about God, praying together, and having breakfast at Panera on Thursday mornings; be a participant leader; no prep work regularly required. Commitment: 1.5 hours per week during the school year,

Thursdays at 7 AM

Wednesdays We Serve Crew Guide or Station Leader Youth serve as crew guides or station leaders on Wednesday nights in our Children’s Ministry. Commitment: 2 hours each Wednesday during the school year ASP Team For rising freshmen and older; serve others, making houses warmer, safer, and drier. Commitment: 1 week in Summer

Adult chaperons needed

Costa Rica For rising freshmen and older; serve others, and work with the Rice & beans Ministry in Costa Rica. Commitment: 1 week in summer

Adult chaperons needed

Lake Junaluska Trip A one-week trip for middle schoolers; learn more about God and serve others at Lake Junaluska. Ways to be involved: • Youth Participant—learn more about God and serve others; middle schoolers only Commitment: 1 week in Summer • Adult Chaperon—2-3 males and females; spend time at Lake Junaluska worshiping, growing, and serving with our middle schoolers Commitment: 1 week in Summer

Sunday Night Fellowship A Sunday evening Youth program involving dinner, games, and devotions. Cooks (Adult) Make a yummy meal for Youth to share on Sunday nights; families, small groups, Sunday School classes can serve in this capacity. Commitment: 2.5 hours per week, in rotation,

during school year

Sunday Night Friends (Adult) Spend Sunday nights with our Youth; choose middle school or high school teams; eat dinner with them, share your lives with them, and walk with them in faith. Commitment: 3-4 hours per week on Sunday evenings

during school year

Resurrection Chaperons 1 adult male and 1 adult female needed to spend MLK weekend with the Youth, worshiping and having fun at Resurrection in Pigeon Forge, TN (annual trip on MLK weekend). VT Wesley Weekend District Retreat Chaperons 1 adult male and 1 adult female needed to join our high schoolers on a retreat led by the young people at the Wesley Foundation; come worship, play, and enjoy a weekend in the NRV (annual trip in February). Journey Retreat Chaperons At least 1 adult male and 1 adult female needed at Rockbridge Camp for a weekend of middle school faith building and fun; come enjoy the beautiful outside area and praise time, and grow together (annual trip in March).

Confirmation Mentors Serve as a mentor to a confirmand (weekly during Winter/ Spring) (both older youth and adults needed). Youth Ministry Team Work with team and staff to plan Youth Ministry. Commitment: 4-6 meetings per year


Secret Pals Connect with our post high school young adults 4 times per year by card, note and/or care package.


Garden Angels Help maintain church landscaping and courtyards by weeding, trimming bushes, planting flowers, mulching. Commitment: 2 hours per month during April—October Garden Guardians Help with church yard clean-up. Commitment: Fall & Spring Painters Touch-up painting inside the church. Commitment: as needed Helpful Hands Workers Assist the Trustees with on-call handyman projects around the church. Commitment: as needed Winter Warriors Snow removal and ice melt dispensers. Commitment: as needed

Electricians Repair minor electrical problems. Commitment: as needed Plumbers Handle minor plumbing problems. Commitment: as needed Geek Squad Handle minor technology problems. Commitment: as needed Carpenters Handle basic carpentry repairs; help with larger building projects. Commitment: as needed General Arms & Legs Helpers for miscellaneous projects or events Commitment: as needed

WORSHIP Weekly Worship Fill various positions that facilitate weekly worship services. Greeters Greet worshipers at the 8:45, 9:00, or 11:00 AM services. Commitment: once a month on a weekly rotation Ushers Show worshipers to seats, pass out bulletins, assist visitors, collect offering, etc., during 8:45, 9:00, or 11:00 AM services. Commitment: once a month on a weekly rotation

Wellspring Worship Band Leaders Provide leadership to a rotating team of contemporary worship musicians. Commitment: worship and practice weekly Instrumentalists In choirs, worship bands, special music, etc.; any and all instruments welcome. Commitment: as needed Singers In choirs, worship bands, special music, etc.; no previous experience required. Commitment: weekly rehearsal and worship Ringers In bell choirs, youth—adult. Commitment: weekly rehearsal and periodic worship Scripture Reader Read Scripture in 8:45, 9:00, or 11:00 AM services. Commitment: as needed, on a rotating basis Communion Steward Help serve communion at 8:45, 9:00, or 11:00 AM services. Commitment: once a month on a rotation Homebound Communion Steward Serve communion to our homebound members in their homes. Commitment: once a month Visual Arts Ministering through visual cues and experiences during worship services. Altar Arrange flowers or visuals in sanctuary or Wesley Hall. Commitment: rotation and special occasions

Banners Design and create banners; “heavy lifters� are needed to assist with hanging banners. Commitment: seasonal and special occasions Wellspring Tech Team Run projection, sound, camera, lights, etc. Commitment: as needed, on a weekly rotation Drama Help with drama, acting, lights, scenery, etc. Commitment: as needed Liturgical Dance Choreographer and dancers. Commitment: as needed Worship Arts Planning Team Plan creative experiences for worship. Commitment: as needed Special Events Assist with seasonal, funeral, or other special services. Greeter, Funeral or Special Services Greet attendees and pass out bulletins. Commitment: as needed Seasonal Decoration Decorate sanctuary for Advent and Lent. Commitment: twice a year Advent Wreath Lighter Individuals or families to light candle on wreath and read liturgy for 8:45, 9:00, or 11:00 AM services. Commitment: once per year

Photography & Visuals Photograph, paint, gather materials, etc. Commitment: as needed Concert Series Support Help with concerts, advertising, promotions, ushering, and as stage hands. Commitment: 7 times a year, September—June, 3 hours

per concert

Love Feast Annual Love Feast service during Advent. Coordinator Coordinate traditional Love Feast. Commitment: once per year Servers Serve hot chocolate and buns. Commitment: once per year Bun Bakers & Transport Bake traditional buns or pick up buns from bakery in North Carolina. Commitment: once a year Set-Up & Clean-Up Set up for and/or clean up after Love Feast. Commitment: once a year Chocolate Makers Make hot chocolate. Commitment: once a year Parking Lot Attendants Provide parking assistance for Love Feast attendees. Commitment: once a year

Easter Sunrise Service Set-Up/Take-Down Set up for and/or put things away after Easter Sunrise Service. Commitment: once a year Worship Ministry Team Coordinates worship ministry for CSUMC. Commitment: meets periodically, 3-4 times a year

Small Groups & Sunday School Classes

SMALL GROUPS Please make sure to keep up with all church publications, as small group offerings change periodically. Agape In Action (formally called Hughes Small Group) Meets about once a month, multi-age and service and relationship focused Avery Home Small Group Small group of folks committed to coming together in a covenant relationship to study and pray together. BYOB: Men’s Prayer Breakfast Group of men that meet Thursday mornings at 6:30 at the church. (NEW) Click, Sip, & Chat An online group that connects through video chat. Look for times and dates in bulletins and eNews. EMT 511 Small Group for Women Group of ladies that find time in their week to come together as they can to do life together. If you are interested in joining, email Jill-Marie for more details! They would LOVE to have you join!! Hobbins Small Group Group of young adults, with and without children, that come together to study various types studies. Excited to welcome you! JOY (Just Older Youth) Group of folks that enjoy taking day trips together to local shows, plays, and concerts.

Men’s Lunch Group Group of men that meet for lunch once a week on Tuesdays at various places and also connect online through email devotions. Pastor’s Bible Study Wednesday Morning Pastor led on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM, typically follows lectionary. Pastor’s Bible Study Wednesday Evening Pastor led on Wednesday Evenings at 5:30 PM, typically follows the current sermon series. United Methodist Women Fellowship Opportunities • Afternoon fellowship • Ladies Night Out • Night Fellowship Women’s Connection Group Group for ALL women to connect and grow as a community. Typically gathers for monthly social and service opportunities.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES Sunday School starts at 9:45. Adult Bible Study Conference Room Adult Bible Study is made up of a group of people that love their time together. They delve deeply every week into the Bible and this fall will focus on lessons based on the Book of Genesis. This class is led by Barry Dillion.

Friendship Class Reception Hall The Friendship Class began over 30 years ago and is still a large, strong, and vibrant group. This class is led by a variety of teachers and enjoys studies and topics that are wide ranging and engaging. Living the Faith Fellowship Hall Living the Faith is a mid-size to large gathering that enjoys studies that have a DVD or multimedia component. Studies change every 6-8 weeks and are led by a small group that shares teaching responsibilities. Foundations Room 10 The Foundations Class is a fun group of folks- mostly parents of school age children that do not shy sway from very interesting lessons such as “The Gospel According to the Simpsons,” and “Andy Griffith Show Bible Study.” This group is facilitated by a member of the class but is more discussion based. Young Adults Room 3 Most members of this small group oriented class are in their 30s. The class does rotating Bible studies focused on various subjects. Lessons are focused on class discussion that is enhanced by scripture and sometimes visual elements. Walking in the Spirit Room 7 WITS is a small group of adults that loves each other and includes a service element. This group also loves to use multimedia lessons and studies with a discussion style presentation.

Wrestling With Our Faith Room 24 Wrestling With Our Faith is a small group of adults that has been using our subscription to RightNow media for their studies. Facilitated by a leader this is discussion and conversation bases.

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CSUMC Volunteer Catalogue 2018-2019  

This catalogue holds all the information about all volunteer opportunities and ways to be involved at CSUMC. Whether you enjoy cooking, help...

CSUMC Volunteer Catalogue 2018-2019  

This catalogue holds all the information about all volunteer opportunities and ways to be involved at CSUMC. Whether you enjoy cooking, help...