June – Appalachian Outreach Meals for Missionaries: For one week during June, First Church volunteers will prepare breakfasts and suppers for missionary field teams working under the ministries of Appalachian Outreach. Individuals and groups are needed for meal preparation, serving, and cleanup, Monday through Friday of that week. This is a wonderful mission outreach opportunity and a chance to participate in serving those who serve. A sign up sheet will be posted in the church kitchen beginning in May of each year. For more information, call or email Linda Schumann at LindaWestSchumann@gmail.com
Good Stuff Tutors: If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life, this opportunity is for you. Requires 2 hours each Thursday afternoon during the school year. You will help individual K-2 graders with study assignments, such as reading, arithmetic, and spelling. The most important part of the “job” is to encourage the kids, letting them know that you care. We are seeking high school students, college students, and adults for this important work. For more information, contact Becky Ault at GoodStuffTutoring@gmail.com
Needlework: If you love to knit, crochet, sew, or quilt, join with others in the Prayer Shawl ministry and/or Quilts of Valor effort. The prayer shawl ministry makes and blesses knitted, crocheted, or sewn lap shawls or shoulder shawls to give to those who suffer and let them know of God’s love and the prayers that lift them up. They meet together once monthly to work on their projects; and some contribute to the ministry from their own homes. Quilts of Valor also meets monthly and contributes to the national effort to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. It is not necessary to know how to quilt; basic sewing is all that is needed and the more experienced seamstresses are always happy to help a beginner.
Worship: Each meaningful worship service is supported by many willing individuals serving in various roles, such as ushers, acolytes, music, greeters, A/V technicians, to name a few. The worship team at First Church welcomes all persons with the heart to serve.