Using our gifts to care for others is central to our faith at FPC Dallas. As we follow Jesus, we are looking for ways to bring light and love into the world by meeting the needs of our church family, and our neighbors downtown. Whether here on our church campus, or nearby at The Stewpot, our church offers a unique opportunity to meet Christ by serving others. You can play a crucial part in transforming lives by serving alongside us.
Care Kitchen is dedicated to providing meals to church members experiencing major life events such as a new baby, a medical procedure, or the loss of a family member. This is an important way we care for one another, and we always welcome new volunteers! When you sign up to be a Care Kitchen volunteer, you’ll be added to the email distribution list to be notified when a Care Kitchen request comes in. You can then sign up for individual meal slots based on your availability, and you’ll deliver the meal to the recipient’s house on your chosen day.
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The Caring Link is the essential link between our congregation and members who are not able to travel to the church for worship and classes. Volunteers who sign-up to be part of the Caring Link will make phone calls and send cards/notes to members who are homebound. Visiting members in their homes has been an important part of this ministry and will return when it is safe for all. You are needed to help us extend our caring arms to those who are not able to be present on the church campus at this time. Your compassion and time are the most needed gifts for this ministry.
The Sacrament of Communion is an important part of our Sunday morning worship services on the first Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the elements in advance, which currently means pouring grape juice into small cups with a lid, cubing the bread, and putting a piece of bread and cup into small baggies. This is often done on a Friday or Saturday before the first Sunday of the month.
It is a sacred moment to offer the broken bread of life and the cup of salvation to others. If you are a member of the church, then you are eligible to serve communion during worship. We are seeking volunteers who can sign-up online before each communion Sunday. Let us know if you’re interested in serving, and we will add you to our email group for monthly sign-ups!
Greeters are individuals who are available before and after worship services, including memorial services, to welcome and provide hospitality to all. Greeters answer questions, guide people in the right direction, and emanate love. Greeters provide a memorable and meaningful first impression of FPC Dallas. All ages are welcome, the only requirement is a smile.
The mission of Handy Hands is to use our hands and talents to help our church family with minor home maintenance and repair tasks. By helping members accomplish projects people feel cared for and part of a community. Some of the projects have involved mending fences, moving furniture, plumbing repairs, and replacing smoke detectors. Each team determines if the job can be performed without using a licensed professional. No special skills are needed, but a background check is required.
Music-making invites neighbors into a corporate and immediate act of creation. Communal music-making, then, is exactly that: making, creating, and re-creating in community with one another. Ways to participate in music-making at FPC Dallas include joining one of our many music ensembles: adult, children, and youth choirs, handbell ensembles, or other instrumental groups.
For those in need of solace the Stitch and Pray group creates prayer shawls to wrap, enfold, and comfort individuals. Each shawl has been woven with a prayer that peace and comfort might be known for those who are recipients. Volunteers for Stitch and Pray create a prayer shawl, blanket, or other similar item using a woven.
Ushers provide a warm welcome to worship and help people prepare for worship by providing bulletins, children’s worship bags, hearing devices, large print hymnals, and guidance or directions, as needed. Ushers also help us by counting the number of people in attendance and taking up the offering. We desire to have usher teams that highlight the diversity of our membership, and people of all ages who want to be part of our welcoming efforts are encouraged to consider joining an usher team. Each team has a Lead Usher and serves for one month three times each year.
The Stewpot is part of the family of ministries at FPC Dallas, and it is dedicated to serving our neighbors in need throughout our city. Your help is needed and plays a vital role in transforming lives. See volunteer opportunties for yourself, your family, your co-workers, or your church groups at volunteer.thestewpot.org.
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Liturgists are worship leaders who help lead those gathered in the acts of worship; this may include the Prayer of Confession, The Peace, Affirmation of Faith, or other scripture or prayers as selected by the worship staff. Lay people serving as liturgists help remind us that worship is an act of all the people of God, not reserved just for pastors or other church professionals. Children, youth, and adults of all ages are welcome to serve. Liturgists learn through one-on-one preparation how to assist the pastors in leading worship.
Does manning a camera, mixing audio and video, running slides, and operating a live stream sound like a fun time to you? Whether or not you have experience in any of these areas, your help is needed in these crucial behind-the-scenes roles that make worship happen for hundreds of people in homes every Sunday. We can't wait to have you in our production booth.