It takes over 200 servants to make Sunday happen. Are you willing to help? Our needs are as diverse as the people who attend our services. Find out how you can get involved and serve others within our church community.
An acolyte is a child or youth in 3rd-8th grade who helps the Pastor during the worship service. An acolyte lights and extinguishes altar candles, helps with baptisms, communion, and the offering. Light is a symbol of Christ. Acolytes will bring the light of Christ into worship and carry it out into the world! Acolytes also have the opportunity to serve as the Crucifer on special Sundays throughout the year.
Parents can serve alongside their youth by carrying the Word (Bible) into the service and out into the world. Please contact Kris Gustafson at919-605-0084 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Click here to sign up to serve.
Bulletin and Newsletter Team
This team prepares bulletins for the weekend services and also prepares the newsletter for a mailing every other week. Servants help out Friday mornings in the Church Workroom. Training is offered. Please contact Lori Barmer at email@example.com to get connected to this team.
Be a part of THE ROCK Team!! There are many areas to serve within The ROCK at both 9:45 and 11:05. Please email Alicia Shelton (AShelton@firstcary.com) to discuss service opportunities.
If you are unsure of where your spiritual gifts lie, please take this STRIDE_survey and use the Spiritual Gifts Reference Guide (STRIDE_ROCK_ROLES) to find your most meaningful service opportunity. Feel free to contact Stacy Harrell at firstname.lastname@example.org to assist in analyzing your results.
Assist Pastors with serving communion elements during designated worship services. Please click here to serve communion. Training is provided and servers work in pairs.
Lay Readers participate in the worship service by reading the assigned scripture passage(s). You will receive the passage early in the week and are encourage to practice reading it aloud. Scripture and more detailed instructions will be provided to those who sign-up. Click here to sign up to be a Lay Reader.
Do you feel the call to put your Christian love and caring into action? Stephen Ministry offers the chance to make a difference in a one-on-one relationship with people who have needs. To get more information about a Stephen Minister, please contact Dr. Rev. William Green at email@example.com 467-1861.
If you or someone you know would like to receive the care of a Stephen Minister please click here. A Stephen Minister will visit with you once a week, listen to you, encourage you, and pray for you. Everything you say to your Stephen Minister is strictly confidential.
Sunday Morning Transportation Team
This service is for those adults who are unable to drive themselves to church on Sunday mornings. We utilize a bus to pick up before the 11:05 a.m. worship service and deliver home after the service. Drivers rotate each Sunday. If you are in need of this service or are interested in becoming a driver, please contact Jon Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sundays at 8:25, 9:45 or 11:05 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Ushers welcome folks to worship, assist in providing seating and collect offering. The church needs 8 ushers each Sunday (ushers serve 3 times per year on a monthly basis) for about 1 hour per week. Please contact Christine Hildebrand at email@example.com for more information.
Lead small group discussions, chaperone youth events, and mentor a teen by becoming an UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) counselor. UMYF meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All you need is a loving heart, a listening ear and a passion for youth and youth ministry. 25+ volunteers are needed for about 2 hours each week. Please contact Karen Schreiner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.