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Immediate Opportunities to Serve

Make Worship Great for Guests!

We strive to welcome all with warm hearts and open minds, but that takes the work of great volunteers like you! Serve as a parker, greeter, communion server or usher to make God’s love real to members and guests each Sunday.

Contact: Gwen Lindsey

Greet our Guests at Connection Point Sundays

Serve for one hour, once a month Sunday mornings. Provide a warm welcome to members and guests who are new to Hyde Park or want information about the church

Contact: John Barolo

Serve by Entering Data from Connection Cards

Play a vital role in getting people connected into the life of this church as a Data Entry Team member! This team works to enter information from connection cards into our computer database each week.

Contact: Debbie Casanzio

Deliver Dinner to Merge Youth Ministries

In just one hour, you can impact the lives of the students in our Merge Youth Ministries program! Volunteers are needed to pick up and deliver pre-ordered dinners from area restaurants to the Magnolia Building for Sunday night Merge.

Contact: Emily Felgenhauer

Serve and Share Joy During Christmas Services

Hundres of hospitality volunteers ensure each of our over three thousand guests has the opportunity to experience God’s love during our Christmas services. Will you be one of them?

Contact: Gwen Lindsey

 If you have any questions or would like to schedule a call to discuss our areas of service, please contact us.

Explore all our serving opportunities within the church below.

For more information or to say yes to serving, e-mail the listed contact person.

Administrative

Data Entry

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Enter attendance information from Connection Cards into database.

Click here to email Debbie Casanzio for more information.

Information Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Every week a behind-the-scenes team restocks and straightens our worship spaces making sure envelopes and pens are available and the pews/chairs racks are neat. Volunteers are needed once per month for about an hour and a half.

Click here to email Pat Kelly for more information.

Receptionist

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Assist staff receptionist with general administrative tasks and answering phones.

Click here to email Stephanie Nichols for more information.

Super Stuffer

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
On Fridays at 10 a.m., the Super Stuffers meet to stuff the Connection Cards and any inserts into the bulletins for Sunday morning. This group primarily consists of older adults, but all are welcome!

Click here to email Stephanie Nichols for more information.

Monthly statement mailing

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Stuff envelopes and mail financial statements.
Click here to email Lynn Osborne for more information.

Discover Hyde Park Invitations

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Send invitations to Discover Hyde Park monthly events and roll queues forward.

Click here to email Debbie Casanzio for more information.

Adult Discipleship

Community Group Leader

(12 – 18 months)

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: 2 times yearly

Contact: Glenn Simpson

Short-Term Group Leader

(6-8 weeks)

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: 4 times yearly

Contact: Glenn Simpson

Bookstore and Coffee Shop

Barista (coffee preparation)

DAY: Sunday or Wednesday
HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare and serve coffee beverages; no experience necessary.
Contact: Kim Harcrow

Cashier/Greeter

DAY: Sunday or Wednesday
HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Process book and beverage purchases; greet and assist customers; no experience necessary.
Contact: Kim Harcrow

Care and Support

Care Callers

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: 1-4 times per month on your scheduled month
Sometimes members of our church family are missing from the community because they are not well or are going through a difficult time. This newly re-organized team will reach out with a phone call or a note of encouragement to those who are not in worship.

Click here to email Linda Brown for more information.

Healing Prayer Team

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
There is incredible hope brought to many because healing prayers are offered on behalf of those who are hurting. This team receives training and support as they work in teams to pray with members of our church community who desire prayer. This typically takes place on the first Sunday of each month, in the Chapel following each of the worship services.

Click here to email Joan Mellen for more information.

Love Meals… Preparing Love

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: 7 or 8 times a year
Cooks gather in the kitchen and prepare several dozen casseroles which are frozen and then delivered to members of our church community who could use some encouragement. It’s a fun group and it serves a vital support role in our church.

Click here to email Kay Murphy for more information.

Prayer Shawls

DAY: Saturday as a group; individually, any time // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
This group of friends gathers once a month to knit prayer shawls together. After there are more than a dozen made, they are blessed in one of our worship services and then given to those who are ill or recuperating. It is a tangible sharing of the love and warmth of Christ.

Click here to email Kay Cooper or click here to email Diane North for more information.

Pew Bears

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Two or three times a year.
Have you noticed those bears in the pews or have you received one? They bring joy and hope to many who are going through a difficult patch or could use a little bit of encouragement. We need folks who can attach prayer cards on the bears with a ribbon and who can make sure there are plenty of bears in the pews during the particular month you serve. Members of this team will receive some basic training to get you started.

Click here to email Trish Krider or click here to email Tessa Phaneuf for more information.

Senior Adult (PrimeTimers) Leadership Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: 4-6 times per year
There is no exact age when a person becomes a “senior.” Some say 55 or 60 and others 62. We say if you visit our group and are blessed by your experience, you are welcome. This team plans and coordinates all of our activties- monthly luncheon, monthly outings, service projects and annual trips.

Click here to email Kathy Madden or click here to email Bette Whitley for more information.

Children’s Ministries

Children’s Greeter

DAY: Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings // HOW OFTEN: One or more times per month.
Greet families arriving in the Wesley Center and assist them with the check-in process. Print and deliver attendance reports.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Faith Steps Facilitator

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Once a year or more
Facilitate a 3-week small group for parents, using curriculum provided by the Children’s Team.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Nursery Volunteer

DAY: Sunday, Tuesday, or Wednesday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
One or more times per month. Hold, comfort, and play with babies and toddlers. Only paid staff changes diapers!

Click here to email Jen Wotsch for more information.

VBS Crew Leader

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: June 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Be a positive role model for children and shepherd crews during Vacation Bible School 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. June 27-July 1. If you are an adult or a rising seventh-grader or older youth, we can use your help! Volunteers must pass background check and attend one training session.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Sunday Morning Coordinator

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: 2 times a month
Greets the children and Shepherds and works with the Children’s Ministries Team with various aspects of programming. Can choose to serve at 9:30 or 11, preschool or elementary age groups.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Sunday Morning Musical Worship Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Lead musical worship as a part of Large Group time for elementary or pre-school 9:30 or 11 a.m. Work with Children’s Ministries Team on song selection and ways to make worship engaging for the children.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Special Events Team Member

DAY: Weekdays // HOW OFTEN: 3-5 times per year.
Help plan and execute 3 special events with the Children’s Ministries Team.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Sunday Morning Shepherd

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Sub for summer or serve twice a month Aug-May. Lead or assist with small group lesson for a group of 5-10 children. Volunteers always work in pairs. You may choose to serve in the 2’s, 3-4-K or 1st-5th grade age groups.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Sunday Evening Shepherd

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Sub for summer or serve twice a month Aug-May. Lead or assist with small group lesson for a group of 5-10 children. Volunteers always work in pairs. Teach children about God’s love and the joy in being a part of our church family. All you need is the ability to have fun with children and enjoy being with them! Training, lessons and supplies provided.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Wednesday Evening Shepherd

DAY: Wednesday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
How often: Serve 1-2 times per month, Sept.-May. Assist with lesson, craft, and games for either 3-4-K, 1st-3rd grade or 4th and 5th grade children. Wednesday evening shepherds always serve as part of a team.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

VBS Support Team

DAY: Weekday or Weekend // HOW OFTEN: One time, summer 2017
There are various opportunities to serve on the construction team, decorations team, hospitality and more.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Sunday Morning Large Group Leader (Storyteller)

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
This leader will be responsible for telling the Bible story to preschool or elementary school aged children in a fun, engaging way and leading the children through Large Group Worship eitehr at the 9:30 or 11 a.m. Sunday Morning Live hours.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Creative Arts/Social Media

Creative Design and Graphics

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies

Members of this team help in the creative communication process with graphics and other design elements for worship, web, social media and more.

Contact: John Barolo

Social Media Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly meeting, other times vary.

Social advocate for church. Help to plan and guide social media strategy along with staff.

Contact: John Barolo

Photography Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies with events

Photos enable us to tell stories of God’s love being made real in the life of our church. Some team members take photos frequently, and others do so a few times a year.

Contact: John Barolo

Video Production Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies with events

Work with staff to plan and guide digital storytelling videos on behalf of the ministries at and related to Hyde Park United Methodist. No experience necessary!

Contact: John Barolo

Downtown Ministries/The Portico

Arts Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies
Coordinate art initiatives that give voice to important societal issues.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Birthday Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies
Address birthday cards for the congregation.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Communion Server

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for communion services at The Portico. Time commitment is 1 hour per week.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Documentary Film Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Propose/suggest topic of discussion; serve as event host on social media platforms such as Facebook or Linkedin. Attend event and assist with Doc Night curator with a facilitated discussion following the movie. Personally invite 10-20 individuals you think would benefit from and/or add to the post-movie discussion.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Flyer Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Distribute flyers in the community for upcoming events, cafe promotion, etc.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Hospitality and Set-up Team

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Assist with greeting, parking and guest connection for worship.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Children’s shepherd

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Volunteer to help organize children’s activities for worship services, small groups and other activities.

Contact: Kristin Passath

Volunteer Barista

DAY: Sunday evenings // HOW OFTEN: Weekly or monthly
Prepare and serve coffee beverages; no experience needed.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Events Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Second Thursday
We are seeking to create a diverse group of team members with a range of skills and expertise to collaborate in decision making and participate in community development, event planning, educational program development, volunteer recruiting, and workshop facilitation.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Children's Greeter

DAY: Sunday evenings // HOW OFTEN: Once a month or more
Greet families arriving at The Portico campus and assist them with the check-in process. Print and deliver attendance reports.

Contact: Kristin Passath

Data Entry

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Enter attendance information into database.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Fifth Sunday Serve Team

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Three times yearly
Help plan service projects for the congregation for the fifth Sunday of every month.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Grounds Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Three times yearly
Assist with clean up outside The Portico building.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Nursery Volunteer

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
One or more times per month. Hold, comfort and play with babies and toddlers; only paid staff change diapers!

Contact: Jen Wotsch

Porch Party Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Our Porch Parties are community potlucks the fourth Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed to help with table, food and beverage, and décor set-up.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Receptionist

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Answer phones, enter attendance and assist with general office needs.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Facilities and Food Service Ministries

Wednesday Night Dinner preparation

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Prepare and set out food for Wednesday Night Dinner. Time commitment is two hours Wednesdays, September through May.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Wednesday Night Dinner table preparation and clean up

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Set places for Wednesday Night Dinner and/or clean up after dinner. Time commitment is 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Wednesday Night Dinner ticket sales

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Serve on Wednesday nights by collecting money. Time commitment is 5:15-6:16 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Facilities maintenance and setup

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Assist with maintenance; set up tables and chairs in classrooms and for special events. Time commitment varies.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Wednesday Night Dinner greeter

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Greet diners. Time commitment is 5:15-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Greeter/Parker/Usher

Funeral Hospitality Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: As needed, short notice usually.

Looking for a small team of people to serve specifically on a team for funerals. Parkers, Ushers and Greeters needed.

Contact: Gwen Lindsey

Usher

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Provide a warm welcome to guests and members. Distribute worship bulletins and help seat people. Collect offering and place it in safe. Place Connection Cards in attendance sleeves and clean up after service. Time commitment is 1.5 hours per week during a worship service for a month on a rotating schedule.

Contact: Gwen Lindsey

Greeter

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Warmly greet guests and members at the different entrances on campus. Time commitment is one hour per week for a month on a rotating schedule.

Contact: Gwen Lindsey

Parking lot greeter

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Assist guests with parking; greet and welcome first time guests. Time commitment is 1.5 hours per week for a month on a rotating schedule.

Contact: Gwen Lindsey

Guest and Member Services

Medical First Responder

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Requires medical background, minimally CPR and first responder certification; most team members are medical professionals, who serve on-call in case of medical need on campus Sunday mornings.

Click here to email John Barolo for more information.

Connection Point

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Provide warm welcome to members and guests who are new to Hyde Park or want information about the church. Time commitment varies; serve Sunday mornings.

Click here to email John Barolo for more information.

Discover Hyde Park Host

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Provide snacks and a hospitable environment for guests at monthly Discover Hyde Park gatherings

Click here to email Debbie Casanzio for more information.

New Member Connector

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: 5 times each year
Facilitate connecting conversations with new members to help them discern their next step in discipleship and connect them with the life of the church. Time commitment is two hours a month.

Click here to email Burt Thayer for more information.

Guest Connector

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Make contact with first time guests and help them get acclimated to Hyde Park. Answer questions and invite them to the Discover Hyde Park.

Click here to email Glenn Shull for more information.

New Member Facilitator

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Five 6 week classes during the year
Assist in coordination, preparation and facilitation of New Member Classes.

Click here to email Debbie Casanzio for more information.

Missions and Outreach Ministries

OneBlood – Blood Donors

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Every other month
One Sunday every other month, members of Hyde Park roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life by donating blood to OneBlood. Donations made at other sites may also be credited to Hyde Park, if donors indicate they are members of this congregation. To avoid waiting to donate blood, courtesy appointments are available.

Click here to email Chuck Altman, 813.251.2262, church liaison, or click here to email Cindy St. Lawrence, agency liaison, 813.504.2484. More information is available at the Florida Blood Services website.

Manna Ministry

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Manna bags are sold the last Sunday of the month; bags are assembled the last Wed. of the month.

Click here to email Gray Caron for more information.

Open Arms

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
The Open Arms ministry serves breakfast to our homeless guests each Sunday. Multiple opportunities are available throughout the week to gather food, prepare meals or interact with guests. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for specific opportunities.

Click here to email Jill Krantz for more information.

Mission Liaison

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Serve as the link between our church and a mission partner. Help with communication and coordinating serving opportunities. Pray for and support our missions partners.

Click here to email Vicki Walker for more information.

Children’s Ministries Mission Projects

DAY: Varies // HOW OFTEN: Varies
Our Children’s Ministries seek to teach children and family about the importance of Missions and Outreach through various mission projects, such as filling backpacks with school supplies or preparing food bags for the homeless. Volunteers can assist with gathering supplies, teaching children or helping families complete the projects.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

1033 Market

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Yearly
Craft vendors are welcome (space is limited) and help is always needed with set up.

Click here to email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Little Dresses for Missions

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Sewers meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the church to make dresses and shorts for missions.

Click here to email Darrell Painter for more information.

Mission Smiles

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Twice each year
Volunteers with medical and non-medical experience are welcome to help with this dental clinic.

Click here to email Joan Mellen for more information.

Worship

Worship Music

Chapel Choir Member

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // How Often: Weekly
Serve by participating in the musical portions of worship services Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Wednesday plus most Sundays. Perform weekly during Chapel worship with warm up at 8 a.m. before the 8:30 worship service.

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Bell Choir Member

DAY: Sunday and Weekday//How Often: Weekly
Serve by participating in the musical portions of worship services Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Tuesday plus one Sunday per month. Bells are great for everyone to learn — you have to be able to count!

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

11 Magnolia instrumentalist or vocalist (audition required)

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead worship for the 11 Magnolia service (vocalist or instrumentalist.) Time commitment is 2 hours during the week and 3 hours on Sundays.

Click here to email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Higher Purpose instrumentalist or vocalist for worship at The Portico

Higher Purpose welcomes all singers and musicians. The band plays a variety of contemporary music styles at The Portico worship service 5:30 p.m. Sundays.

Click here to email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Joyful Praise Team instrumentalist or vocalist (audition required)

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead worship for contemporary services. Time commitment is 2.5 hours for rehearsal on Wednesday and three hours on most Sundays.

Click here to email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Chancel Choir Member (audition required)

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Serve by participating in the musical portions of the worship services. Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Wednesdays, plus Sunday services and extra seasonal services. Perform weekly during worship services with a Sunday morning warm up at 10:30 a.m. before the 11 a.m. worship service.

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Worship Production

Production Team: Sundays

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: 1-5 times per month
A team of at least seven people run the technical elements of Sunday worship. Teams serve one weekend a month in live video, projection, sound, and lighting. Group training and individual coaching are available.

Click here to email Mat Hotho for more information.

Worship Support

Altar Guild member

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Work with team members to care for visual elements of worship, including altar and pulpit linens, candles and flowers. Work with families wishing to order flowers for Sundays. Time commitment is two hours per week, one month per year.

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Communion – monthly

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for monthly communion services in the Sanctuary services. Time commitment is 1 hour monthly.

Click here to email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Communion – weekly

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for communion services weekly at the 8:30 a.m. Chapel service or 11 a.m. Magnolia services. Time commitment is 1 hour week.

Click here to email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Creative Worship Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Help design the weekly worship services. Meet monthly with staff to design elements of worship.

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Read Scripture in worship

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Use the dramatic arts to communicate the central themes of a worship service or read the Sunday morning Scripture. No memorization required.

Click here to email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Youth

Christmas Tree Pick-Up Volunteer

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: December
As a fundraiser, Merge sells Christmas trees and they are delivered usually at the beginning of December. Volunteers are needed for about 3 hours in the late afternoon to help load Christmas trees onto cars.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Confirmation Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly, January – April
Volunteers needed to lead a group of middle and high school students through our Credo Curriculum for confirmation students. Commitment is for 10 weeks Sunday evenings from 5:30-8 p.m., plus a retreat weekend.

Click here to email Dave Jans for more information.

Drama Leader

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Special times throughout the year.
Periodically during Sunday morning worship as well on Sunday evenings at Merge we like to put on skits that tie into the day’s message. We are looking for an adult to work with a group of teenagers to produce and perform skits.

Click here to email Dave Jans for more information.

Merge Curriculum Design Team Volunteer

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
This team meets monthly over the course of the year to look over the Sunday night Merge curriculum and schedule to provide fun, theological reflection and support for our Merge small group leaders.

Click here to email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Merge Game Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
We are looking for an adult who is creative and likes to have fun with middle and high school students to help plan games each week for Merge 5-8 p.m.

Click here to email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Merge Small Group Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Sunday Night Merge is split into six middle school small groups (one for each grade and gender) and high school Merge is split into four small groups (one group per grade level). Each small group has two co-leaders. We are looking for committed adults who love teenagers, have gifts in shepherding and hospitality. They lead the small group time of Merge and help shepherd them throughout the evening. They also connect with students weekly via social media, text and email. This is a weekly commitment over the school year from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday evenings.

Click here to email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Christmas Party Decorating

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: December
Volunteers needed to help plan a theme, decorate and set up a Christmas party for our middle school students.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Parent Coordinator

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Annual commitment
Volunteers needed for a twelve month commitment to serve on our Merge Adult Council (MAC), which helps lead and set goals for Youth Ministries. The volunteer would help coordinate parents and adults serving in different areas of our ministry throughout the year.

Click here to email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Wednesday Night Middle School Bible Study Leader

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Volunteers needed weekly during the school year, 6-8 p.m., to teach scripture to our middle school students.

Click here to email Dave Jans for more information.

Youth Praise Team Singer Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
We are looking for an adult who sings regularly and can help lead our students on the Youth Praise Team, 3:45-5:30 p.m., Sundays. Ideally, we would like this person to teach the Youth Praise Team songs for worship, teach harmony and melody. Commitment could be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Click here to email Dave Jans for more information.

Big Game Party Decorating Team

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: February
On Super Bowl Sunday, Merge has an evening party to watch the game with our students. Adults needed to plan decorations and food and also to set up before the party in the Magnolia Building.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

College Ready Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly, April – May
This is a 6 week class on Sunday mornings for one hour each week. Volunteers needed to help lead graduating high school seniors through the curriculum that helps prepare students for college.

Click here to email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Gasparilla Parking Volunteer

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: January
Adult and youth volunteers needed for this Youth Ministries fundraiser to help park cars at the church during the Children’s Gasparilla Parade; usually 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., one Saturday in January.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Merge Dinner Volunteer

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Volunteers needed 5-6 p.m. to pick up dinner at a local restaurant that will have already been ordered and paid for before pick up, deliver food to the Magnolia building, collect dinner fee from students and clean up.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Merge Sign-In Volunteer

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Volunteers needed each week 5:15-6 p.m. to help greet students when they arrive at Merge in the Magnolia Building, assist students signing in and collect information on new students.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Merge Small Group Leader Coordinator

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Annual commitment
Volunteers needed to be on our Merge Adult Council (MAC), a leadership team. The volunteer would be a weekly Merge small group leader on Sunday evenings, help support and assist our Merge small group leaders when issues arise, pray for our leaders and help train small group leaders throughout the year.

Click here to email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Middle School Sunday School Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Volunteers needed each Sunday, 9:15-10:45 a.m., to help co-lead a middle school Sunday school class through Scripture and fun teachings.

Click here to email Dave Jans for more information.

Tuesday Night High School Home Group Host

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Advent, Lent, Summer
Families needed to host home groups for high school students on Tuesday evenings during Advent, Lent and summer months. The host family will be reimbursed to provide a meal for the students. Most curriculums require the use of a television and DVD player. The host family can choose the time of year that works best for them.

Click here to email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Youth Praise Team Instrumental Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
We are looking for an adult who can help lead students on the Youth Praise Team 3:45-5:30 p.m., Sundays. The volunteer should be able to read piano music, understand guitar chords and have good rhythm. Commitment could be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Click here to email Dave Jans for more information.

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