Serve at Hyde Park

Adult Discipleship

Community Group Leader

(12 – 18 months)

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Two times yearly

Email John Barolo to learn more.

Short-Term Group Leader

(6-8 weeks)

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: 4 times yearly

Email John Barolo to learn more.

Care and Support

Section Leaders and Greeters

Day: Sunday // How Often: Twice a month

Building Christian community within our worshiping congregation is vitally important as we encourage one another on the journey of faith. This new ministry seeks to offer genuine care and hospitality by noticing, giving personal attention and connecting with those who sit near during worship. Training and support will be offered in this ministry.

For more information, email Clyde Boyer.

Healing Prayer Team

Day: Sunday // How Often: Monthly

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.

Email Joan Mellen for more information.

Intercessory Prayer Team

Day: Weekday // How Often: Weekly

This team supports the individuals and activities of our church as they spend time in prayer each week, interceding on our behalf. We are looking for individuals with the spiritual gifts of healing and mercy as they pray for those in our church and community.

 

For more information, email Jennifer Walker.

Pew Bears

Day: Weekday // How Often: 2 – 3 times per year

Have you noticed those bears in the pews or have you received one? They bring joy and hope to many in lots of different ways. 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 (basic training provided.)

For more information, email Trish Krider or email Tessa Phaneuf.

Prayer Shawls and Chemo Caps

Day: Saturday as a group; individually any time // How Often: Monthly

This group of friends gathers once a month to knit prayer shawls and chemo caps. When finished, each is blessed in one of our worship services and then given to those who are ill or recuperating, sharing the love and warmth of Christ.

For more information, email Diane North.

Senior Adult Ministry Leadership Team

Day: Weekday // How Often: 2 – 4 times per year

When does a person becomes a “senior?” Some say 55 or 60 and others 62. We say if visiting our group blesses you, you are welcome! This team plans and coordinates all the group’s activities, including luncheon, outings, service projects and annual trips.

Email Linda Brown for more information.

Children’s Ministries

Ministry in this area requires a background check for adult volunteers.
Youth grades 7 — 12, are welcome to serve in many of these positions.

Sunday Morning LIve

Children’s Greeter – Hyde Park or The Portico
Greet families arriving in the Wesley Center and assist with the check-in process; Guide new families through their visit; Print and deliver attendance reports. Sunday mornings Youth, grades 7-12, welcome to serve.

Sunday Morning Coordinator
Greets children, families and Shepherds; Work on programming with the Children’s Ministries Team; Choose to work with preschool or elementary age groups.

Sunday Morning Large Group Leader (Storyteller) – Hyde Park Campus
Teach/present the Bible story in a large group format to preschool or elementary school kids in a fun, engaging way and lead the children through our 30-minute Large Group Worship time (“kids church”). Training, lesson script provided. 9:30 or 11 a.m. Sundays. Youth, grades 9 – 12, welcome to serve. 9:30 or 11 a.m. Sundays

Sunday Shepherd (Sunday School Teacher) – Hyde Park or The Portico
Teach/assist small group lesson for a group of 5—10 children. Serve in the 3-4-K or Grades 1-5 age groups. Co-leader or assistant will serve with you. Teach children about God’s love and the joy of being a part of the church family. Training, lessons and supplies are provided. 9:30 or 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Sundays Youth, grades 7 – 12, welcome to serve

Sunday Morning Musical Worship Leader
Lead musical worship as part of Large Group time for elementary or preschool students, work with Children’s Ministries Team on song selection and ways to make musical worship engaging for children. 9:30 or 11 a.m. Sundays Youth, grades 9 – 12, welcome to serve.

Sunday Morning Tech Leader – Hyde Park campus
Run Audio/Visual (A/V) elements during Large Group time for elementary or pre-school students. Assist/coach older elementary children in A/V roles, too. Training provided.

Sit Together Sunday Activity Bag Team
Members of this team put together the activity bags for kids to use during worship for each Sit Together Sunday. Weekdays prior to each Sit Together Sunday

Email Kristin Passath for more information or to volunteer

Special Events

Special Events Team Member – Hyde Park
Help plan and execute three special events during the year with the Children’s Ministries Team.

Email Kristin Passath for more information or to volunteer

Wednesday Night Programs

Children’s Greeter – Hyde Park
Greet families arriving in the Wesley Center and assist with the check-in process; Guide new families through their visit; Print and deliver attendance reports. 6:15 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays Youth, grades 7-12, welcome to serve.

Wednesday Night Shepherd
Lead/assist Bible lessons, games and craft for children (preschool or elementary.) You will have a co-leader or assistant serve with you. Teach children about God’s love and the joy of being a part of the church family. Training, lessons and supplies are provided. 6:15 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays Youth, grades 9 – 12, welcome to serve.

Email Kristin Passath for more information or to volunteer

Children's Ministries Missions

Children’s Ministries Mission Projects
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 assist with gathering supplies, teaching children or helping families complete the projects.

Email Kristin Passath for more information or to volunteer

Vacation Bible School

VBS Crew Leader – Hyde Park campus
Be part of the fun and excitement of Vacation Bible School as you ‘shepherd’ a small crew of children through a faith-filled adventure. Note: Adult volunteers must pass a background check. Youth, rising grades 7 — 12, welcome to serve. Adult and youth must attend one training session.

VBS Support Team – Hyde Park
There are plenty of opportunities to help make VBS a great experience for the kids! Serve in an advance prep role such as Construction Team (design/build the Sanctuary set,) Decorations Team, or help during the week of VBS (station rooms, hospitality, volunteer appreciation, snacks, photography and more.) Note: Youth, rising grades 7 — 12, welcome to serve.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information or to volunteer.

Administration/Office Assistance

Supply Team – Hyde Park campus
This team supports our shepherds and kids by working with staff to organize and distribute supplies for weekly programming and general supplies. The team also helps organize our supply room and may be “on call” to help purchase supplies for special events.

General Administrative/Office Support
Serve with this behind-the-scenes job to help with tasks such as entering information from attendance sheets into database, processing reference/background checks and other general administrative tasks. Weekdays (flexible schedule)

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information or to volunteer.

Creative Design and Graphics Team

Photography Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies with events

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

Email Jim Dinsmore for more information.

Social Media Team

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

Social media advocate for Hyde Park. Help to plan and guide social media strategy with Communication staff.

Email Jim Dinsmore for more information.

Video Production Team

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

Work with staff to plan and guide ministries of and related to Hyde Park United Methodist. No experience necessary!

Email Mat Hotho for more information.

Administrative Team

Data Entry Team

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Enter information from attendance sheets into our database.

Email Gwen Lindsey to learn more.

Statement Mailing Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Stuff envelopes and mail financial statements.

Email Lynn Osborne to learn more.

Discover Hyde Park Invitation Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Send invitations to Discover Hyde Park monthly events.

Email Gwen Lindsey to learn more.

Receptionist

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Assist staff receptionist with general administrative tasks including answering phones.

Email Gwen Lindsey to learn more.

Information Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly (volunteers are needed once per month for about an hour and a half)

Serve with this behind-the-scenes team to replenish and straighten our worship spaces, making sure envelopes and pens are available and the pews/chair racks are neat.

Email Pat Kelly to learn more.

Super Stuffers Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

On Fridays at 10 a.m., the Super Stuffers meet to stuff inserts into bulletins for our Sunday worship services. This group primarily consists of older adults, but all are welcome!

Email Gwen Lindsey to learn more.

Missions and Outreach Ministries

Worship

Worship Arts

Higher Purpose instrumentalist or vocalist (audition required)

DAY: Sunday afternoons and evenings | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead worship service at 5:30 p.m. at The  Portico. Time commitment is 1.5 hours for rehearsal on Sunday just before the 1 hour worship service.

Email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Contemporary Band instrumentalist or vocalist (audition required)

DAY: Sundays and Wednesdays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead worship for contemporary services. Time commitment is 1.5 hours for rehearsal on Wednesdays and three hours on most Sundays.

Email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Chancel Choir Member (audition required)

DAY: Sundays and Wednesdays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Participate in the musical portions of traditional worship services. Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Wednesdays, plus performance during worship services on Sundays (warm up at 10:30 a.m., service at 11 a.m.) Occasional extra seasonal services.

Email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Worship Production

Production Team: Sundays

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: 1-5 times per month
Service with a team of technicians to produce the technical elements of Sunday worship. Teams serve one Sunday a month in live video, projection, sound and lighting. Group training and individual coaching are available.

Email Mat Hotho for more information.

Worship Support

Altar Guild

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.

Email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Communion Prep – monthly

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for monthly communion services in the Sanctuary services.

Email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Communion Prep – weekly

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for communion services weekly at the 8:30 a.m. Chapel service, 11 a.m. Magnolia service or 5:30 p.m. service at The Portico.

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.

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 Scripture on Sunday morning.

Email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Youth

Christmas Tree Pick-Up Volunteer

DAY: Weekday | HOW OFTEN: Annually, in early December
Adult and youth volunteers needed or this Youth Ministries fundraiser. Help load Christmas trees onto cars. Time commitment is three hours in the last afternoon.

Email Kim Apthorp for more information.

Drama Leader

DAY: Weekday | HOW OFTEN: Special times throughout the year.
Work with middle and high school students during the week to produce and perform skits periodically at Merge on Sunday evenings.

Email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Merge Dinner Volunteer

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Pick up pre-ordered, prepaid dinner from a local restaurant, deliver it to Magnolia Building, collect dinner fee from students and clean up.

Email Kim Apthorp for more information.

Merge Small Group Leader

DAY: 5 – 8 p.m. Sundays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead a small group of middle or high school students. Each small group will have a co-leader. Training and curriculum provided.

Email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Youth Praise Team Vocalist

DAY: 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. Sundays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead the Youth Praise Team Band. Must be able to sing and teach harmony and melody

Email Mac Charalambous for more information.

College Ready Leader

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead one hour, six-week long college preparation class for high school seniors.

Email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Gasparilla Parking Volunteer

DAY: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday | HOW OFTEN: Annually, once in January
Adult and youth volunteers needed for this Youth Ministries fundraiser. Help park cars at the church during the Children’s Gasparilla Parade.

Email Kim Apthorp for more information.

Merge Game Leader

DAY: 5 – 8 p.m. Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Help plan games each week for Merge.

Email to email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Middle School 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.

Email Kim Apthorp for more information.

Confirmation Leader

DAY: 5:30 – 8 p.m. Sundays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly, January – April
Lead a group of middle and high school students through our 10-week confirmation curriculum and attend a weekend retreat..

Email Mac Charalambous for more information.

Merge Curriculum Design Team Volunteer

DAY: Weekday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Volunteers needed for this team that meets monthly to review the Sunday night Merge curriculum and provide support to our Merge small group leaders.

Email Emily Felgenhauer for more information.

Merge Sign-In Volunteer

DAY: 5:15 – 6 p.m. Sundays | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Help greet students as they arrive at Merge; assist with sign-in and collect information from new students.

Email Kim Apthorp for more information.

Wednesday Night Bible Study Leader

DAY: 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Teach Scripture to middle and high school students during the school year.

Email Mac Charalambous for more information.

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