God made us all unique with different talents and gifts that can be used in serving others. One of the easiest ways to get started serving is by serving in the local church. At Ebenezer UMC, it takes hundreds of volunteers just to get through a typical Sunday... and that is why we need you! Browse through the many opportunities below to find that spot God has designed for you, click on the "Volunteer With" link and let us know where you are interested in serving. Don't know where to start? Just let us know you want to serve and we'll help you find the perfect match.
First impressions are lasting impressions and they happen fast. Be a part of every new guest's great experience at Ebenezer by joining the First Impressions Team.
The parking lot team greets individuals with a smile and a wave, directs traffic, and directs first-time guests to the visitor parking spaces. The parking lot team members also assist with directing traffic on special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Easter, and Vacation Bible School.
Length of Serving Time: Parking lot team members are in place 15 minutes before and after services. For the special occasion services, such as Christmas Eve and Easter, the length of serving time may be 30 – 45 minutes. Individuals are given the opportunity to serve approximately 6 Sundays a year, or more if they desire.
Greeters offer a friendly greeting with a warm smile that lets guests and members know we are glad they have come to Ebenezer. Greeters serve at all the major entrances to our facilities. (i.e. the Ministry Center doors, the front doors leading into the Narthex and at the doors leading from the Gathering Room into the Narthex.) We have Greeter positions available at all Sunday and special worship services.
Length of Serving Time: Greeters are in place 20 minutes before the worship service begins. Individuals and families are scheduled to greet based on their availability. Some greeters serve on the same Sunday each month, others serve for one month approximately twice a year, and others serve on occasional Sundays as their availability permits.
Ushers greet guests and members as they enter the Sanctuary for worship services. The ushers provide each person a worship bulletin and also provide assistance as needed in helping worshippers find seats. The ushers also receive the offering, guide worshippers to communion, and count the number of worshippers in attendance. Ushers serve at all Sunday services and all special worship services.
Length of Serving Time: Ushers serve for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes before and during the worship service. Ushers generally serve for one month at a time, approximately one or two times a year.
The Welcome Desk is located in the Narthex and has volunteers serving before and after each worship service and at all special services. The volunteers at the desk serve as hospitality hosts providing information on worship schedules and programs, escorting guests to Sunday School classrooms and childcare rooms, and providing gift bags to first time guests.
Length of Serving Time: Welcome Desk Volunteers are in place approximately 20-30 minutes before and/or after the worship services. Volunteers may serve for one month at a time, or on selected Sundays as their availability permits.
The Connection Desk is located in the Gathering Room and is operational on Sunday mornings. The volunteers serving at the desk provide information on Ebenezer ministries and activities, register individuals for upcoming events, identify serving and growing opportunities for interested individuals, and respond to questions and inquiries.
Length of Serving Time: Connection Desk Volunteers are in place approximately 30 minutes before and/or after the Sunday morning worship services. Volunteers are asked to serve for one month at a time, one or two times a year.
The Center Stage Café is located in the Gathering Room and is open Sunday mornings from 8:30-11:30 AM starting in September 2012 to create an environment for fellowship over delicious coffee and treats. Hospitality volunteers serving at the Café assist with preparing and serving the coffee, serving snacks, maintaining the drink and food tables, and helping with cleanup.
Length of Serving Time: Volunteers generally serve on Sunday mornings for approximately 45 – 60 minutes. Volunteers may serve on the same Sunday each month or on selected Sundays as their schedule permits.
Volunteers prepare home baked goods and deliver them to the church freezer for delivery to first time guests.
Length of Serving Time: Generally, love loaf bakers are called upon two to three times a year to prepare baked breads or cookies.
The love loaf assembler serves after the worship services on Sunday. The volunteer reviews the worship service registration cards to determine the first time guests who reside in the local area near the church. The assembler prepares a love loaf bag for delivery to each of the identified guests.
Length of Serving Time: Love loaf assemblers serve approximately one hour, generally one Sunday per month for a year.
Volunteers deliver approximately 3-4 love loaf bags to first time guests after the Sunday worship services.
Length of Serving Time: Volunteers serve approximately 4 times a year.
Get an insider's view of how things work! Ebenezer's Tech Team is dedicated to making our worship services and events look and sound pleasing to God.
Sound Techs run the sound console for regular worship services, holidays and other events at Ebenezer that need live sound support. Training is provided. Must be computer proficient.
Length of Serving Time: Sound Techs generally rotate on a bi-weekly basis. Hours vary based on service(s) working. Sunday morning contemporary service sound techs must be able to attend band rehearsals on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM on the weeks they are serving.
Video Techs run our multimedia display system for regular worship services, holidays and other events at Ebenezer that need video support. Training is provided. Must be computer proficient.
Length of Serving Time: Video Techs generally serve once a month during a worship service.
Members of the Podcast Team run our video camera and video capture systems during worship services. Training is provided. Must be computer proficient.
Length of Serving Time: Podcast Team members generally serve once or twice a month during a worship service.
Kidz Rock is a great place for newborns through 5th grade. Help spread God's love to the children of the church and find out why Kidz Rock!
TNT exists to help students in 6th-8th grade transition from knowing about the faith of their parents to really making their faith their own. Be a part of a middle school students' walk with the Lord!
We do everything as a team. So roles overlap at different times, but here is a breakdown of different roles your gifts could be used in.
The desire of Axis is for high school students to make the Lord the Axis of their lives through worship, growing, and serving! You can be a huge part of a high school student's journey with the Lord!
We do everything as a team, so every piece interacts with the other. However, here is a break down of specific roles.
Fundraiser to benefit our Mission Possible Fund.
Members of the Gift Card Sales team sell gift cards on Sunday mornings in the Gathering Room between services. All proceeds benefit our Mission Possible Fund.
Length of Serving Time: Gift Card Sales Team members generally serve once or twice a month for 30-45 minutes.
The counting team partners with the Finance Team to count the weekly offerings.