Serve

Everyone who would like to serve is welcome! You do not need to be a member of Ebenezer to volunteer.

Current Needs

Tech Team

 

Cafe Volunteers

 

Online Worship Hosts

  • Sunday mornings (can be done from any location)
  • Host the live chat with members of the Ebenezer Online congregation during the 9:45 & 11:15 AM services on Sunday mornings. Provide information, interact, and help build relationships as you worship together. Training provided.
  • Contact Director of Connections Crissy Sharon for info

 

Band Volunteers

 

KidzRock Sunday School Supply Team

 

 

Parking Lot Team

Serve At Ebenezer

Administration

Office Volunteer 

Answer telephones, welcome guests, assist with data entry, mailings, copying, and other tasks.

Offering Counter

Help tally and verify the weekend’s collection. Counters meet Monday morning at 9:30 AM at the church. Count in teams to tally and verify the weekend’s collection. Training is provided.

For more information, please contact Office Manager Melinda Runkles using the form below.

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Adult Ministries

Small Group Leader

Coordinate meetings and study topics for a small group of congregation members. Small Groups meet regularly for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.

Program Facilitator (Support Groups, Activities, Events) 

Help our staff members plan activities, lead groups and classes, and organize events.

Visitation Team

Make monthly visits to those who are bereaved, hospitalized, or living in nursing homes. A cheerful visit relieves loneliness and reminds them that they are not forgotten. If you enjoy writing encouraging notes or cards, we can use your help with that as well.

 

For more information, please contact Adult Ministries Director Dana Czzowitz using the form below.

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Children's Ministries

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Decorating for Sunday School Themes

Join the team creating stage sets and backdrops for monthly Sunday school themes. Designs are put up at the beginning of each month and taken down at the end of the month and you can work on your own schedule. Choose a team; preschool or elementary.

KidzRock Large Group Leader

Provide leadership (teach) in the classroom. Give instructions to the small group leaders and help set the schedule for class. Volunteers must commit to two or more Sundays a month and be 18 or older. Serving time is September ‚Äď May.

KidzRock Small Group Leader

Small Group leaders care for an assigned small group of children each week and communicate with their families. Must commit to two Sundays a month or more. Serving time is September-May.

Preteen (4th & 5th Grade) Ministry Team

This team helps plan and execute events; includes setup, leading activities, supervising students, clean-up, etc. Volunteers will also work with students in their small groups during lesson times. The team meets four times a year on a Saturday. Teens and adults are welcome to serve.

KidzRock Sunday Morning Greeter Team

Greet families when they come to KidzRock. Walk new families to classrooms, answer questions, and staff the Ministry Center Welcome Desk on Sundays. This team works in shifts, so you still have time to worship. Volunteers commit to two Sundays a month.

KidzRock Tech

Support the KidzRock Sunday school team by setting up and breaking down media equipment and computers. Volunteers need to be available throughout the morning (7:30 AM ‚Äst12:30 PM) to troubleshoot equipment issues.

Sunday School Lesson Prep Team

The Prep Team prepares the Sunday school lesson packets. This mainly includes copying and cutting things out. Volunteers can work each week, or one day a month to prepare the lessons for that month. This position requires about 1 1/2 to 3 hours per week.

Sunday School Supply Management Team

Work during the week to pull supplies for the upcoming Sunday lessons and put away supplies from the previous Sunday. Volunteers are paired with one or two other people. This position must be completed on Monday or Tuesday and requires 1 1/2 to 2 hours each week to complete.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School Volunteer

Help grow the faith of a child by volunteering for the largest event in Children’s ministry. Volunteer opportunities include crew leaders, teachers, snack helper, administrative support, and others. VBS takes place in June.

For more information, please contact Children’s Ministries Director Chrissy Richardson using the form below.

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Communications

Photography

Take photos of church events and activities. Photos will be used for historical and promotional purposes so we can record and share all the great thing that are happening at Ebenezer.

Social Media

Create posts for the Ebenezer Church Facebook and Instagram pages. The posting schedule is provided, and each volunteer is assigned a week for which they are responsible.

Website

Help update and maintain the Ebenezer Church website.

For more information, please contact Communications Director Jackie Brence using the form below.

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Congregational Care

Comfort Meals

Provide meals for congregation members who are experiencing illness or bereavement.

Funeral Support

Prepare food for funeral receptions. Help with funeral reception decorating, set-up, serving, and clean-up.

Visitation Team

Make monthly visits to those who are bereaved, hospitalized, or living in nursing homes. A cheerful visit relieves loneliness and reminds them that they are not forgotten. If you enjoy writing encouraging notes or cards, we can use your help with that as well.

For more information, please contact Office Manager Melinda Runkles using the form below.

 

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Hospitality

 

Comfort Meals

Provide meals for congregation members who are experiencing illness or bereavement.

Café Attendant

The café is looking for friends who can provide guests with snacks, beverages, and cheer. If you enjoy working with a team, setting up, organizing, and arranging items, consider joining this team. Café volunteers work one Sunday a month, supporting just one worship service.

Connection Desk Attendant

Provide a warm reception for visitors and those who are interested in learning more about Ebenezer Church. Connection desk attendants answer questions, connect people to church resources, and help visitors find their way around the church. This is a once-a-month commitment and volunteers should arrive 20 minutes before service start time.

Greeter

Greeters are the first people guest see when they come to worship. Standing at the various entries of the church, greeters warmly welcome guests, open doors, and guide people. This team’s goal is to create a welcoming first impression to everyone who walks through the door. 

Online Worship Host

Host the live chat with members of the Ebenezer Online congregation during the 9:45 & 11:15 AM services on Sunday mornings. Provide information, interact, and help build relationships as you worship together. Training provided.

Parking Attendant

Direct the flow of traffic as well as assist in finding parking spots in the front and rear parking lots on Sunday mornings for worship and at various events throughout the year. Parking lot attendants also help identify first time guests. This is a once-a-month commitment.

For more information, please contact Director of Connections Crissy Sharon using the form below.

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MOSAIC Special Abilities Ministry
MOSAIC (Ministry of Special Abilities In Christ) is Ebenezer’s ministry for children with special abilities and their families.
If you have experience to share or a passion to serve children with special abilities and their families, we invite you to join the MOSAIC team.
Buddy
Become a Buddy to spend time with children with special abilities while their parents attend worship services. We are looking for volunteers of all abilities age 15 and up. Training will be provided.
Planning Team Member
 Join the planning team, as we prayerfully discern how this ministry can best serve those in our congregation and beyond.
For more information, please contact Executive Director B.J. Priest using the form below.
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Music

Choir Member

Choir members provide music during the traditional worship services. Previous musical/choral experience is preferred but not required. Typical duties include singing hymns and choral pieces during worship services. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM weekly.

Orchestral Musicians

Musicians who play orchestral instruments are needed for various worship musical selections. Orchestral instruments are often incorporated for special music during traditional worship services or as an ensemble during holiday worship services. Ability to read music and experience performing required.

Band Vocalists and Musicians

The Ebenezer Band provides music for worship the Modern services which occur at 9:45 AM and 11:15 AM. Band members perform approximately once a month. Rehearsals take place on the Tuesday prior to the assigned service weekend at 7:00 PM. Open to any experienced vocalist or musician interested in performing modern music. We are currently looking for vocalists, bass and electric guitarists, drummers, and keyboardists.

Click the button below to access audition instructions for the Worship Band.

Audition Instructions

For more information, please contact Worship Director Preston Hardage using the form below.

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Safety Team

Safety Team Volunteer

Work alongside team members to help enhance security during Sunday worship services and other church events. We are currently working to improve our campus safety and security and are seeking volunteers with backgrounds in law enforcement, counseling, teaching, medicine, military, and more.

For more information, please contact Executive Director B.J. Priest using the form below.

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Student Ministries

Axis High School Small Group Leader

Co-lead and invest in the lives of a small group of high school students during the school year. Meet on Sunday evenings during the school year from 7:00 ‚Äst9:00 PM. Small Group Leaders are part of the larger Axis Ministry Team that supports one another in discipling students and has fun doing it.

TNT Middle School Small Group Leader

Co-lead and invest in the lives of a small group of middle school students during the school year. Meet on Sunday evenings during the school year from 5:00-6:30 PM. Small Group Leaders are part of the larger TNT Ministry Team that that supports one another in discipling students and has fun doing it.

Confirmation Mentor

Looking for a short-term commitment with a long-term impact? Volunteer to be a confirmation mentor for a 7th or 8th-grade student as they take the lead in their faith. Mentors are assigned one or two students and must commit to weekly meetings for three months and one weekend retreat.

Axis or TNT Snack & Events/Behind the Scenes Helper

Help with snacks and food for events and gatherings or other behind the scenes things that are greatly needed when it comes to teenagers. The time commitment is periodic. Serving in this area says, ‚ÄúHey, you can call me.‚ÄĚ

For more information, please contact Student Ministries Director Michelle Paquette using the form below.

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Technology/Audiovisual

Audio Engineer

Support worship services and other events through the mixing of audio on digital audio consoles.  Training is provided. Previous mixing experience, the ability to visualize signal paths, comfortable with computers, and understanding of music are helpful.

Camera Operator

Supports worship services and other events through the operation of video cameras. Training is provided. Requires long periods of standing.

IT Support

Provide technical assistance to troubleshoot database performance issues and help write reports. Knowledge of SQL reporting, custom reporting, and database design are desirable.

Technical Director

Trained camera operators are needed to support live stream broadcast on Sunday. Requires operating knowledge of video switching technology.

Visuals Operator

Support worship services and other events through the display of visual elements on screens (slides, lyrics, videos, etc). Must be comfortable with computers. Training is provided. The time commitment is 3 hours each Sunday worked.

For more information, please contact Technology Director James Mills using the form below.

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Worship

Communion Server

Provide the congregation with the elements of Communion during Sunday services. Training is provided. Serving Communion helps engage our congregation as we reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made for us.

Scripture Reader

Love public speaking? Scripture readers are needed for each service every Sunday. Readers are usually asked to read every four to eight weeks and the scripture will be sent to you in advance.

Usher

Ushers welcome guests, hand out bulletins, and guide guests to open seats in the Sanctuary. Additionally, ushers facilitate the offering and assist guests during the service. Training is provided. Volunteers arrive 25 minutes before a service start time.

For more information, please contact Worship Director Preston Hardage using the form below.

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Serve In The Community

4th Saturday Meals

Ebenezer serves one large, community-style meal for our unhoused neighbors and community members on behalf of Micah Ministries and their Meals Outreach program. Ebenezer volunteers will meet at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church in downtown Fredericksburg to prepare the meal in their kitchen and serve neighbors in their gathering room. Additionally, we may deliver a limited number of meals to those clients staying at a local motel or we may be asked to serve outdoors. For more information, please contact Amy Miller using the form below.

What:¬†A small volunteer team preps, cooks, serves, and cleans up a healthy dinner for approximately 50 ‚Äď 100 guests, mostly Micah Ministries‚Äô clients.

Prep, Cook and Serve:¬†No special skills are needed, and there are no culinary requirements! All supplies are brought by the program leaders; volunteers only need to show up ready to work. We will prepare the meal in the Fredericksburg UMC kitchen, box it up ‚Äėto go‚Äô style and serve guests. We have jobs for all skill and comfort levels.

Age Restriction: Most of our volunteers are over 10 years old. However, if you feel your younger child is capable of helping prepare a meal at home, they are welcome here!

Where:¬†Fredericksburg United Methodist Church (308 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 ‚Äď use Princess Anne Street kitchen entrance)

Time Commitment: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Please sign up to volunteer using the button below. For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Afghan Family Support

Ebenezer is part of a local effort to assist Afghan refugee families as they resettle in Stafford County. In association with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Worship Watch initiative, we are working with area churches to furnish living spaces and meet basic needs for families. We’re looking for a core group of committed volunteers who are willing to walk alongside families as they become acclimated to our community. Can you help?

  • If you are able to give of your time, we need volunteers to drive refugee family members to and from appointments, school, and grocery shopping.
  • If you are able to donate furnishings or equipment, we could use queen-size bed frames, single bed frames, dressers, dining tables and chairs, televisions, computers, and tablets.
  • If you are proficient in any Afghan languages, we would love to put your skills to work.

**We’re also looking for used vehicles for families to use. If you have a vehicle you are willing to donate (or sell at a moderate price), please call Regester Chapel UMC at 540-659-2642. Donated vehicles will be eligible for tax deduction following IRS guidance.**

For more information, please contact Missions and Outreach Director Amy Miller using the form below.

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Angel Tree Christmas Gift Ministry

Angel Tree is a seasonal opportunity to assist under-resourced families during the holidays. Seniors and families, identified by Social Services and local schools, are asked to create gift wish lists. Members of our congregation sign up to purchase, wrap, and return the gifts by mid-December. There is also an opportunity to sponsor a food box for each family or senior. Volunteer shoppers are needed to purchase the items for the food boxes.

Age Restriction: None

What To Bring: Varies

Where: Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Time Commitment: mid-November through mid-December

Angel Tree is one of Ebenezer’s most popular outreach ministries. Because of your generosity, we continue to increase the number of families we serve each year.

Here’s how you can help in 2023:

Purchase a Gift

Sign up to purchase gifts for children and seniors from our online SignUp Genius wish list. Wrapped gifts are due back to church on Sunday, December 10. To sign up to donate, please use the button below.

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Sponsor a Gift

No time to shop? You may sponsor a gift by donating any amount you choose, and our volunteers will do the shopping for you!

Sponsor A Gift

Sponsor a Family Food Box

Angel Tree families and seniors will each receive a food box, including the makings for a holiday dinner, but you won’t have to do the shopping! Simply sponsor a family with a one-week ($30) or two-week ($60) food box. Our volunteer elves will do the rest! With your monetary donations for the food boxes, we are able to provide many more meals than in the past by purchasing and shopping in bulk.

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Volunteer to Help Shop, Assemble & Distribute Gifts and Food Boxes

We will need many helping hands to shop for food, sort and assemble food boxes, receive gifts as they are brought to church, and distribute gifts to representatives from local schools and social service agencies. Please sign up to volunteer using the buttons below.

Food Shopping – Dec 5-8

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Brisben Shelter Meals

‚ÄúWhen I was hungry‚Ķ.you fed me‚Ķ‚Ķ‚ÄĚ Looking for an opportunity to share God‚Äôs love by¬†helping others? Not sure what to do or where to start?

On the third Saturday of each month, Ebenezer has the joy of preparing and serving a hearty homestyle meal to the residents of the Thurman Brisben Shelter in Fredericksburg. It is a fun and simple way to share God’s love with some beautiful people. We prepare (4:00-5:45 PM) and serve (5:45-7:00 PM) dinner in the Shelter’s commercial kitchen. Absolutely no experience or materials are required: just you and your gifts of time and love. All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Limit of 6 volunteers per shift.

Register using the buttons below. For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Build A Backpack School Ministry

Build A Backpack is a seasonal volunteer opportunity. Each July, we collect more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to help students in need at Moncure and Hampton Oaks Elementary start the year off right. Volunteers can help by sponsoring a backpack, donating supplies, shopping for supplies, and packing and delivering backpacks.

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Cold Weather Shelter Homeless Ministry

Each winter, Micah Ministries hosts a Cold Weather Shelter with help from a cohort of local churches. The shelter is open nightly from mid-November through mid-March based on weather guidelines. It provides a safe place for homeless men and women who would otherwise be sleeping outside in freezing temperatures. Clients are bused from Micah Ministries in Fredericksburg to the Cold Weather Shelter, which is located at 750 Kings Highway in Stafford. The 3,000 square foot shelter offers separate dorms for men and women, three bathrooms, a small kitchen, a gathering/intake area, and a handicapped sleeping space.

Ebenezer will provide 4-5 adult volunteers on the first two Saturdays of each month from 5:30-8:00 PM. Volunteers help everyone get checked in for the evening by greeting clients, setting up cots, and providing light snacks and fellowship. It is a tangible way to serve those in need in your community and make meaningful connections over time.

Please register for a shift using the buttons below. For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Community Meals

Using the church kitchen, the team prepares and delivers meals to local seniors on the first Saturday each month.

Age Restriction: None

What to Bring: All materials provided.

Where: Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Time Commitment:¬†First Saturday of the month, 9AM ‚Äď 12PM

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Ebenezer Acre

Ebenezer Acre is a seasonal opportunity from May-September and the centerpiece of Ebenezer’s kNOw Hunger initiative. Volunteers help plant and tend crops before harvesting and donating them to our local food pantry, S.E.R.V.E.

Be sure to bring water and wear clothes and shoes that can get muddy. Please be considerate of your surroundings ‚Äď Ebenezer Acre is located on the private property of Ebenezer Church members Stan and Linda Duvall. For more information,¬†join our Facebook Group¬†or contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

When:¬†Saturday mornings at 8:00 AM (weather permitting ‚Äď check¬†Facebook¬†for the latest updates)

Where: 2249 Garrisonville Rd., Stafford, VA 22556

What to Bring: No need to bring anything, unless you have a favorite pair of work gloves. We will have all you need!

Age Restriction: All ages welcome. This is a great serving opportunity for individuals, families, and small groups.

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Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Mobile Pick-Up

What: Ebenezer Church is now a pick-up site for Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank (FRFB) mobile food orders. FRFB clients place orders online and pick them up in the Ebenezer Lobby on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 4:00-6:00 PM. Two volunteers are needed to greet people and help carry their food orders to their cars. Please register using the link below. For more information, please contact Amy Miller using the form below.

When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month from 3:45-6:15 PM

Where: Ebenezer Church Lobby

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Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Summer Nutrition Program

What: Children who rely on school breakfast and lunch programs during the school year often face hunger when cafeterias are closed. The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank’s (FRFB) Summer Nutrition Program provides meals kids need to keep learning and growing. Ebenezer will send a team of 4 volunteers to facilitate FRFB meals at Howell Library (806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg) on Tuesdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. Join us to lend a hand and serve with a smile! This opportunity is for adults only. No school-age students please.

Age Restriction: Adults only

Where: Howell Library (806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg)

Time Commitment: Tuesdays, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Please register using the button below. For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Go For Bo Benefit Race

Each September, Ebenezer hosts the Go for Bo 5K, One Mile Run and Tot Dash at Stafford Regional Airport to benefit our partner Helping Children Worldwide’s Child Reintegration Centre and Mercy Hospital in Sierra Leone. Our 2024 event will take place on Saturday, September 14. In addition to registering as a sponsor or runner, there are several ways to volunteer:

  • Join our 5K Working Group ‚Äď Help plan the race.
  • Help with packet pick-up during the week before the race.
  • Volunteer on race day – help with water stations, set-up, clean-up, and more.

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Imagination Library
Ebenezer Church is excited to partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide free books to children ages 0-5 in the 22405 zip code in southern Stafford County!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, regardless of family income. It began in 1995 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevier County, Tennessee and quickly expanded across the United States and internationally. To date, the Imagination Library has mailed over 160 million books to more than 1.8 million children.
The first book each child receives is the classic The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper and the final book they receive is Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come by Nancy Carlson. In between, they receive a specially selected book each month that will inspire them to love reading. The Imagination Library partners with local affiliates to cover the costs of purchasing and shipping the books. The Ebenezer Church Imagination Library is honored to serve as the local affiliate for the 22405 zip code in Stafford County and to bless our neighbors with the magic of books.
The Ebenezer Church Imagination Library volunteer team could use your help with publicity, fundraising, data entry, and logistics. Please click the button below to volunteer.
If you live in the 22405 zip code and have a child ages 0-5, you may register them for the Ebenezer Church Imagination Library using the button below. There is absolutely no cost to you.
Your donations help us continue to provide books. For $25, you can provide a new book every month for one child for an entire year. To make a donation to the Imagination Library, click the Donate button below.

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Kairos Cookies - Prison Ministry

What: This is a seasonal opportunity for us to support the Kairos Prison Ministry through baking and donating cookies. The Kairos program is a Weekend that consists of carefully structured talks, meditations, and individual and group activities led by volunteers. This Weekend experience offers an invitation to develop a personal relationship with Christ. So, why the cookies? These cookies are an expression of love and generosity. Twice a year when the team heads to a Virginia state prison for a Weekend, they offer inmates unlimited home-baked cookies.  Many prisoners come to a Weekend event just for the cookies but leave with a changed heart. For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

Age Restriction: None

What to Bring: Cookies!

Where: Cookies are delivered to Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Time Commitment: March and October

 

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Knitting Ministry

Phoebe Circle makes baby hats, blankets for those who are baptized or confirmed, and prayer shawls and lap blankets for hospital patients. If you have a love for knitting or crocheting, join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:30 AM in Room 215 in the Ministry Center. Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Micah Ministries Laundromat Transportation

What: Help Micah Ecumenical Ministries help our unhoused neighbors. Ebenezer will provide a volunteer driver to transport Micah’s clients to and from the laundromat in the Ebenezer bus on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. Note: You must have a clean driving record for the past three years.¬†Please register using the buttons below.¬†For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

Age Restriction: Adults only. Clean driving record required.

Where: Drive the Ebenezer bus to Micah Ministries (1013 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg), a local laundromat, and back.

Time Commitment: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM

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Sewing Ministry

What: Our sewing team, made up of beginners to seasoned sewers, meets regularly to work on sewing projects as a means of outreach. Projects vary, and may include sewing pillows for hospital patients, blankets for our homeless neighbors, and more. Additionally, the group creates quilts for the Prayers & Squares program. These quilts provide comfort to those experiencing loss or illness.

Age Restriction: None

What to Bring: All materials provided.

Where: Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Time Commitment:¬†Thursdays 9:30AM ‚Äď 11:30AM

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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S.E.R.V.E. Food Pantry

What: This dynamic team meets weekly at Ebenezer to sort and then deliver donated food to our local food pantry, S.E.R.V.E.  While at the pantry, volunteers also help shelve donations. Additionally, on Sunday mornings team members collect donations from the congregation. The team also participates in occasional community outreach events on behalf of S.E.R.V.E.  Please complete form below and we will get you connected!

Age Restriction: 14+

What to Bring: All materials provided

Where: Ebenezer United Methodist Church & S.E.R.V.E.  15 Upton Lane, Stafford, VA  22554

Time Commitment:¬†Tuesdays 11:45AM ‚Äď 1:00PM Sundays 9:00AM ‚Äď 11:00AM

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Woodcutting Ministry

What: Ebenezer partners with Compassion Restoration Ministries (CRM) regularly to cut, split, deliver, and stack firewood to those who rely on it for heating. CRM is a local independent partner organization seeking to meet the basic needs of families in crisis within our community. Their five areas of ministry include Firewood, Transportation. Disaster Relief, Helping Hands and Construction.

Age Restriction: 10 years old and up

What to Bring: Gloves, chainsaw, axes, mauls or any other logging tools you might have.

Where: Varies

Time Commitment:¬†¬†We meet the third Saturday of the month at 8:30 AM, September ‚Äď June

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Serve Around the World

Appalachia Service Project

Ebenezer is planning a mission trip to Appalachia October 3-6, 2024. In partnership with Appalachia Service Project, our team will provide home repairs for families in Southwest Virginia. This is an opportunity to make homes safer, warmer, and drier while having a transformational service experience.

Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement. Their vision is to eradicate substandard housing in Central Appalachia. Since its founding in 1969, more than 15,000 Appalachia Service Project volunteers have provided critical home repairs for more than 350 families.

You may register or learn more about Appalachia Service Project using the buttons below. For more information, please contact Amy Miller using the form below.

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Athentikos: I AM Art

Are you passionate about creativity? Do you paint, write, draw, dance, sculpt, sew, act, sing, perform? Do you have creative media skills in video, audio, or photography? Are you interested in using your talents to make a difference? Athentikos is partnering with ministry partners in Guatemala to facilitate week-long I AM ART camps in at-risk communities.

You don’t have to be a professional. Bring your skills, and passion to use them with purpose. Invite your friends and join the journey of transformation! Connect to the greater story, exercising the gifts you love!

Oasis is a community of family-style homes for Guatemalan girls. At Oasis, the Kids Alive staff works with government authorities to provide a safe haven for girls who have been rescued from dangerous environments.¬† Oasis is a ministry that lives up to its name ‚Äď providing love, care, and the water of Life to girls being rescued from the desert of abuse.

We are planning to return to Guatemala in 2025. Please check back for updates. You can learn more about Oasis here.

For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

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Helping Children Worldwide

Ready for an experience of a lifetime? Travel with a Helping Children Worldwide mission team to Bo, Sierra Leone. You can work alongside the staff of Mercy Hospital or the Child Reintegration Centre and make a difference in the lives of children in poverty. There are different types of trips, based on your skills, talents, and interests. These trips are much more than a journey to a foreign land. They are a transforming, life-inspiring experience. You may sign up to give of yourself on an Impact team, but you may find that you will get more than you give.

Click the button below to see photos from our 2023 trip to Bo. For more information, please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below.

2023 Bo Mission Trip

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Rice and Beans Ministries

**Ebenezer is sending a mission team to Costa Rica July 6-13, 2024. Reservations must be made by April 9. For more information, check the Team Manual using the button below or please contact Amy Miller using the form below.**

Ebenezer has participated in two week-long mission trips to Costa Rica in conjunction with Rice and Beans Ministries. Support activities have included church & school repair/construction, day camps, Bible school, and food distribution to local villages. Please contact Director of Missions and Outreach Amy Miller using the form below for more information on upcoming trips or visit the Rice and Beans Ministries website using the button below.

Register

Pay Mission Trip Fees

Select Costa Rica Mission Trip from the dropdown menu. Then select participant’s name.

Mission Trip Info Sheet

Team Manual

Rice and Beans Ministries

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Serving Interest Form