101 Ways to Serve: Serving Christ With Our Time and Talents

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The Mission Statement of First Presbyterian is “to serve Christ and neighbor in the heart of Winchester and beyond”.  It’s a statement of who we are and what is important to us as a congregation.  This Cyber Fair is brought to you by Congregational Life Council to share many simple and practical ways each of us can serve Christ and neighbor and build the Kingdom of God one act of love at a time.  Take a look at the opportunities listed here and consider signing up to be contacted about a new way you might be able to share your time and talents.

Mission Council

#Way to ServeSign up
1Help at Jubilee Kitchen one Sat.Sign up
2Help at Highland Food Pantry 1 Tuesday morning or eveningSign up
3Provide a snack or meal for WATTSSign up
4Stay overnight for WATTSSign up
5Contact by letter/e-mail one of our Mission co-workersSign up
6Provide transportation to one Faith in Action clientSign up
7Pick up Panera Bread donation one Fri. night for Jubilee KitchenSign up
8Help decorate CCAP Christmas TreeSign up
9Make a dessert for the Community Thanksgiving dinner Sign up
10Volunteer at the Community Thanksgiving dinnerSign up
11Bake a turkey for Community Thanksgiving dinnerSign up
12Deliver a meal for the Community Thanksgiving dinnerSign up
13Provide a meal for our Guatemalan women friends in Oct.Sign up
14Volunteer one evening at the Free Medical ClinicSign up
15Volunteer one day at Literacy VolunteersSign up
16Donate one item to CCAP from the Christmas TreeSign up
17Give one non-perishable item for CCAPSign up
18Give one school supply for CCAPSign up
19Attend Ethopian Annual dinnerSign up
20Be a M.O.M. ChefSign up
21Sell M.O.M. TicketsSign up
22Add Volunteer to be on a Spelling Bee TeamSign up

Facilities Council

#Way to ServeSign up
23Change the HVAC filtersSign up
24Flush the water heatersSign up
25Grease the boiler room pumpsSign up
26Grease the 12 E. Cork Street boiler pumpSign up
27Clean dehumidifiersSign up
28Grease exhaust fansSign up
29Clean radiatorsSign up
30Bleed Sanctuary radiatorsSign up
31Weed flower beds around church groundsSign up
32Trim shrubberySign up
33Water exterior plantsSign up
34Trash pickup around the exteriorSign up
35Paint, paint, paint (There’s always something that needs painted)Sign up
36Clean window air conditionersSign up
37Shovel snow off the sidewalks (not the parking lot)Sign up
38Spread saltSign up
39Cut the grassSign up
40Change the kitchen water filterSign up
41Reinforce the pews in the SanctuarySign up
42Oil the door hinges throughout the churchSign up

Congregational Life

#Way to ServeSign up
43Provide a ride to church/medical appt.Sign up
44Invite someone to churchSign up
45Write an article for Calvin ChatterSign up
46Deliver altar flowers one SundaySign up
47Lead games at church picnicSign up
48Make coffee one SundaySign up
49Send a "we care about you" cardSign up
50Sign up to be a greeter for one Sunday"Sign up
51Help clean up one time after a church mealSign up
52Help in kitchen with a church mealSign up
53Paint faces at church picnicSign up
54Fix a dessert for a funeral receptionSign up
55Make a caring follow up call (Pastoral Care)Sign up
56Setup tables & chairs for a church meal or eventSign up
57Provide a meal for a member as an act of care (Guardian Angels)Sign up
58Help make a bulletin boardSign up
59Help serve food at a church mealSign up

Administration Council

#Way to ServeSign up
60Help answer phone in the church office one daySign up
61Help office with bulk mailingSign up
62Provide IT assistance for church computersSign up
63Tidy up pews in the Chapel & Sanctuary after servicesSign up
64Help with upcoming Stewardship activities/eventsSign up
65Help serve on a possible new Church finance teamSign up
66Sign-up for Auto-payment of your church pledgesSign up
67Turn in a pledge card to help the church budget for the coming yearSign up
68Help assemble Sunday bulletins and inserts one timeSign up

Worship and Discipleship Council

#Way to ServeSign up
69Help make Christmas wreathsSign up
70Help set up Fellowship Hall one Sun. for New Stone serviceSign up
71Wash New Stone tablecloths one weekSign up
72Help arrange Christmas poinsettiasSign up
73Usher one Sunday for a church serviceSign up
74As an elder, serve communion one SundaySign up
75Help prepare communion traysSign up
76Help clean up after communion serviceSign up
77Cut the communion breadSign up
78Help decorate for Advent or EasterSign up
79Take a turn watering poinsettiasSign up
80Sing with the choir for a special concert (Christmas, Easter, etc.)Sign up
81Sing or play with the Praise Team one Sun. in New StoneSign up
Children
#Way to ServeSign up
82Care for little ones during worship in nursery or WOWSign up
83Be a Sunday School leader/helperSign up
84Help during a children's choir rehearsalSign up
85 Serve as an FPCWEDS Kids Program helperSign up
86Complete a simple project such as cutting, gluing, assembling for a Sunday school classSign up
88 Gather supplies for a Sunday School lesson or eventSign up
89 Join the Children's Ministry TeamSign up
90 Pray for a Children's Sunday School class as their formal "prayer partner"Sign up
Youth
#Way to ServeSign up
90Host a NEXT youth Christmas partySign up
91Help youth with local mission week (HIS Week)Sign up
92Be a mentor for an 8th grade confirmandSign up
93Serve dinner to families during youth family nightSign up
94Be a photographer for a youth eventSign up
95Help out with youth chorusSign up
96Drive youth for an offsite eventSign up
97Help with youth group one Sunday nightSign up
98Host dinner for the youth during caroling nightSign up
99Help provide dinner one Sunday night for youthSign up
100Chaperone youth event/tripSign up
101Serve on a week long mission tripSign up

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