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Opportunities to Serve, Seek, Learn, and Grow

Here are some ways to serve our congregation and our community. Where might you join in?

(See below the Opportunities Form for Ministry descriptions)

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Vestry Committees

Facilities- Addresses repairs and ongoing building maintenance

Finance- Provides recommendations to the Vestry related to budget and finances

Member Involvement (Gather & Grow)- Plans parish activities to strengthen fellowship

Memorials- Maintains history of memorial gifts and discerns expenditures

Nominations- Two representatives, elected by the Annual Meeting to recruit candidates for Vestry

Outreach- Discerns how parish funds may support our neighbors

Pastoral Care- Offers practical care & support for members of EEC

Stewardship- Invite the parish to celebrate God’s generosity and share in the mission and ministry of EEC

Worship & Liturgy- Works with Rector to plan holy days and special occasions for worship

 

Activities

Acolytes- Youth or adult torcher bearers and crucifiers (carry cross in procession)

Altar Guild- Behind the scenes preparation for worship, including setting altar

AV Producers- Use parish tablet to livestream worship

Bible Study with Nativity, Boyne City- Shared Bible study via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Book Club- Monthly gathering to read and share conversation

Choir- Provides musical leadership from September to early June

Coffee Hour Hosts- Make coffee and provide simple snacks for fellowship after worship

Eucharistic Ministers- Assist at the altar

Godly Play & Sunday School- Teachers who nurture youth spiritual formation

Greeter/Usher- Offer the ministry of hospitality during morning worship

Holy Cows Softball- Fun fellowship on Friday evenings in the summer

Holy Cows Ski- Fun fellowship in the winter months

Lay Weeders- Water and weed the gardens at EEC

Lector- Sunday morning readers

Men’s breakfast group (Mighty Men of Emmanuel)- Meet Thursday at 8:30 AM for breakfast at Bistro

Office Volunteers- Staple and fold Sunday bulletins, answer phone when Office Manager is on vacation

Plate Coordinator- Count donations collected on Sunday mornings

Prayer Chain- Receive prayer requests via email

Prayer Shawl Ministry- Knit prayer shawls as symbols of love, care, and support

Soul Food Gardeners- Water and weed the community garden that provides food for our neighbors

Thursday Lunch Servers- Make and serve meals at 1st Presbyterian Church

Writer’s Group- Engage in writing prompts and conversation twice monthly

Women’s Gathering- A contemplative group meeting on Friday mornings via Zoom

Youth Group Support- Leadership for Middle School activities and formation

SERVICES:

We celebrate the Eucharist at:

  8:00 AM Sunday
10:00 AM Sunday
11:00 AM Thursday

 

 

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