There are lots of ways to participate at 1U.
One great way to get to know about what’s happening is our annual Opportunity Fiesta, which usually takes place the last two Sundays in August (but wasn’t held in 2017 due to space limitations during our construction). From Noon to 1:00 pm, all the various groups and programs at our church have information tables set up and are eager to share information and answer questions.
In between times, watch the Weekly Update (aka the eblast) for opportunities to volunteer to help out at special events. These are typically one-time, short-term commitments of a specific nature. Some examples are periodic blood drives, food bank packing and sorting, and various outreach efforts.
Singing or playing with one of our musical groups (Chalice Choir, Welkin, A Chordia, EMC, Folk Ensemble) is a great way to serve with joy. Joining the Caring Circle gives you an opportunity to get to know people in our congregation and share your time and talents.
There are also opportunities to be part of our Sunday Hospitality Team, including greeters, ushers, and social hour. Volunteers typically sign up for a monthly slot, for example, “Greeting at the 9:30 am service on the first Sunday of the month” or “Helping with Social Hour for the 11:00 am service on the third Sunday on the month.” Those interested in helping with the sound and visual projection during our worship services are encouraged to contact our Audio-Visual (A/V) Team. Perhaps you’d like to volunteer to bring flowers for the pulpit on a Sunday every now and then?
The Membership Team also needs members to help with monthly “Meet and Greet the Minister” and periodic “Journey to Membership” programs.
The Bending the Arc Institute will need volunteers to support events.
Our hope is that you will find a way to serve with joy!