Prayers of the People Leaders

These persons lift up the requests in the service and lead us in praying over those joys and concerns. They also lead us in the Lord’s Prayer and Apostle’s Creed from time to time. 

Serving Opportunities

Weekly at the 7:45, 9:00, or 10:30 services. Frequency varies based on the number of prayer leaders.

Unexpected Blessing

Giving voice to people’s joys and concerns when they need it most.

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Isaac Gaff (isaac.gaff@connectwithcalvary.org)

Scripture Readers in Worship

Scripture Readers prepare for and read the week’s reading during the 7:45, 9:00, or 10:30 service. 

Serving Opportunities

Weekly at the 7:45, 9:00, or 10:30 services. Frequency varies based on the number of readers.

Unexpected Blessing

Readers are surprised at how the Scriptures can come alive with an intentional and beautiful reading.  

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Isaac Gaff (isaac.gaff@connectwithcalvary.org)

Communion Stewards

Communion Stewards prepare the bread and juice for communion. Preparation can be done the day before. Stewards usually help set the Communion Table as well on Sunday morning. 

Serving Opportunities

Monthly, but opportunities are split up between those on the team.

Unexpected Blessing

A wonderful way to practice hospitality if you have that spiritual gift. 

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Kaye Schroeder (kaye.schroeder@frontiernet.net)

Coffee Counter

Volunteers make the coffee/lemonade, prepare the water for hot tea, and then put out the donut holes, napkins, cups, creamers, sweeteners, and anything else needed for people to enjoy. They are an integral part of welcoming people and making them feel at home both before and after the worship service. 

Serving Opportunities

7:45 volunteer arrives at 7:15 and sets up the coffee counter.
9:00 volunteer arrives at 8:30 to take over.
10:30 volunteer arrives at 9:45 and ensures the beverages and supplies are available until 10:45. They also clean up the entire area and replace items needed for the following week.
Most volunteers have a regular rotating schedule when serving at the coffee counter.

Unexpected Blessing

Getting to know folks as they serve at the counter.

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Sharyl Jennings (sharyl.jennings@connectwithcalvary.org)

Communion Server

Communion servers help distribute communion to the congregation on communion Sundays. 

Serving Opportunities

First Sunday of the month. Most serve on a monthly basis.

Unexpected Blessing

Greeting each person with the phrase “the body of Christ broken for you” as they serve communion.

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Sharyl Jennings (sharyl.jennings@connectwithcalvary.org)

Head Usher

Head Ushers are in charge of placing ushers in respective positions for serving people in the service. They oversee ushering within the sanctuary and "float" throughout the service to see that everything is going well. They give instructions to ushers, acolytes, communion servers (if needed), and are prepared for any emergencies. They have the bulletins ready to pass out, name tags and stoles ready for use, and instruct volunteers in every aspect of the service if necessary. They help clean up after their respective service, ensure that the attendance pads are collected, put name tags back, and help with dismissal. 

Serving Opportunities

Sunday mornings 30 minutes prior to each service. Most volunteers commit to serving as Head Usher for a specific month. Other volunteers commit to one time a month or as needed.

Unexpected Blessing

They meet so many people and see a lot of new faces! It is fun!  

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Sharyl Jennings (sharyl.jennings@connectwithcalvary.org)

Usher

Ushers welcome, greet, and pass out bulletins to worshippers. They also assist latecomers with finding a seat, pass the offering plate, pick up attendance pads, collect prayer requests, and help reset for the next service.

Serving Opportunities

Sunday mornings, 30 minutes prior to each service. Ushers decide how often they are scheduled.

Unexpected Blessing

They are surprised how "easy" it is and with our training, they love it! They have enjoyed talking to people and meeting folks in the service.  

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Sharyl Jennings (sharyl.jennings@connectwithcalvary.org)

Door Greeters

Greet and welcome people as they enter Calvary for worship and special events.

Serving Opportunities

Sunday mornings, 30 minutes prior to each service. We also use door greeters for Christmas and Easter services and funerals. Individuals stay at the door until the service begins. Most of our volunteers commit to serving one time per month.

Unexpected Blessing

They enjoy themselves and really like making people feel welcome.  

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Sharyl Jennings (sharyl.jennings@connectwithcalvary.org)

Tech Loft

Tech Loft volunteers help run the technology needed to provide worship services on Sunday morning. It doesn’t require any technical background and training is available for anyone interested.

Serving Opportunities

Self sign-up as often as you like

Unexpected Blessing

Being a part of a team that takes care of many unseen details.  

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Eli Shermer (eli.shermer@connectwithcalvary.org)

Worship Band for High School

Looking for adults who are willing to be in a worship band that will lead worship for youth on Wednesday nights.

Serving Opportunities

Wednesday Evenings 7:30-8:15pm (weekly or twice a month)

Unexpected Blessing

How close they feel to God while leading worship.  

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Michael Pitzer (michael.pitzer@connectwithcalvary.org

High School Sunday School Tech and Support

Support high school Sunday school through room set-up before hand and running minimal tech during the hour.

Serving Opportunities

Sunday Mornings 8:45-10:00am (weekly or twice a month)

Unexpected Blessing

How much your faith grows from serving and building relationships with the youth.  

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Michael Pitzer (michael.pitzer@connectwithcalvary.org)

KidVenture Choir Assistant Leader

KidVenture Choir Assistant Leader assists the choir director during rehearsals and performances. The assistant should have a love of music and children. This person will help welcome children and engage in the activities the Director requires. They should plan to attend Wednesday evening rehearsals and performances.

Serving Opportunities

Wednesday Nights 6:00 - 6:30 pm and Sunday mornings as scheduled (this role can be shared with another person and serve approximately twice per month)

Unexpected Blessing

People don't need to be musically gifted to serve in this role. They love to see how much the kids enjoy praising God through music. 

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Mary Harsh (mary.harsh@connectwithcalvary.org)

KidVenture Connecting Point Team

Connecting Point Team members will offer the same spirit of hospitality, generosity, and inclusiveness to families that the host of a party would offer to the guests in his or her home or gathering. As the initial point of contact for visiting families, team members will offer check-in assistance and guide families to their children’s respective programs where they will connect the children with a KidVenture Leader. Team members will also provide programming information to families and document connections for follow up by KidVenture Staff or other ministry leaders.

Serving Opportunities

Sunday mornings between services
Flexible - weekly to twice per month. Subs are also needed.

Unexpected Blessing

They get to meet new people and get to know more about programs. It's also fun for them to greet people as they go by. 

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Mary Harsh (mary.harsh@connectwithcalvary.org)

Nursery Volunteer

Nursery Volunteers help care for our smallest children in a Christ-centered environment through active play, stories, music, and conversation. Along with the Nursery Staff Team, they help the children develop a sense of connection with their environment and come to know the love of Christ through intentional blessings. This is typically a once per month role.

Serving Opportunities

Sunday mornings
Weekday opportunities also available
Once per month

Unexpected Blessing

Nursery volunteers find they develop lasting relationships with little ones and their families. 

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Mary Harsh (mary.harsh@connectwithcalvary.org)

KidVenture Special Buddy

The KidVenture Special Buddy shepherds a single child with special needs. The Buddy will help the child engage in programming that meets their needs. Ideally Buddies will work weekly/bi-weekly with the same child, giving the child the opportunity to build a lasting and predictable relationship with the leader, and also providing consistency and predictability for the child.

Serving Opportunities

Sunday Mornings
Wednesday Nights
Approximately twice per month

Unexpected Blessing

Buddies have a big impact on helping a child grow. They have fun supporting a child while he or she gets to know the love of God. 

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Mary Harsh (mary.harsh@connectwithcalvary.org)

KidVenture 
AV Technician

This person facilitates the “behind-the-scenes” aspects of programming, including music, lighting, drama, sound, slide and video projection, etc. The AV Technician makes sure things are setup properly ahead of time and/or runs tech during the program.

Serving Opportunities

Depends on serving role. Opportunities range from weekly to monthly

Unexpected Blessing

People are surprised that they get to play such a fun role in sharing God's story. 

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Mary Harsh (mary.harsh@connectwithcalvary.org)

KidVenture Storyteller

Using the provided curriculum, the Storyteller shares the Bible story for the kids in an engaging way. He or she also guides the kids into a time of natural worship response as shared in the curriculum.

Serving Opportunities

Sunday Mornings 9:00 - 10:00 am
Wednesday Nights 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Storytellers serve approximately once every 4-6 weeks and select dates on a sign-up basis.

Unexpected Blessing

Storytellers get to see how fun it is to bring God's Word to life and help show kids that they are part of God's story. 

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Mary Harsh (mary.harsh@connectwithcalvary.org)

KidVenture Host/Worship Leader

The Host/Worship Leader will offer the same spirit of hospitality, generosity, and inclusiveness to the kids that the host of a party would offer to the guests in his or her home or gathering. He or she will also facilitate worship through music and other worship responses. A passion for worship and prayer is helpful in this role, but a music background is not necessary.

Serving Opportunities

Sunday Mornings 9:00 - 10:00 am
Wednesday Nights 6:30 - 7:30 pm
To facilitate continuity and flow it is helpful for Hosts to serve regularly (2-4 times per month). This role can be shared with another person which allows each person to serve a couple times per month. 

Unexpected Blessing

Hosts enjoy witnessing kids praising God and growing through worship. They also get to know and interact with a lot of different kids and adults. 

Get Involved

Sign up here. Questions? Contact Mary Harsh (mary.harsh@connectwithcalvary.org)