The Fellowship Ministry meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Volunteers and officers who serve on this ministry seek to provide fellowship opportunities for fun and fellowship to strengthen the corporate life of the church. Ministry members plan creative and fun activities for members to get to know one another. This ministry strives to bring activities to the church that appeal to all ages and interests and extend the joy and spirit of our church life to friends and others throughout the community. Ministry members are present at most activities to help set up and clean up. The ministry often joins with other church ministries in planning and carrying out large church events.
Some of the annual events sponsored by the Fellowship Ministry include Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Brunch, Summer Social Breakfasts, Church Picnic at Ferncliff, Halloween Carnival and Hanging of the Greens.
If you’re interested in serving on this ministry, please indicate your interest under “Fellowship Ministry” on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Publicity for Church Events
Volunteers who like to work with graphic art production, either by computer or hand, are needed to create flyers and posters for Fellowship Ministry events. Volunteers will work with Fellowship Ministry members in producing and displaying publicity. Please select F00 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Decorate for Church Events
Volunteers are contacted in advance to help decorate tables and rooms for specific events sponsored by the Fellowship Ministry. A member of the ministry is on-site to help and provide direction to the volunteers. Decoration and set up usually takes about an hour for each event. Please select F01 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Set up and Clean up for Church Events
Volunteers are contacted in advance to help set up and clean up for specific events sponsored by the Fellowship Ministry. Members of the ministry are present to direct the volunteers. Set up and clean up for each event usually takes about half an hour before and after the event. This may include dish-washing as a measure of tending environmental stewardship. Please select F02 and/or F04 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Cook for Church Events
Along with members of the Fellowship Ministry, help in the kitchen by cooking for such events as the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper or Hanging of the Greens meal. Please select F03 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Easter Egg Hunt Planning
Volunteers meet with members of the Fellowship Ministry to plan and carry out the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which is traditionally held in the morning on the Saturday before Easter. The planning group usually meets for about an hour in the early Spring. Along with the egg hunt, activities typically include an Easter parade, crafts, snacks and visits with the Easter Bunny. Please select F05 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Church Picnic Planning
Volunteers meet with members of the Fellowship Ministry to plan and carry out the annual Church Picnic, which is held on a Sunday afternoon in the Fall at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. The planning team usually meets for about an hour early in the fall. Activities include a meal, games, music, fishing and blowing bubbles. Planning volunteers may also help with the picnic, which usually lasts about three hours. Please select F06 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Monday Night Volleyball
Join a group of adults of all ages who gather in the Great Hall each Monday night at 7:00 p.m. to play volleyball. This group has been playing for 30 years and welcomes new players for both recreation and fellowship. Please select F07 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Provide Food for Church Events
Volunteers are contacted in advance to cook or provide food for church events. You might be asked to bring cookies or other desserts, salads or sides for different gatherings held at the church. Please select F08 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Help Plan and Lead Special Events/Trips
A few times a year the fellowship ministry offers a one-time special event, day trip or overnight excursion. Do you have a great idea for a special event or trip? Volunteers work with members of the ministry and staff to plan events on a one-time basis and accompany the group at the time of the event. Please select F09 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Photograph Fellowship Events
Volunteers will be contacted in advance about taking pictures at a particular event so that we can capture the fun of Hanging of the Greens, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and other activities. Photos will be used for the website, newsletter, bulletin board and possibly other publicity. Please select F10 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Specific Event Planning Teams
Volunteers plan for large fellowship events such as the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Easter Brunch, Officer Appreciation Dinner, Summer Social Breakfast, Halloween Carnival and Hanging of the Greens. Duties include theme planning, decoration and activities. Please select F11 on your Time & Talents Covenant.