Volunteer

Volunteer and help us as we use our individual gifts to make a difference in our church, our society and our world!

First Church has dozens of ways in which you may wish to use your current skills, or to learn some new ones. Volunteer and help us as we use our individual gifts to make a difference in our church, our society and our world! Ways you can volunteer are listed here. If you would like to volunteer please call the church office at 608-256-9061 or fill out our volunteer interest form.

Church Connections

Community Collaborations

 

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Church Connections

  • Ministries to fellow members:
    • Visit members in hospital, rehab or at home
    • Pray for those who have concerns or joys
    • Select high school and college youth to receive Alton Van Dyke scholarships
    • Serve at funeral luncheons
  • Get your hands busy
    • Knit prayer shawls
    • Make cards for birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions
    • Bake bread for visitors
    • Children’s library support
    • Help plan the Christmas pageant
    • Go on a Youth Ministry/Mission trip
    • Decorate the sanctuary for Sunday and special events
  • Be a part of Sunday morning
    • Greet at the curbside or front door
    • Provide assistance at the Info Desk
    • Light the altar candles
    • Read Scripture during Worship service
    • Help prepare and/or serve Communion
    • Usher
    • Serve as an AV assistant
    • Serve at Fellowship Time
    • Provide Altar Flowers
  • Be a part of the music program
    • Sing in the choir or as a soloist
    • Play an instrument
    • Join others in the handbell choir
  • Get busy in the kitchen
    • Prepare sandwiches and snack bags
    • Work at a Holiday Meal
    • Help provide a Shelter Meal 
  • Provide special gifts
    • Host Fellowship time
    • Provide Poinsettias at Christmas or Spring Flowers at Easter
  • Teach or assist in our education programs
    • Children
    • Youth & High School
      • Be a Confirmation Mentor
      • Serve on the Fundraising Team
      • Chaperone a retreat or lock in
      • Chaperone a summer mission trip
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
  • Help with operations of the church
    • Volunteer weekdays in the Welcome Center Reception area
    • Prepare the sanctuary for Sunday worship
    • Help assemble the newsletter Chimes or bulletins
    • Be a Tech Wizard
  • Join a committee and become active
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Finance
    • Staff Parish Relations
    • Building and Facilities
    • Stewardship
    • Mission Team
    • United Methodist Women (UMW)
    • First Church Governing Board
    • Lay Leadership

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Community Collaborations

  • Food Pantry
  • Community Holiday Meals (Easter & Christmas)
  • Homeless shelter meals
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • CROP Walk
  • International Ministries
  • Reconciling Ministries
  • Worker Justice
  • Green Team initiatives
  • Lyons Lecture Series
  • Community Breakfast (Wednesdays)

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Volunteer Interest Form

If you are interested in volunteering for any of First Church's ministry areas please fill out the form below to inform us of your area(s) of interest.

Required fields are designated with an asterisk (*) below.  

Area(s) of Interest:

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