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As Christians we are called to share God’s love with others. By giving of our time, our talents, and our gifts, we show by example what it means to “go out and be God’s people in the world,” and in so doing, we enrich the lives of those we serve — even as our own lives are enriched by the experience of connecting with God and one another through our gifts and our service. The many ministries of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth offer a wide array of opportunities to become part of this exciting, dynamic and impactful community of service. Take a look at the opportunities to serve listed below and give prayerful consideration to finding where you fit in.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Attendance Counter

Seems like a small thing, but numbers drive our ministry to the next level. Like Andrew for Jesus, we need to know who’s here!

Description:

  • Recording the actual numbers of participants in person
  • No training required

Greeter

Entertaining angels unware as we welcome our guest. We, “… do faithfully whatever you do for the friends, even though they are strangers to you; they have testified to your love before the church. 3 John 1:5

Description:

  • Welcome Center Volunteers work with a designated staff member to offer vital assistance and provide a welcoming presence in our Welcome Center each Sunday morning.
  • They serve from 9:00 – 9:30 am, 10:30 – 10:55 am, and 12:00 – 12:15 pm on their designated Sundays
  • No training required

Serving Communion

Utilization of gifts through participation with worship service to connecting lay and clergy serving together. 1 Peter 4: 10 -16

Description:

  • Serving of the elements (Bread and Wine) for Holy Communion
  • No training requried

Usher

Keeping the doors of the temple was a huge and honorable responsibility in biblical times. “Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.” Proverbs 8:34

Description:

  • Ushers hand out bulletins, assist guests in finding seats, pass the notebooks and offering plates during worship, and provide other assistance as needed
  • Sunday mornings in our traditional Sanctuary worship service, DiscipleChurch, The Gathering, and the eleven:eleven celebration
  • Training reqruied

Lay Reader

Utilization of gifts through participation with worship service to connecting lay and clergy serving together. 1 Peter 4: 10 -12

Description:

  • Reading of scripture/Affirmation of Faith
  • Training required

Filling of Pew Information

Do you have a couple of hours to ensure excellence in our pews? The disciples paid attention to the details. Your keen eyes are needed.

Description:

  • Ensure every pew has the needed material for each service. Replace all items missing.
  • No training required

Congregational Care Ministry

Our CCMs are a team of caring, trained lay ministers who work with our clergy to help provide a greater level of care to our church family through:
  • Hospital visits and telephone calls
  • One-on-one support in times of illness  or grief
    • Training required

Volunteer

First Street Methodist Mission

Volunteers at the Mission provide essential services and build relationships with some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We are currently in need of volunteers in the following areas:

  • Grocery service: 9am-1pm Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Food Bank delivery unloading and stocking: 6am-8am Tuesdays

Please visit our page here to sign up for a tour and get involved!

We have also started a new program: Healthy Homes Outreach (previously Grocery Delivery). In this program volunteer individuals or families choose 1-3 households to visit in person. Volunteers will provide in-home grocery delivery and relationship building to the people they choose. All are welcome to join us at Mission at 10:45am and 12:15pm on the fourth Sunday of every month to get involved!

Dementia Chapel Worship and Reception

Volunteers come along side those serving in ministry 1 John: 4 13 “By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.”

Description:

  • Ministry of presence for those needing moments of connection with people.
  • Training required

Dementia 5th Street Cafe

Volunteers come along side those serving in ministry 1 John: 4 13 “By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.”

Description:

  • Ministry of presence for those needing moments of connection with people.
  • Training required

Front Office Help

Volunteers come along side those serving in ministry 1 John: 4 13 “By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.”

Description:

  • Assist staff in various areas with office assignments.
  • No training required

CARES Ministry Floral Design and Delivery

Love creating floral arrangements? Use your creative gifts to create floral arrangement to deliver to those in need/ hospital/office staff or others.

Description:

  • Create floral arrangements and deliver to those in need: hospitals/first responders/others
  • No training required

Media Ministry

Have you dreamed of volunteering in First Church’s Media Ministry? We’d love to have you join the team!

Description:

  • Sundays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Training required

Neighbor 2 Neighbor

Time | Date | Location TBD

Mission:  To serve the First Church family by providing a helping hand with small household tasks.
Vision:  To build relationships and transform lives through service to others.

Neighbor to Neighbor will serve members and friends of First Church with a helping hand around the house. All cost is the responsibility of the homeowner. Neighbor to Neighbor offers help with small tasks such as light housework, yard work, grocery shopping, changing light bulbs, and closet cleanouts for members that are unable to do these types of tasks.

Need Asistance?

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