The pastor and session encourage a sense of empowerment to serve Christ without the necessity of 'being called upon' to share one's time, talent, and treasure. We want to live missionally as disciple-followers of Christ; to even dare to live as apostles for Christ.
Certainly serving can come by means of taking on roles as ruling-elder(an ordered ministry), usher, Communion preparer, teacher, handy-person, etc.
Also, there are opportunities to love each other in deeds of care and kindness at times of joy or sadness----births, deaths, baptisms, illnesses, etc.
A hands-on chance to serve comes by way of our Food Pantry Days ministry held one-day per month year-round. The volunteer-servants prepare and serve sacks of food via ARVAC and supplemental items purchased by the church. The Food Pantry
Days are the 3rd Wednesdays at 9:30 to 11:30.
Some of our membership are involved in ecumenical-community opportunities to serve, such as the River Valley Christian Clinic that is open to the public two nights a month. Or, to serve at the annual ecumenical Thanksgiving Day meal.
Other members participate in civic or service organizations which are helping venues, such as Hospice, Rotary or Lions Clubs etc.
But foremost, we believe that discipleship occurs in the normalcy of our daily lives--by being examples of the spirit of Christ in all we say and do or do not say and do not do, inclusive of random acts of kindness.