Opportunities to Serve
“We have different gifts, according
to the grace given us.”
– Romans 12:6
Using Your Gifts in God’s Service at Ivy Creek United Methodist Church.
There are many ways to serve God through the church and its ministries. We invite you to consider how God may be calling you to serve and to become involved in the various opportunities at Ivy Creek. Below are some of the opportunities available for you to use your gifts in the church and community.
If you are interested in serving and working within the church,
please contact the church office at 434-973-4793
Youth (at least 8 years old and tall enough to reach the candles on the altar in the sanctuary) or adults who perform ceremonial duties such as lighting altar candles and assisting the pastor in worship. Acolytes serve at both 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.
Helping others cope with grief is at the core of this ministry, which provides food and other assistance for church families who have suffered a death.
Our choral group is open to all interested individuals age 13 and up. It assists in leading worship services throughout the year. The Chancel Choir meets every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. They may also present choral works during Christmas and Easter.
Together, team members enhance the visibility of our church in the community through advertising, website social media and other media. The team also facilitates communication within the church through signage and other communications projects.
Congregational Care Team:
Team members are assigned a certain number of church members for which they provide confidential care, support, and Christian love. Responsibilities include, visiting members in hospitals, and contacting persons by phone.
This team oversees the church's finances and budget, and makes recommendations about financial needs and issues.
Greeters are important to each of our services and are willing to share their enthusiasm with those who enter our doors. Greeters welcome and seat worshipers, distribute bulletins, and share information regarding weekly activities and where classes are taking place on Sunday morning.
This team is in charge of all church related social functions such as dinners, picnics, and parties.
Playing an instrument for worship services.
If you can read and you would find fulfillment by sharing scriptural truth with other members, you can serve as a lay reader. Readers share the scripture lesson for the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. service each Sunday and at special services.
Sip 'n Chat Host:
Provide and set out coffee and snacks following the 8:30 service.
Ushers assist in the worship service by collecting offering and assisting with communion. They serve at special worship, memorial, and funeral services in addition to weekly Sunday services.
Members work with the pastor to prepare the sanctuary to glorify God through worship. They change banners and altar cloths, set up for the various special Sundays, and prepare the elements and altar for all communion services.