Serving Others

Serving Others Sunday is our opportunity, as a church, to choose how we will be the hands and feet of Jesus to impact lives in our church building, our community, and around the world. We dedicate a Sunday each year to this important effort. 

How are you called to serve others?  Choose what you're saying "yes" to on the form below, and our ministry leaders will send you the next steps. See descriptions of some of these serving opportunities below the form. 

Serving Others Form

Serving Others

Serving on Sundays
I would like to serve in the following ways on rotating Sunday mornings:

I would like to join the Joyful Noise Praise Band and my instrument is:

I would like to join a choir. My preference is:

I would like to ring handbells, my preference is:

Musical: I would like to volunteer for this year's Musical (January-March). Select area of interest below.

My child/youth would like to join:

Their instrument is:

Other Opportunities:

Adult Ministry - Serve by:

Children's Ministry Sunday School - Serve on a rotating schedule for Sunday morning as a:

Children's Ministry VBS - Serve by being part of the Vacation Bible School Team, July 17-22, 2022::

Children's Ministry Event-Childcare - Serve as a helper as needed for various Church Events:

Youth Ministry - Serve by helping with:

I would like to serve by being on:

Serving in Arcola Church
I would like to serve Arcola Church in the following ways:

Serving in the Community
I would like to serve the Arcola community in the following ways:

Local Charity Organizations:

Serving Around the World
I am interested in the following mission trips:

Worship & Arts - Serving on Sundays

Scripture Readers and Communion Servers

Scripture readers read or record the Scripture passage for worship; this role is for all ages. 
Communion Servers serve the bread and the cup to the congregation once the elements have been blessed. This role is for grades 6th -adult.

Ushers , Greeters, and Parking Team

Greeters greet congregants as they enter the building, and encourage newcomers to our worship to fill out online visitor cards by using the QR codes.
Ushers assist in seating everyone in the Great Room for worship, closing doors upon the start of the service, and  guiding congregational movement such as during Communion.
The Parking Team serves on special days, like Easter and major events, where overflow crowds are expected.

AV Team

The future of worship is already online - is God calling you to use your audio, video, and technical knowledge as part of this amazing team that keeps us reaching people for Jesus around the world? Contact Chris Durbin to learn more about spending flexible Wednesdays and Sundays making worship sound and look good, both in-person and online.

Contact Chris Durbin

Serve in Worship Through Music: Adults

Worship God through music with our Joyful Noise Praise Band, Alleluia Choir, Festival (Seasonal) Choir, and Faith and Grace Note Handbell Choirs. Visit our Music & Arts page for more details. 

Visit Music & Arts

Serve in Worship Through Music: Children & Youth

Your children can explore their faith and gifts of music and dance with the Celebration Choir, Elevation Dance Ensemble, Junior Handbell Choir, Youth Praise Team, and our Christmas musical. Visit our Music & Arts page for more information. 

Visit Music & Arts

Other Opportunities

Behind the scenes help is always needed to keep worship and music programs running smoothly. There are opportunities for Summer in the Arts Camp counselors, special event helpers, music librarians, and more. 

Contact Tianna Durbin

Adult Ministries

You can be a vital part of studies, programs, and events which help adults grow closer to God by helping with setup, planning, and facilitation for both men's and women's ministries. 

Contact Betsy Hudson

Children's Ministries

Help our littlest disciples on Sunday mornings by being a lead or assistant nursery helper, Sunday School teacher, or Children's Worship leader; during the summer as part of the Vacation Bible School planning and decorations committee or group leader; or during special events as childcare for young families. 

Contact Anne Moriak

Youth Ministry

Our youth are navigating their way through middle and high school - be a part of guiding their paths by serving during Sunday morning Youth gatherings, and special events.  

Contact Giao Brewer

Descriptions of  Other Service Opportunities 

Angels on Call - help church families in need of care by providing meals, transportation to medical appointments, and being a coordinator on a rotating basis for Angels on Call.
Angel Ornaments – Make ornaments for the Christmas Giving Tree (Oct/Nov)
Baby Blanket Team – Crochet/make and deliver baby blankets.
Card Ministry - Send cards of care to our Arcola family.
Christmas Cookie and Ornament Exchange – Make cookies and attend the Cookie and Ornament Exchange in December and help package cookies for those in our church community.
Congregational Care Minister – Be trained as a Congregational Care Minister and minister to the needs of the Arcola Community
E-mail Prayer Team – Pray for others in the Arcola Church community.
Events Team - Serve as a worker on the Events Team to provide support for the New Member Dinners, Breakfast with Santa and any other special events where serving a meal is needed.
Hanging of the Greens – Help decorating the church for Christmas on November 27, 2021
Health & Wellness Ministry Team – Assist with blood drives, blood pressure checks, health tips, etc.
Lawn Team - Serve on a rotating basis as a member of the Arcola Landscaping Team that helps mow and edge the church lawn during the months of April-October 2022
Legends 55+ Club Lunches – Serve as part of the Legends Lunch team by coordinating, cooking, setting-up, serving or cleaning up.
Marriage Ministry Team - Help plan/facilitate Dates with a Purpose and other Marriage Enrichment Events
Monthly Living Well Series – Present information or a topic at one of our monthly events.
Prayer cloths – Crochet or sew prayer cloths.
Prayers & Squares Ministry - Help by donating money and/or supplies to make prayer quilts, making the quilts and/or teaching others, or assisting in the quilt making process (no quilting experience needed).
Recyclables Team - Serve on a rotating basis to help dispose of recyclables in the Church recycling dumpster
Support Group Leader – Lead a support group at Arcola Church (i.e., Divorce, Caregiver, Grief, Mental Health (NAMI), etc.)
Taking Down the Greens – Help undecorating the church after Christmas – January 2022