It takes many volunteers to make things happen at St. Mark’s. We are so blessed that God has given each of us unique gifts and talents; and what better place to develop and refine them than at church? Whether you have lots of time to volunteer each week or only a few hours every once in a while, consider making the kind of difference that only you can make.
When choosing how to use your gifts and passions to serve others, reflect on how God has uniquely wired you. Consider your personality, skills, abilities and life experiences. Ask yourself, “What am I passionate about?” As you start to discover the answers to these questions, you can explore the wide variety of opportunities at St. Mark’s. Here are just a few:
Do you have a passion for reaching out to help those in need or at risk in the community?
Consider volunteering to serve meals at the Ronald McDonald House or Ramsey Family Shelter. Participate in the weekly worship service at Ramsey Care Center. Contribute to the Thanksgiving basket program or fill a backpack with food for Polar Packs.
Do you love to entertain? Are you always looking for new ways to make people feel welcome in your home?
How about making people feel “at home” at church? Sign up to be a Sunday or Wednesday worship assistant: greeters, ushers, welcome center attendants, and communion assistants are needed each week. If you love to bake, you can make cookies or bars for Sunday morning fellowship time. Or join the Caring Hands Ministry to coordinate and serve meals or bring bars for funeral luncheons.
Do you have a mind for technology?
Try your hand in the sound/projection booth or film Sunday worship for weekly cable television programming.
Are you energized by the joyful chaos that surrounds children and youth? Do you enjoy teaching and sharing your faith?
The Children, Youth and Family Ministry programs rely on many volunteers to organize and lead Sunday and Wednesday JAM (Jesus and Me), Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, mentoring, high school youth group and more. Whether you can participate on a weekly basis or just a few times a year…this is a great way to get involved in shaping the future of St. Mark’s!
Would you describe yourself as the nurturing type? Do you enjoy being in caring conversation with those who are homebound or struggling with illness?
There are so many in need of prayers and companionship. If you love to knit or crochet, use your hands and heart to make prayer shawls or be a part of our visitation team who tend to those who are homebound or hospitalized. Help the quilting group make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. And pray for those in need as a prayer line volunteer or join a prayer group.
Do you have a flair for the dramatic?
Play a role in God’s drama by using your talents within St. Mark’s Drama Ministry. From young children to adults, there is something for everyone! Too shy to be on stage? How about sewing costumes, running lights and sound, painting sets or selling tickets? There are many opportunities to be a part of this longstanding ministry.
Do you have a green thumb?
The beautiful gardens at St. Mark’s require planning and maintenance. If you have some time available to stop by to water, weed or plant, the Garden Team needs you.
For more information
There are many more opportunities across all ministries. Please consider sharing your gifts by volunteering at St. Mark’s. To learn more about current needs, please contact the church office at 651-777-7451 or email Pastor Ivy Huston.