There are many ways you can become active in the life of Kingston United Methodist Church. The first, and easiest, step is to stay after Sunday services for our fellowship time. This will give you the opportunity to get to know others in the community and learn what activities are available. Be sure you are receiving a copy of our newsletter (see Join our email list) and watch the Sunday bulletin for inserts about current events.
GETTING INVOLVED ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
There are many ways to serve on Sunday mornings during the worship service. Any congregant 4th grade or above may sign up to serve monthly as a greeter, liturgist, scripture reader, or usher. Volunteers for the service arrive approximately 25 minutes before the worship service to attend a pre-service meeting in the Anderson House. Each volunteer will check in with the volunteer coordinator & get any relevant instructions.
So what does each role do?
Greeter – Do you love to smile & say hello? The welcome team welcomes you to serve as a greeter on Sunday mornings. Greeters are responsible to make people entering feel at home with a hardy “Good Morning” and ensuring each person receives their instruction guide (aka a service bulletin). Families and individuals alike are welcome to serve together!
Liturgist – Do you love to read aloud? Maybe even have a flair for the dramatic? Well liturgy is the place for you! Each service, the congregation joins together in collective liturgies & we look for people to help lead this time. Each liturgist receives a script for the service several days in advance, so never fear, you will have plenty of time to practice!
Scripture Reader – Love the Bible? Love to read? Well come read Scripture for us. Each week, our pastor preaches on a different selection from the Bible & we invite you to come read this special text to the congregation. You will receive the passage several days in advance, so there will be plenty of time to learn the pronunciation of whatever ancient Roman city is mentioned!
Offering Usher – Looking to stretch your legs mid-service? Get up and pass the offering plate! Each service we need four people to stand and pass the offering plates. This is one of the easiest roles & all are welcome!
Think you would like to serve on Sundays?
You can sign up at the Connect Corner any Sunday by filling out the Volunteer Info sheet and our volunteer coordinator, Leanne Ketcham, will get you in the rotation.