Find Your Role at Epworth
There is a place for you to serve at Epworth. You can share your gifts and talents with the community in any number of different ways. Our hope is that you will find a way to serve by matching your passion with the needs of the community.
One of the simplest ways to serve others is to provide meals. At times when a person is experiencing loss, illness, hardship, or stress, Epworth members are called on to help support, care, and take action through our meal ministry.
As Needed | Contact Pat Engel
As desired, Epworth prepares and serves a meal at the church following a funeral or memorial service. To be involved in this ministry servants can prepare food at home and bring it to the church, shop for food, prepare food at the church, set up or clean up from the meal, or help to serve the meal.
Youth Group: More than “Just” a Meal
Sundays | 5:00 – 6-30 pm | Fellowship Hall | Signup Online
We believe eating together helps create relationships and we ask adults to not only provide a meal for youth group, but to also be a full participant in the night’s activities, lending their gifts, wisdom, and heart to helping these youth grow.
For Whenever Relief is Needed
As Needed | Contact Pat Engel
Meal ministry is made up of people who are willing to cook (or order take out) and deliver meals to the home of those in need. Recipients can expect to receive somewhere between 6-10 meals over the course of a few weeks. Not only does it help financially, but it also means less shopping, cooking, and cleaning during an especially stressful time. Usually recipients are people within our congregation who have experienced the birth of a child, death of a family member, illness or hospitalization. However, any situation where a delivered meal might provide relief is reason enough to feed folks.
An incredible community of laity serve alongside our pastoral staff in worship, from greeters to ushers to tech support. No special skills are required and training is available.
Participate in Worship
Sundays | 9:15-10:45 am | Contact Pat Engel
- Eucharistic Ministers: Serve Communion as called upon on the first Sunday of the month and selected Sundays during the year
- Liturgists: Read selected scripture passages during worship
- Ushers: Leadership during each worship service by welcoming people, distributing bulletins, assisting visitors, and collecting the offering
Sundays | 9:15-10:45 am | Contact Paul Siebert
- Soundboard: Run the soundboard during worship. Training on use of the sound mixer, and assisting vocalists and instrumentalists with sound needs is available.
- Worship Presentation: Advance slides in PowerPoint to follow the worship service
Visual Arts Team
Varies | Contact Lucinda Lautz
Collaborate in design elements to adorn the Sanctuary with seasonal and liturgical decor as well as special displays to help accent a sermon series or special event
Sundays | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Contact Pat Engel
These teams help create a warm welcome and a secure and safe environment from the parking lot to the sanctuary and everywhere in between.
- Welcome Center Volunteers: Help with coffee and refreshments after worship
- Valet Attendants: Assist people with limited mobility at the main entrance by escorting them into the building and parking their car
- Greeters: Welcome people as they come to worship and help direct visitors
Teach Adult Small Group
Sunday School at 10:45-11:45 am | Other Groups Vary | Contact Pat Engel
Small groups of people learning and building relationships is the primary way God wires us together as a community of faith. For this to happen, we need folks willing to teach or facilitate classes and small groups. We will give you all the training and support you need! Learn more about our existing small groups, and if you want to jump in to lead a new class or a short term study, please contact Pat Engel.
Children & Youth
Children & Youth
Sunday and Weekday Options | Contact Pat Engel
Adults with a heart for working with children and youth, support the faith development of preschoolers, elementary-aged children, and youth. We need caring adults to help lead lessons during Sunday school and evening Youth Group meetings, as well as at special events. Safety is a top priority at Epworth, please be prepared to complete and pass a national background check before beginning your service in direct relationship with children and youth.
Sundays | 10:45-11:45 am | Contact Pat Engel
- Small Group Leaders: Prepare, pray, and teach a lesson during Sunday School or evening Youth Group; lessons are provided and resources are assembled in advance. Traditionally, adult small groups signup to lead for one month.
- Small Group Assistants: Help small groups run smoothly without the responsibility of teaching or preparing a lesson
Weekday Administrative Volunteers
Wednesdays | 9:00 am -12:00 pm | Contact Lynn Baize
Help prepare for children and youth programing, including preparing materials, organizing supplies for large events, and pulling lesson plans from an online database
June & July Only | Sundays, 10:45-11:45 am | Other Times Vary | Contact Pat Engel
- Summer Sunday School: Provide a season of rest to our full-time volunteers during June and July by volunteering to lead a weekly lesson for a one-room Sunday school with children age 3 to 5th grade with the assistance of youth volunteers
- Vacation Bible School: We pull together with Cross and Crown Lutheran and First Friends to put on a community wide Vacation Bible School with a variety of opportunities for adults to serve from teaching, music, advance prep, and more
Lead Worship through Music
Sundays, 9:00-10:30 am | Weekday Rehearsals Vary | Contact John Phillips
Use your musical talents to praise God and help create a meaningful worship experience. At Epworth, we embrace the full breadth of music and want to help you find a way to use your talent in leading worship. Learn more about our Music Ministry.
Building & Grounds
Building & Grounds
Flexible Schedule | Workdays on Second Saturday, 9:00 – 11:00 am | Contact Brian Turpin
Behind the scenes of Epworth is a team of volunteers who keep our facility in top condition. Our volunteers utilize their skills in mechanical areas like plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry, HVAC, general construction and maintenance. We use an easy to follow maintenance request system, allowing volunteers to lend time according to their schedules, in addition to monthly work days on Saturday mornings.