supporting worship
and fellowship

Although we are led by a Senior Priest, a staff member who is paid to provide theological expertise and spiritual guidance, many roles in the congregation are carried out by lay people and volunteers. And in some respects, a church is a nonprofit organization, one that relies heavily on volunteers to keep it running. Below are some of the roles that need to be filled regularly by volunteers.

If you're interested in any of the roles listed below, contact the church office (202-232-0900) to be put in touch with the coordinator of these groups of volunteers who carry out these tasks.

 

Helping to lead worship

Volunteers are needed for these roles:

  • greeter/usher (handing out bulletins as worshipers arrive, welcoming them, and helping visitors find the restrooms, etc.)

  • MC for worship - ensuring all roles are filled for an appointed Sunday each month and that each performs the appointed role (essentially a "stage manager" role)

  • worship leader - leading the prayers, creed, etc.

  • Scripture readers

  • carrying the cross during processions

  • carrying the candles during processions

  • thurifer (incense)

  • singing in the choir

  • providing special music (such as during the offering or communion)

  • altar guild - preparing and caring for the communion linens

  • baking communion bread

  • serving communion

  • additional roles at occasional special worship services (carrying banners or streamers, being a reader, for example)

Supporting Fellowship and Learning

Fellowship: Every week after the Sunday 10:30am service, refreshments are served in the auditorium. And occasionally, special services and other events are held, and refreshments or a meal are served to participants.

Forum: The Forum is held every Sunday at 9:15am, between the two morning services. It’s a time to discuss a current topic in a small group or hear from a member who has an interest or expertise in something.

Volunteers are needed for these roles:

  • providing coffee at coffee hour (paying for coffee, setting up machine to brew)

  • providing light refreshments at coffee hour (includes setting up the food and other tables)

  • cleaning up after coffee hour - washing dishes, cleaning up room

  • bringing a dish to share after a special service or event (announcements will be made in advance, and volunteers will be called for before each event - no need to volunteer or sign up in advance with a particular coordinator)

  • leading a Forum

  • teaching Godly Play

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Washington, DC 20010
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