Serving at FPC
He tends His flock like a shepherd and gathers the lambs in His arms. He carries them in His bosom and gently leads those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11
We encourage parents to include their children of all ages in worship. For those families who choose to use our nursery so that they may more fully participate in worship and other church-sponsored activities, we commit to provide a safe, enjoyable, and Christ-centered environment for their children.
As followers of Jesus, we are compelled by the Good News of the Gospel to love families in our community by easing the challenge of worshiping with babies and small children (up to kindergarten). To give young moms and dads that brief time to focus on worshiping God without the distraction of little ones can be a real blessing to their hearts, minds, and souls.
To that end, we are looking for people who will keep watch over these little ones who are precious to our Savior and to their parents. Typically nursery volunteers serve once every seven-eight weeks. In addition to toys, colors, and books, during that time, there is an audio sound feed from the sanctuary, so those in the nursery can hear the singing, prayers, and sermon, which is a great time to begin preparing older children for worship.
Contact Lynn Hall: email@example.com or 731-285-6284. Nursery Ministry Info, Nursery Schedule
Children’s Sunday School Team
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such belong the Kingdom of God.” Matthew 19:14. We consider it a real privilege to introduce children to Him, and Sunday school is a wonderful opportunity. During that time, there is often music and play, a lesson, and coloring or activity sheets with engaging discussions. We use the Show Me Jesus curriculum.
Sunday school is divided into four quarters, which allows teachers to alternate between teaching Sunday school and attending Sunday school. If you enjoy children, perhaps God is calling you to serve in this capacity.
Contact Wally Bumpas: firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-285-6284.
Children’s Activities Team
One of the highlights every year is the Advent Workshop where we set up craft tables like cookie decorating and making different Christmas ornaments, complete with a pizza party and a reading of the Christmas story. Children from our church, school and community enjoy the fun. If you would be interested in helping with this event and other festivities like Family Fun Nights, Family Camp, etc.
Contact Helen Kerber: 731-445-4338, email@example.com or Reni Bumpas: 731-589-0683, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound/Recording Sermons Team
Because we believe in the edification of the church in worship, we amplify sounds with clarity to enable congregational participation in worship, and we record the sermons to make them available on our website.
We are looking for team members to run sound once every 5-6 weeks. We provide full training!
Contact: Willis Chapman: 731-285-6284 or email@example.com
The primary purpose and commitment of the FPC Choir is to serve our home church through worship each Sunday. Our goal is to open the soul to the presence of God through music. Most of our music arrangements have been recorded and published for other choirs around the world to sing. God has blessed FPC with tremendous musical gifts and we want to be faithful and active with the talents He’s entrusted to us. Even children as young as 4th grade have joined our choir. We sing in the 10:45am service each Sunday. Also, we rehearse on Sunday nights after evening worship, 7pm–8pm, in the choir room, and we love having guests in our rehearsals. The choir presents Spring and Christmas Cantatas as community events each year. If you’re interested in sitting in on a rehearsal, or joining the choir, please contact Carolyn Burnett: 731-445-7691 or Wally Bumpas: 731-285-6284.
FPC believes that all of life should be worship. Part of that call is to worship together corporately in order to bring honor and glory to the only One worthy of ultimate glory and honor. The music ministry does that in one form, using musical gifts to unite the body in singing and praise. We recognize that not all musical gifts necessarily lend themselves to a church choir. If you have other other musical talents you would like to share with FPC, please contact Wally Bumpas: 731-334-8378 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Prayer Ministry team is dedicated to making intercession for FPC. We pray for requests placed in the offering plates, online, and pray collectively at three times during the week: Women Monday Mornings, Wednesday Evenings, and Men’s Friday Mornings. If you have a heart for prayer, please join us! Weekly Prayer Guide.
Contact Miriam Hamer: email@example.com or Wally Bumpas: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, prayer requests or answers to previous prayers. You may also submit a prayer request here.
We exist to facilitate opportunities for women to grow in intimacy with Christ and in fellowship with one another for the purpose of encouragement and spiritual maturity. We do this by gathering together to learn, support and grow, most often through book studies, an annual retreat, and other communications and events. We meet in Miriam Hamer’s home, the second Monday each month, at 6:30, for fellowship, Bible study, and to do any planning we need to do.
We did not invent the very clever name for our women’s ministry: Women in the Church, or WIC for short! It’s the name used by women’s ministries in churches throughout the PCA!
Contact Laura Busch: 731-589-6246, email@example.com or Miriam Hamer: 731-445-5804, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Setting up Sunday Lunches
Typically a couple or a couple of ladies set up Alexander Hall for our first Sunday fellowship lunches. Step-by-step instructions are printed on the refrigerator in the church kitchen. Contact Lynn Hall: email@example.com or 731-285-6284. Responsibilities include:
- Prior to Sunday morning: making sure there is butter for rolls, sugar for tea, and creamer for coffee, foil, plastic wrap, etc., buying or making the rolls and other needed items (with church credit card), making the tea, setting up the tables with table cloths and decorations (in church closets)
- Before church on Sunday morning: Slicing cakes and pies and putting on dessert plates and setting out on dessert table, making sure ovens are on to keep foods warm.
- Before lunch, after worship: Setting all food out quickly on hotpads with serving spoons, setting ice, tea, and water out, etc. (Usually many others pitch in to help too!)
- After lunch, clean up…(Usually lots of others pitch in to help too!)
Wednesday Night Supper Preparation
Whether you want to order pizza, barbecue, or prepare soup, tacos, a baked potato bar, or some other casserole, the choice is up to YOU! You can make your preparations as a couple, a family, or a couple of ladies or a couple of guys can go in together! It’s totally up to you! The point is to make it easy and fun so that when FPC family and friends show up, it’s a warm time of fellowship around a meal! You just get the church credit card from Lynn to cover your costs–aiming to spend no more than $3-5/person, so that when they pay for their meals, we can aim to break even. Contact Lynn Hall: firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-285-6284.
Because we are designed to worship and serve Christ in a community setting we encourage a sense of “belonging before becoming” by fostering community through making and maintaining relationships in the Church body.
The Hospitality Team greets and welcomes both familiar, and especially unfamiliar, at the start of the service and assists with many other church events throughout the year.
We are looking for creative ways to help church visitors and members feel welcome. Already we have donuts and coffee for Sunday morning, and many spontaneously invite folks out to eat. Others have prepared “Welcome Bags” for visitors and children. We would like to be more organized with these efforts to make sure we don’t miss Sundays or people. Some invite visitors and members into their homes to eat. If you’re interested in helping with any of these efforts, please contact Reni Bumpas: 731-589-0683, email@example.com.
Special Events Team
Part of living and worshipping in community means coming together at times throughout the year for celebrations, seminars or workshops, or simply to worship and enjoy Christ together. The Special Events Team ministers to the church body by planning and implementing events both big and small that happen throughout the year. Some of these events include the Missions Sunday, Reformation Conference, various receptions, decorating for Christmas, etc. If you are interested in helping with the Special Events Team, contact Wally Bumpas: 731-285-6284, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Facility Maintenance Team
God has gifted some to be mechanically or electronically minded. Others are particularly good with flowers and greenery. Both Joseph and Jesus were carpenters. We want to be good stewards of the gifts God has given us. When we care for the facility and maintain the building and the grounds to glorify Him, we make it an act of worship.
If you are interested in helping with landscape and flowers, contact Dale and Sharon Milner: 731-285-5248, 731-431-6555.
If you are interested in helping with other aspects of the facility, contact Quintin Little: 731-285-3389 or Wally Bumpas: 731-285-6284, email@example.com