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FPCW Congregation

FPCW Volunteer Opportunities

God's work, our hands: Be fully alive in Christ!

Whether you have a little time or a lot, volunteering at FPCW is fun, easy and rewarding.  Join one of our standing committees or give your time to a mission partner or seasonal event.  Not sure when you're available, but want to help?  We have plenty of "as-needed" opportunities as well.  Thank you for your give of time and service.

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Mission Committee

Works to build mission partnerships with organizations that allow our members to be actively engaged in mission relationships and projects that positively impact the lives of others.

 

Membership Committee

Works to welcome visitors and prospective members by reaching out to visitors, hosting classes for prospective members, integrating new members into our common life and encouraging ongoing engagement of members.

 

Adult Faith Formation Committee

Identify and develop learning opportunities for adults to deepen their Christian faith.

 

Youth & Family Committee

Plans and facilitates opportunities for our youth: 5th & 6th grade (Club56), junior high Communion and high school (Tower). Activities include worship, Christian education, mission, fellowship and Tower mission trips.

 

Children & Family Committee

Works with the staff in planning and implementing the Sunday morning Christian education program, Vacation Bible School, Christmas pageant, and various other offerings to engage our children as disciples of Jesus Christ (birth through 4th grade).

 

Strategic Planning Committee

Works to ensure our congregation has a comprehensive and planful approach to carrying out our stated mission and vision as a congregation.

 

Communications Committee

Works with staff to enhance our life together by managing and improving all written and visual communications for our dynamic congregation, including the website, church app, eNews and Common Life.

 
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Amy Russell

Worship, Music & the Arts Committee

Responsible for providing ushers, liturgists, communion service, liturgical adornment of the worship space and developing special worship services as needed.

 

Fellowship Committee

Plans and hosts a variety of informal get togethers as well as allchurch fellowship events like the Chili Cook off and Oktoberfest.

 

Giving Committee

Engages the congregation in the annual Stewardship Campaign, and develops and coordinates with other capital or endowment fundraising as discerned and needed.

 

Mission: Stock the Shelves

Provides what food stamps won't by giving Chicago area refugees and their families the items they need to lead thriving lives. Team meets 2nd Wednesday at 10:30am. Every 4th Tuesday evening pack the truck, 4th Wednesday distribution at 8am in Rogers Park.

 

Mission: Family Matters

Support Family Matters, an organization that focuses on youth to facilitate positive social change in the North of Howard community. Through FPCW, sign up to tutor a student one day/week (all grades, all subjects).

 

Mission: C24/7

Support C24/7, an after-school program in the Rogers Park neighborhood. After-school while school is in session.

 

Mission: Connections for the Homeless

Makes sandwiches to be distributed to the homeless population in Evanston.

 

Mission: Hilda's Place

Prepare meals at home or in the church kitchen, serving the food and eating with the people. This is a wonderful opportunity for families or other small groups!

 

Mission: Immigration Task Force

This is a newly formed group responding to the needs of the crisis at the border, working locally with migrants housed here and with other faith communities with similar goals.

 

Mission: Malawi Team

Through FPCW, you can help build our partnership with the Katawa congregation through prayer, regular Skype communication, be in relationship and provide support for the widows’ group, men’s group or youth as they seek economic sustainable ventures.

 

Mission: Family Promise

Support Family Promise’s mission to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. Includes relationship building, making a meal, or spending the night at FPCW.

 
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Amy Russell

Mission: Giving Tree

As needed, mid November - mid December 2019. Buys Christmas gifts or organizes the gift collection for people in need at some of our mission partners.

 

Seasonal: Women's or Men's Retreat

Plan and organize the women's and/or men's retreats. January (Women) and February (Men).

 

Seasonal: Soup Suppers/Wassail Party

Enhancing our special worship services with food and drinks. Advent 12/8/19, Ash Wednesday 2/26/20, Maundy Thursday 4/9/20.

 

Seasonal: Advent Decorating

Help decorate the church for the Advent Season on December 7.

 
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Amy Russell

Seasonal: Easter Decorating

Help organize our beautiful Easter flowers in the sanctuary the week following Palm Sunday.

 

Other: Memorial Service Hosting

Help set up and host Memorial service receptions (coffee & treats).

 

Other: Confirmation Mentors

Walk alongside a Confirmation student as they near the end of their 2 year Confirmation journey.

 
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Amy Russell

Other: Office Volunteer

Helps in the FPCW office by answering phones performing other simple office tasks.

 
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Amy Russell

Other: Fellowship Hour Hosting

Support our after-worship Fellowship Hour by providing treats and related setup and clean up.

 

Other: Meals Team

Make (or buy) a meal for someone who has had a new baby or is returning home after a hospitalization.

 

Other: Sunday Greeter

Welcome everyone who enters our doors on a Sunday morning with a smile and a handshake.

 

Other: Sunday School/Club 56

Co-teach a Sunday School class (preschool-6th grade) for a quarter (or more!)

 

Other: Tower Helpers/Leaders

Offer your time and energy to build relationships with some pretty amazing teens.

 

Other: Gardener

Help beautify the gardens around the church by planting annuals.

 

Other: Usher Team (Quarterly)

The usher teams help our worship services run smoothly by preparing the sanctuary, welcoming the congregation, collecting the offering and functioning as the “security team”.

 

Other: Musician

Do you have musical talents that you would like to develop and share to enhance our worship services?

 

Other: Prayer Shawls

Knit or crochet a simple shawl as a gift for someone in need.

 

Other: Liturgist

Help lead us in worship by reading Bible passages and prayers from the pulpit

 

Other: Communion Table Preparation

Help prepare the elements of Communion for Communion services. Each Communion team will volunteer on a quarterly basis to prepare elements of Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month.

 

Other: Handyman

Handyman volunteers would help with small repairs and painting around the church.

 
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