First Church

Santa's Wonderland 2021 Volunteers

This is the place to learn about all the available volunteer opportunities for Santa's Wonderland outreach event.  Find what is the best fit for you and just click to sign up!  We have options from behind-the-scenes at-home tasks, ahead of time setting-up options, and getting ready tasks to December 11th Day-Of-Event options that are both INDOORS and OUTDOORS.  This is such a great way to say Merry Christmas to our community and share a gift of love with families.  You don't want to miss out! Thanks for your heart of service and for saying YES to Santa's Wonderland!

Peace,
Karen
815-670-0577 for questions

Created by:   Karen Klaus
 
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OUTDOOR LIGHTING DECORATIONS - ANY DAY OR TIME!!

IT'S TIME TO LIGHT UP THE CHURCH! PICK YOUR OWN DAY AND TIME!!

11/13/2021 (Sat) First Church 
9:00am - 2:00pm (20)  
11/20/2021 (Sat) First Church 
9:00am - 2:00pm (20)  
11/28/2021 (Sun) First Church 
11:00am - 3:00pm (20)  

Decorating Team

Come help us get started putting up all the decorations on November 28th!

11/28/2021 (Sun) First Church 
11:00am - 3:00pm (40)  

Building Cookie Kits

Come package cookies, make and bag frosting and bag sprinkles.

12/08/2021 (Wed) First Church 
10:00am - 12:00pm (8)  
3 of 8 slots filled
Dee Groce
630-650-6263
Judy Collins
Michael Friske
847 490 5116
6:00pm - 8:00pm (8)  
6 of 8 slots filled
Allison Casas
6304850882
Becky Smith
7705191458
Morgan Hill
6302631107
Molly Sterzik
815-527-1057
Michelle Kenefick
Addi Kenefick 847 3313786
Kathleen Weiss
847-639-8656

Building Hand Out Bags and Ornament kits

Behind the Scene ahead of time volunteer opportunity building the take home bags and ornament kits

11/28/2021 (Sun) First Church 
11:00am - 3:00pm (10)  
4 of 10 slots filled
Stephanie Raley
864-538-9426
Donna Reynolds
8478024567
Harry Reynolds
8478024567
Susan Elliott
8153423968
12/08/2021 (Wed) First Church 
10:00am - 12:00pm (10)  
6 of 10 slots filled
KAREN GILMER
8153543828
Becky Smith
7705191458
Jaynie Lawson
815-404-3576
Joyce Aniballi
815 245 7429
Judy Collins
Megan Montanye
8477106349
6:00pm - 8:00pm (10)  
3 of 10 slots filled
Christopher Gomez (2)
8154047768
Scott Nasternak
8153537151

DAY OF Set Up Team INDOORS and OUTDOORS

Come and put all the last minute touches on the event for the day, from cookies to ornaments, many tasks will need attention

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
9:00am - 1:00pm (30)  
11 of 30 slots filled
Susan Elliott
8153423968
Julie Horvath (4)
8473372954
Gail & Steve Burks (2)
Kelsey Klaus (PRBC Staff) (2)
8156700578
Scott Nasternak
8153537151
Miriam Baily
815-236-7857

Parking Team OUTDOORS

You're the first impression of our event, come to help guests find parking spaces, keep folks safe and make them feel welcomed! SERVE 1 Hour times slots!

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (20)  
3 of 20 slots filled
Brad Hawk
8152624522
Dave Staley
815-338-9249
Jack Gilmer

DAY OF Welcome/CHECK-IN INDOORS PLAN FOR 2 HOUR SLOTS

Welcome guests and CHECK IN. Hand out event bags, give directions, answer questions, offer a friendly smile and welcome!

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:00pm - 5:30pm (20)  
5 of 20 slots filled
Sue Elliott
815-342-3968
Allison Casas
6304850882
Jerry Rankin
18153473364
Jaynie Lawson
815-404-3576
Jill Hawk
8159853589

Live Nativity Team - OUTDOORS

There's a part for anyone who wants to join!

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (10)  
1 of 10 slots filled
Suanne Fraser
8154598245 Costumes

Buddies! Helping hands for families with special needs. INDOORS AND OUTDOORS

Come to be the extra set of helping hands and eyes for our VIP families with Special Needs.

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 3:30pm (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
Debbie Barton
8158145774
Donna Reynolds
8478024567

Santa Photo Team - SERVE FOR 2 HOURS

Photograph or Manage the line for SANTA INDOORS

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 7:00pm (6)  
4 of 6 slots filled
Julie Rowland
8154798552
Richard Rowland
18154798576
Jeanna Francis
Jaynie Lawson

Santa's Head Elf Hosts OUTDOORS

Photograph and help manage the lines to visit with Santa's Head Elf - plan on 2 hours shits - outdoor heaters provided!

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (6)  

Anna & Elsa Host Team INDOORS

Photograph and help mange the line to visit with Anna and Elsa

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (4)  

Reindeer & Camp Fire Host

Be the First Church Host OUTDOORS with reindeer & smores by the fire

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:45pm - 6:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Jim McGregor
815-307-5319

Popcorn Team

Pop and serve popcorn on the DAY OF EVENT INDOORS

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:00pm - 5:30pm (6)  
3 of 6 slots filled
Mindy Merritt (2)
8479211822
Joyce Staley

Hot Chocolate Serving Team - INDOORS

Make and Serve cups of Hot Chocolate

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:00pm - 5:30pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Harry Reynolds
8478024567
Kevin Williams
Diane Williams

Hand Out Cookie Kits! INDOORS - 2 hour shifts

Hand out the cookie kits to families.

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Wendy Miller (2)
8153474271
Judy Collins
KAREN GILMER

Train Team - OUTDOORS

Help manage the lines and help with loading and unloading children from train cars. SEEKING TRAIN DRIVERS TOO

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (8)  
1 of 8 slots filled
Scott Nasternak
8153537151

Ornaments Team 1 - OUTDOORS (tent and heaters!)

Help families pick up or create an ornament - Plan for a 2 hour slot

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled
Marcia Baker
8153534485
Heather Ingraham
2243195033

Ornaments Team 2 - OUTDOORS (tent and heaters!)

Help families pick up or create an ornament - Plan for a 2 hour slot

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled
joan davis
Joan Davis
8478024090

Ornaments Team 3 - OUTDOORS (tent and heaters!)

Help families pick up or create an ornament - Plan for a 2 hour slot

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (6)  
1 of 6 slots filled
Pam Lovejoy
7733967055

Ornaments Team 4 - OUTDOORS (tent and heaters!)

Help families pick up or create an ornament - Plan for a 2 hour slot

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (6)  
1 of 6 slots filled
Miriam Baily
815-236-7857

First Church Host Team - INDOOR AND OUTDOORS

General Helping Hands ready to greet, give directions and answers! Plan on 2 hour shifts

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
1:30pm - 6:00pm (10)  
5 of 10 slots filled
Donna Reynolds
Jill Hawk
Michael Friske (2)
847490 5116
Kelsey Klaus (PRBC Staff)
8156700578

Clean Up Team

We'll need to get cleaned up for Sunday service and the Christmas Concert!

12/11/2021 (Sat) First Church 
6:15pm - 9:00pm (20)  
1 of 20 slots filled
Miriam Baily
815-236-7857
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