Sharing your time, talent and gifts as a Thomas Church Volunteer
Thomas Church seeks to actively engage all members in ministry within both the congregation and the community. Members are encouraged to identify and use their God-given gifts to care for one another and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. As you explore our website, you will identify many and varied areas where you can share your gifts as a volunteer. Thomas Church is thankful for its members and others who serve as volunteers and who are the hands, feet and heart of Jesus Christ. Check out the list of volunteer opportunities to find the perfect fit.
"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve...
You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
---Martin Luther King, Jr.
The following are some of the ways to volunteer at Thomas Church:
- Assist in worship as a greeter, liturgist, or by helping receive the offering
- Sing a joyful noise unto the Lord by becoming a member of the Choir or Praise Band
- Spread the Word as a children, youth or adult Sunday School teacher
- Pray for others as part of the Prayer Team Ministry
- Become a leader by serving on a committee, or ministry team
- Participate in the ministry and mission of Thomas Church (see separate sections)
- Join other volunteers for special projects and programs such as Vacation Bible School, Car Cruises, Annual Pig Roast
- Extend a helping hand by becoming a volunteer for the Deacons' ministries
Just as the volunteer opportunities are many and varied, so are the days, times, and frequencies of the opportunities. If you have a particular interest in participating in one of the volunteer opportunities, we suggest contacting the church office for more information on that opportunity. Or, to just learn more about becoming a volunteer at Thomas Church,
please contact the church office at 724-941-8910.
Please read below from Becky Bowman’s experience helping with the food bank distribution:
The Presbytery put out information about the fact that the Washington County Food Bank had set up a truck-to-trunk food distribution center and needed help breaking down the produce truck and distributing the food packages. Jeff and I went over this past Monday. Many hands make light work. Once we got the produce boxes off the truck, we broke some of them down into smaller boxes for smaller (1 or 2 people) families. Although the distribution didn't start until 1:00 p.m., cars were lined up by 12:15. The parking lot looked very strange with all the trunk lids up or back gates open. Jeff was one of the "teams" at the top putting produce boxes into cars and trucks. I was working with a Boy Scout at the bottom of the hill as one of the teams putting milk, eggs, bread, and staples into cars and trucks. It was especially heartbreaking to put groceries onto the sleeping bags on mattresses -- clearly our guests were sleeping in their cars. By my count, we served 135 cars in about 35 minutes.
This consolidated distribution is taking place every Monday afternoon from 1-3, with produce truck unloading at 9:00 a.m.