Each year, as we consider our annual pledges and financial support for FPC and its ministries, we also consider our own involvement in the life of the church. It takes lots of volunteers to be a church! The items listed below are those requiring a little more time and/or planning responsibilities. Many other opportunities will arise over the year.
Please ask for a form in the church office.
Your responses will be shared with the various committees and persons overseeing activities, and they will reach out to help you get as involved as you like. However, please do not hesitate to ask them immediately to include you in any activity in which you’d like to participate. And please watch your newsletter, Friday e-news email, Facebook and worship bulletin for other opportunities to help out over the year!
Worship of God is central to FPC and we offer both traditional and contemporary worship services on Sundays as well as several special services during the year. There are many opportunities for members to share their own talents before and during worship services. Worship services and the church’s music programs are overseen by our Worship Committee; technology-related work is overseen by the Communications and Technology Committee; and the bus ministry is overseen by the Board of Deacons.
Christian Education & Children/Youth Activities
FPC needs volunteers for the many children and youth programs and many fun activities for all members, including families with children. Most educational programs are planned and overseen by the Christian Education Committee. The Youth Committee plans and oversees activities for our mid-high and senior high youth throughout the year. All youth activities require adult chaperones.
Member Fellowship and Care
FPC thrives on fellowship. Our Parish Life Committee plans and oversees most church dinners as well as Sunday morning Coffee Fellowship, the SNL@5 meals, and the Loaves & Fishes Dinner Groups. The Family Life Committee plans family-friendly activities through the year for all members. We also have several member care programs, mostly overseen by our Deacons, Stephens Ministers, Presbyterian Women, and Alpha & Omega Committee. All members are invited to take part in the church’s Prayer Chain.
FPC has an active and varied mission program through which we engage in service to our local community and the world. There are many ways to take part in mission and service throughout the year, such as serving meals, helping our members in need, or helping our local community. Our mission program is generally planned and overseen by the Mission Committee with some overseen by our Deacons, Presbyterian Women or Missouri Union Presbytery (MUP).
Church Building & Grounds
FPC has a large (and historic) facility to maintain and relies on member volunteers for as many tasks as possible, ranging from painting, cleaning, furniture repair, plumbing, landscaping, and negotiating professional contracts.. Most activities are planned and overseen by the Facilities Committee.
Church Office & Communications
Our church office relies on volunteers to fold newsletters and other mailings. Occasionally we need volunteers to answer the telephone or help with other clerical functions or projects.