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Serve the Church

Serve the Wider Community

 
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Greeters

Greeters help to make worship a more meaningful experience. They will be the first people that those who enter our worship space will meet, and they are responsible for much of the logistics of the service. So, in many ways, greeters are the face of Friends and the ones who make our services run smoothly and be as welcoming as possible.

To volunteer, contact Worship Chair at Worship@friends-ucc.org

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Lay Leaders

Lay leaders have the distinct opportunity to assist in leading worship services by reading scripture, offering prayers, and giving offertory invitations, all of which are prepared and provided to them the week before the Sunday service for which they have volunteered.

To volunteer, contact Worship Chair at Worship@friends-ucc.org

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Coffee Crew/Kitchen Angels

Coffee Crew: Prepare regular and decaf coffee and hot water before the 9 AM service (start coffee brewing around 8:20), check tea, hot chocolate and condiment supplies in vestibule and empty dishwasher of clean mugs and replace in vestibule.

Kitchen Angel: Prepare regular and decaf coffee and hot water before (start coffee brewing around 10:15) 11 AM service and clean up afterwards. Cleanup involves loading used mugs into the dishwasher, running dishwasher, washing out the pots and wiping down counters.

A tutorial will be provided upon request.

Click here to volunteer for the Coffee Crew/Kitchen Angels.

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Communion Steward & Assistants

The communion steward oversees all aspects of preparation and administration of communion by preparing the elements and the table, assisting in serving and cleaning up after the service. A detailed set of instructions is provided. Please consider volunteering for occasional service as a communion steward and help to make communion and worship a truly meaningful experience.

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Changing the Church Sign

Assist the Outreach committee by changing the church sign to notify the community about church events, as well as to spread our church's message of welcome and inclusion! Volunteers for this part of our ministry are especially necessary around holidays when our church has multiple events to share with the community.

To be added to the list of volunteers, contact the Evangelism & Outreach Committee.

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Recycling Stewards

Our recycling stewards assist the sustainability team by collecting recyclable waste from bins around the church and moving it to the curbside recycling container. Every other Thursday, the recycling stewards bring our recycling container down to the church driveway for city collection.

Click here to volunteer as a recycling steward.

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Nurture Volunteer

Nurture Teams support Church members and friends by providing care,
connection and comfort. You can provide meals and transportation, call and visit those who are hospitalized or place-bound, coordinate activities of affinity groups (Wonderful Wednesdays with Women, Guyz’ Breakfast, Fabulous at Any Age, Parents of Teens and Tweens, Parents of Young Children), or collect prayer request cards and submit to pastors

For more details visit the nurture page. 

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BIIN Volunteer Opportunities: Co-Teachers & Aides for Conversational English

The Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network (BIIN) seeks volunteers to assist with free English conversation classes for adults. Classes are offered M/W 6:30-8:30 PM, T/Th 6:30-8:30 PM and T/Th 10:00 AM-Noon at 2500 S. College Avenue in Bryan. Each class currently has one teacher. Having two instructors will enable each to be absent on occasion for other commitments, and Aides add value by assisting with learning activities during classes. Curriculum materials and classroom support are provided. English immersion is encouraged during classes, so fluency in Spanish is not necessary. The Fall 2023 session runs September 25-December 14.

Contact BIIN Director Ana-Luisa (Annie) Ortiz for more information: 

info@brazosimmigration.com

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Jane's Due Process is looking for volunteer delivery drivers!

Want to get involved in reproductive access, especially for young people? Consider delivering free emergency contraceptives + pregnancy tests. All deliveries are contactless. Must be able to commit to delivering two deliveries a month (at times that work for your schedule) and attend the in-person training.

Please fill out this form if you're interested.

 

Friends Church supports the work of Jane's Due Process as a part of our commitment as a Reproductive Freedom Congregation.

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Brazos Church Pantry

Friends Church members and friends volunteer the first Saturday of each month at the Brazos Church Pantry. We generally need around 8 volunteers to interview clients, pull groceries from shelves, bag groceries, and help clients carry sacks to their cars.

For more information about the Pantry, visit the Church Pantry website.

Click here to volunteer at the Brazos Church Pantry.

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Family Promise

Family Promise is an organization which is near and dear to the heart of our congregation. Family Promise is an area-wide, volunteer-based, non-profit which supports families with children by providing shelter, meals, and support services as they work towards self-sufficiency.

To volunteer with Family Promise, contact justice-mission@friends-ucc.org.

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Brazos Valley Food Bank Produce Distribution

Every Friday from 2:30-6:00 volunteers from Friends and from the community gather outside Peace Lutheran Church to distribute fresh produce and bakery items to our community neighbors. Volunteers interview, sort food into boxes, and load food into cars. Come for an hour or come for the whole time.

For more information about the food bank, please visit their website.

To volunteer with our produce distribution project, contact Anne Wehrly.

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