Service Opportunities

by D. Marion Clark March 9, 2014

Are you thawing out? Spring is only twelve days away. Time to come out of hibernation. Tenth Church can surely use you.

Were you greeted as you walked through the doors on Spruce Street? Good. We need more greeters so that new visitors in particular will feel welcomed. And we could use more volunteers to staff the Welcome Center table in the narthex. All that is needed for both positions is someone with a ready smile. Note your interest on the back of the welcome cards in the pews, along with your email address, and Anne Tartikoff will get in touch with you.

Did you drive in? Perhaps you took advantage of our on-street parking. If so, we could use your help to assure that we are able to keep such privileges. We place and pick up cones on the street corners to aid our drivers in parking safely and legally. We could use more volunteers to pick up cones during or right after the 11:00 service. We have an easy system in place and with more volunteers would only need your help once a month or even less. Again, note your interest and email address on the back of the welcome cards. Scott Moore will get in touch with you.

Perhaps you parked in the free parking garage at Liberty Court on Chestnut and 17th Street. The garage gives the church parking for only $3 a car for the day, and the church covers this cost for you. We could use volunteers to staff the table in Reception Hall, which provides the “chaser tickets” for the garage. We need volunteers after each of the morning services. Use the welcome cards, and Dot Boersma will get in touch with you; or you can email her at dboersma@tenth.org.

Every Sunday from 4:30 to 6:15 PM in the Catacombs, church members and homeless guests gather for Bible study. It is called Fellowship Bible Study. They also have supper together. Volunteers are needed for setting up tables, preparing and serving food. Could you take a turn? Use the welcome cards, and David Apple will get in touch with you; or you can email him at dapple@tenth.org.

Special Needs Ministries is a unique ministry providing care for special needs children. Both the children and their parents greatly benefit from the support that is given. If you are a Tenth member and are intrigued with how you can help, use the welcome cards or email Kristen Harnly at tenthcsn@msn.com.

Did you know that we have a library? You will find it downstairs in the Catacombs, in rooms C1 and C4. We need volunteers to staff those rooms after the morning services. To help, use the welcome cards to indicate your interest, and Sylvia Duggan will get in touch with you.

And there is more, much more. We need volunteers for the nursing home ministry on Sundays; for help with the monthly Community Dinners that provide worship and meals for our homeless neighbors; for teaching conversational English to our international neighbors attending graduate schools; for providing care in the nurseries during services; for assisting in the numerous children’s classes and meetings; for visiting the homeless shelters; for stuffing worship bulletins on Fridays; for preparing food for the coffee hour between morning services.

Do you have specific skills related to building care, such as in architecture, interior design, preservation, engineering, etc? Or artistic skill in graphic design? Perhaps you have clerical and other administrative skills? Or maybe you simply have a spirit that is willing to help in any way that you can. You want to support the work of the church. Note your interest on a welcome card, and we will have someone respond to you. 

Spring is coming. Let it be a time in which you are joining in the work of your church.