Have you been wanting to find a way to serve your church, but think “I’m not good
with a hammer, I can’t help build anything.” Or, “I don’t have the patience to help in
the nursery or teach Sunday school. I can barely stand my own kids!” or even, “I’m
not amazing with words, there’s no way I could preach.” Well if you find yourself
thinking these things as you throw away garbage, push in a chair at your breakfast
nook, and pour yourself that 5th cup of coffee before you are out of your footy
jammies, then Hope can use you, and more importantly, God can use you!
As an opener, you can serve Hope by making sure chairs are straight in the
sanctuary, picking up any extra trash lying around, start the coffee, and make sure
that Friendship Pads and pens are in each row and that any requests that are on
these have been taken off and put on Josh’s desk. But what if you finish early?
Praying is allowed with down time.
Either of these opportunities could be a great way to serve your church individually
or with your entire family. Serving the church in simply ways with your family
could be a great way to set an example for your kids about servant hood.
As a closer, you would check each row to make sure there isn’t any extra trash lying
around or any lost and found items and straighten the chairs. You would also check
to make sure the Friendship Pads that have been written on have those pages torn
off the pad and put in Josh’s office. You would also be able to empty the coffee and
straighten up anything else you can find. Another perk is you get to take a cut of the
If you are interested in being a part of either team, by serving one Sunday
(or more if interested) a month, you can either contact John Holgrimson at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply marking your interest on the Friendship Pad.