Ways To Be Involved

Serving St. John's


What service opportunities are there for YOU to volunteer within St. John's Episcopal Church? For further information on any service opportunity, please contact the Parish Office. (217-428-4461)

ACOLYTES:

For those in 4th grade and above. Training is provided. Participants serve at the altar during Sunday Eucharist and other special services.

ALTAR GUILD:

Four teams serve one week a month to clean, organize and set up whatever is necessary for Sunday and other services.

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS:

Open to everyone of all ages. Volunteers host a coffee hour following the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service.. Baked goods and coffee are provided. Hosts set up and clean up on their assigned Sunday. Directions are provided.

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:

Individuals from within the church may volunteer or may be appointed to serve on a committee that is of a particular interest to them. Examples include, but are not limited to: Finance, Outreach, Fellowship, Stewardship, Christian Education, Worship and Music, etc.

DIOCESAN CONVENTION DELEGATES:

Synod and Deanery delegates, along with alternates are elected each January at the annual meeting to represent the parish at the Diocesan Convention each fall or at Deanery meetings.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW):

Sponsors activities at the local and the diocesan level such as the annual Lenten retreat for women, Youth Quake and the United Thank Offering.

LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTER:

Participants assist with Communion on Sunday and other services as needed. Some also take Communion to the sick and/or shut-ins as well. Training is provided.

LECTOR:

Participants read lessons and/or Prayers of the People. A calendar is set on a rotating monthly basis.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY:

This group meets as a special way to reach out in Christian love to those in need of special blessings. Prayer is the key throughout the process of making the shawl. Those that cannot come to the church for meetings may feel free to work on projects at home.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER:

Participants become a team member in teaching children or adults on Sunday mornings.

VESTRY MEMBER:

Elected by the congregation each January during the annual meeting, the members serve a three year term. The vestry helps manage, organize and plan for the parish and is responsible for all matters concerning finances, corporate property and the relationship of the congregation to the clergy. Within this group a Rector's Warden is appointed by the Rector, and a Parish Warden, Clerk of the Vestry and Treasurer are elected by the vestry.

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