The tagline we have chosen for our church is “Loving God. Loving Others.” So, naturally, volunteering in our church and in the community is at the core of our identity. We encourage all members and regular attendees to get involved in the ministries and activities that call to them. These are a few ways people have chosen to give their time and talents to our congregation.
For the Congregation
Usher: Before the service, our ushers stand at one of the three main entrances to the sanctuary to welcome attendees and hand out the church bulletin, new visitor information, and activity books for children. During the service, ushers pass the collection plate through their section to collect the offering and bring it to the altar.
Communion Server: Once per month, service attendees help the congregation receive communion. During Traditional services, servers administer communion cups and bread to individuals. During the contemporary service, servers hold the loaf of bread or the cup to let the congregation receive by intinction.
Communion Setup: Once per month, volunteers help prepare the bread and juice before the service.
Sanctuary Setup and Cleaning: Help us open the facilities and prepare for the upcoming services.
Music & Creativity
Praise Team Singer: Meet Thursday evenings for rehearsal and Sundays during the Contemporary service to lead worship. Singers are on rotation and perform either the first and third Sundays or second and fourth Sundays. An audition will be required. Read more »
Praise Team Instrumentalist: Meet Thursday evenings for rehearsal and Sundays during the Contemporary service to lead worship. Instrument options are: Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums. Read more »
Scripture Reader: Before the sermon, an attendee recites the week’s key Bible verses for the congregation.
Seasonal Decorator: Help us decorate the sanctuary for important Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter.
Digital Technician: During the Contemporary service, help run the projector screen slides and/or maintain the livestream.
Teaching and Spiritual Formation
Prayer Chain: Commit to praying for the people and situations that are part of our prayer requests.
Bible Study Leader: With the assistance of church staff, plan an itinerary for leading an FUMC-sponsored Bible study. Read more »
Sunday School Teacher: Teach our elementary-age children about God’s Word each Sunday morning. Read more »
United Methodist Women: Join our church’s oldest organization in serving the congregation and community. Read more »
Food Service Volunteer: On Sunday mornings, Wonderful Wednesday evenings, and/or special events, help prepare food and drinks.
Prep & Cleanup: Help prepare Friendship Hall for dinners and/or receptions for weddings, funerals, or special events held at our church.
Home Communion: Deliver communion to shut-ins.
Stained Glass Window Tour Guide: During the annual Mount Dora Craft Fair and Art Festival events, guide attendees through a tour of our beautiful stained glass windows.
Event Photographer: Volunteers at our events snap photos for our website and social media.
Facilities Maintenance: Help with repairs, renovation, painting, and gardening around our campus.
For the Community
Support our Charities: We both sponsor and support a variety of local and national nonprofits. Read more »
Living Love Volunteer: Dedicate one Saturday morning to serving the community through various projects. Read more »
Tutor or Mentor: Help a student learn a subject that you are proficient in.
Singing Saints: Delight shut-ins and nursing homes with live music sung by our members
Food Distribution: Help Lake Cares Food Pantry distribute food to those in need on the first and third Fridays of each month.
Blood Donor: The Big Red Bus visits our church on the first Sunday of every other month. For each visit, we need a minimum of five people who commit to donate.