Ministries -- Helping at Christ Church There are always jobs that need to be done at Christ Church. Even if you only have an hour on an occasional basis, we welcome your assistance. We promise you will find fellowship and fun while you serve. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact the church office at 516-922-6377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Hour Hospitality is offered following the 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service weekly in the Parish Hall by the Coffee Hour teams. Help is always appreciated by the six teams who coordinate refreshments for the parish. Volunteers are also needed in the summer for the more casual Tea on the Lawn. Altar Guild Those who serve on the Altar Guild are responsible for preparing the altar, vessels, linens and vestments that are to be used for worship on Sunday and for special services. Members serve on a rotating basis. Responsible, organized, people with an eye for detail will find this a rich and rewarding ministry. No special knowledge is required to join. Training is provided and guild members offer fellowship and support. Anyone interested in serving on the Altar Guild should contact Denise Carney at (516) 759-4483 or by Email: email@example.com
Lectors & Intercessors Lectors read the lessons from Holy Scripture and the Intercessors read the Prayers of the People during the liturgy. Training will be provided to anyone who is interested in this ministry. A strong, articulate voice is required. Those who decide to be readers should be willing to commit to preparing lessons ahead of time so they are read well. All readers serve at the discretion of the Rector. Ushers & Greeters Ushers are scheduled in teams to greet people at the Church door, distribute the service bulletins and take up the offering. This is an important ministry, offering the opportunity to welcome everyone who comes through our doors, both newcomers and established members. This ministry is open to men and women, adults and teens. Ushers additionally serve as greeters, helping to orient visitors and new members both during the service and coffee hour. Anyone interested in becoming an usher and greeter, please contact Eric Bergman at firstname.lastname@example.org or email the office at email@example.com.
St. Hilda's GuildThe women parishioners of Christ Church have formed an outreach group with the goal of sponsoring a variety of fundraisers serving local charities. While Christ Church also has a generous Grants ministry serving larger, well deserving causes, this Guild’s chosen ministry is to sponsor a few fundraising projects each year to help smaller, perhaps less recognized needs of charitable groups in our local community. This new ministry has held fundraisers such as a pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale and a Winter Soup Sale, both to help the Hood African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Oyster Bay procure a new sign for their historic cemetery. If you would like to join forces with the ladies of the St. Hilda’s Guild, please contact the office at 516-922-6377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choir Singing in a church choir is a great way for you or your children to worship God, make friends, and hone your musical skills. Click here for more info. Acolyte Guild
Acolytes carry the processional cross, torches, and gospel book, and assist the priest during preparation for the Eucharist. For more information, click here.
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