Community Care


Community Care

Communion Preparers
Along with our greeters, the weekly role of administering communion as well as the preparation and clean up is a valuable service to the fellowship. 

This very necessary, but behind-the-scenes ministry involves only a short training session, followed by a once-a-month commitment.  A rotating team of 4-5 preparers minister to their brothers and sisters in the congregation by each preparing the Communion table on “his/her” Sunday every month. 
This involves arriving early enough (at least by 9:45 AM) to:
     --place necessary articles on the table;
         --fill the flagon and small cups with grape juice and wine;
         --provide a supply of gluten-free wafers;
and staying 20-25 minutes after the service to:
         --clear the Communion table of all articles;
         --wash and dry the flagon, trays and large cups; and
         --put everything away and wipe off the table.
The group is flexible in that Sundays can be exchanged if there are schedule conflicts, etc.  Should one wish to rotate off the schedule, it is up to that person to recruit and train a replacement. Also, the group leader is responsible for purchasing wine and grape juice as needed. To volunteer, please contact John Cline at   

Scripture Readers
Brothers and sisters in this ministry serve the congregation every Sunday by taking time to prepare for, and deliver, Scripture readings as requested by that Sunday’s worship leader.

Readers must have a confident, good quality reading voice, and the ability to articulate, project and add realism/drama to their specific reading.  To that end, a three-hour workshop is offered by the ministry leader every couple years to train potential readers.

Currently there is a pool of G&P-trained readers, as well as readers trained in other ways, from which the worship leaders can pick on a rotating basis. All who are interested should contact Kari Frey at

The call to hospitality can take many forms. Lead by the Deacons, the hospitality ministry serves many needs including meals for new mothers, new member acclimation events and family crisis care during emergencies. Please contact Debbie Eisenbraun for more details.