Volunteer Opportunities and Parish Needs
From Mary Leibl,
Four weeks ago, we as a parish observed the 50thanniversary of the fire that destroyed the Church of St. Matthew. We not only remembered the feeling of sadness and fear of losing our parish, but also celebrated our resilience and determination to rebuild our church and make our parish great. This only became a reality because parishioners volunteered to do whatever was necessary to rebuild the parish physically and spiritually.
Due to demographics and the result of de-clustering we again need to call on volunteers to continue the work of serving our parish and our community. Everyone can serve in some way, be it Time, Talent or Treasure. As Director of Volunteers I will post in the parish bulletin where we have opportunities for volunteerism.
I invite anyone who could help with these volunteer opportunities to contact me through the parish office or email me at .
Currently, we have 1 immediate opportunity and 3 continuing opportunities:
DIRECTOR/CO-DIRECTOR FOR FALL FESTIVAL
Fall Festival is September 22-23.
Meet with volunteers to plan activities, determine schedules, discuss publicity, delegate responsibilities. Oversee festival details as they develop. This is one of our major fundraisers!
Utilize your grant writing skills to work with the web-site Grant Station to find funding and apply for grants for the Church of St. Matthew and its sponsored ministries.
SHEET ROCKING & TAPING
Repair walls in the Parish Center where circuit boards were installed. Patch holes in damaged walls and ceilings.
PARKING LOT/PLAYGROUND CLEANUP
Clean-up leaves and debris in areas used regularly by the Church of St. Matthew, West Side Summit Charter School, Loaves & Fishes, Social Hall Events. (Hand tools and gas leaf blower available for use).
Below is a fluid list of volunteer opportunities and parish needs in various areas of ministry.
Prayers of the Faithful
Parish Pastoral Council
Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound
Fall Festival Coordinator
Liturgy of the Word for Children Coordinator
Flower Bed & Lawn Care
Sheet Rock Installer/Taper
Coffee Sunday Hosts
Community Dinner Helpers