You Can Serve Now!

The list below is made up of Immediate Ministry Opportunities....ways you can serve now!  Go here to review or download the complete listing of all opportunities to serve.

To find out more, you can:
- Call the church office 913-262-1040
- Fill out the
Contact Us form
- Send an email to

We have an opening for a part time position as Wedding Coordinator.  The duties occur primarily on weekends, Friday night rehearsal and Saturday weddings.  If you are interested, please contact Rev. Karen Nyhart at or by phone at 913-262-1040.

Ways to make the church more welcoming - greet people as they enter the church, usher, be a coffee host.

If you are interested, please contact Rev. Wally Proctor at

Would you be willing to spend 30 minutes to an hour once a week for a month to straighten pew pockets, make sure there are offering envelopes and working pens and pencils in the pews, straighten hymnals, check for junk/cereal/lost toys behind the pew cushions, etc.?

Depending on the number of volunteers your turn might come up only once a year.  Please contact Connie Walsh at if you are interested in serving. 

Shawnee Mission School District is still looking for more wonderful people to serve at Roesland Elementary in the My Volunteer Pal Program.  This is the mentoring / tutoring program.  Old Mission is proud to say that 4 members of the congregation have signed on this fall to tutor and mentor students.  Opportunities still exist.

All sessions are held at the McEachen Administrative Center. RSVP's are appreciated to ensure that enough seating and training materials are available.

Please contact Rachel Larsen if you are interested or would like more information. She is the Volunteer and Community Partnership Coordinator for the Shawnee Mission School District. Rachel can be reached at 913-993-6411 or

In addition, volunteers may choose to be Lunch Buddies.  This is a flexible option for those that work during the day as you can choose any day of the week and only lasts for 30 minutes.  If you are interested in learning more about this option, check out

If you have questions, please contact Audrey Wiegmann at or by phone at 913-302-2015.


These ministers meet monthly with Leslie Van Blarcom, our Minister of Congregational Care. Current visitation needs will be discussed and home, senior facility or hospital visits will follow.

Caring Connection Ministers are the caring presence of Old Mission for those who are unable to attend worship and activities due to a temporary or long-term situation in their lives.  Their purpose will be to listen, to pray and to keep in contact with our members.  Caring Connection Ministers will not replace or eliminate the need for Sunday School class members and small groups who support such persons with meals, transportation or the running of errands.
Our current group includes Connie Acheson, Nancy Ash, Gayle Bricker, Todd Chapman, Katherine Frohoff, Sarah Hill, Marta Howard, Becky Johnston, Cecil Miller, MJ Walden, Rochelle Walter, Debbie Williams and Jerry Williams.  Feel free to ask them about their ministry or to suggest members you believe would benefit from their visits.

Our Senior Minister, Dr. Michael Gardner, says: “These persons join our ministerial staff in communicating the love of Christ to people in their most vulnerable moments.  I know of no higher calling”.

An older member of the congregation who lives in Overland Park (66212) and uses a walker needs a weekly ride to the church for 8:30 worship and Sunday School.  Call Leslie Van Blarcom at the church if you are able to help.

We're looking for people willing to be trained to work the sound board on Sunday mornings during each of the worship services.  The schedule can be rotating.

We're looking for people willing to be trained to video record each of the worship services on Sunday mornings.  The schedule can be rotating.

There are times when members need transportation help to get to doctor's appointments, church, the grocery store, etc.  If you have a flexible schedule and can be "on call" to serve in this way, please call the church office at 913-262-1040.

The children meet in the chapel for a time of worship and then go to room 155/159 for crafts related to the story.  Volunteers rotate; you are not being asked to do this every Sunday.  Materials are provided and you would usually be paired with an experienced Children's Church leader.

If you want to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Michele Bowen, Assistant Director of Children's Ministry,

Catholic Charities
Roeland Park Community Center
Johnson Country Food Ministry

The agencies listed above are ones that Old Mission supports through donations of nonperishable food.  Your gifts help eradicate hunger in Johnson County.  Please pick up something extra when you go grocery shopping this week and place you contributions in the white box by the sanctuary entrance or in the box by the chapel.


Lay Reader at either the 8:30 or 11:00 service.

Communion Server at the 8:30 service.

Scripture Reader at the 9:45 service.

Communion Server at the 9:45 service.

Altar Guild Team at the 9:45 service.

Greeter before any of the 3 Sunday worship services.

Provide treats for the All Church Fellowship Time on Sundays.