The list below is made up of Immediate Ministry Opportunities....ways you can serve now!
To find out more, you can:- Call the church office 913-262-1040- Fill out the Contact Us form- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY MISSION TRIP JULY 12-15
Come work side by side as we help in a food pantry, a homeless shelter, and a community garden at “The Big Garden” in Omaha, Nebraska, July 12– 15. It is a United Methodist organization. Their mission experiences are a combination of hands on work, educational opportunities, and small group learning around issues of hunger, poverty, and food security. Join us to learn about food security and food justice, systemic issues of hunger and poverty, shopping in a food pantry, community gardens and composting, seed saving, race and poverty, and advocacy.
The cost is $200 per person. We will stay at a church and fix our own meals. For more information contact Rev. Debbie, 913.262.1040, Debbie@oldmission.org, or visit www.biggarden.org.
HOSPITALITY TEAMWays 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. Karen Nyhart, email@example.com .PEW POCKETSWould 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving. MY VOLUNTEER PAL PROGRAM / LUNCH BUDDIES AT ROESLAND SCHOOLShawnee 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. We are proud to say we now have 11 tutors and one lunch buddy at Roesland. As always, 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 Katie Hendrickson for more information at 913-993-6411 or email@example.com.
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 http://www.smsd.org/community/pages/volunteering.aspx.
If you have questions, please contact Audrey Wiegmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 913-302-2015.
CARING CONNECTION MINISTERS
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 Nancy Ash, Mary Calkins, Todd Chapman, Joanne Francisco, Kevin Hargett, Dennis Hogenkamp, Shirley Hogenkamp, LeAnn Howard, Sue Hunt, Lyla Lindholm, Stephanie Rawe, Julia Sanders, Linda Sisney, Sarah Stanton, 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".
SOUND BOARD IN THE SANCTUARY ON SUNDAY MORNINGSWe'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.CATCH-A-RIDE VOLUNTEER TRANSPORTATION A volunteer transportation service for Johnson County residents who are: 60 years or older, disabled, or have no other means of transportation. Four business days advance notice is required. It is a donation based program. Three dollars each way is the suggested donation. Riders must be able to transfer in and out of the vehicle. Volunteer drivers provide hand-elbow assistance only. To make an appointment or for more information call Catch-a-Ride (CaR) at 913.715.8900
CHILDREN'S CHURCHThe 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, email@example.com. FOOD COLLECTIONSCatholic CharitiesRoeland Park Community CenterJohnson County Food MinistryThe 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. For more information about the Johnson County Food Ministry contact Janice Kresin, firstname.lastname@example.org
CROSS LINES COOPERATIVE COUNCIL
Old Mission members and friends prepare and serve lunch meals to those in need the first Friday of each month at Cross Lines Cooperative Council.
Lay Reader at either the 8:30 or 11:00 service.
Communion Server at the 8:30 or 11:00 service.
Scripture Reader at the 9:45 service.
Communion Server at the 9:45 service.
Altar Guild Team at the 9:45 service.