Volunteer at first

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Want to volunteer? We have just the place for you. Whether teaching in Sunday School, packing bags of food for people in crisis, facilitating a recovery group, or just helping in the office, First Methodist Midland runs on volunteers.
 
Want to get involved?
Contact Jessica Cowan to learn more about volunteering opportunities. 
 
 

Get Connected

Hear from some of our members about what volunteering at First Methodist Midland is all about and how their involvement has improved their relationships with their church and Christ.
 

Campus Support

Communion Stewards Purchase, prepare and clean-up bread and juice for Holy Communion.   Pew Angels Straighten and re-stock pew racks.   Mailing Team Assist with occasional church mailings.   Merry Sonshine Gang Meet weekly to count and prepare the offering deposit.   Wednesdays @ First Registrars and Cashiers       Help register and collect meal fees from guests on Wednesday nights.   Relationship Center Help with events in the areas of your choosing: ticket table, registration, decorating, greeting guests, or cleanup.   Connecting Class Leader Lead an adult class or group in a particular study or program.   Women of First Help plan and coordinate the Women of First events, which include an annual retreat, service projects and various trips.   Sunday School Packets Sort and distribute Sunday School packets.   Library Help with church library duties.  

Guest Services & Care

First Impressions Greet guests and members, help them cross the street safely and find their way within the church.   Usher Welcome people to worship services and assist worshippers and pastors as needed.   The Gatekeepers Help to create a safe environment for the church and those in attendance.   Altar Flower Delivery Deliver altar flowers to church members who are in  the hospital or homebound.   Grief Share Hospitality Assist with a reception for families who have lost a loved one.   Stephen Ministry Provide one-on-one care to those in need of loving support from a Christian friend.   Card Ministry Help homebound members stay connected to our church through cards.   Upper Room Delivery Deliver the Upper Room devotional to homebound members.   Email Prayer Team Pray for those on the weekly email prayer list.   Men’s Prayer Team Meet as a group to pray for those on the weekly prayer list.   Circle @ First Prayer Team Help plan 2016 events to circle specific ministries in prayer.    

Arts

The Chancel Choir Sing each week in the Sanctuary worship services.   The Modern Praise Band Play or sing in the Modern Worship Service.   The Handbell Choir Play in the Sanctuary services and various other times throughout the year.   The Celebration Singers Help with the youth choir and the Evening of Entertainment event.   Youth Praise Band Make copies and help with set up as the youth praise band rehearses for the OASIS gathering.   Music and More Help in choir classes, plan games, and lead crafts for the children’s choir groups.   Photography Take photos of various events and activities at the church.   Audio Visual Ministries Help with media, sound and lights during worship services or during special events.    

Kids & Students

Sunday Morning Adult Leaders Lead a youth Sunday morning class.   Youth Small Group Leaders Help with small groups during the week.   Youth Gathering Assist with games and activities or with the snack bar on Sunday evenings.   UPSTAIRS on Main Street Teachers Provide the opportunity for children to learn about God’s word Sunday mornings.   ARK Sunday School Teachers Provide the opportunity for young children to learn about God through Bible lessons.   ARK Greeters Welcome visitors and their children to child care and Sunday School classes.   Acolyte Serve as an acolyte or those assisting acolytes.   Children’s Usher Team Children- Serve as ushers in the Sanctuary services.   Fifth Sunday Missions Help with the Children’s Ministry community outreach mission projects.   Children’s Discipleship Groups Help with the monthly discipleship gatherings for children ages 4 through sixth grade.   Babies and Blessings Help new parents feel comfortable utilizing  the amenities of the Church nursery.   Special Needs Ministry Work with special needs children during worship and events.   Camp Serve Lead children’s groups as they serve our community through summer mission projects.   Vacation Bible School (VBS)                              Help with the fun-filled week of VBS teaching, leading, or planning.   Easter and\or Christmas Activities Assist with family-friendly Easter activities.   Children’s First Program and Preschool  Help in the classrooms, serve as a substitute teacher, or aid in administrative duties.  

Mission & Outreach

AMOS Volunteers Help organize two or three food and clothing drives each year. Help also needed at AMOS facility.     Backpacks and Blessings Pack food for elementary age children who are in need of food over the weekend.   Ministry to Homeless MISD Students Assist with our annual fall coat drive.   Burnet Partners in Education Assist students and teachers of Burnet with classroom necessities.            Habitat for Humanity Help build homes for low income families.   Kairos Prison Ministry Minister to those in prison and their families.   Midland Soup Kitchen Serve lunch at the Midland Soup Kitchen.    Meals on Wheels (through senior Link Midland) Deliver meals to homebound in our community.  

UMCOR Sager Brown
 
Work on local projects and travel annually to Louisiana to prepare kits for disaster relief.
 
 
Camp Serve

Help children’s groups with hands-on summer community projects.