Please take the SPIRITUAL GIFTS ASSESSMENT and send us your results. It takes about 20 minutes to do (it's 60 questions), and it will help you identify in which areas you are gifted. This is in two parts - the Spritial Gifts Assessment and the result "cluster" sheet in which you enter your results. Please click on each of the forms above to download the 2 PDF forms, print out, complete and return your results to the church office. Be sure to put your name on it. You may also email your results by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take the time to also fill out the MEMEBER INFORMATION UPDATE & GIFT INVENTORY FORM. Click here to download this PDF form. You may either mail or drop off this form to the church office, or email it directly by clicking on the link at the bottom of the form.
Here are some of the many volunteer possibilities:
Greeters – Volunteers come early to greet incoming church goers. They also are available at the end of the service to thank people for coming as they leave by one of the side doors. This is a good family activity.
Coffee Hosts – Coffee is served immediately following the early Sunday service. Coffee is made ready by the custodian (one for the Friendship Room.) You will need to put out cups and holders, cream, sugar, napkins, etc., and greet everyone as they arrive. Workers may provide cookies, rolls, small candies or mints if they like. Clean up the area afterward.
Receptions – When there is a need for a funeral or wedding reception, we will call you for a specific event when your help is needed. We may need to set tables, prepare food, etc., and clean up afterward. Also, bars or cookies are needed for funeral receptions. Daytime help is especially needed.
Lectors – These volunteers read the scriptures (1st Reading, Psalm, and 2nd Reading) for that day’s service. We welcome lectors for both the Saturday evening service as well as the early Sunday service. The scriptures will be provided in advance so you’ll have time to practice.
Communion Servers – Another way to serve is to assist the pastor(s) during the sacrament of Holy Communion when we offer the bread and wine. We offer Holy Communion at most of our services and need several people each week.
For any of the above volunteer opportunities, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Vicki Rusch, at 852-4853, or email at email@example.com.
Ushers – Typically, four ushers are needed for every service. They help people get seated, hand out bulletins, help take the offering, guide people forward for communion, and take attendance. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together.
Altar Guild – The Altar Guild is comprised of 11 groups of 4-5 people each and are assigned a month. They serve by preparing the trays for both the bread and wine for Holy Communion. They also place and clean the appropriate paraments, linens, and etc. on the altar, pulpit, and lecturn according to the different church seasons. They also clean the altar area. Other duties for the Altar Guild are placing the quarterly prayer guides in the pews along with other pew items. If you are interested in finding out more or serving on the Altar Guild, please contact the church office, at 852-4853, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deaconess – A group of 50 women serve (two person teams, with each team serving for 2 weeks during the year) by making visits to the bereaved, and those who are in the hospital, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or shut-ins in their own homes.
Prayer Chain – Approximately 70 women make up our prayer chain, which consists of eight chains, with 8-10 people in each chain. When a request comes in, they pray for the person in need, and then pass it on the next person in the chain. Prayers requests can be for yourself, for a loved one, or for a friend. If you have a prayer need, or are interested in being a caller, please contact the church office at 852-4853.
Radio Announcer – We have volunteers who do a radio welcome announcement including upcoming church events during the communion time of our early Sunday service. This is part of our radio broadcast outreach that is aired live on KRRZ 1390 AM. If you are interested in this, please contact the church office at 852-4853, or email@example.com.
Newsletter & Bulletins – There are volunteers who assemble our monthly newsletter and get them ready for mailing. Also, this group assembles our weekly service bulletins and help with other mailings as necessary. If you are interested in this, please contact the church office at 852-4853, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers – Our Sunday and Wednesday School teachers are volunteers as well as the teachers for Vacation Bible School week during the summer. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, please contact our Parish Education Director, Julie Benson, at 852-4853, or email@example.com.
Confirmation Small Group Leaders & Guides – Our youth attending confirmation, grades 7-9, rely on adult leadership and guides as they break up into small groups. If you are interested in helping in this way, please contact Pastor Ken Nelson, at 852-4853, or firstname.lastname@example.org
FLC Women making pies for the ND State Fair. Photo Courtesy of Minot Daily News
First Lutheran Church is involved in many community events.
The two major events are the North Dakota State Fair and the Hostfest.
At the state fair, we have a food stand where we sell hamburgers, hot dogs, and fresh, made daily potato salad and pies.
At the Hostfest, we have a booth that sell rommegrot.
Both of these events take lots of volunteers to organize, set-up, make, serve, and clean-up.
If you would be interested in either of these events in any way, please call the church office at 852-4853, or email@example.com.