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YOUTH MINISTRIES

Ignite Youth Ministries Leader
Befriend and support youth group students (grades 6-12) as they walk with God and meet with them in discipleship partnerships or groups.

Youth Group Meal or Ride Provider
Provide a meal for approximately 40 people on a Sunday night, or occasionally provide rides for special youth events.

Youth Sunday School Teacher
Teach our youth about the basics of the faith.

 

Contact Brendan Stevens.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

Nursery Helper
Help to care for our youngest ones (0 – 4 years old) in the Promiseland Nursery.

Sunday School Teacher, Little Church Teacher
Teach children preschool to grade 5 using innovative curriculum.

Greenhouse Teacher
Teach children ages 5 to grade 4 during the Sunday services and emulate our worship experiences.

Kingdom Kids Teacher
Lead groups of boys or girls age 4 to Kindergarten in crafts, activities and studies.

Cadets/GEMS Counselor
Lead groups of boys or girls grades 1 – 6 in crafts, activities and studies in our Wednesday evening clubs.

VBS Crew Leader/Helper
Take part in our VBS program and help with a group of kids for one week in mid June.

 

To volunteer for any of the above ministries, contact Shalom Jaconette.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRY

Host an international student for a Sunday meal or a holiday meal or
meet at the church for conversational English sessions with international students

Contact Carla Bieber.

ADULT MINISTRIES AT RTC

Mom-to-Mom Mentor
Befriend and encourage a younger mom weekly, on Tuesdays from September through April.

Contact Toni Ward.

Mom-to-Mom Hospitality Committee
Mom to Mom is in need of a temporary substitute to work with the Hospitality Committee. Starting Tuesday, October 4th and continuing each Tuesday through the fall from 8:30 to 11:00 am.  You would be making coffee, heating up brunch dishes, serving and cleaning up along side the other volunteers. Contact Toni Ward to volunteer.

Prayer Intercessor
Commit to pray one hour a week for the congregation, nation and world.

Contact Barb Zuker.

Community Dinner Cook and Server
Coordinate and plan meals, or help prepare and serve dinner on Wednesday nights from September through April.

Contact the church office to volunteer (517) 351-9059.

Friendship Mentor
Mentor and befriend adults with developmental disabilities on Wednesday evenings.

Contact Renee Leonard.

Greeter
Greet those who attend Sunday services.
Contact Laura VanDerKolk.

Usher
Collect offerings and assist people in finding seats during Sunday services. Ushers are especially needed at the 11:15 AM service.
Contact Ev Stoffer.

Musicians and Singers
Participate in our adult choir or worship ensemble.

      Choir Director: Laurie Harkema
      Worship Leader: Derek Polischuk

Worship Assistant
Provide audiovisual support during Sunday services.

Contact Brendan Stevens.

Pastoral Care
Contact a Pastor by calling (517) 351-9059 or
Shalom Jaconette, Pastoral Care Assistant or
Mary Farrand, Pastoral Care Board chairperson

Library Assistant
Staff the library and help others discover our growing collection of books, DVDs and more.

Contact Carol Roehl or Renee Leonard.

Missions Support Team Member
Support and communicate with our missionary partners worldwide.

Contact Helen Hagg, Missions chairperson.

CHRISTIAN SERVICES--LANSING

Christian Services — Lansing
Help connect people in need in the Lansing area with budget assistance and church resources.

Contact Jodi Harkema, or Michael Welch, at cslansing@acd.net.

FAITH-IN-ACTION MINISTRIES

Faith-In-Action Committee
Coordinate and implement various social action ministries and encourage Christians to put their faith into action.

Contact Jack Voss to volunteer.

Community Assistance Program
Sort and deliver food and clothing in support of this Detroit-based ministry to the unemployed and underemployed.

Contact Betty Hall.

Crib Ministry
Give out portable cribs 2 times a month on Wednesday mornings, from River Terrace to mothers who have been referred from Christian Services. Contact the church office to volunteer (517) 351-9059.

Disaster Response Mission Trips
Help the victims of natural disasters to rebuild their lives and homes. Contact Dena Brunsting.

Meals on Wheels
Deliver meals to senior citizens in the area.

      For East Lansing, contact Char Meyer
      For downtown Lansing, contact Tom Bolt.

Pathway of Hope/ RTC Prison Ministry
Attend a worship service (Celebration Fellowship) at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility or assist returning citizens.

Contact Erve Mosher.

Quality Living
Assist families with limited means to do financial planning.
Contact Mary Ann Harkema.

Sparrow’s Nest
Help single moms achieve independence through mentoring, budgeting and home ownership.
Contact Mary Ann Harkema.

Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Help provide groceries for a Thanksgiving dinner to a needy family in the Lansing area. Questions? Contact Darlene Workman 517-803-6703. 

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS

Again this year we have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing our abundance with families in our community who are struggling with poverty. Our Faith-In-Action Committee has agreed to provide 50 Thanksgiving Food Baskets this year. Christian Services coordinates this effort and gives us the names of local families.

Here is the process: 

  1. Sign up by clicking here or pick up and fill out a form in the church office.
  2. On Sunday, November 4, pick up your family’s name and contact information from the table in the Gathering Hall. We’ll include a list of suggested groceries to buy. If you do not pick up the name on November 4, we will make sure you receive the information.
  3. Please contact the family as soon as possible to set a menu, delivery date, and time.
  4. Purchase and deliver groceries to the family by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 20.

Can you help fill one of the thousands of requests for food baskets expected in the Lansing area?  Your experience may be exhilarating or it may be sobering – but it is certain to be worthwhile.

Questions?  Contact Beth Bonsall at 517-410-8651 (cell) or bduiserbonsall@gmail.com