Opportunities to Serve at the Church

Remember 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 — about how the body of Christ is made up of different parts? That’s how it is at Royal Redeemer.

We’re one body with a whole bunch of talented, useful parts: open arms that greet people, voices that sing in choirs and praise bands, feet that lead little children, hands that pray for others, ears that control sound equipment during worship services and eyes that control visuals and lighting, and more.

What part are you? Here are just some opportunities to contribute your skills and talents around Royal Redeemer:

Altar Guild

The Sanctuary Altar Guild maintains the chancel area for worship services in the Sanctuary each week. Responsibilities include cleaning the chancel, changing paraments and candles, and preparing (and cleaning up) Holy Communion elements. This team also prepares for baptisms, weddings, funerals and Confirmation services.

For contemporary worship in the Christian Activity Center (CAC), the CAC Altar Guild prepares and cleans up elements for Holy Communion and baptisms.

Training is available for new volunteers — and you won’t need to work alone until you’re comfortable doing so.

For more information about Sanctuary Altar Guild, contact Ada Ahrens at Adaahr@gmail.com. For more information about CAC Altar Guild, contact Cheri Noviks at cherfulone@wowway.com.

Caring Cafe

Cooks once a month from 6:30–8 p.m.

Whether you’re a culinary expert or just know how to follow a recipe, we need your cooking or baking skills on our Caring Café team. Every other month (or as needed), volunteers whip up a new batch of meals in Royal Redeemer’s kitchen. Meals are frozen and stored for later delivery to people who are:

  • Sick or recovering at home
  • New parents
  • Dealing with the death of a loved one
  • Struggling with other issues

To volunteer in the kitchen or to pick up a meal to take to someone, contact Mary Ann Tansler at 440-237-7958, ext. 130, or mtansler@royred.org.

Children's Ministry

The children’s ministry team is always looking for more adult and teen volunteers to help:

  • Teach Saturday Children’s Church and Sunday School classes
  • Lead activities and groups of children during Vacation Bible School each summer
  • Plan and lead special children’s events (e.g., Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Festival, Princess Party)

To volunteer, contact Laura LeBaube at 440-237-7958, ext. 121, or llbaube@royred.org

Fellowship

There’s always time for food and fellowship before and/or after our weekend worship services. Help us serve pizza and pop on Saturday nights or doughnuts, juice and coffee on Sunday mornings. Training provided! Volunteers serve on a rotating schedule.

To serve Saturday night pizza or Sunday morning breakfast, contact Bennie Levy at 440-237-7958, ext. 117, or blevy@royred.org.

Greeters

Be the first friendly face visitors see as they walk through our doors. Greeters welcome people at Royal Redeemer’s entrances or stand ready to help at Connection Centers before and after weekend worship services. Volunteers serve on a rotating schedule.

To volunteer, contact Bennie Levy at 440-237-7958, ext. 117, or blevy@royred.org.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer ministers welcome worshipers for personal prayer after each worship service. They stand near the altar railing after Sanctuary services and in the Prayer Corner after Activity Center services, ready to listen to prayer requests and pray aloud with people, as needed.

Training provided! Prayer ministers serve one weekend per month after their regular worship service.

To volunteer, contact Kim Hittle at 440-877-1410 or khittle@sbcglobal.net.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one emotional and spiritual support for people going through a tough time or facing a crisis. They are trained to listen, care and encourage.

For more about becoming a Stephen Minister, contact Pastor Dave Timm at 440-237-7958, ext. 118, or dtimm@royred.org.

Worship Arts

Worship is the heart of what we do at Royal Redeemer. Our Worship Arts team works behind the scenes to help create worship experiences through the use of multimedia.

We’re always looking for more volunteers to help with:

  • Video projection (“advancing slides”). Contact Tracy Wilkens at 440-237-7958, ext. 111, or twilkens@royred.org.
  • Lighting (adjusting stage lights during services), Stage and Set Design, Photography, and Video Production (recording and editing videos). Contact Karen Ciamente 440-237-7958, ext. 141, or at karenciamente@royred.org.
  • Sound engineering (running the sound board and setting up audio equipment for praise bands). Contact Michael Papatonis at foxandgrape@aol.com.

Worship Assistants

Worship assistants help before, during and after worship services. They greet worshipers, help them find seats (when needed), distribute bulletins, pass offering baskets, serve communion (on first and third weekends) and tidy up pews and chairs following worship. Volunteers serve on a rotating schedule.

For more about becoming a worship assistant, contact Bennie Levy at blevy@royred.org

Youth Ministry

The youth ministry team is always looking for more adult volunteers to:

  • Chaperone events
  • Sponsor and serve breakfast before Sunday School
  • Lead Sunday School or Wednesday night life group

To volunteer, contact Karen Ciamente at 440-237-7958, ext. 141, or karenciamente@gmail.com.