Brunswick as a community is commited to serving others… from Brunswick, to Rensselaer County, to Albany, Louisiana, Bangladesh, Africa, and the ends of the Earth …
Opportunities For Service
An important part of our walk with Christ involves a life of service.
Micah 6:8 says “He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
There are multiple opportunities for us to be of service to our community, both local and global. Our Deacons help reach out to those in need in our congregation and local community. We serve our community locally with a Food Pantry. Members of our congregation are involved in numerous local and global ministries.
SOME CHURCH MINISTRIES WHERE YOU CAN SERVE
Adult Ministry – Assist a small group leader or lead a small group yourself. Contact: email@example.com
Buildings & Grounds – Help with clean-up, groundskeeping, gardening, painting, minor repair work, snow shoveling. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Ministry – Become part of Awana on Wednesday evenings and support the spiritual growth of our children. Work in childcare on Sunday mornings. Contact: email@example.com
Guest Services – Join our usher team and make our guest comfortable as they arrive for worship. Become a greeter and offer that first introduction to all of our guests at worship services and events throughout the year. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missions – Find out about mission opportunities and help to support our mission partners around the world by joining the Mission Team. Contact: email@example.com
Office Ministry – Answer phones in a lively office environment. Help with publication production and maintaining the supply inventory. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brunswick Cares Community Food Pantry – Assist this ministry by joining the Brunswick Cares team. Welcome guests, work the intake desk, or be part of the pantry team pulling together orders. The pantry hours are Tuesday 5-7 PM and Saturday 9-11 AM. https://brunswickcares.org
Youth Ministry – Be part of our active youth group that meets every Wednesday evening. Teach a youth small group on Sunday mornings. Chaperone events and trips throughout the year. Help teach Sunday School on Sundays at 10:00. Contact: email@example.com
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15).
At Brunswick Church, we strive to be an intentional praying community, believing that prayer is foundational to our life together as the body of Christ. For that reason, prayer is powerful in and vital to our care of one another and our ministry in the region, nation, and world.
Here are just a few ways in which we join together in prayer…
Community Prayer (worship joys and concerns)
Each worship weekend, we lift up the joys we have experienced in God’s blessings, as well as the concerns that have been heavy on our hearts. Come join us on Thursday at 7:00 PM or Sunday at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM and experience God’s presence in gathered worship and community prayer.
Prayer Cards & Kiosk
Another way to request prayer is to fill our a prayer card, located in the seat pockets or at the prayer kiosk in our Worship Center. These cards give you the option to have your request prayed for by our pastors and staff confidentially, by our prayer chain (a dedicated group of people called to a ministry of prayer), or by the whole church community (with permission).
Some ways to share and develop your talents right here
Arts & Decoration – Be involved in artistically decorating our facilities to enhance worship. Contact Kathleen Claydon
Audio / Visual – Looking for sound and video people willing to learn how to serve during services. Contact Joe Fritz
Buildings & Grounds – Looking for volunteers to paint, landscape, shovel, etc. Contact Roy Krasse
Children’s Ministry – Come teach children about Jesus and learn more yourself. Contact Niki Campbell
Deacons – Always looking for more team members to help serve people and communities in need. Contact Paul Yonkers
Music Ministry– Join the choir, worship band, instrument ensemble, choral groups, soloists, etc… Contact Chris Rose
Office Ministry – Looking for volunteers during the day to answer phones and do folding / cutting / etc. Contact Henry Kim or Colleen Lais
Small Groups – Join a small group and grow. Then… learn to lead one! Contact Niki Campbell
Snow Shoveling Winter cleanup crew. Crucial during the winter months. Contact Tim Maki
Ushering – Greeting people at each service at the doors to hand out info, help them get seated, and answer any questions. Contact Gail Swota for 8:30 and 11:00 needs
Welcoming Ministries – Help to make our church a welcoming and easy-to-understand place.
Youth group – We needs adults to be meaningful Christian influences in the life of teens. Contact Niki Campbell
TELL ME ABOUT VOLUNTEERING
This series of 10 videos gives you a quick view of how and why some of the members of our church do what they do. Perhaps it will inspire you to use your God-given gifts to serve the community.
Thanks to Tamara Hansen for setting up these short interviews and for all of the other volunteers in the church it represents.
This is a 10-video playlist on YouTube