There are many ways to serve at Providence Presbyterian Church. We have listed the various areas you may volunteer at Providence. Some of the sign ups are specific to certain groups and others are open to the congregation. What are your spiritual gifts and how might you use them? Maybe our list will encourage you to SIGN UP! Also, if your church group has a sign up genius that is not listed, contact the church office with your sign up genius link and we will add it to our list.
2021 PPC Lenten Devotional
The Worship Committee is planning a 2021 Lenten devotional with messages written by members and friends of PPC. The theme is the Parables of Jesus. Most days we’ll look at a parable, but on Sundays we’ll look at some of the OT passages that the NT writers cited as proof that Jesus was the messiah. You are invited to write a brief devotional message (approximately 200-350 words) on a Bible passage for this project. Poems, song lyrics, drawings, or other forms of artistic expression are also welcomed. To select a passage and sign up, go here.
Children ages 6-12 may serve as acolytes and provide the lighting and extinguishing of the altar candles (symbolizing bringing God’s light into the church and carrying it back out again). Any young person in first through sixth grade (about ages 6 – 13) interested in being part of the Acolyte Program is welcome to join our group. If your child is an acolyte and you would like to schedule him/her for a worship service, please sign up here! Contact Nancy Baum if you have questions!
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It’s that wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas or even Super Bowl. It’s ATTIC SALE time! We need your help. Bring your treasures to the CLC, starting Saturday, February 7, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and every day after that during the week. We will need lots of hands and feet to organize, label and price things in order to raise money for the youth mission trip next summer. The attic sale will be held on Saturday, January 31 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. This is a great way to get to know members as you work and sort, and empty your closets and attics of things you no longer need. (And of course, buy things you may need!) This is always a fun week for everyone, ending in a day of welcoming the community to come to Providence and get great bargains. There will be a sign up genius on the church website for volunteers, and if you need a truck to pick up items, please contact Jessica Jacks Turkas or Anne Wood Let either of them know if you have a truck you could drive to pick things up. Thank you!
Child Care Volunteer for Sunday Morning
PPC Sunday childcare for ages infant to 4 yrs old is provided by volunteers who graciously give of their time 4- 6 services per year to help care for our children during church. If you are interested in volunteering for Sunday morning childcare but have not yet served in this area, please contact Leigh Myers who will review the Child and Youth Protection Policy with you, before you sign up for a Sunday! If you have met with Leigh already and wish to volunteer, please sign up here!
Thanks so much for being willing to teach Children’s Church (kindergarten through 2nd grade)!
Children’s Church teachers take turns leading the children in a continuation of the 11:15 am worship service in the Children’s Chapel (CLC room 25 – downstairs).
Please sign up for the Sundays you will be available to teach. After you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a reminder from Sign-Up Genius the Monday before your Sunday. Sign up here!
Communion is served the first Sunday of the month at both services. The Elders of the church serve communion to the congregation and Pastors. Four Elders are needed downstairs and one upstairs on communion Sundays. You may sign up here!
Thank you for your consideration in assisting with congregational care needs. Several members of our community are in need of meals whether they be in recovery or ill. Please consider helping provide a meal and a visit. To volunteer click here (Templin Family). Thank you!
Deacon Duty on Sunday
Four active Deacons serve as ushers each Sunday, two at the 9:00 am service and two at the 11:15 am service. If you are an active Deacon, you are asked to pick two months to act as usher. Please click here to sign up for Deacon duty!
Our Fellowship Committee hosts several events throughout the year including but not limited to the Annual Christmas Brunch in the CLC and the Annual Homecoming Lunch on the Lawn.
It’s time to garden. Please click here to sign up and help in the garden.
Great Providence Chili (and More!) Cook-Off
Participants will cook up their best Chili, Cornbread, Macaroni and Cheese and/or Cookie/Brownie recipes. If cooking is not your thing but you like to eat, join us for lunch that day and vote for your favorites! To sign up, click here.
Habitat for Humanity
Many volunteers are needed over the three-week effort. Opportunities exist for skilled craftspeople and those with lesser skills for painting and even gofers! Even those skilled in food preparation are needed to feed the team each day. To volunteer click here.
Thank you for participating in the Sunday worship service as a liturgist. We have had more than a hundred lay members act as liturgists over the past year and have received much positive response from our congregation. Please click here to sign up.
Meals and Visits
Moment for Children
Thanks so much for being willing to provide the Moment for Children for the youngest members of PPC! Please sign up for at least one Sunday and ideally for both services that Sunday. If you’re only available for one service on a Sunday, that’s okay too. After you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a reminder from Sign-Up Genius the Monday before your Sunday. To find the lectionary readings for your Sunday, visit the PC(USA) lectionary website and click on the corresponding date on the calendar for Sunday/Festival readings. To find suggestions for how to talk about the Bible passages for your Sunday in ways that children will understand, visit the Worshiping With Children website and click on the corresponding date. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Mace. Please click here to sign up.
Do you have the gift of music? We are always looking for musical talent to include in worship on Sunday. Please contact the church office if you have questions or would like to participate in worship through music.
Please consider signing up to remove our recyclables so that we may continue to be good stewards of God’s creation. Our recycling efforts help us to maintain our Earth Care Congregation Certification. Thank you in advance for signing up here!
Twelve women from the Salvation Army Center of Hope will be staying at Providence in October 2021. This outreach requires a lot of helping hands, so if you would like to volunteer to help with laundry/bedding, meals, transportation or hostess. Sign-up Here! To help with the women’s toiletry baskets, click here.
PPC Trunk or Treat
What is it? It’s a free, fun, safe, community-oriented alternative or addition to “trick or treating”. Volunteers park their vehicles in the church parking lot and hand out nut free candy or trinkets to the children. Our PPC youth will be hosting carnival games for the children to partake in as well as handing out popcorn and lemonade to our trick or treaters. Sign-up Here!
Vacation Bible School
Providence Presbyterian’s 2020 ROCKY RAILWAY VBS
July 20-24, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Send your kids on Rocky Railway where we’ll find that Jesus’ power pull us through! Rocky Railway is the summer event that puts kids on track for trusting Jesus! At Rocky Railway, kids explore Jesus’ power and how we can trust Jesus to pull us through when life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. Our prayer is that everyone involved will discover why and how we can truly trust Jesus’ power to do big things in our lives. VBS is open to children age 4 (must be age 4 by August 31, 2020) to rising 5th graders. A $10 per child donation is requested. Register soon as space is limited. And this fun filled week isn’t only for the kids! We hope you’ll join us as a volunteer for 1 or more days during this exciting week. We can use your help in many different ways (Station Leaders, Group Leaders, Crew Leaders, Nursery Volunteers, Decorations and more!). It’s certain to be an amazing week as we share God’s love with 125 children in our community but we need your help to make it happen! Participant & Volunteer Registration is closed for this year.
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Youth Group Dinners
The Providence Youth Group meets most Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm and have dinner around 6:00 pm. They really appreciate the people who provide their dinner around which they fellowship. If you think you may want to help provide our youth with a Sunday evening dinner, all the information is provided if you click right here!