God has blessed each one of us with different gifts and abilities. In 1 Peter 4:10 we are instructed to "...serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." The daily functions of a church require both senior leadership, and lay leaders who minister both without and outside church walls. Your involvement matters because your service does make a difference. The links below describe many of the service opportunities where we need your help - please look around and connect with Pastor Dianne Hutchinson regarding the area in which you'd like to volunteer.
Breakout is one very important hour each Wednesday teaching local school children about Christ. Volunteers are needed from 1:30 - 3:00 pm each Wednesday throughout the school year (minus a few based on school schedules). Volunteers lead songs, prepare snacks, run sound equipment, and lead short prayer and teaching sessions with small groups of students.
The Breakout ministry has grown more than 100% in the last year! We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to share Christ with kids who may otherwise never see the inside of a church. Volunteers are essential to make this hour fun and functional. If you would like to be a part of the volunteer team for this vital ministry, please see Pastor Dianne Hutchinson.
Norfolk Wesleyan's Nursery volunteers provide a caring environment where children can experience God's love. Volunteers provide a safe and nurturing place in which biblical teaching, Christian compassion, and servanthood are demonstrated and practiced so that a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ can begin. We provide parents the opportunity to worship, confident that their young children are in a safe and loving place. Nursery ministry volunteers serve in the nursery on Sunday mornings, from 10:00am through the morning worship service. If you would like to be added to the rotating nursery worker schedule, please see Pastor Dianne Hutchinson.
Norfolk Wesleyan volunteers work at the Norfolk/Raymondville food pantry the third Saturday of each month. The food pantry at the United Methodist Church in Raymondville is part of the Food Bank of Central New York system. They Raymondville pantry serves low-income families in our local community through corporate and private donations. The food pantry is always in need of volunteers and donations on non-perishables. There is a collection box located in the church fellowship hall. See the event calendar or your weekly bulletin for details as food bank dates arrive each month.
Norfolk Wesleyan cleans more than two miles of County Road 38 twice each year. The very practical love of Christ shows itself in many ways. For that reason, Norfolk Wesleyan is part of the 2,400+ New York organizations helping to keep more than 5000 miles of roadway safe and clean. Roadside cleanup takes approximately 2-3 hours and is scheduled in the Spring and Fall. Watch the website or weekly bulletin for details.
Welcome! One simple word that says so much! The position of church greeter is one of the simplest yet most important positions in the church. First impression is everything. Our goal is to share a kind word, open a door, offer a handshake or just lend a helping hand to people as they enter the church. These simple acts of kindness say a lot about our church and the people inside. The ministry of ushering & greeting is to greet people with a smile, assist them in finding a seat, and answer any questions they might have. Greeting, seating, taking the offering, and distributing information are some of the tasks that are involved. Greeters typically arrive 15 or more minutes before service begins. If you are interested in being added to the rotating greeter or usher schedule, please see Pastor Dianne Hutchinson.