Church & Community Service Opportunities

Community Service: • Serve as coordinator for county Emergency Food and Shelter Program to distribute FEMA funds to local nonprofits • Volunteer on the Jackson fire department. • Come by and tackle a church “honey do” task. • Sign up to prepare coffee, serve refreshments, greet people at front door, or offer special music during worship. • Consider joining a church team. • Donate tents or sleeping bags and toiletries to day resource center for housing-insecure valley residents.

SIGN UP at CHURCH
  • HOSPITALITY: Prepare coffee & tea or serve refreshments and snacksafter church during social time following worship (sign up on board next to kitchen window)
  • GREETER: Welcome people at church’s front door on Sunday mornings (sign up on board next to kitchen window)
  • LITURGIST: Are you comfortable reading in public? Sign up with deacons to read scripture or lead ‘call to worship’ during the worship service!
  • SPECIAL MUSIC: Share your gifts – sing or play an instrument? Please consider sharing your gifts as ‘special music’ during upcoming worship services! See Sam Harding.
“HONEY DO LIST” at Church
  • Move UCC church banner from narthex (front entrance of church) to blue ‘prayer fence’ outside (bring zip ties to secure banner to fence)
  • Relocate banner brackets from upstairs hall to Parish Hall and hang fabric church banner in Parish Hall (banner already in desired place, held by tape … power tools will be needed for this exercise)
  • Hang large oil painting loaned by Linda Gray in upstairs hall above bench (supplies to hang heavy painting will be required)
  • Mount whiteboard on custodial closet (board is in closet)
  • Sweep and remove cobwebs, spiderwebs from the back entrance and outdoor stairwell
  • Remove two large televisions and video equipment from upstairs classroom and take them to transfer station (dump)
DONATIONS
of usable items below requested for church-coordinated day resource center/homeless initiative in North Conway:
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Backpacks
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toiletries (shampoo, bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, razor, feminine products)
COORDINATOR for
Carroll County EFSP (Emergency Food and Shelter Program)

Urgent need for one church-affiliated individual to COORDINATE (organize, lead and manage) this program. Annually, the federal government makes FEMA funds available for several nonprofts in the Mt Washington Valley and county, such as food pantries, through this fiscal distribution organization. The COORDINATOR is retiring! These funds are now available and must be distributed quite soon; the current coordinator is a church secretary who has been volunteering for several years and is now retiring; this volunteer commitment is time-sensitive. The role requires about 40 hours of time over the next few months, to help receive and submit the paperwork from agencies to the EFSP. Otherwise, the group meets a few times a year and doesn’t require much time. This role is ideal for a person interested in working with multiple nonprofits that support vulnerable homeless or housing-insecure populations. This volunteer should be organized, detail-oriented, comfortable with computers, electronic files, and cloud-based (web-based) software and applications. Orientation by the current coordinator is possible.Info about this agency. Contact Rev Gail or Emily Benson ASAP if interested!

JACKSON FIRE DEPT:  Volunteers Wanted

Join the Jackson Fire Department! No experience is necessary and we will teach you what you want to learn. Being a member of a modern fire department requires a variety of skills from a diverse cross section of the community.  We come from all walks of life, are all ages and abilities, with the common goal of helping protect and serve the town of Jackson.  Interested? Call 383-4090, e-mail jacksonfiredept@gmail.com,  stop by the fire house or contact any Jackson Firefighter for more information.

CHURCH TEAMS SEEKING ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS:
  • DEACONS (plan worship and support care of friends and members of church)
  • EDUCATION (2-3 people to teach one Sunday a month and/or help plan educational and faith formation programming for youth and adults)
  • BUILDING & GROUNDS (1-2 people to help orchestrate building projects)
  • DELEGATES to our denomination’s NH UCC conference (one meeting per year in October) and/or North Country Association (1-2 meetings per year)