SERVE AT FPCB

Our life in Christ awakens as we serve those around us. Serving is how we live out our faith: Know, Love, Serve.  There are so many ways for you to get plugged into serving at FPCB.  We hope you will join us!


children's ministry

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Children's Ministries
Train a child in the way he should go. When he is old, he will not turn away from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Is God nudging you to help bring children closer to His word? Our Children's Ministry team is looking for individuals passionate about sharing God's love for the world with our children. Whether you have an hour a week or an hour a month, there is a way to get involved! No need to be a Biblical scholar, you just need to bring your love of God, love of kids, and some enthusiasm! All curriculum planning and supplies will be provided. If you are an adult or a high school student that would love to serve Christ through connecting children to Him, please prayerfully consider the serve opportunities below. For more information, contact Denise Pierson-Balik or at 610-317-6162 ext. 253. All volunteers must be FPCB members or regular attendees for at least 6 months.

Acolyte Training
Kids in 3rd–8th grade are eligible to assist in the 10 a.m. Traditional worship service as Acolytes. Children will receive a short training before serving.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up. 

Greeters for the Children’s Center
Serve as an Usher at FPC Bethlehem’s newly-renovated Children’s Center during our weekend worship services. You will have the opportunity to greet families and assist parents, guardians and guests through our new Checkpoint Check-In System beginning November 7, 2015. Volunteer shifts are approximately one and a half hours once per month. No experience necessary. Training is provided, and all volunteers must complete the FPC Bethlehem Safe Church clearance process. To sign up for this usher team, CLICK HERE. For more information email Stacey Judge or Jeff Murphy.


HOSPITALITY

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Welcome Team
"We are Christ's ambassadors" (2 Corinthians 5:20). Do you love to greet people with a warm smile and welcome them into our church?  The Greeter team is seeking individuals with a warm heart to greet people throughout the FPCB campus before all services in the Kirk Center and the Sanctuary. Those church members who welcome the people God has brought to our church have the chance to positively influence these important visitors in those first crucial minutes.  You never have a second chance at a first impression—It is the greeters who often hold the key to whether guests return. Be an Ambassador For Christ. Help open doors and welcome people to FPCB!  

You will only be asked to serve once every few weeks for about 20 minutes each time or maybe you just want to be added to our substitute list. If you are interested please email Toni Fioretti.

Ushers for Traditional & Contemporary Services

Help create a welcoming experience for our members and guests by providing practical assistance, such as greet and assist the congregation in finding seats for the Traditional Service in the Sanctuary or for the Contemporary Services the Kirk Center, hand out bulletins, and collect the offering. Teams serve every few weeks and at special services. To join a Traditional Services team, Kathie Welker in the FPC Bethlehem office. To join a Contemporary Services team, email
Ray Schnurr in the Creative Arts Department.

Servers and Bakers Needed
The Hospitality Team needs servers and bakers to promote a warm and welcoming environment by serving food and beverages to our guests, members, and staff on Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall (from 9:15–10:00 a.m.) and the Rotunda (between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.).  

If you’re interested in being part of our generous team, please contact by email Sue BoehretNancy Disario to support the Sanctuary Hospitality Team OR please contact by email: Kim Ritter or Pastor Beth to support the Kirk Center Hospitality Team.

Communion Prep
Please join one of four communion prep and clean-up teams each. Each team is comprised of 7-9 people and assigned only three communion weekends per year. On the assigned communion weekend, a team member will be on either the Saturday or the Sunday team and will be responsible for filling the communion cups with juice, cutting the bread for communion, setting up the communion table in the Sanctuary, refilling the trays on the communion table between the Traditional services and cleaning-up the communion table in the Sanctuary after church is finished.  Best of all...you will make some new friends!  To join a communion prep team, please email John Edwards.

Special Events Ministry
Special Events Ministry is developing a cross-generational team of men and women who would be available to support the church community during "special events", e.g. celebration for Staff leaving, retiring or being welcomed, for volunteer celebrations, milestone anniversaries for staff, etc.

TIMES:   Most events will occur on a Saturday or Sunday
VIRTUES: Dependable; organized; flexible; enjoy people
VALUES: Consistent Servant Spirit; initiative commitment; integrity, and teamwork     
DUTIES: Work closely with the leader requesting the special event, and organize a team of volunteers and delegate their specific assignments such as: complete church calendar and room request/booking forms, order food, set up Fellowship Hall or Parlor as requested, staff the beverage and buffet tables, clean up area after event, wash table cloths and return to closet, intermingle with the community.

If you would like more information or join this group, email Betsy Laylon.  


ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

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FPCB Office Team
Do you like meeting new people?  We need a few friendly faces to join our outstanding team of office receptionists at FPCB.  This is a once a week commitment for 3 to 4 hours.  Computer skills are helpful, but not required.  Get to know the staff at FPCB while answering the phone and welcoming visitors to the church.   If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Jackie Etter.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Receptionist Substitutes
The FPCB office has an occasional need for a fill-in as a substitute receptionist with a time commitment for 3 to 4 hours. Computer skills are helpful, but not required. Get to know the staff at FPCB while answering the phone and welcoming visitors to the church. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Jackie Etter. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Ministry
Do you enjoy Talking on the Phone? Are you willing to place a few phone calls per month? The Contact Ministry has the perfect serve opportunity for you! Each month, the contact ministry calls FPCB members to check in and ensure that their spiritual needs are being met. You will meet a new friend and be a blessing to someone in need of a joyful phone call. If you are interested in serving in the contact ministry for one year, email Ted White.   


PRAYER

Prayer Ministry
Do you have a passion for prayer? Has God laid on your heart a desire to pray for others in their time of need?  If the answer is yes or if you would like learn more about this opportunity, then please consider joining the Prayer Ministry team. For more information on please contact our Prayer Deacon Shawn Marie Remely.