Administration And Facilities Ministry
Flower Guild Volunteers -assist with the Sanctuary flowers for Sunday worship and other occasions. Volunteers are needed to coordinate flower dedications and arrange flowers.
Landscape Committee - members help keep an eye on the beauty of our outdoor spaces.
Mailing Helpers - are needed periodically to help with bulk mailings on weekdays.
Weekday Receptionists - provide a welcoming presence at the church by greeting people in our lobby and answering the phone on weekdays.
Care/Visitation -are needed to visit persons who are homebound or hospitalized. Visits may be done individually or with a pastor.
Disabled Assistance Volunteers - assist disabled persons at church or with transportation.
Flowers for the Homebound - are delivered by volunteers after worship services.
Meals on Wheels Drivers/Packers - load meals in carriers for drivers to deliver to elderly homebound seniors in delivery routes along Peachtree Road corridor. Delivery routes are to elderly high rise facilities and require only one stop. You may choose how often you wish to pack or deliver meals.
Older Adults Ministry - occasionally needs volunteers to plan or escort seniors on periodic outings, or host events at the church.
Prayer Shawl Ministry - participants gather monthly to knit/crochet together, to deliver prayer shawls, and to pray for one another.
Rainbows Facilitators - conduct and facilitate children’s grief seminars. Training is provided.
Stephen Ministry - participants are lay persons who are trained by FPC to provide one-to-one Christian care. After 50 hours of training, a Stephen Minister walks with a care receiver in one’s time of need.
Support Group Ministries - include divorce support groups, cancer support groups, bereavement, etc.
Audio Technicians operate the audio board during the 9:00 and 11:00 worship services. Experienced audio technicians are welcome; however, no experience is required. Extensive training is needed.
Broadcast Committee volunteers help provide insight and vision to the broadcast ministry and all audio and visual needs of the church.
Camera Operators - operate the TV cameras during the 9:00 and 11:00 worship services. Although no experience is required, some training is needed. (Ages 13 and up, please). Experienced camera operators have the opportunity to do freelance camera work.
Photographers - (amateur and professional) are needed to document events for publications and the Web site.
Community Hospitality Ministry - needs volunteers in the afternoons to meet and greet clients coming to the Community Ministries offices for services.
Edna Raine Wardlaw Coker Transformation Center - needs volunteers each night to either provide the evening meal or stay the night. Volunteers are also needed to serve as scheduling coordinators for the volunteers' schedules.
Habitat for Humanity - provides housing for low-income families. Volunteer tasks include recruiting and organizing volunteers, soliciting funds or materials, supplying refreshments for workers, or carpentry, painting and plumbing.
Homeless Mentoring Ministry - works with disabled, homeless individuals to determine what services they need and to link them with these services. Volunteers are needed to greet, counsel, be a friend to and pray with these individuals.
Judith I. Richardson Memorial Foot Care Ministry - provides foot care to homeless individuals every Wednesday afternoon. Volunteers are needed to provide foot care and to shop for supplies.
Men's Clothing Closet - provides homeless men with a fresh set of clothing and gives them the opportunity to shower. Volunteers are needed to help sort and dispense the clothing.
Office Assistants volunteers needed to sort mail, answer telephone calls, enter data, file and other office duties.
Partnership Ministries - is a unique covenant between FPC and Hillside Presbyterian Church designed to break social barriers and promote building bridges in the larger community. Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas through the Partnership, including:
Georgia Justice Project - uses volunteers who serve once a month as a driver or chaperone, transporting families to visit loved ones in prison. These visits take place on the second Saturday of the month. Volunteers are rotated on an as-needed basis.
Redemption After Prison, Inc. (RAP) - provides a monthly support group and regular public service opportunities. RAP assists with job placement in the construction industry, hospitality services and other employment, and offers home ownership opportunities for ex-offenders. Volunteers are needed to mentor members in their search for employment and provide meals for monthly meetings.
Sunday Morning Prayer Breakfast serves 200 - 250 homeless men each Sunday morning in Fifield Hall. Volunteers are needed for Saturday set up, Sunday morning cook, serve or clean up teams.
Venable Food Pantry - provides food to persons who need emergency assistance. Volunteers may stock the shelves or pack bags of groceries at any time during the week or weekends, or they may shop for food. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, volunteers interview clients and dispense food.
Caring Parish Coordinators are needed to foster connectedness and a sense of belonging among members of our church family by linking individuals and families geographically into diverse parish groups.
Greeters are part of our Hospitality Ministry to welcome visitors and direct them to classes and Sunday worship services.
“Understanding” Courses: These six-week courses provide accessible introductions to the Bible, theology, and the church. Courses are offered on a rotating basis.
Interfaith Initiatives: help identify and develop opportunities for interfaith engagement in the city of Atlanta.
Men’s Ministries: participate in various men’s weekly small groups and the quarterly men’s Friday morning breakfast with a keynote speaker.
Women’s Ministries: become a member of one of FPC’s Presbyterian Women (PW) Circles that meets once a month. Meeting times vary from morning to evening on different nights of the month.
Sunday School Classes: join one of our 11 adult Sunday School classes that meet throughout the church year (Labor Day until Memorial Day) or attend a church-wide combined Sunday School class offered during the summer.
Teaching and Leadership Opportunities: Are you interested in volunteering as a teacher for a Sunday School class or Bible Study? Do you want to give leadership to a new small group or men’s or women’s ministry opportunity? Let us know and we’ll help you find the right place to share your gifts and passions.
Theology Matters: Theology Matters is a program designed to offer seminary-level education in a format that is accessible and engaging for a lay audience. It consists of short, 4-week courses on Thursday evenings that address topics related to the Bible, theology, and the intersection of faith and culture. Join us for a course or listen to our free podcast by visiting our website or searching for Theology Matters in your iTunes store.
Weekday Bible Studies: participate in a weekday or weeknight Bible study that meets at the church or in a neighborhood around Atlanta.
Acolytes & Lay Readers are 4th and 5th grade worship leaders who bring the “Light of Christ” into the Sanctuary during the worship services or serve as scripture readers from the pulpit.
Children’s Ministry Hall Volunteers help on the Nursery/Preschool and Elementary hallways on Sunday mornings during worship and Sunday school.
Children’s Ministry Mission Volunteers help to plan and implement new and existing mission and service efforts for our children, including FPC Service Day.
Children and Youth Ministry “Buddies” commit to a child or youth with exceptional needs—whether they be physical, emotional or language related—for the school year and volunteer twice a month to attend Sunday school with that individual.
Children’s Ministry Special Event Volunteers plan and lead any of our special events throughout the year, including Hanging of the Greens, Christmas Pageant, Easter Egg Hunt, and more!
Children’s Ministry Sunday School Team Teachers work as a team to lead an age-level class in provided Bible lesson, craft, and activities.
Vacation Bible School Volunteers fill a variety of needs for our one week VBS in the summer. Volunteers can teach, shepherd, help with craft projects, music and snack preparations.
Middle School Volunteer attends monthly middle school youth group (2nd Sunday of the month). This person is part of a team that helps execute youth group (games, discussion groups, and other related tasks) as well as builds relationships with the 6th-8th graders at FPC.
High School Volunteer attends monthly high school youth group (1st Sunday of the month). This person is part of a team that helps execute youth group (games, discussion groups, and other related tasks) as well as builds relationships with the 9th-12th graders at FPC.
Youth Sunday School Volunteer attends Sunday school at least once per month. This person will help set up donuts, facilitate discussion, and be in relationship with students in 6th-12th grade.
Youth Ministry Retreat Team helps to provide and recruit retreat and trip leadership for retreats, lock-ins, mission trips, youth conferences, and more.
Youth Ministry Small Group Leaders work as a team to lead Sunday morning grade-level classes in provided Bible lessons, faith based discussions, and activities.
5.6 Transition Team helps to plan, organize, and implement events and programs designed to help transition 5th graders and their families from the elementary years and assimilate them into the youth program.
20s/30s Leadership Team casts vision for our 20s/30s ministry and creates opportunities for our 20s/30s to connect with each other, learn about God, and serve the communities around us.
20s/30s Retreat Planning Team plans two restorative retreats per year, with one in the fall and another in the spring.
Global Mission Partnerships: Our global mission activities center around the work of the following country committees. The committees develop ministries that enhance and extend the capabilities of our local partners culminating in periodic in-country visits.
Brazil: Since 1997, FPC has partnered with the Independent Presbyterian Church of Fortaleza, Brazil, working on education with technology and planning new programs for cooperative learning. Our relationship with the Messejana Church includes micro finance projects, a soup kitchen, facilitating Bible studies, and outreach in other communities, such as Pacajus. We also work at Pirambu, providing Vacation Bible School to over 100 children.
Cuba: Our partnership in Cuba with the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in the small town of Perico is an exciting venture as the relationship between the United States and Cuba opens up. Mission teams from FPC have worked with our friends in Perico to install a water purification system that serves the town, and to do eye testing and eyeglass distribution. We are currently helping the church woman’s association form a cooperative that makes and retails jewelry.
Haiti: FPC has partnered with the Episcopal Church of Haiti for over 20 years, working together in health, education and economic development at Holy Cross Church and School in Nouvelle Cite. Our joint efforts include a lunch program that feeds over 200 children who attend Holy Cross every day and a micro finance program that is making a difference in the lives of many families and teachers at Holy Cross.
Honduras: Since 1993, FPC youth and families have traveled to Honduras, working primarily in partnership with the Calvary Chapel to build homes in Colonia for families in need.
Jamaica: Along with Hillside Presbyterian Church, FPC has partnered with the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands since 2003. Together, the three churches work on projects at the Mt. Olivet Boys’ Home in Mandeville, Vacation Bible School in Negril, micro finance projects, and developing a relationship between Knox College and Mt. Olivet Boys’ Home.
Kenya: Our partnership in Kenya began in 1995 with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA). Today we work with the Presbyterian Women’s Guild of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (our sister Church). We support Tumaini Children’s Center, a home for children suffering from HIV. We also partner with Mt. Kenya Academy, an independent Christian co-educational school in Nyeri. Together we work with the community at Chaka on micro finance programs.
Local Ministry Partners
AMIS stands for Atlanta Ministry with International Students. This ecumenical program is a ministry of friendship and hospitality to over 5,000 international students and scholars from 130 countries studying in the 10 Metro Atlanta colleges and universities and working in the following programs: Amigo Friendship (providing friends to international students through the school year), Christmas International House (providing hosts for international students during the Christmas holidays), International Students Welcome Reception (annual event in honor of the students), and Thanksgiving Hosts (inviting international students to a meal on Thanksgiving Day).
Childspring International shows the wonder of medicine and the spirit of love. Childspring offers medical care and healthier living conditions to impoverished children. Childspring’s main purpose is to heal children physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally, by providing medical care, unconditional love, and scholarships when they return to their home countries.
God's Gift Shop is an alternative gift market that offers opportunities to provide support for FPC mission partners in addition to the church’s benevolences. God’s Gift Shop provides tangible ways to share God’s love with a hurting world by giving meaningful gifts to family, friends and colleagues.
New American Pathways sponsors refugee families and assists with getting families settled in the Atlanta area. With Hillside Presbyterian, FPC supports a refugee family every year, relying on donations of furniture, appliances, linens, food, etc., from the FPC community.
Villa International houses doctors and health professionals from around the world while they attend short programs at Emory and other institutions in the Atlanta area. Volunteers spend one evening a month visiting with and providing transportation to the grocery store for Villa guests.
Chancel Choir members are needed for the 11am worship service throughout the year, as well as special services and concerts. Repertoire ranges from early music to Gospels and Spirituals. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings (September through May).
Children's Choirs are open to children from 4 years old (Butterflies) through 5th grade. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings.
Children's Choirs Volunteers are needed to assist the director with classroom management during rehearsals.
Handbell Choir ringers as well as substitutes are needed to play occasionally during Sunday worship, special services and concerts. Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings.
School of Fine Arts provides private lessons for all ages for a large variety of instruments and group classes for all ages in various areas of the arts.
Orchestra plays about five times a year during Sunday worship, as well as for Christmas and Easter and concerts. String, woodwind and brass players with experience in playing in ensembles are invited to join us. Repertoire includes works for orchestra solo, orchestra and choir, and solo concertos. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings.
Ushers are needed for our Concerts @ First series (between 8 to 10 concerts per year).
Ushers are organized into 8 teams consisting of 12-14 members each. Their primary responsibilities are to welcome visitors and members into the church for worship, to escort them to their seats and to collect the offering. Ushers will typically serve at one service each month.
Weekday Ushers are needed for special noon services during Holy Week and the Christmas season and occasionally for memorials or funerals.
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