Everyone who attends the Church at Clarendon is encouraged to serve. There are a number of ministry teams and leadership opportunities that allow you to work with other members of the church to serve both members in the church and outside. Every person has a gift and calling and each individual is an important member of the body.
Below, please find a list of current teams and opportunities to get involved. If any strike your fancy, or you just want more info, email the contacts listed, or talk to Stephen Taylor, Director of Community Life ([email protected]).
The Mission Team is open to church members/attendees passionate about serving. The Mission Team serves The Church at Clarendon by connecting with identified mission partners and overseeing the allocation of the church’s mission budget line items. The team meets regularly to discuss ways to promote mission education within the congregation. The leaders or this team are co-chairs Julie Justus ([email protected]) and Rachel Sparico ([email protected]).
The Cardwriters Team
The Cardwriters Team, currently headed by Joan Packer, formed in the late 1990’s and has continued year-round since then to send church-provided notes to people for birthdays, anniversaries, and sometimes other special occasions. Cardwriting volunteers typically each taking one month of the year. Joan’s email is [email protected] if you are interested in joining the team.
This team includes volunteers who bring food, those who prepare and stage the breakfast served each Sunday morning, and those involved in checking in on and procuring supplies needed for hospitality. The team manages the kitchen next to Welcome Hall and helps coordinate support for special events as requested. The leaders of this team are Lisa Carr and Rob Ryland. If you’re interested in joining, contact Lisa Carr ([email protected]).
This team arranges for volunteers in the nursery every Sunday and works hard to ensure a healthy environment for our youngest children. Michelle Longo heads this team, and paid nursery staff include Vivian Chavez, Kalyn Tuttle, and Cari Jankowski. Volunteers rotate through the nursery in teams of two according to a rotating schedule. To volunteer in nursery, email Michele at [email protected].
When a church member has a baby, is sick or caring for someone who is, has recently experienced a loss, or just needs some extra help, Taylor Jones sets up a Meal Train for people to sign up and bring food to that person’s home or arrange a delivery. To receive an email directly when a Meal Train is needed, please contact Taylor at [email protected].
The Pump Up Team meets during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour to study the word of God, connect with each other, and get “pumped up” to serve God through greeting, ushering, hospitality, children’s ministry, and special events. To join or get involved, contact Stephen Taylor ([email protected]).
Anytime there is a special event with cooking at church required, this is the team to make it happen! Trained in using the kitchen equipment — and amazing cooks, too! Contact Tanya (Sunshyne) Gantt for more information ([email protected]).
If you have a team that is making things happen and aren’t on this list, please let Church Moderator Michele Longo know at [email protected] and she’ll make sure to get you listed.