Are you interested in becoming more involved at Christ Church and in her ministries? See various opportunities and volunteer needs below. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of all the ways you can get involved at Christ Church.  Rather, it is a list of specific opportunities where more support is needed.

If you are interested in any of the other ministries at Christ Church not listed below, we invite you to look at the List of Ministries at Christ Church and contact the representative listed.

Please contact Darla Watt (office@christchurchexeter.org) to learn more about any of the opportunities listed below.

Buildings  & Grounds

Garden Team
The Garden Team needs your help to keep our grounds looking their best! There are many small areas around the buildings that need to be kept free of weeds and need occasional pruning, or perhaps you want to get creative with new plantings. Our goal is to have many volunteers, each committing to one area, setting their own schedule for their gardening. As we all know, many hands make for light work!

If you can offer some time and talent to this ministry, please contact Judy Wainwright (judyw134@comcast.net) or Judy Blaisdell at cbsblais@comcast.net.

Local & Global Service

Seeking ChIPS Coordinator for Christ Church
ChIPS (Children of Incarcerated Persons) Program has helped make Christmas for children of incarcerated persons every year.  Each year, churches around the diocese collect gifts and donations which are brought to Diocesan Convention in November.  The gifts are then transported to Blass Clubhouse at St. Paul’s School for sorting.  Would you like to be the ChIPS contact at Christ Church and help us coordinate our 2016 contribution to this program?  Responsibilities would include: acting as the Christ Church contact person for the Diocese, working with the Christ Church staff to spread the word about donation and volunteer opportunities in early fall through bulletins and weekly email, coordinating donations and drop off at Convention, and finally helping to spread the word about other volunteer opportunities (sorting, packing wrapping) with this program in mid-November.

Seacoast Family Promise
Seacoast Family Promise (SFP) unites congregations of various faiths to assist families experiencing homelessness due to a crisis. These families are no different from you or me; they just had one too many things go wrong. When they enter the SFP program they are given hope and encouragement. As our primary local outreach ministry, Christ Church supports Seacoast Family Promise mainly by acting as a host church. As a Seacoast Family Promise host church, we strive to create and provide a safe space – a place where those who are wearied by the changes and chances of this world may find food, shelter, safety, respite, warm beds and hearts, and most of all love. There are many ways you can contribute to a host week, such as acting as an Evening Host or making dinner for guests and hosts.  However, there are two roles we are always in need of filling:

  • Team Leaders: With the help of the coordinator, Team Leaders help to coordinate and recruit volunteers for a given evening during a host week. Team Leaders do not have to be present on their given evening.
  • Overnight Hosts: Volunteers spend the night with guests, arriving for duty by 8:00pm and leaving by 7:30am. Volunteers are responsible for locking and unlocking doors, and being a presence in case of an overnight emergency. Please note, Safe Church Training is required for this position.

Communications

Sermon Uploading Volunteer
We are seeking a volunteer who would be willing to upload the audio of each Sunday’s sermon to the Christ Church website.

Education Ministries

Sunday School Leaders & Safe Church Aides
We are always in need of volunteers for our Sunday School time.  Here are the various ways in which you could be involved:

  • Pre-K – 3rd Grade Helper: Leaders are asked to be present for the entire Sunday School hour to help facilitate prayers, storytelling, crafts & activities. Prior to each Sunday, the Sunday School coordinator will email out the lesson with any important details for the given lesson. All supplies for crafts and activities will be provided for you on Sunday morning. We ask that you review the week’s lesson and materials prior to Sunday in order to better help the children connect the week’s craft or activity with the given lesson. Please note, all volunteers who support the Sunday School Program must complete Safe Church Training.
  • 4th-6th Grade Leaders and Helpers: Leaders/helpers are asked to be present for the entire Sunday School hour to help facilitate prayers, storytelling, activity. The hour will include a review of the lesson and then an ongoing hands-on project that the children will work together to complete.   Please note, all volunteers who support the Sunday School Program must complete Safe Church Training.