There are also lots of great ways to get connected by volunteering within our Spirit of Peace UCC community!

 

Help with the Worship & Music Ministry: We make Sunday mornings happen!  

You could:

  • Prepare treats/coffee for after worship
  • Serve as liturgist or “Bring in the Light”
  • Greet people as they arrive
  • Decorate the altar
  • Copy the bulletin/maintain attendance sheets
  • Help with set-up and clean-up (including chairs, hymnals, etc.)
  • Help coordinate special services (Easter, Christmas, etc.)
  • Help coordinate special celebrations (birthdays, graduations)
  • Serve as a guest preacher if Dave is away
  • Share your musical talents – sing with the choir, play an instrument, perform a solo.

Help with the Missions Ministry:  We  plan, prioritize and coordinate our mission activities both locally and globally.  There are opportunities for all ages to serve.

Some of our current projects include:  

  • Feeding the Homeless/Issaquah Community Suppers
  • Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
  • “Spirit of Peas” Pea Patch
  • Heroes for the Homeless
  • Backpacks for Children
  • Camp Unity
  • Ethiopia Reads
  • Half the Sky Foundation
  • Issaquah Community Services
  • One Great Hour of Sharing

Help with the Children and Youth Ministry:  We offer a progressive and dynamic ministry for kids of all ages!

You could:

  • Assist with teaching Sunday School
  • Volunteer to help with youth group activities
  • Chaperone special youth group events
  • Share your gifts/talents/expertise with our youth!
  • Hold, rock, and play with babies and toddlers

Help with the Community Care Ministry: We care for and support those in our community who are in need of prayer, special assistance, or a helping hand -- both in times of struggle and celebration.

You could support others in our community through:

  • Prayer
  • Providing meals, transportation, grocery shopping, cleaning, etc. for those in need.
  • Visiting those who are sick, recovering from illness, or unable to leave their homes
  • Sending cards that celebrate birthdays/graduations, etc.
  • Newcomer’s Ministry – Welcoming and following up with visitors

Help with the Community Life Ministry: We plan and coordinate opportunities to come together in fellowship and fun!

You could:

  • Help with the Annual All-Church Retreat
  • Help coordinate special events like movie nights, potlucks, small dinner groups, social activities and sports teams.

Help with the Communication and Marketing Ministry: We ensure that those within our faith community and those who might be interested in joining our community have a clear understanding of who we are and what we do.

You could help:

  • Maintain and update the Spirit of Peace website
  • Maintain and update our Facebook Page
  • Photograph special events and activities
  • Help produce our weekly newsletter
  • Help create our monthly calendar of events
  • Keep the congregation informed about ministry opportunities, church business, organizational  structure and activities of the church leadership.
  • Maintain and update our church directory
  • Help with internal and external publicity

Help with the Financial Stewardship Ministry: We manage and oversee all of the financial, investment or property-related interests of the church.

You could help with our:

  • Stewardship campaign
  • Budget and sustainability
  • Investment strategy/asset management of endowments/special funds
  • Site/Building issues (coordination with Pine Lake Community Center)
  • Grant acquisition