SERVE

God gives us all abilities that we can use in making this world more like God intends

  • a place where everyone knows they are valued by God and others;
  • where everyone has what they need to thrive and enjoy healthy relationships.

We want to empower, bless, and deploy you to use your gifts to make a difference. Check out the opportunities listed below in our five categories.

How do I sign up?
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get in contact with the right person.

Engaging Worship

Chancel Choir

Contact: Cheryll Moll, cmoll@sumc.co

The Chancel Choir is an important part of traditional worship where we praise and honor God through music. Everyone is welcome to join us regardless of musical ability. We meet Wednesday nights, August-June, and available choir members sing at 8:20 or 11:00 worship service. 


senior saints

Contact: Cheryll Moll, cmoll@sumc.co

This choir enjoys fellowship as we prepare music for worship and to share in the community. Everyone is welcome. We meet Tuesday afternoons, August–May.


schweitzer bells

Contact: Kim Hammons, gintwkim@yahoo.com

Handbells and chimes bring beautiful music to traditional worship. You are invited to ring with us, no experience is necessary, but music reading ability is preferable. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights September - May.

Instrumentalists

Contact: Cheryll Moll, cmoll@sumc.co

Instrumental music adds to the beauty and excitement of our worship experience. We are looking for instrumentalists who can occasionally be a part of our music during traditional worship.


slides operator

Contact: Taylor Likes, tlikes@sumc.co

Assist the Creative Producer and Worship Leader in making sure all graphics and worship lyrics are displayed for the service. This position requires someone who is quick on his or her feet and not afraid of computers. We will offer training on the ProPresenter Software.

Communion Servers

Contact: Jennifer Muller, jmuller1234@gmail.com

Help serve communion once a month at one of the Sunday services.


Worship Team

Contact: KJ Roelke, kjroelke@sumc.co

If you have the talent, commitment, and heart to guide people in engaging with God through their voices and hearts, get in touch as soon as possible!


audio engineer

Contact: Vincent Nolden, w.m.nolden@gmail.com

An essential part of any worship service is how it sounds. If you’re interested in this position, you should be musically inclined, able to problem-solve under pressure, willing to learn new techniques, and work with a humble spirit. Training is available.

Deeper Discipleship

If you are interested in leading a group or class, please feel free to contact either Pastor Jake Hotchkiss or Jeff Fugitt.

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All Generations

KIDS

Kids’ Club*

Contact: Angela Smith, asmith@sumc.co

Build relationships with kids as you help facilitate Bible lessons and fun! Help is needed for ages Pre - K through 6th grade.


grow to know preschool*

Contact: Jane Roebke, jroebke@sumc.co

Interested persons would enjoy interacting with children ages 6 weeks - 5 years, helping teachers with classroom duties, welcoming parents and students, and serving as a helper in the way of Jesus. Completion of the volunteer packet including background screening and Safe Sanctuary Training is necessary.

Kids Connection Desk*

Contact: Miranda Taylor,
mtaylor@sumc.co

Greet parents and guests as they enter the Kids Area on Sunday mornings. Become a “tour guide” as needed and assist in handing out our parent information at the Kids Area doors. Some people will enter data onto the computer.


NURSERY*

Contact: Angela Smith, asmith@sumc.co

Cuddle, rock and show some love to the youngest Schweitzer members. Join infants - 2 yrs of age on Sunday mornings at 9:40, 11:00 or during the week for the MOPS group.


Sunday Morning Class Helper*

Contact: Angela Smith, asmith@sumc.co

Assist the Sunday morning class leader in the classroom for ages 2 - 6th grade either 9:40 or 11:00 am. Need to be a true servant for the Lord and have a loving, caring heart for kids.


YOUTH

SOUND BOARD OPERATOR*

Contact: Tim Smith, tsmith@sumc.co or KJ Roelke, kjroelke@sumc.co

Help run the sound board for Youth Worship on Wednesday nights—working with the youth band primarily.


youth Small Group Facilitator*

Contact: Tim Smith, tsmith@sumc.co

Help 7th-12th Grade students discuss spiritual topics on Wednesday nights as they break out from a large group message. Facilitators are responsible for walking students through faith topics relevant to their lives.

Youth Worship Team & Choir*

Contact: Tim Smith, tsmith@sumc.co or KJ Roelke, kjroelke@sumc.co

 Help with vocal and instrumental coaching as students learn to use their gifts in leading in worship.

Wednesday Night Dinners & Drinks

Contact: Tim Smith, tsmith@sumc.co

Provide dinner or fix smoothies and coffee for students attending Wednesday night Youth events. Dinners that will feed multiple students are best.


YOUNG ADULTS

 

Event Planning Team

Contact: Pastor Jake Hotchkiss,
jhotchkiss@sumc.co

Help the young adult community grow, stay connected, and have fun by being part of the event planning process. The event team meets monthly.

 

ADULTS

DATA TEAM

Contact: Erinn Johnson, ejohnson@sumc.co

Enter data from our Connection Cards after service on Sunday morning approximately one time per month on a rotating schedule. Understanding of spreadsheets is important.

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Contact: Mary Beth Owens, mbowens@sumc.co

The Office Assistant answers phone and performs administrative tasks. Morning and afternoon shifts, Monday through Friday, are available. Schedule is flexible.

Caring Hearts

parish visitor

Contact: Glenna Meyers, budandglenna@gmail.com

A parish visitor makes a friendly visit to one or two homebound or limited attendance members once a month. You will be assigned the same person with the purpose of helping that person stay connected to Jesus and Schweitzer.


snail mail ministry

Contact: Carma Messerli, snailmailministry1@gmail.com

Either make or send encouraging cards to folks who are homebound, ill, or otherwise experiencing tough times.


sanctuary set-up team

Contact: Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co

Help keep our sanctuary ready for service by stocking ink pens and offering envelopes (rotating schedule).


SMART ministry

Contact: Dave Williams, dnw59@me.com

Do you have a servant’s heart to protect and help maintain a safe environment? We are looking for people to serve during Sunday mornings on our new SMART Ministry Team (Safely Monitoring, Aware and Response Team).

photo ministry team

Contact: Erinn Johnson, ejohnson@sumc.co or Mary Beth Owens at mbowens@sumc.co.

Help Schweitzer take photos when people are baptized, confirmed or become new members at one of our 5 services. NO experience is necessary. Use your smart phone and have fun meeting people!


greeter

Contact: Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co

Create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for those coming to worship as you greet at one of our three entrances.


usher

Contact: Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co

Create a warm, welcoming environment for those coming to Schweitzer and entering worship. Distribute bulletins and collect offerings.


P.A.T.C.H. Ministry (Parents and Their Children)

Contact: Jim Peterson, jimorsue1@yahoo.com

Once a month, different drivers use the church van to pick up children in the area to visit their moms in prison in Chillicothe, Missouri. A Background Check and Safe Sanctuary Training is required.


golf cart ministry

Contact: Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co

Greet all who attend our services on Sunday morning in the parking lot, offering rides to our various entrances, and helping to keep our parking lot safe. 3 shifts to choose from on a Sunday morning, rotating one time per month.


connection center team

Contact: Erinn Johnson, ejohnson@sumc.co

Welcome people as they arrive, visit with new guests, answer questions, and help create a welcoming environment on Sunday mornings.


hospitality team

Contact: Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co

 Serve refreshments on Sunday mornings and occasionally at special events. Times available for all services.

Community Impact

church @ the center

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum, krosenbaum@sumc.co

Be part of the Sunday night worshiping community here on campus. Each week a meal and transportation are provided for men and women from group homes and shelters across Springfield. You are invited to come serve and be a part of this growing


alpha table leader

Contact: David Freeman, dfreeman@sumc.co

Alpha is a 12-week course designed to help others freely explore the basics of the Christian faith without the pressure of having to know anything. It involves food, video, and great conversation. Help others on their faith journey by helping to facilitate table discussion that is open and comfortable.


life change plan

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum krosenbaum@sumc.co

This is a 1-year structured discipleship program primarily for those re-entering from incarceration, in long-term recovery, and/or generational poverty. Become a mentor for one of these men and women and watch God not only change their life, but also yours through your commitment of time and prayer and love in this new Christ-centered relationship.


faith & finances

Contact: David Freeman, dfreeman@sumc.co

This 12-week class on Wednesday nights is designed to help low and fixed income people move out of financial poverty. If you have gifting and/or passion in this area, you can be a part of that.

good news club

Contact: Gail Randolph, kjdrand@aol.com

Volunteers are needed every Tuesday afternoon during the school year. Opportunities include everything from snack coordination to teaching the Bible Story. This team receives training and requires a background check.


East stanford neighborhood garden

Contact: Ken Bass, ken.bass51@att.net

Create community and produce food in the East Stanford Neighborhood Garden. We need people to mow and/or weed eat, along with an easy-to-use mower. Other ways to participate include turning compost, weeding, taking the trash and rocks to the dumpster. An immediate need is to put together and paint items for the children’s garden.


jobs for life

Contact: Scott Warren, swarren@sumc.co or 417-766-8812

An 8-week program that helps people get a job, along with preparing them to be solid, long term employees. We work to break the job-to-job cycle in people’s lives, by restoring value, self-worth and dignity. We are looking for champion/mentors, meal providers for one or more classes, transport van drivers, and prayer partners.


cents of pride

Contact: Laura Brandt, lauraleighbrandt@att.net

Help collect items or assist in the “store” in this Pittman school program to reinforce positive choices. Kids earn points to spend.

coach house

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum at krosenbaum@sumc.co

Mentoring and empowering women transitioning out of homelessness to stability. Women will live in the house as they work through the program to greater independence.


tutoring

Contact: Molly Edwards, mollyanddennis@gmail.com

Make a difference in a child’s life through tutoring at Pittman. Tutors work with a selected student on Thursdays 3:00-3:45, September - April. No experience is necessary, training will be provided. Background check is required.


crisis food pantry

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum, krosenbaum@sumc.co

“Sharing the love of Christ as we provide emergency food assistance and spiritual support.” If you love people, then we want you! Assist with greeting, registration, and pulling groceries. Morning and afternoon shifts are available, Monday–Wednesday.


food pantry re-stocking team

Contact: Krista Rosenbaum, krosenbaum@sumc.co

This team re-stocks the shelves of the Food Pantry.


pantry prayer ministry

Contact: Patty Hunt, ballen9876@aol.com

A wonderful opportunity to use your gift of prayer! Provide a moment of spiritual comfort to persons who receive physical support from the Schweitzer Food Pantry. Serve 2 1/2 hours weekly.

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