Follow up to Budget Discussion on March 24

Thank you to all that attended the budget discussion forum this past Sunday. The turnout was great. Thank you to all that had questions and comments. All comments were noted and will be considered when moving forward.

The book that Dennis Duling mentioned is Christianity for the Rest of Us By Diana Butler Bass. He is encouraging the Search Committee to read this book. This could be a book for a Small Group discussion in the future.

The question was raised about ways to volunteer at our church. I am listing the groups that I know need volunteers at this moment. As more opportunities arise, I will make sure they are published.

Altar Guild -

One weekend per month to prepare communion and the church for Sunday services, Consider a one time commitment the Saturday before Easter to decorate the church with flowers.
Contact Debbie Anderson - DebbieA1033@hotmail.com

Church of Our Saviour Choir -

Weekly rehearsals. Choir sings most Sundays and some special events
Contact- Phil Smith - PhilipS@COSEpiscopal.org

Ushers -

One Sunday per month (depending on number of ushers) Greet members, hand our bulletins, assist newcomers as they enter the church.
Contact - Russ Case - rmc920@sbcglobal.net

Greeters -

One Sunday per month- welcome members new and old A coordinator is needed:
Contact Juli or Bob if you are interested - Info@COSEpiscopal.org

Sunday School Teachers -

We need substitute teachers and teachers to teach one Sunday per month.
Contact- Fr. Bob - BobH@COSEpiscopal.org

Laundry Love -

First Friday of the month in Eagle Rock. Greet clients, distribute quarters, put soap in machines etc.
Contact- Gabe VR - GabeVR@COSEpiscopal.org

Forums -

Do you have a Spiritual Practice you are dying to share with others? A book that has changed you? Consider leading a Sunday forum or leading a Small Group - One time commitment
Contact Kit Shenk - kithamptonshenk@gmail.com

Photo Directory -

Help get this long awaited publication printed and distributed
Contact Hannah Riley- HannahR@COSEpiscopal.org

SAGES -

Beginning the the Fall of 2019 a person or persons is needed to coordinated the SAGES luncheons and activities.
Contact Linda Goluskin - lindagoluskin@aol.com or Bev Harris - jerbevharris@gmail.com

Strategic Plan/Point Person -

A person is needed to head up the Initiative for involving members in Fellowship activities. Strategic Plan group meets monthly.
Contact- Paul Kilian - orangeugladpk@gmail.com

LEM (Lay Eucharistic Minister) -

Serve one Sunday per month as a reader, intercessor, chalice bearer. Training required.
Contact Gloria kilian - gkilian3@gmail.com

Lay Pastoral Visitor-

As needed, visit or take communion to sick or homebound parishioners
Contact - Bill Doulos - BillD@COSEpiscopal.org

Conversational English-

Help members of the Mandarin congregation learn English.
Contact - Fr. Thomas Ni - ThomasN@COSEpiscopal.org

VBS (Vacation Bible School) -

Last week of July: need teachers, snack preparers, craft preparers, recreation leaders, music leaders, and more!.
Contact - Juli Kennedy - julikennedy@mac.com

Youth Worship Band -

Play an instrument. The Youth (and young at heart) are interested in forming a band. Use your musical talent.
Contact - Gabe VR - GabeVR@COSEpiscopal.org

The above list includes volunteer opportunities that are on-going and the need is constant. There will be other opportunities for volunteering throughout the year. Many of these will be a one time commitment, such as the “Spring Cleaning” of the church. Please consider giving your time and talent to one or more of the groups listed.