Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

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Manchester UMC’s Children & Family Ministries is looking for those interested in serving with our friends 2 years old – 5th grade. Our children are the future of the church, so let’s join together and help them have fun diving deeper as they learn about God and God’s unconditional love for all.

Please prayerfully consider serving in one or more of these Children and Family Ministry opportunities at Manchester UMC:

Good Shepherd Storytellers

Good Shepherd is a very special wondering-based curriculum written by Rev. Brenda Stobbe. Our friends ages 2 – 5th grade (except Kindergarten) are using this curriculum to learn more about the stories of the Bible. As a storyteller, your job would be to travel between 2 classrooms on a Sunday morning and share the message with our students. This includes not only telling the story, but wondering right alongside of our young friends. We ask that Good Shepherd Storytellers serve at least 1x per month.

Lead Sunday School Teachers

Our lead Sunday school teachers are in charge of the lesson for the day. They will help with opening activities, guiding friends through the Good Shepherd story and 1-2 follow-up activities, as well as closing our session out for that particular Sunday. Our leadership team works very closely with lead Sunday school teachers and provides activity options for leads to choose. We ask that lead teachers volunteer at least 2x per month in order to keep consistency and help build relationships with our Sunday school children.

Please note that Sunday school will be available at the 9 am worship service starting on Sunday, September 19.

Assistant Sunday School Teachers

Just as the name says, you will be assisting our lead teachers and Good Shepherd Storytellers on Sunday mornings. This includes helping our students with listening, learning, and adventuring into the Bible story each week. We ask that assistant Sunday school teachers work 1-2x per month.

Please note that Sunday school will be available at the 9 am worship service starting on Sunday, September 19.

PRAYground Volunteers

We are looking for those interested in volunteering with PRAYground at both the 9:00 and 11:00 worship services. PRAYground is a quite space for friends 3 years old – 5th grade to play during the sermon. Serving in PRAYground includes helping our young friends find quiet activities, playing together, and making sure everyone respects the worship space. We ask that PRAYground volunteers serve 1-2x per month.

These young friends are amazing. Volunteers have expressed that their faith was fueled right along with these children as they learned more about these very special Bible stories.

All volunteers are required to complete the Safe Gatherings training and be certified.

If you would like to serve in Children and Family Ministries, please fill out the volunteer form below. A member of our team will be in touch with you soon!

Please complete one form per person:

If questions, please email the Administrative Assistant for Children’s and Family Ministries, Linda Simino.


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