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Volunteer & Service Opportunities

We have many opportunities to volunteer and serve at our church. On this page you will find those options available to you. There truly is a place for everyone, every talent, every skill, and every gift here at Kennewick First.

See descriptions of many (not all) areas of potential ministry here at Kennewick First. Please read through these and determine if any of these areas appeal to you. If there is an interest (a calling) in an area, please contact Pastor Jerry or a member of the Committee on Nominations Jill Berg, Tim Anderson or Dorothy Block for more information.

  • Worship Service Ministry
  • Community Service Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Finance & Stewardship Ministry
  • Staffing/Personnel Ministry
  • Facilities Ministry
  • Safety & Security Ministry
  • Leadership & Development Ministry
  • Admin Ministry
  • Adult Ministry
  • Children’s Education Ministry
  • Membership & Faith Connections Ministry
  • Music Ministry
  • Communications Ministry

How is God calling you to ministry?

What are your spiritual gifts? How do you know?

God calls all of us to ministry and He has provided you with a unique set of gifts to be used. You may have a pretty good idea of what your gifts are: perhaps you have the ability to plan and work with people – to delegate responsibilities, track progress, evaluate effectiveness of procedures, attend to details. If so, you might have the gift of administration. You might be a teacher or a leader or have exceptional empathy. Not sure? Try our on-line spiritual gifts survey. It will help. But, you also need to attend to this in prayer. Ask God to help you come to know your gifts and to give you the courage to apply them. It is totally private – only you will know the outcomes!

Take the spiritual gifts survey today!

Spiritual Gift Test

Worship Volunteers

Greeters

Welcome people as they enter our doors! A friendly smile and a handshake is the only requirement. Contact Cheryl in the church office to sign up.

Liturgists

Read the scripture and assist in worship during both the 9:00 Alternative Service or the 10:30 Traditional Service each Sunday morning. Contact Cheryl  in the church office at 582-2163 to help or email her at office@kennewickfirst.com.

Ushers

Assist people entering the church to worship, care for special needs, take attendance, pass the offering plates, oversee the welfare of the congregation during the services. Contact Jane Hunt at 627-6183 or email her janehunt@frontier.com to assist.

Communion Assistants

Help serve the communion elements on the first Sunday of each month. The bread and juice are prepared by our Communion Coordinator, Koren Burling. Call Koren at 585-9168 or email korenburling@me.com to help serve.

Altar Decor

Decorate the altar periodically throughout the year and utilize your creative talents. Call Phyllis Merrill at 586-3784 to sign up.

Coffee Hour

Get the brew a ‘brewin’ for one of the two coffee hours we have after worship. Call the office at 582-2163 or email Peggy at peggy@kennewickfirst.com  to help.

Bus Drivers

Kennewick First has a Bus Ministry!

We have two 15-passenger buses; one is especially equipped with a wheelchair lift. These buses offer a way to our 9:00 am Contemporary worship and Sunday School, as well as the 10:30 Traditional service. We are looking for drivers for them (a current driver’s liscense is required) and also drivers with a CDL to drive the Big Bus, a 45 passenger that takes groups to special events and on missions or camp trips. Call Randy Bement at 783-3275 or Jerry Wilhelm at 308-2557 if you are interested!

Special Events Volunteers

Youth Auction

This annual spring fund-raiser gives you an opportunity to bid on great items donated by volunteers and local businesses.  This year The Auction will be on April 28, 2019. All proceeds go to our UMY Mission and Ministry, allowing them to help others through Mission Trips and one another through Education Programming.

Rummage Sale

Donate items or work a shift at the annual two day event the first weekend in May! Contact the office at 582-2163 for more information.

Vacation Bible School

Help with the children during VBS one week every July. VBS is open to all children ages 3 (must be potty trained) to fifth grade. Older youth may assist in the program alongside an adult servant. A new theme every year provides excitement and opportunities for spiritual growth through song and word! Call 582-2163 for details.

Holly Daze

The United Methodist Women put on this great two day event in mid-October that offers a Craft Bazaar, Bake Sale, Luncheon and Silent Auction. Come and enjoy all the treats! Call Darryl Vaughn at 460-9339 or email her at davaughn55@gmail.com to volunteer!

The Christmas Pageant

This marvelous production of the Christmas Story is different every time! We have the pageant on ‘even’ years, so the next play will be in December 2020. There is always opportunities to volunteer in a multitude of ways including costuming, sets, sound, direction, rehearsal, refreshments, and more!