Ways to Serve
Zion Lutheran Church has many ministry opportunities that you can be part of. Do you sing or play an instrument? Love helping others? Like things more "behind the scene" opportunities? Are you a "go getter?" What ever your personallity may be, we have the ministry that is right for you!
Here are a few things we currently need volunteers for
Wanted: Praise Team Voices
Who: You who have been watching the fun and thought, “Why did I never try that?” You who have a voice to share or talented with a musical instrument come and be a part of the team!.
What: Enjoy fellowship and practice on the weekend music. Test your voice in private with the team. No expectation to sing in the following service. Just enjoy the practice and relax in a new experience.
When: Wednesday Night Practices at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday's at 9:45 am service
How: If you like to play an instrument or sing just come and practice with us, even if you can not play on Sundays at the 9:45 a.m. service.
Music: Weekly music selections are sent via email. Songs can normally be found on internet/iTunes/music sites to pre-learn unfamiliar selections from the emailed lists.
Why: The Holy Spirit calls us to use our given abilities in service to God.
Wanted: Helpers with the worship service at the Pioneers Home, on Monday evenings, at 6:30 p.m. or Denali Center on Friday mornings at 11:00 am.
Who: You: who have been looking for a way to get involved and share your Christian love with others.
What: Enjoy fellowship and serving others by helping residents come down to the weekly Zion service in their activity room. Add more singing and worship to your week outside of Sunday church.
When: For Pioneers Home, Monday evening, meet at 6:15 pm; for Denali Center, Friday mornings, meet at 10:30 am to start the learning of who and how to bring the residents down to the service. (Most of us all felt strange at first, but we all continue to find pure joy in this loving service)
Where: Pioneers Home 2221 Eagan Ave, Fairbanks. Denali Center 1510 19th Ave, Fairbanks, the facility joined with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
How: Give Pastor Joe a call at the Zion office (456-7660), or arrive at either location at the respected time.
Music: We enjoy singing a great list of favorite hymns each week.
Why: The Holy Spirit calls us to use our given abilities in service to God. This is a wonderful way to love and care for many of those who made Alaska and Fairbanks what it is today.
Who: Individuals and/or families
What: Open a door, shake a hand, let people know we have children’s bags, show them to the restrooms—make them feel welcome.
When: Sundays at 8:15 am and 10:45 am.
How: Ideally we would like enough people at each service to greet guests at the door, sign them in and equip them for the service (bulletin/hymnal), help them find a seat if necessary, and engage them in conversation.
Why: Our goal in this ministry is to welcome people so that they can come and get connected to Jesus and to this community of believers. contact at the church office and we will get you connected with Doreen Waldkoetter to greet.
Wanted: Open Arms Volunteers
Who: Grandparents or retired Teachers
What: To be a warm welcoming part of the lives of pre-school/kindergarten children.
When: Register to volunteer any free hours you may have available to come and spend quality time with a specific child or the entire class!
Where: We have 4-Pre-school and 1-Kindergarten rooms. Call 907-455-9466 or come see us at 2980 Davis Rd.
How: You'll have opportunity to read a book (one on one), play a game, or just be a listening ear for one who needs to speak. There are volunteer guidelines/in-kind forms and a background check to complete prior to entering the classrooms.
Why: Our children are our future—we need to let them grow and mature into all that they can be through the love of God.
For more information and to volunteer please call 456-7660