You may wish to serve by doing everyday things for someone else like cooking, driving or painting. You can provide relief to someone in the VPC community, when they experience a family tragedy, a serious illness, a sudden job loss or any other serious life issue. You can be the hands and feet of Jesus to others in their time of need.
The Call and Care Ministry extends God’s love to our large congregation by telephoning or writing notes saying, “Hello, how are you?” Ministry members receive satisfaction in connecting person-to-person with other folks in the congregation, hearing their concerns, discovering their needs, and connecting them with the support of the church. We are constantly recruiting new callers to replace those who finish their term of service. Will you help us? For more information call Lisa Baltzer at 703-560-9398, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our visitors offer companionship and conversation on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. If you enjoy visiting with people who are homebound or hospitalized, and are willing to offer the gift of your time to someone who would really appreciate it, please contact Lee Taylor at 703-938-9050 x103.
Meals Ministry provides meals for those in crisis or in transition. We are always seeking more people to provide a meal, either to take to a family or person in crisis, or to freeze an extra meal to put in the VPC freezer for a future delivery. If you can help, please email Steve Wheeler at email@example.com.
If you are able to offer a ride to people who are unable to drive themselves, there are two seperate opportunities depending on when you are available to drive.
- On Sunday mornings, we need drivers to transport the adult members of our Friendship class to and from Worship. If you can help on Sunday mornings, contact Barb Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are able to volunteer during the week, local seniors often need a ride to the store or to a doctor's appointment. This local volunteer opportunity is coordinated through Committee for Helping Others (CHO) by Joe Teresa. Joe can be reached at (703) 937-3940 or email@example.com.
The prayer ministry has a variety of roles to fill. We are looking for people who feel called to pray for others as well as people who can help organize and support the prayer ministry. If you would like to help in any of these areas, please contact Lee Taylor at 703-938-9050 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighbor-2-Neighbor Ministry provides our community with the opportunity to bond around providing home repair assistance to families and neighbors in times of need. Service opportunities include low-skill level projects such as lawn mowing, raking, edging, mulching, simple carpentry or home repair projects. This is a great opportunity to get connected with the VPC community. For more information contact Jim Jones, JHJones42def@aol.com, (H) 703-938-4544, (Cell) 703-975-5632; or Mark Bragaw at 703-255-0390 or email@example.com.
Funeral Reception Coordinator…Funerals are a normal and regular part of church life where we can show our love and support the families in crisis. One way is through helping with the volunteer coordination for food for the reception after the service. If you enjoy organizing people and food donations and are available during the day, you may be the person for this job! For more information or to volunteer, contact Karen Covell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you enjoy coordinating advertising and getting the word out to the local newspapers, we need you to help with various Care and Prayer opportunities such as GriefShare and Passages. These are good ways to connect and show the love of Christ to the community. We will train you!!! Just need a willing heart! Contact Barb Jones at (703)938-9050 X111 or email@example.com.
Stephen Ministry is an intensive training program designed to equip lay women and men for distinctively Christian, one-on-one, caregiving. Stephen Ministers participate in fifty hours of initial training, covering such skills as listening, dealing with feelings and facing grief.
Interested participants must complete an application and interview process prior to training. During a 2-year term of service, Stephen Ministers undergo bi-monthly continuing education and supervision. For more information, contact Lee Taylor at 703-938-9050 x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.