RWUC: Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities

Current needs for volunteers at Robertson-Wesley

Volunteering in the Church

The Church is continually in need of volunteers to take part in the many facets of our Ministry. This is partly because we take turns: no one is expected to do a job for ever. It is also because the church is continually expanding its mission, growing into the promise of an ever-blossoming future. So we invite everyone to reflect deeply, seeking to discern their call to discipleship.

The opportunities described on this page are not exhaustive. If you would like to talk further about what might be right for you, please feel free to talk to one of the Ministers at any time.

A Challenge from Your Nominating Committee

At the Annual Congregational meeting in February of 2015 the congregation voted to set up a nominations committee. The committee is working on job descriptions for elected positions in the church and will be actively seeking people to fill open positions.

Could you become a prophet among us, carrying the message we need for our times? Or a Saint -- impossible perhaps, and you might have to be dead. Could you be ready though for some more practical leadership role, moving us usefully forward in some area? Most of us aspire at least to be faithful followers. We know we should help perhaps, to keep the church community energized, as others have done for us in the past. All of us probably want to continue being useful; perhaps bringing hope to others and keeping the teachings of Jesus fresh in our hearts.

We would ask all of you to take some time to discern whether God is calling you to the position or if you know of someone in the congregation that may have the skills and passion for the position(s) listed below. We encourage you to have conversations with your friends and with the members of the nomination committee as we seek to fill these positions. We ask for your prayerful consideration.

Do not hold your light under a bushel! If this might be your time, come forward! We want and need you! Your Nominating committee includes, Karen Hansen, Garnet Thomas, Ted Blezzard, John Fleming, and Ron Soans.

Current Opportunities

Operation Friendship Coordinator

We are seeking a volunteer to coordinate the four lunches that R-W serves at Operation Friendship Seniors Society. The Coordinator is the liaison with Operation Friendship and ensures that we have enough volunteers and dessert for 4 Fridays in total. The dates for this coming year are June 15, July 20, Aug 17, and Sept 21, 2018. The food is provided by the center, Robertson-Wesley only provides dessert for 200 people and we help serve the whole meal. We ask for 6 volunteers for each Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to help serve. Please contact Rev. Karen Bridges if you are interested in taking on this role.

Honouring Our Loved Ones and Heros

Every Easter Sunday we have pre-ordered flower bouquets displayed and names printed in a special bulletin to honour our loved ones who have passed away and our heroes who inspire us today. This is such a special way to honour folks and mark anniversaries and other special days we are expanding it to include two more Sundays.

We are looking for 1-3 volunteers to help us coordinate these Sundays. You would work in team with staff and the worship team to help coordinate the purchasing and presentation of these flowers according to an already designed plan. You may wish to coordinate one honour Sunday a year, or all three.

Upcoming Honour Sundays will be November 25 (to mark Remembrance day and All Saints celebrations), Feb 10, 2019 (to honour those who give us “mid-winter” hope) and April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday).

Talk to Rev. Leigh if you are interested in helping the Worship Committee with this ministry.