There are many opportunities for you to join the team at SMC. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the minister and he will be happy to discuss the opportunities we have. We operate 'safe' recruitment and it may be necessary for volunteers (particularly those coming into contact with children and vulnerable adults) to take part in our 'Creating Safer Space' training and /or undergo a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service, criminal reference check) though this should not dissuade you from volunteering it is routine procedure as we aim to safeguard those who come into our care.
The best opportunities to get involved in the life of our church and particularly in helping us to follow God's Mission inside our church and community is to get involved in the many conversations that happen are Worship, Hospitality, Mission and Service, and Intentional Faith Development. These conversations are convened by the folk shown on our tree, below, and happen three or four times a year. They are open meetings and operate like 'think tanks' to discuss our work and new ideas - but beware, most of the folk who go to these meetings come away with something exciting to do in the life of the church - they're not just talking shops, they're how we aim to be fruitful together! If you'd like to be involved in any of these conversations feel free to talk to the folk listed or if you're not sure how to do that, speak to the minister and he can point you in the right direction!
Next Radical Hospitality Committee: Tuesday 20th March, 2018, 7:30pm
Next Intentional Faith Development Committee: Wednesday 18th April 2018, 7:30pm
Next Mission and Service Committee: Monday 21st May 2018, 2pm
Next Worship Committee: Wednesday 6th June 2018, 7:30pm
Next Resources Committee: Tuesday 19th June 2018, 8pm
To be involved in these conversations, please speak to the minister or the convenor.
Particular Opportunities at present include:
We need your help as part of two new teams in the life of Southwell Methodist Church:
Worship For All Team
This team will be responsible for the planning and delivering our monthly ‘Worship for All’ services (generally but not exclusively the second Sunday of the month). The hope is that we will meet on a bi-annual basis to plan when the Worship for All services will happen (six at a time) and what the themes will be. We will then meet each month to plan the worship opportunities including music, prayer, children’s work and other creative elements for the services. Attendance at all Worship for All services is not necessary your help would still be gratefully received in the planning and partial delivery phases if that’s what you can offer!
Help is needed to consistently deliver this contemporary and creative worship service on a monthly basis. The Fringe meets on the last Sunday of every month, beginning at six. It’s a growing ministry and an exciting place to be. Help is needed in the following areas (you needn’t be a current attender to become part of the team) there may also be opportunities to be part of a rota for these roles if sufficient volunteers are found:
Setting up and packing away
This involves moving the chairs before and after as well as setting out the art materials and packing them away. (Commitment between approximately 5-5:30pm and 7:30-8pm.)
This involves bringing biscuits, serving tea and coffee and clearing away all of the drinks things at the end. (Commitment between 5:30pm and 7:30pm including attendance of the Fringe.)
This involves supervising children’s activities (during the Fringe) such as DVD, computer games, puzzles and colouring activities. It also involves bringing milk (for Hot Chocolate) and biscuits to serve part way through. (Commitment between 5:30pm and 7:30pm but the team will not be able to attend the fringe.) Criminal reference checks and Safer Space training will be necessary, but this can be arranged.
If you would consider being part of either of these teams then please contact Rev Peter Hibberts -EMAIL