At First Church, the opportunity to volunteer is available in many of our ministries. Below is a list of all the current volunteer opportunities at First Church. If an online sign up is currently available, there will be a link to it.
In existence in Lawrence since 1994 and hosted by First Church for nearly 20 years, Jubilee Cafe is a collaborative effort with the students of KU to provide a free breakfast to anyone who would like to dine. We serve on Tuesdays and Fridays in Brady Hall, 7:00-8:00 am, providing restaurant-style service and a menu featuring such favorites as scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy. The volunteer commitment for Jubilee Cafe is generally 5:45-8:00 am. No training is necessary to volunteer—all we ask is that you sign-up in advance through our online sign up.
First Church hosts Family Promise three times a year.
Harvesters Food Distribution
Since 2015, First Church has been hosting the Harvesters mobile food pantry once a month. A mobile food pantry is program that allows Harvesters to distribute nutritious, perishable food in a timely manner to food insecure families. Volunteers are needed on the second Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Lawrence First United Methodist Church West Campus. Volunteers will be outside helping with traffic flow, sign-in sheets, loading people’s cars (must be able to lift 5-20 lbs. repetitively), and a bit of clean-up.
All Church Thanksgiving Dinner
Every November, the First Church Family celebrates Thanksgiving with one Worship Service and a dinner. Volunteers are needed to donate food for the dinner as well as to serve them meal.
Lawrence Interdenominational Food Pantry
LINK provides a hot lunch to those in need in the Lawrence Community. Four days a week, LINK provides food to 150-200 guests. First Church volunteers to prepare and serve LINK as a congregation every other month, generally on the 3rd Sunday of the month. A link to the volunteer sign up will be posted a few weeks before the date of LINK.
West Campus Volunteers