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.
Vacation Bible School
Each year, First Church offers Vacation Bible School. Volunteers play a vital role in making sure that we can offer Vacation Bible School. If you would be interested in volunteering for either the morning or evening session, please click on the sign up below. You can help make the Bible come alive for our participants!
Downtown A/V Volunteers
Are you looking for a great way to serve your church? We need volunteers to join the Downtown A/V team during both L.I.F.E and Traditional Service. Contact Stan Hernly Downtown A/V volunteer coordinator, to sign up.
Harvesters Food Distribution
Since 2015, First Church has been hosting the Harvesters mobile food pantry once a month. A mobile food pantry program 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 am until 12:30 pm 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.
United Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale
The United Methodist Women’s Annual Rummage Sale needs your help to ensure that we have another successful Rummage Sale.
There are two ways to help:
- Volunteer to bring food for those working on the days before the sale and during the sale.
- Volunteer to help set up the sale, work during the sale, or help take down the sale.
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. Learn more about donation requirements at the LINK website, found here: http://www.linklawrence.org/how-to-help/
First Church hosts Family Promise four times a year. Our Church’s next host week runs from November 17th through 24th. To sign up to volunteer click the button below and enter the code “1234”.
Sign Up Will Be Posted a few weeks prior to the next Family Promise Week.