Service Opportunities

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This page presents a way for our congregation to be more regularly updated about opportunities for service. Please look over these various needs and indicate where you might be willing to serve.

Urgent Needs

Sunday School Teachers and Helpers - Summer Sunday school teachers and helpers needed! Please consider serving during the summer quarter while some of our dedicated volunteers take some time off. An adult teacher and helper are needed in the 4th grade class, and occasional substitute teachers are needed in the in the 4-year-old class, and 3rd and 4th grades. Contact Joanne Ferguson if you would like to volunteer: 717-951-1026 or


Coffee & Juice Set-Up - We need your help to provide coffee and juice during the Sunday Morning "Common Hour" in the Gathering Space (10:30am-11:00am). Please volunteer for a full month of service. You will need to set-up beforehand and clean-up afterwards. This job is ideal for groups of two or three people that work together each week, although one person could cover it.  

If you are volunteering as a Home Fellowship Leader, check with your group and then volunteer for a full month. Ask your HF members to work together to to cover every Sunday in that month. You can forward a link to this webpage so that individual members can sign up directly for the week(s) of your month that work best for them.

Directions will be provided. 

If you have questions please email Don Mellinger at:

On behalf of the Board of Deacons, thank you for your willingness to serve.


Ongoing Needs

Vacation Bible School Volunteer - Sign up here to volunteer to help at Vacation Bible School. There are so many ways to serve. Sign up here.

Nursery Worker - We are always in need of nursery workers, especially during the Sunday School and 11 am service. You can serve as much or as little as your schedule allows. 




Safety Team - We need both men and women volunteers with availability on Wednesday evenings, Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings. Let us know if you can serve or would like more information! 

Rides for Refugee Families - Volunteers are needed to help with refugee transport to worship service and Sunday school on Sundays, Tuesday nights for ESL class and Wednesday Night Fellowship, as well as other needs among our multi-cultural neighbors.

ESL Ministry - Volunteers are needed Tuesdays, 7-9 PM, to assist students during class. Classroom helpers and teachers are also needed for the ESL Sunday school class.

Moving Team - We often have needs that arise in our congregation to help someone move. Whether you have a truck, can help provide a meal for moving day, pack some boxes or can move furniture, your help is needed!


Tell Us How You Would like to Serve

There are many different ways for you to be involved in service here at Westminster Church. Tell us how you would like to be involved.


Other Local Outreach Opportunities

Below are some of Westminster's outreach ministries. Volunteer opportunities range from serving weekly to a "serve when you can" basis. All skill levels and abilities welcomed! Outreach contacts are listed; please feel free to contact them with questions or to indicate interest in serving.

American Home Life International - Short-and long-term host families are always needed for this ministry to foreign exchange students. Contact

Bible2School Release Time Ministry - Second grade students from Nitrauer Elementary School meet on Thursdays during the school day at Westminster Church for Bible lessons. Contact Tucker York (

Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Clubs - Volunteers are needed for after-school Good News Clubs in Lancaster, including the club sponsored by Westminster Church at Nitrauer Elementary. Contact

Safe Families for Children - A ministry of Bethany Christian Services, this network of volunteer host families helps parents who need temporary care for their children as they work through unmanageable for critical circumstances. Contact Kate Walker (717-572-9015).

Water Street Ministries Chapel Services - Help lead chapel services the second Friday of the month. Contact Alyssa Soule in the church office (717.569.2151).

Downloadable Application & Forms

If you are volunteering for Nursery, Explorers Ministry, Children Ministries, Youth Ministries, Refugee Ministries (including transporting refugees) or ESL, you will need to print and fill out these three forms. Requirement for serving includes attendance at Westminster Church for one year, approval by session, and background check clearances.

Form #1 - Volunteer and Background Check Information & Application 

Form #2 - CY113 form – English Child Abuse Clearance

Form #3 - Safeguarding Our Children (read, print and sign page 3)

Please put completed forms in the Children's Ministry Director's mailbox in the lobby outside the church office. If you've had your background check done in the last 5 years, please submit copies along with your volunteer application.