God calls us in many ways to help others. Some people find fulfilling ways to serve by participating on one of our Ministry Teams. Ministry teams typically meet once a month on the first Tuesday at 7 p.m. With our current restrictions on in-person events, ministry teams are now using email or Zoom to meet and plan. Interested in exploring a ministry team as a way to serve? Join us!
Looks at specific needs within the community, the synod and the world and facilitates help from the congregation in meeting those needs. This group organizes help for missionaries near and far, Lutheran Charities, World Hunger Appeal, local food banks, clothing drives, Thanksgiving dinners, transportation, care packages, Prayer Chain, Christmas giving tree, and much more. Our Busy Hands group uses its creativity and talent to make handmade items for our homebound, newly baptized, our altar, and much more. Health Ministries works our blood drives, flu shots, and blood pressure screenings. Manna-to-Go provides meals for Advent members in time of need.
The Welcome Team
Helps create awareness of Advent programs and opportunities to grow in Christian faith through community outreach and hospitality. Supports welcoming community events and handles promotions including advertising and the website. Assists with member/disciple classes and reaches out to inactive members. This team was formally known as the Evangelism team.
Plans and hosts many fun and fulfilling events and activities that bring our members together throughout the year. These include the church picnic, Lenten Soup Suppers, Sunday Coffee, Vacation Bible School, new member class refreshments, Women's Tea, progressive dinner, and special events.
Worship & Music
Works with our pastor and minister of music in providing an enriching worship experience. Handles altar guild, worship supplies and resources, and trains and schedules worship assistants and ushers.
Plans and implements Christian education opportunities for youth, adults, and the community. This includes Sunday Church School, Vacation Bible School, and other educational activities. Provides support to First Communion and Confirmation classes.
Helps members deepen their faith and understand of how we as Christians can respond to God's grace by sharing our time, talents, and financial gifts with those in need.
Property & Grounds
Maintains and improves the building and property. Handles improvements and repairs, and uses outside services as needed. Organizes and leads annual clean-up days and volunteer workdays. Oversees use of the facilities by members and outside groups.
Oversees the work of the treasurer, financial secretary, offering counters, and financial accounts. This team works with all ministry teams and Church Council in developing an annual Ministry Spending Plan.
Appointed Ministry Teams
- Audit Team - Performs annual financial audit for report to the congregation
- Endowment - Oversees and makes recommendations regarding investment elections
- Mutual Ministry - Handles concerns relation to staff
- Cemetery Association Board - Works with Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church in Woxall in managing our shared church cemetery
- Altar Guild - Ensures everything is in place for worship
- Caregivers - Makes visits to homebound members