UCM is not just another place to receive, but it's also a place to serve. Serving others with our talents and resources is one of the ways God has called us to be His hands and feet. Whether on Thursday Nights or during the week, whether behind the scenes or up front, whether it is taking on a responsibility or just lending a hand, there are plenty of ways you can serve the UCM community. Check out the areas below to find the volunteer opportunities that best match your skills and fit your availability.
Serving through hospitality
When your family is as big as ours, there is always some level of planning going on behind the scenes. The members of the social committee are the master-minds behind our large events, banquet dinners, coffee houses, and community nights. If you have a passion for cooking, baking, decorating, party planning, grocery shopping, or you just want to pitch in, fill out a volunteer form to find out how you can help.
Serving though communication
On Thursday nights we are in need of members who can give announcements, either live or on video. If you are not camera shy, maybe you would like to help plan and execute one of our videos. Maybe your gift is more with a camera, pen and paper, or graphic design. We are always looking for creative people to help with our promotions and adverts. For larger events we often poster the campus and need a team of people who love staplers and the great outdoors. If you have mad skills with a laptop, our webmaster is looking for help maintaining the website. Many of these skills and abilities transfer to simple ways to reach out to our campus.
Serving Thursday Night
There are several roles you can help us with before, during, and after our Thursday Night gathering. Musicians and vocalists can contact Jess Penman about gettng involved with the worship team. If you have any experience doing sound or are willing to learn, we are always in need of people to run the sound during practices and during our worship time. As well, there is always a media operator giving the cues for our announcements, lyrics, and lecture notes. If you are that rare student that owns a car, we are always in desperate need of someone willing to be our transportation driver. If your vehicle has a trunk, then we could use it. One of the easiest ways to be involved before or at the end of a Thursday night is to pitch in with set-up and tear-down.
Serving through mentoring
What has God taught you on your spiritual journey, or what has He been teaching you lately? You can serve others by taking what you are learning and offering it to your peers through mentoring or discipleship. Our vision is to see every student in our ministry seeking to be discipled by Christ through an intentional discipleship relationship with another. Contact our staff if you would like to serve others in this community through mentoring or co-leading a discipleship group.