Opportunities to Serve

Explore the opportunities below and click the button to the right to initiate an email to the appropriate person. Be sure to include information about the opportunity you are interested in as well as a best time and method to contact you. 

Tutoring Program
Weekly evening tutoring of Beavertown Elementary students that live in the church neighborhood is being coordinated by the Community Outreach Committee.

Miracle Makers Program at Ruskin Elementary
Volunteers are always needed in this after-school program of the East End Community Services.

Kettering Foundation Project
Church of the Cross receives grant money from the City of Kettering to assist needy residents with repairs and improvements to their homes.

Visiting Important People (VIP) Ministry
The Visiting Important People ministry is one-on-one care-giving ministry to homebound individuals from the church. A training class is offered in November to prepare you for this ministry. Learn more.

Mission Trip Team
Occasionally a work group is organized and travels to a mission project in the U.S. or abroad. In 2013 a 10-person medical mission team served in Nicaragua.

Transportation Services
Transportation is an on-going problem for shut-ins. Driving shut-ins to church, doctor appointments., etc., is an invaluable service.

Residents of HavenHope and Garfield House are also frequently in need of transportation to church and to appointments. See Lost & Found Ministries for more information.

Helping Hand Program
Odd jobs and minor repairs that are simple projects for many of us are major obstacles for our elderly or infirm. 

Photography / Videography
Special events or historic occasions need to be recorded either for historical purposes or for use on bulletin boards and websites.

Special Event Child Care
Greater participation in church events and meetings is possible when we can supply care for children.

Church Bulletin Boards
Regular and creative maintenance of bulletin boards is an essential means of communication.

Yard Maintenance Team
As is true with our homes, so do the church grounds require regular upkeep.

Building Maintenance Team
People are needed to take care of minor repair and maintenance in and around the church facility.

Youth Fellowship Meal
Our youth meet Sunday evenings for supper before going into their Youth Fellowship meeting.  Members of the congregation provide this light meal.

Y.F. Leadership Team
Join other adults and help our Youth Director keep Youth Fellowship running smoothly.

Annual Holiday Bazaar
The U. M. Women hold an annual Holiday Crafts Bazaar and welcome your handmade items.

12-Step Support Group
If the interest and need exists, the church can be a marvelous meeting place for all kinds of recovery groups. Interested?

Church Council
Governing body of the local church to which all committees and work areas report.

Community Outreach Work Area
Responsible for programs that reach out to those who do not yet know Christ as well as nurture the spiritual life of our members.

Education Work Area
Responsible for programs that equip our people for ministry, primarily education and training.

Worship Work Area
Responsible for all aspects of our worship service.

Missions Work Area
Responsible for mission outreach—locally, nationally, and internationally.

Finance Committee
Administers the financial aspects of the church operations.

Board of Trustees
Oversees the maintenance of the physical property of the church.

Nominations & Leadership Development Committee
Responsible for recruiting volunteers to staff the work areas and committees of the church.

World of Love Committee
Oversees the World of Love Childcare which operates at Church of the Cross.

Staff-Parish Relations Committee
Somewhat like a "human resources department" that is a liaison between the pastor, paid staff, and the congregation.

Lost & Found Transitional Ministry Board
A Lost & Found Board oversees the operation of HavenHope. Serving on the Board is one of many volunteer opportunities in this ministry.

Archives Committee
Interested in the history of our church? Spend an hour or so twice a month helping organize and preserve documents and memories of our congregation.

Hospital Visitation
We all—not just clergy—are called to visit the sick. It would be wonderful to have extra hands to call upon when the load is heavy.

Church Library
Help with routine processing of books, re-shelving books, filing catalog cards, etc.

Church Office
Help is sometimes needed in the church office when special mailings or projects demand extra hands.