“Jesus is apt to come, into the very midst of life at its most real and inescapable moments. Not in a blaze of unearthly light, not in the midst of a sermon, not in the throes of some kind of religious daydream, but … at supper time, or walking along a road. …He never approached from on high, but always in the midst, in the midst of people, in the midst of real life and the questions that real life asks.” -Frederick Buechner
We believe that we can experience Christ in the daily and often mundane tasks that life brings our way; that by simply following in Jesus’ servant way, we become more like Him and know Him more deeply. Below you will find some opportunities for exercising service within the community of Resurrection Sheepshead Bay.
The meals ministry serves members and regular attenders of the Resurrection Sheepshead Bay who need help in providing food for themselves and their families for a limited period of time. This includes people with new infants, people who are coping with a death in the family, and people who have been hospitalized due to injury or illness.
If you think you may have a need for short-term help with meals, or you might be willing to help provide meals occasionally through the meals ministry, please contact Jessie Steadman, the meals ministry coordinator.
After Jessie has been informed of a need, she contacts those volunteers who have said they’re willing to provide meals. She then schedules meal delivery to the person or family in need for the time period they have arranged. Each person who agrees to provide food is expected to bring an entrée, and salad or other vegetable/side dish, enough for one full dinner. Extras such as bread or dessert are optional. The food can be cooked at home or purchased at a restaurant or store.
The Mercy Team exists to help serve our people during times of physical and financial difficulty. Its members work to aid those struggling to pay for rent, food, counseling, medical care and other expenses. They are also ready to help in other areas, including budgeting and basic life skills, substance abuse and rehab, taxes, and even moving or snow removal. The Mercy Team is always in need of more volunteers! If you are interested in serving, even in what you may consider very small ways, please contact Pastor Brian.
Worship Operations Team
Each Sunday, members of our Worship Operations Team arrive early to make sure that everything is in place for a smooth and joyful worship service. This includes things such as arranging the chairs, preparing the wine and bread for Holy Eucharist, or handing out bulletins and welcoming folks to Resurrection Sheepshead Bay. This team operates on a rotating basis, so you don’t have to commit to every week. If you have an extra hour on Sunday mornings and feel this would be a good way for you to help out, contact Pastor Brian.
Sound System Team
Likewise, each Sunday, one individual is needed to help set up the sound equipment and to run it for the duration of the worship service. No experience is necessary – we can easily train you! Service on this team is also in a rotating capacity. Let Pastor Brian know if you have skills in this area or are willing to learn something new.