Opportunities within the Church

Worship Assistants

Each worship service needs assistants.  You can serve as a greeter or usher, or assist with preparing Communion.  Members serve as liturgists in each service.


Greeters & Ushers for 8:30 Service

Liturgist & Assisting Elders for 8:30 service


Greeters & Ushers for 11:00 service

Acolytes 11:00 service

Liturgist & Assisting Elders for 11:00 service.


Communion Preporation


If you are interested in serving in one or more of the areas listed above, please contact the church office to be added to the rotation list.


We have children who serve as Acolytes in this service.  Children are eligible to be trained and serve in this manner, with parent’s approval, when they are in first grade. Penny Endsley assist in training for all Acolytes & Sherry Smith does the scheduling.

Holy Communion

Holy Communion is served in our church on the second Sunday of each month.  We have special Communion Services on Maundy Thursday, during Holy week, and on World Communion Sunday-the first Sunday in October.  The final Communion service of the year is at the late service on Christmas Eve.  There are specific instructions to assist you with preparing Communion.  If you choose to serve in this way, please contact the church office 903-675-3530.


Please see the Music page for descriptions of musical opportunities in our church.

Office Volunteers

There are many jobs in and around the church for those so inclined. Our church secretary, can find a job that matches your skills with our needs.  Some volunteers greet visitors, answer the phone, and take messages; some collate the newsletters for mailing; some fold the bulletins for Sunday services; some send cards to church members for birthday wishes or get well wishes; and still others complete large copy jobs and mailings for the church. You can come as often as weekly for a few hours, or periodically when needed.

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care Ministry Team is a function of the Congregational LIFE Committee.  Volunteers visit with church members when they are ill, in the hospital, nursing centers, assisted living centers, at home, or bereaved.  They also visit with our members who are not able to attend church due to illness or mobility issues. Volunteer church members are assigned to church members in these facilities, or family members of our church members.  Regular contact is established.  Training is available for learning more about making these visits meaningful to the recipients. 


This is a great way to share the caring, healing spirit of God with each other. Elder Cyndy Matthews is responsible for Congregational LIFE.  Please contact her, or the church office, if you want to serve, or know of someone who needs pastoral care from our church.  This ministry is a great way to serve the church family.  Many friendships are formed through this program.

Sally Soup Ministry

This ministry provides meals to those who are recovering from illness or hospital stays, coming home from having a baby, those who are grieving and those in special circumstances.  We serve members of our church, and others in the community.  A group of volunteers, men and women, meet on the first Wednesday of each month, during the school year, to taste and discuss the soup that will be made that month, and receive the ingredients to prepare the soup.  After a devotional, the “Host/Hostess” for the month shares the soup of the month with the other members.  The chefs then leave the church with the ingredients and containers, then return at a later time with the prepared meal ready for the freezer. 


Church members provide desserts and casseroles to be used in the summer months.  There is another group of volunteers that deliver the meals to the families. 


Perfect attendance is not required, but most people want to attend monthly to share ideas and successes of the ministry. If you know of someone in need of a tasty meal, just call the church office and arrangements can be made for delivery.

Print Print | Sitemap
© FPC Athens

This website was created using 1&1 MyWebsite.