Volunteer

We Want to Make Serving Others Easy

That’s why we created this page. We all have gifts and talents that God intends for us to share with others. Do you have a servant’s heart?…A welcoming personality?…a love for teaching, comforting, healing? Below you’ll find some highlights of volunteer opportunities available at Parker UMC. If you feel called to volunteer your time to share those gifts and talents then we have a place for you. Click the button below to see all of the volunteer needs at Parker UMC. Remember, as a volunteer, you set your schedule. Once a week, once a month, special events only–it’s up to you!


It’s almost that time of year again! We’ll be decorating soon for Advent (the season of the church calendar leading up to Christmas). During the holiday season we welcome hundreds of new people, visitors and family members to our church and we want it looking its best. This sign up genius link lets you know what we need help with. Please sign up for a spot! Decorating will be from Noon – 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 20. We’ll have Christmas music and snacks. Come and decorate with your family, friends or small group.

Greeting & Serving – it’s What We Do!

Are you being called to serve as a greeter or usher once a month (or be a substitute)? We need a few more people to serve the church as greeters and ushers or to be on substitute lists. If you’d like to welcome people in one of our doorways or help usher in the sanctuary, please reach out to Pastor Cody. No experience necessary, and you’ll have the best reference available – God!


Preteen Ministry Needs Volunteers Once a Month

Preteen group is back! 4th and 5th graders meet once a month at the church for an energetic and interactive lesson. We laugh, play and sometimes get messy. We are meeting the first Sunday of the month at 2pm; (we’re taking June and July off for summer break).

Volunteers are needed to support this ministry. Please let Noelle know if you can have fun with this awesome group of kids for one hour a month. For more information email Noelle.


I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for DONUTS!

Yes, we all like our donuts and coffee! More and more people back in church and we could use some more help setting out donuts and pushing the button to make coffee (literally, it’s that easy!) Serving the church is such a wonderful way to give back. If you could help every other month (or 6 times a year), please reach out and let us know. Timing is flexible and we can work with your travel schedule. (It’s also fun to do with a friend so you have someone to talk to while coffee is brewing!) Please email Pastor Cody if you are able to help us with church hospitality!


Caring Ministry

Sometimes when bad things happen it’s a huge comfort to have a meal delivered, receive a visit, get a card in the mail. Our Caring Ministry is in place to offer those services to families who are struggling with grief, loss, illness, etc. If you would like to prepare a meal, make a visit, or help in some other way with those who need to see God’s Love the most please email Nancy Smith or Associate Pastor, Cody Anderson


Share Your Welcoming Personality With Our Online Community During the Live Stream

As some of you may know, there’s a live chat feature available when we stream our service to YouTube and Facebook. We’re looking for friendly volunteers who can welcome new online visitors as they join the stream. Engaging in small talk and answering questions about PUMC can be very helpful to members of our online community, especially when they’re joining for the first time. At the moment volunteers are needed from 9 am – 10 am. If you’re good at chatting and texting, have a friendly personality, and are passionate about welcoming others, please email Jason Anderson. This is a great way to get involved, on site on Sundays, or from your home watching remotely.


Volunteers Needed for Our Tech Team

Come be a part of our growing volunteer tech team! We are live streaming service each week for our online community, traveling church family and shut ins. Thanks to generous donations we have some really cool cameras, camera switcher, and streaming system. But we need help operating those systems on Sundays.

If you’re interested in technology, have a background or experience with computers, cameras, switchers, video equipment, etc., or know someone who does,  please email Jason Anderson. We provide training and would love to have you.


Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed

Children’s Ministry is creating monthly Sunday kits for children to be able to learn and share God’s Great Big Love. We could use your help to build these kits.  Please email Noelle Allison for more information.


Volunteer Opportunities to Help Isolated Individuals

Though most of the social distancing and COVID precautions have been lifted there are still older congregation members that were isolated before the Pandemic, due to existing health conditions, mobility issues, transportation issues, etc. These folks may not feel safe, or be able to, to go out into the community to get things they need, such as food and medicine. We have created a team that will respond to these needs.

We’re also looking for people to make phone calls to folks who are isolated. You’d be amazed at the joy a phone call can bring to people who get few visitors. This is a great way to connect with our members who are in nursing homes.

Do you know someone who could use a call? Let us know, and we’ll connect them with someone.   

If you would like to be apart of our care team, helping those who aren’t able to go out into the community, please email email our care team to join!


Let’s Work Together to Create Some Amazing Spaces

Since Advent of last year, we’ve been decorating the stage in the Sanctuary to create interesting and inspiring spaces that work well for in person worship, as well as our online church family.We’re continuing that work and need help from folks who are creative, handy, artistic, and work well taking direction as part of a team.Our next big design is coming toward the end of May but we’d like to have the components made and have help assembling them.

It feels good to share our talents with others, especially when we’re using them for God’s Glory. If you’d like to be a part of this new volunteer team, or learn more about the projects,  please email Jason Anderson.


Manna Bags

Manna Bags provide essential items for homeless individuals. It’s helpful to have a few of these bags with you to give to to those individuals when you meet them in parks, stop signs and city streets.  With the issues that many of us are facing now, the need may be urgent.

We still have bags available at the church just inside the upper door by the office. If you wish to pick up one, or more, to have in your car, just buzz in at the church office entrance between 10 am and 4 pm M-F and someone will let you in to pick them up.

We also invite you to put your own bags together at home, either to give out yourself, or to bring to the church for others to give out. It’s not hard to do, but it takes a little time and money to put together. All bags don’t have to be identical in their contents, but a general item list is below. Most of the items were purchased at Walmart or Sam’s Club.

Item List (all items should be non-perishable)

  1. Paper Bag (needs to be strong enough to withstand time in the car before handing out)
  2. Protein: we use vienna sausage
  3. Fruit Cup
  4. Bottled Water
  5. Pudding
  6. Plastic Ware (fork, knife, spoon) need to be in a baggie for sanitation
  7. Napkin
  8. Moist Towelette
  9. Crackers
  10. Granola Bar
  11. Gum
  12. Prayer (optional) I have a slip of paper with a short prayer for the recipient from ______. A place to be signed or initialed.
  13. PUMC Card (optional)

Memorial Service Set Up and Clean Up

When things happen in life, we need help.  It takes a village.  Our church is our village.  Would you be able to help a few times a year set up tables or put out food for our memorial services?  It takes a village, and our team needs more names on our volunteer list (men and women).  Email Judy Stephens at or call (303) 478-3558 or email Pat Chase.