At BPC we are committed to serving IN (the church) and serving OUT (the community)  You can sign up to serve by clicking the button below!

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Serve OUT (serving the community)

A major part of our vision to LOVE ALL, SERVE ALL is to have regular opportunities for you to put “boots on the ground” and serve in hands-on mission. We are challenging you to participate in at least two of these projects each year. We pray you’ll take on the challenge starting this month with our two current projects.

Fishing Has No Boundaries

Date: Saturday August 14,202- 8:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

Location: Rock Creek Marina in Camanche, Iowa

The goal of the Eastern Iowa Chapter is to provide an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of fishing in the great outdoors. Individuals ages 12 and up with disabilities from the Eastern Iowa and Quad City area are eligible and encouraged to participate. This year’s event is being held at Rock Creek Marina in Camanche Iowa. All equipment is provided. You just help with fishing!

Contact Jill 563-847-7202 or eifhnb@gmail.com to register!

We can offer carpooling for those who are interested- let us know if you’re going here: https://signup.com/go/inrwAVO

Sort and count, bag and distribute School Supplies for Bettendorf Schools

Monday, August 9th, 9am-1pm @Mark Twain Elementary School – 1620 Lincoln Road

Sort and count school supplies. Bag school supplies for students based on grade. Volunteers will be given a supply list for each bag that needs filled. Requires the ability to do light lifting and standing/walking.

Tuesday, August 10th , 9am-1pm @Mark Twain Elementary School – 1620 Lincoln Road

Bag school supplies for students based on grade. Volunteers will be given a supply list for each bag that needs filled. Requires the ability to do light lifting and standing/walking.

Wednesday, August 11th, 9am-2pm @Mark Twain Elementary School – 1620 Lincoln Road

Eligible families will be picking up school supplies. Volunteers will pull the appropriate pre-filled bags needed for each student in the family. Requires the ability to do light lifting and standing/walking. The event may be held outdoors.

If you can volunteer, please RSVP to outreach@bettendorf.k12.ia.us or 563-468-3715 with the dates you plan on attending!

Let us know you’re going by registering here: https://signup.com/go/CbuRSaC

 

Food Drop to benefit Riverbend Food Bank

August 27th @10am-noon or noon-3pm, at Broadway Presbyterian, Rock Island

Volunteers will box up and help distribute fresh produce for those in need.  The first shift from 10am-noon will organize and prepare the boxes.  The second shift from noon-3pm will distribute the produce.  Volunteers should expect to do some light lifting.  Sign up for this project here: https://signup.com/go/kOTkkOZ

Serve IN (serving the Church)

We need our members and friends to Serve IN our congregation on Sunday mornings, and we ask that everyone take a turn helping out at least a couple of times a year.  There are a lot of areas you can help out!  Check out the online signup form by clicking the link below and pick your date!

https://signup.com/go/JpYhgww

Need to know what you’re signing up to do?  Here’s a list of the job descriptions:

Liturgist

  • Be present at 8:45am (for the 9am service) or 10:30 (for the 10:45am service)
  • At the 9am service the liturgist leads the call to worship and assists with the scripture lesson as needed
  • At the 10:45am service the liturgist reads the scripture lesson

9am usher duties

  • Be present at 8:45am and wear a name tag
  • Stand in the sanctuary doorway and greet people as they come in- be friendly!
  • Assist candle lighter as needed (getting acolyte stick ready, lighting it, send them down the aisle, hang it back up when they return)
  • Pass out welcome registers
  • On Communion Sundays, pass out self-serve cups and then help clean up communion as needed

10:45am usher duties

  • Be present at 10:30 and wear a name tag
  • Stand in the sanctuary doorway and greet people as they come in- be friendly!
  • Assist candle lighter as needed (getting acolyte stick ready, lighting it, send them down the aisle, hang it back up when they return)
  • Pass out welcome registers
  • Take a head count (write down on a paper and put with the welcome folder papers on secretary’s desk)
  • Following the service, please help to lock up doors and turn off lights
  • On Communion Sundays, help clean up communion dishes if needed

Greeter duties

  • Be present at 8:45am (for the 9am service) or 10:30 (for the 10:45am service)
  • Wear a name tag
  • One greeter at the carport entrance and one at the main doors.  Open the door for people and be friendly!
  • At the end of the service gather the welcome registers and pull the filled-out forms.  Take them to the secretary’s desk in the office.

Newcomer Welcome Team Instructions

  • Be present at 8:45am (for the 9am service) or 10:30 (for the 10:45am service)
  • Please wear a nametag.  If you don’t have printed one, please use a sticky label.
  • Be in the narthex or sanctuary as people enter; be on the lookout for people you do not recognize. It is important you focus on welcoming visitors- those you do not know- rather than only greeting those who regularly attend.

Welcome Table

  • Be present at 8:45am (for the 9am service) or 10:30 (for the 10:45am service)
  • Wear a name tag
  • When we have a first-time guest we are giving them the opportunity to choose a charity that we will make a gift to in their honor as a thank you for worshipping with us after the service.  They can do this electronically, but if they choose to do it in-person we are asking them to come to the welcome table to tell us which they pick.  This is another opportunity to be a friendly presence!
    • The five charities are:
      • Hope at the Brick House
      • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
      • Churches United
      • Charity:Water
      • King’s Harvest

Fellowship Hour

  • Provide snacks (can be homemade) and coffee for the congregation between services.

Nursery Volunteer

  • Be present at 8:45am (for the 9am service) or 10:30 (for the 10:45am service)
  • Play with kids during the service!
  • We have a TV in the nursery for the worship services to stream so you don’t miss anything.

Candle Lighter (A great way for kids to be involved)

  • Light the candles on the communion table before and service and carry the light of Christ out at the end of the service.

Projection/Sound

  • Special training required.  If you would like to help out, we can always use more volunteers.  Contact Chris for training.