Mission: To bring GSL parishioners together in a variety of ways. To build community both on the committee and within the entire parish.
Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per year
Benefits from volunteering: Get to know a smaller group of parishioners by working alongside them to plan events and be part of a group that works to bring our parish closer together through food, fun and fellowship.
What's included? Concerts, potlucks, celebrations, and more.
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Mission: To enhance the Sunday Church experience by serving together with other parishioners and members of the Clergy.
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month
Benefits from volunteering: Get to know fellow parishioners and Clergy members while creating a meaningful worship experience. Gain a better understanding of the Episcopal Liturgy.
What's included? Lectors (ex. lesson readers), lay Eucharistic ministers (ex. chalice bearers), acolytes, vergers, welcome hosts & ushers, and altar guild.
Mission: To provide a treasured enhancement to the worship experience for parishioners and the greater Memphis region. Choirs at GSL (for both adult and children) provide vocal leadership during the 10:30 Eucharist -- supporting the congregation in traditional hymns and offering inspiring sacred pieces that range from classical chorales to traditional spirituals -- as well as monthly Choral Evensong concerts, Lessons and Carols services, and occasional concerts.
Time Commitment: 1-4 hours weekly, depending on level of involvement
Benefits from volunteering: Get to know fellow parishioners and clergy members while participating in (by singing or supporting) one or several of our music offerings.
What's included? Adult Choir, children's choirs, Memphis Boy, Girl, and Chamber choirs, and the Friends of Music Fund.
Mission: To offer our youngest parishioners numerous opportunities to lay a strong faith foundation, strengthen community, and build friendships.
Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per month; participation in Safeguarding God’s Children, for those working with children.
Benefits from volunteering: Work closely with our staff, our children/youth, and other parishioners in helping to teach our children and youth about what it means to have a strong faith base and how that can serve them throughout their lives.
What's included? Nursery volunteers, Sunday morning Children's and Youth Formation leaders, Vacation Bible School volunteers, and more.
Mission: To grow the presence of Grace-St Luke’s Church in the Memphis community, working with Servant Ministry Partners to share this message of God’s love by feeding, clothing, and sheltering those in need; caring for the sick; welcoming the stranger; enabling children and families to overcome economic, educational, and health disparities; and supporting cultural diversity.
Time Commitment: 1-8 hours per month, as you are able
Benefits from volunteering: Develop a deeper relationship with other parishioners while helping your fellow neighbor. Gain a better understanding of some of the resources available for those in need in the Memphis area. Growing in faith as we live out the Gospel to love our neighbor.
What's included? Food Pantry volunteers, More Than A Meal volunteers, donation drives, serving on the Outreach Committee to plan events and choose Servant Ministry Partners, and more.
Mission: To inspire the faith community to live out our Baptismal Covenant "to strive for justice and peace among all people" by preaching self-reflection and direct action.
Time Commitment: 2-8 hours per month, Social Justice Ministry meets the 3rd Sunday of each month; GSL's MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) Core Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Benefits from volunteering: Be a part of Gospel work that is seeking to address the systemic barriers that challenge becoming a Beloved Community. Work to educate the conscience, be present in the public square, and find joy and hope in our shared stay and journey.
What's included? Social Justice Ministry, MICAH Core Group, Sacred Ground small group meetings, Get Out the Vote postcard writing parties, and more.
Mission: To care for one another as we live out our discipleship and demonstrate our love for one other.
Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per month
Benefits from volunteering: Know that you are there for people in times when they need it most. You are spreading the love and care of the greater church community.
What's included? In collaboration with the clergy, Pastoral Care lay ministers are organized into teams to ensure that members of our parish community are cared for times of illness, family crisis, births, deaths, as well as in times of celebration. This includes sending cards, making phone calls, coordinating meals, and more.
Mission: To provide opportunities for the local community designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles for all ages through youth sports and fitness as well as wellness activities, programs and services for adults.
Benefits from volunteering/participating: Teach children the fundamentals of sports and competition, while fostering principles of leadership and integrity. Help to foster healthy habits and long-lasting wellness rhythms among the parish.
What's included? Children/youth sports coaching opportunities, yoga, mindfulness sessions, wellness series, Finding Freedom from Addiction programs, and more.
Community Breakfast by the Crossmen: Every Sunday morning, a full breakfast is prepared and served by the Crossmen as a great time for community fellowship for adults, youth, and children.
Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per month
Benefits of volunteering/participating: Building a network of men within your church community. Find common ground and have opportunity for fellowship on the grounds of the church and perhaps outside of it.
GSL Daytime Book Group: No obligations or requirements, just show up if you read the book, are thinking of reading the book, or just want some nice company who loves books. Reading list can be found here.
Time: Second Thursdays monthly, September-May, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Men's Morning Fellowship Group: If you are interested in participating conversations with other men about spiritual growth, faith and doubt, current events and concerns, intellectual stimulation, and thoughtful living in a fast world, we welcome you.
Time: Thursdays from 7 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Mission: To provide a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.
Time Commitment: 2 hours per week (September-May) for 4 years
Benefits from volunteering/participating: Study the Bible alongside others who are not afraid to ask hard questions, wrestle with difficult topics, and enjoy fascinating stories.
What's included? The program invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened.