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Ways to Serve at FOF

1st Way Life Center
Provide assistance and support for girls and women in crisis.

Contact Judy Cocks at

Jesus says in Matt 25:40, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these
brothers of mine, you did for me.” Help serve Home of the Sparrow at FOF
on Thursday nights as well as other compassion initiatives.

Contact Bob Marckese at

FOF adopted Crystal Lake Rd. from Bull Valley Rd. to Mason Hill. Lend a
hand and pick up trash. Bring the family! 2-3 times per year.

Contact Pastor Dave at

Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Shop and donate at the Bethesda Thrift Shop in Crystal Lake. All donations
go to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sponsor a person aupported by Bethesda and send the love of Christ
through birthday and holiday cards.

Contact Jana Peters at

Care Team
Help bring encouragement to people in times of need. Time: 3:30–4:30pm
on the second Tuesday of the month + contacts.

Contact Pastor Dave at

Kenya Ministry Team
Provide the opportunity for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya to
experience God’s unfailing love, and assist them in becoming well-rounded,
contributing members of their communities.

Contact Lynn Overbay at

Oasis for Orphans Missionary to Kenya – Elaine Filter
Elaine Filter, an FOF member, is engaged in full-time missionary work.
She will train Kenyan teachers, implement literacy programs, and oversee
spiritual development of students. Partner with her through prayers and
funding. Follow her blog:

Contact Elaine Filter at

Refuge for Women
A non-profit, faith-based organization that provides long-term care for
women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. Visit the
refuge website at

Contact Juli Chaffee at

Salam Christian Fellowship
Show the love of Jesus to Muslims and Middle Eastern immigrants. Help
with Saturday worship, driving people to the doctor, or upcoming events.

Contact Mona Daouk at

Alpha Table Hosts
Help guide a table of 4-6 people through discussion and questions at
Wednesday night Alpha. Training provided. Wednesdays this fall, 6:15-8pm.

Wednesday Ministry Meals
Sponsor a week and provide the food that anchors our Wednesday evening
ministry night. One Wednesday this fall. Food needs to be on site by 5pm.

Wednesday Ministry Childcare
Provide a welcoming and comforting environment for the kids of Alpha
attenders. Wednesdays this fall, 6:40-8pm.

Contact Pastor Dave at

Welcome people into the sanctuary and assist with seating. Assist with
offering, communion, and other needs during the service. Serve on a team of
5-6 people from 8:25am–12:15pm one Sunday a month.

Greet and welcome people as they enter the church. Escort people with
questions to the Welcome Center and Info Table. Serve with a partner from
8:25–10:40am one Sunday a month.
Sanctuary Clean-up Crew
Help reset the sanctuary for the 10:30 service. Pick up papers and pens,
straighten chairs and replace connection cards. A great opportunity for
families to serve together! Serve 10–10:30am one Sunday a month.

Contact Charlynda Marckese at

Coffee Bar
Set up/clean up the coffee bar and serve food and coffee. Serve with a
partner for a shift (7:30–9am or 9:45–noon) one Sunday a month.

Create and serve specialty coffee drinks and hot chocolate. Serve from
8:25am–12:15pm one Sunday a month.

Bring baked goods for the coffee bar once a month.

Help stock the coffee bar! Purchase from a list of specific items needed. Drop
off on Sunday mornings four times a year.

Contact Melinda Putnam at

Instrumentalists & Vocalists
Help lead worship by using your gifts of singing and playing. You don’t need
to be able to read written music or be a virtuoso, but you do need to have a
heart that desires to glorify God with the talent He has given you! Serve one
Sunday a month along with one rehearsal.

Sound Tech
Mix the audio for services and make things sound awesome! Love music and
like to play with knobs and sliders? Bring your ears. Training provided! Serve
one Sunday a month along with one rehearsal.

Visual Tech
Help us enhance our worship environment by running our Sunday morning
slides and operating our lighting board. Not only is it easy, but it’s fun! And
on top of that, no experience is necessary! Serve one Sunday a month.

Set Builders
Help build our backdrops and sets! This can be anything from making
mountains to tying up our trusses with string. If you like building things, give
this a try! Time: As needed per project.

Contact Mark Chaffee at

Rock Teaching Assistants
Work alongside a Rock Teacher in leading lessons, activities, and crafts.
Time: Weekly, 8:35–10:15am on Sundays.

Rock & Stepping Stones Check-In Staff
Register, greet and introduce students to the Rock. Time: Two times per
month at either 8:35–9:15am or 10:10–10:45am.

Stepping Stones Staff
Provide a welcoming and comforting environment for our 1–4 year olds as
their parents worship. Time: One Sunday a month during our 9am service.

Stepping Stones Junior Helpers (8–15 yrs old)
Assist our staff in providing a welcoming and comforting environment for our
1–4 year olds. Time: One Sunday a month, 10:15–11:45am.

Contact Becky Williams at

Meals Team
Whip up a meal on Sunday evenings for 10–15 people. Expenses covered.
Time: 5:30pm, 1 Sunday every 4-6 weeks.

Right Hand
Assist in coordinating with event locations, campgrounds, and help with
special event schedules. Helpful if able to make calls during the week!
Approx 1-2 hours per week through the school year.

Event Helpers
Help with events 1-4 times per year. We’re looking for drivers, food prep, set
up, tear down, etc. for special events.

Contact Jason Weber at

Offering Counters
Help count and track weekly offerings as part of a team.

Can you fix stuff or build things? Let us know what you can do, and we’ll call
you when the need arises! Time: On call as needed.

Custodian Subs
Cover when our custodian is unavailable. Training provided.

Contact Sue Zika at