Whether you are a first time visitor or a life-long member, eight years old or eighty, there are plenty of ministries at PCW that would love to have your help and vision!
To volunteer for any mission ministries, contact the church office or Jolene Patterson (Mission and Outreach Committee Chairperson)
Weekend Meals on Wheels This program is growing and new opportunities exist. PCW delivers free hot lunches to people and families in need in the Washington city limits.
Right now we are doing pre-prepared meals via contactless delivery. This requires that a driver make 5-10 stops on Saturday morning to drop of much needed food supplies to our most vulnerable population.
To volunteer to be a driver, e-mail Pastor Pat at email@example.com.
In our own backyard, we grow potatoes, sweet potatoes, spinach, green beans and more. Everything we harvest is donated to Loving Hearts Outreach, our local food pantry, to help feed the hungry.
Please submit your name to Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like participate in any way. This can be planting, weeding, picking, delivering, etc.
The Harvest Table
The Harvest Table provides a free community meal every Saturday night at 5pm at St Peter’s UCC in Washington. Three to four times a year, our church helps prepare and serves the meal.
Things are a little different right now with COVID-19. Our next commitment is Saturday, November 7, 2020. We are going to be supplying the dessert – cookies. If you would like to help, please bring two dozen cookies to the office during regular hours in October and they will be frozen until delivery in November.
Loving Hearts Outreach
PCW financially supports our local food pantry, Loving Hearts Outreach. We also have a large number of volunteers who serve at their location in Washington. This vibrant ministry is always looking for more help at the facility.
In our hallway between the sanctuary and our lobby, you will find our donation boxes. If you can’t physically volunteer for our mission ministries, you can always donate items to Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery, Pregnancy Assistance Center or Loving Hearts Outreach. Check the boxes each week to see what the agencies need are and bring those items back to church and place them in the box.
Additional information will be online soon.
Coins for Chickens
For all those with loose change rattling in your pocket or purse, put it to good use. We are starting the Coins for Chickens campaign. For every $20 we collect, we can provide chicks (and training in their care) for African and other third world families through Heifer International. Hens can lay up to 200 eggs a year, providing a reliable source of protein and income. The collection container is located just outside the church office. Visit www.heifer.org for more information.
To volunteer for any worship ministries, contact the church office or John Anglin (Worship Committee Chair)
The choir sings from September to May (or so) and sings SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) pieces. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM. All singers are welcome and no auditions are required.
Do you have a special musical talent and a desire to make a joyous sound to the Lord? Contact the office (636-239-3178) to arrange for you to share your talent with us. We have had a variety of songs and guest performers, including the bagpipes!
Sound and Power Point
If you have a gift or interest in technology, our booth could use you! Two volunteers are needed every Sunday (one to monitor the sound board, one to control the power point). Full training will be provided.
Greeters, Ushers and Worship Leaders
For those of you who are not musical or technological by nature, there is still a service for you! We are always looking for friendly faces to greet our worshipers and hand out bulletins. We also include a worship leader each month to help Pastor Pat lead worship. Full training will be provided.
To volunteer for any Christian education ministries, contact the church office or Kathy Froning (Christian Education Committee Chair)
Our nursery is in need of one volunteer each week during the worship hour to work alongside our staff person. Mary Ritchey, our nursery attendant, puts the volunteer calendar together. All volunteers in the nursery are required to be active members who have had a background check.
Christian Education Teachers
All of our classes for all ages could use substitutes and on-call teachers. We have a class for five year olds to 5th grade, a class for 6th to 12th grades, an adult study and a parent discussion group. All volunteers for classes that include minors are required to be active members who have had a background check.
To volunteer for any Church Life ministries, contact the church office or Judy Bierbaum (Church Life Committee Chair)
It is vital to our vision of Radical Hospitality that we provide refreshments and fellowship following every Sunday morning worship service. Serving and preparing for the table is easy and fun!
Every month, we bake cookies to donate the Infusion Center at Patients First. We could use help baking and delivering.
To volunteer for any property ministries, contact the church office or David Brunworth (Property Committee Chair)
Tables and Chairs
Our church is utilized by many community groups, weddings and church events. This requires setting up and taking down many tables and chairs, sometimes a few times a week. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Spring and Fall Clean Up
Twice a year, a work crew is organized to give our property and grounds a facelift. Please watch the calendar for the next Clean Up day!