Serve in the Church

Serving out of the abundant grace we have received.

Each person at Grace Commons is an important part of who we are and has unique gifts to share. We invite you to find ways to use your gifts to bless our church family.

Service Opportunities

Administrative & Clerical

Please contact Shirley Giles Davis, Equipping Ministries for any Administrative, Clerical & Website Volunteer Opportunities at 303.402.6453 or shirley.davis@gracecommons.org.


ECO Church leaders:

Opportunity to work with ECO church leaders beyond Grace Commons, with expense-paid travel several times a year for thought-provoking conferences and regional meetings. Local training provided plus knowledgeable, patient guidance from leaders at national level for Assistant Stated Clerk position for our Presbytery of the West. Use gifts of administration, leadership, problem-solving for this fulfilling position. Tasks include participation in short, meaningful leadership meetings (electronic & face-to-face) focused on developing our new ECO denomination, creating and managing electronic records of pastor and church changes for about 15 churches. 

Contact Ruth McKee at westclerk@ecopresbytery.org for more information. 


General Clerical Work: 

We have a variety of clerical and administrative needs at the church. You can volunteer part of one day each week OR periodically as an administrative support person for a variety of ministries. Job duties may include making packets for Your Unique Calling and Design classes, data entry, preparing mailings, copying and various other essential tasks that help lighten the office load. Gifts of hospitality and encouragement are also useful. 


On-Call Helpers: 

A few times a year we need a small team of willing people to assist with tasks that are often non-skilled, but necessary. This might include straightening pews following a concert, addressing invitations to events, setting up rooms, doing mailings, filing, or willing to fill in for the receptionist during lunch. This would involve answering the phone and being hospitable to those who enter our church. If you are interested in helping on a “once-in-a-while” basis, please add yourself to our On-Call Helpers List by contacting Shirley at shirley.davis@gracecommons.org


Thank You Notes: 

Help encourage individuals in the congregation by writing thank you notes from the Equipping Ministry—appreciating their service both inside and outside the walls of the church. Lists can be sent to you monthly. Notes can be written at a time and place of your choosing. The ministry pays for mailing costs and can supply note cards.

Arts + Crafts

Sewing Circle

Interested in knitting, sewing, quilting and fellowship? Please join the Sewing Circle whether you are experienced, a beginner, or want to learn a new skill. We meet in Westminster Hall on Thursdays from 8:30am-11:30 am. Come and go as your schedule permits. Funds from the twice-yearly craft show sales support local & global missions. 

Contact: Judy Pierce at 303.402.6453 / judy.pierce@gracecommons.org.

Children + Family Ministry (Grace Commons Kids)

We desire to equip future generations, one home and one child at a time, to live for Christ for a lifetime. Below are top ways you can be a part of making this happen.


Nursery Leader: 

Take care of our church’s littlest ones on Sunday mornings! Our nursery offers Sunday school for infants – two year olds. Be a blessing to families by caring for their little ones while sharing the love of Jesus. 

(Time estimate: School year, every other week or weekly; Sunday mornings, 1 hour, no prep. Adult and youth welcome.)


Sunday School Leader:

Together with a class team, create environments that are conducive to preschool and elementary age children growing in Jesus. 

(Time estimate: School year, weekly, 1.5 hr Sunday mornings & 1 hr weekly class prep.  Adult and youth welcome)


Welcome and Security Team: 

Help each child and caretaker feel safe and welcomed to the KidTrek wing by hosting the KidTrek Kiosk. 

(Time estimate: Sunday mornings during one service on a rotating schedule. Adult volunteer role.)


Library Ministry Helper: 

Contribute your creative talents that will help draw families to the abundance of books and resources in the Library, or help in shelving of books. 

(Time estimate: flexible)

Grace Commons Kids Wednesdays Leader:

Lead a group of children during our high energy youth group.

(Time estimate: school year, weekly or bi-weekly, 2 hours on Wednesday evenings, no prep. Adult volunteer role.)

Paid Childcare Worker:

Provide care for children while their parents are involved in various programs around the church. 

(Time estimate: Varies with needs)

Music Camp Volunteer: 

Be a part of one of Grace Commons’ biggest and most intergenerational programs. From helping with snacks or crafts to being a small group leader, we have a position for you. With your help, we can host over 250 children for a week each summer! 

(Time estimate: June, 3.5 hrs for 5 days, light prep. Adult & youth welcome.)

Contact: Jennie Fletemeyer at 303.402.6447 / jennie.fletemeyer@gracecommons.org.

Cooking, Baking + Serving

Cookies on Call: 

The "Cookies on Call" ministry provides cookies for special events at the church, especially for receptions after funerals. Other occasions arise which we have been able to assist with, sometimes at short notice, and this group has been quite active this past year. If you like to bake and could be available to extend our gift of hospitality call Shirley Keller. 

Contact: Shirley Keller at 303.442.8535


Kitchen Ministry: 

Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you enjoy watching cooks do their thing and know you have that gift too? Have you ever worked in the restaurant world, or wanted to, and have the time and desire to help ministry events happen here in the church kitchen? We are developing a resource list of people who would like to help prepare food and help with various fellowship events in the main kitchen. Come bless others with your hospitality gifts and fellowship in the process. A willing servant’s heart is as valuable as kitchen experience.

Contact: Don Gallotte at 303.402.6412 / don.gallotte@gracecommons.org

Facilities, Landscape + Vehicles

Landscape & Garden Team: 

Do you like to garden? The Landscape and Garden team would love to have your help! We plant, pull and prune on the church campus every Wednesday morning in the summer. Join us for lots of FUN !

Contact: Bonnie Graef at 303.443.9849 / bonnieanded@comcast.net


Handy person Projects for High School Students: 

We have various projects around the church that require handy person skills from installations to painting and repairing. We create these projects as needed. 

Contact: Matt MacDonald at 303.402.6430 / matt.mcdonald@gracecommons.org


Work Krew, General Church Repairs & Improvements: 

Handymen (and non-handymen) – Join the Work Krew! All it takes are a set of willing hands. All skill levels are appreciated and useful. Meets each Thursday at 8:00-8:30 AM, to repair, rebuild and improve our church. Flexible, enjoyable and very satisfying… great guys, great fellowship, great coffee and tasty pastries!

Contact: Richard Rapisardi at 303.402.6410 / richard.rapisardi@gracecommons.org


Vehicles Team

We keep an eye on the condition of the church vans, keeping minor details like light bulbs working, keeping track of and shuttling the vans for their service needs, taking a periodic look at them to keep them in good condition.

Contact: Ashley Matthews at 303.402.6403 / ashley.matthews@gracecommons.org

Helping Hands; Our Community Work

Deacon’s Closet: 

The Deacons’ Closet distributes new and donated clothing and toiletries at no cost to those in need in Boulder County. A wonderful group of volunteers meets every Thursday to sort donations and set up our shopping area from 7-9:30am, serve our shoppers from 9:30-10:30 am and cleanup by 11am. Volunteer hours are flexible (come when you can).

Contact: Glenda Dye at 303.402.6402 or glenda.dye@gracecommons.org

Hospitality

Coffee Crew: 

Once a month, people are needed to set-up the tables for Coffee Hour from 8-9:20am. Also, from 10-10:45am, people are needed to serve at the coffee table by restocking and straightening supplies. Another need is for people to help clean up after the 10:45 service either at 11am or 12pm, whichever is more convenient for you. Training will be provided!

Contact: Judy Pierce at 303.402.6453, judy.pierce@gracecommons.org


Hospitality, Host a Missionary: 

Occasionally missionaries or speakers come to Boulder for limited periods of time and need a room or home situation where they can stay. Others might need a car to use while in Boulder. Would you like to serve the Lord by opening up your home in this way? The Missions Department plans to keep a list of possible housing solutions for such occasions, so if this sounds interesting to you, please call.

Contact: The Missions Department at 303.402.6427


The Pew Crew:

We meet on Friday mornings at 9-10am, maintaining and replenishing items in the pews. Although the Pew Crew is a behind the scenes job, they are really critical to our worship services. This is a great volunteer opportunity to do with friends so that you can go do something together afterwards. Interested?

Contact: Christine at 303.402.6408, christine.brockett@gracecommons.org


Sunday Morning Greeters: 

Greet before the service you attend for 30 minutes once a month. There's nothing to this but saying "Hello!" This is a fun job. We have greeters at the doors and in the Atrium-there to be a friendly face to assist with questions.

Contact: Judy Pierce at 303.402.6453, judy.pierce@gracecommons.org


Sunday Morning Ushers: 

The Usher Ministry serves God by serving those who come to worship Him on Sunday morning. If meeting wonderful people and helping them meet God sounds appealing, we have a place for you. No experience necessary, just a joy-filled heart and a warm smile!

Contact: John and Debbi Tucker at 303.772.6668, jdtuckerone@qwest.net

Middle and High School

We have various opportunities to lead, support and serve at high school events. Please contact Matt McDonald for any High School Volunteer Opportunities (listed below) at 303.402.6419 or matt.mcdonald@gracecommons.org.

Host Homes: 

Can you host a Middle or High School staff intern for the school year? This is a huge part of our ministry, giving our interns places to live and call home for a year! Please contact us if you’re willing to open a room in your house for an intern.


Volunteer MS-HS Leaders: 

Do you enjoy working with high school or middle school ministries? The commitment is 1-2nights per week and one of those nights being Wednesday night each week at Fishy and Club, spending time with students and pursuing them and their families outside of church. Contact Matt at matt.mcdonald@gracecommons.org for more information and to apply.


Bible Study Leaders: 

We need people who have a deep love for high school kids, their leaders, and Jesus. Volunteers will meet twice a month for a Bible Study and hang out with high school students. Every once in a while, meet students outside of the Bible Study. Approx. 1 hour/week.


Mentors for our Volunteer Leaders: 

We are looking for caring adults who will come alongside our wonderful volunteer leaders, pursue a relationship with them, and encourage them. This is especially important as our leaders seek to understand and discern ministry and whether they will continue past the internship. Approx. 3 hours/month.


Prayers for the Ministry: 

Prayer Warriors! You will be on the email list to pray for the youth ministry on a regular basis with specific prayer requests.

If you are interested in working with the Middle School ministry, we always have opportunities for you to volunteer and help serve in many different areas, including joining our amazing Student and Family Parent Committee, hosting an event in your home for one of your sons or daughters small groups, food preparation for our leaders, working directly with the middle school kids, mentoring leaders, hosting an intern at your home for a year, or scholarship help for students attending camps throughout the year. Name your area of expertise and we will find an area where you can help us out! Thank You!

Contact: Kyle Rohan at 303.402.6419 / kyle.rohan@gracecommons.org

Missions

Are you interested in Missions – Local or Global? We have many opportunities here and abroad where you can use any of your gifts to further God’s Kingdom. Serve on one of the committees that make decisions for our church about our missions program. Go on a short-term mission trip. Help out with many local missions projects. For more general information regarding mission work, please contact Missions at 303.402.6427.


Boulder Manor Sunday Worship:

Contact: Glenda at 303.402.6402 / glenda.dye@gracecommons.org 

Grace Commons Volunteers provide a 30 min worship service each Sunday at Boulder Manor Care Facility on Baseline. We gather the residents, share scriptures, enjoy singing and listening to guest musicians, share a short talk and close with prayers. The idea is to take the love of Jesus outside our walls to people dealing with illness, aging and memory loss so that He can nurture their souls. Join this team with the gifts of compassion, encouragement and teaching. 

Call the Health Ministry at 303.402.6423.

Music

Please contact: Jim Keller at 303.402.6420 / jim.keller@gracecommons.org for any Music Program Volunteer Opportunities.


Audio/Visual Volunteers: The audio and media techs would love to train assistants in the booth for Sunday worship. We need volunteers for regular Sunday worship, substitutes, and special events. No previous experience necessary.

Please contact Kyle at media@gracecommons.org if interested.


Grace Commons Ringers:

The adult hand bell choir meets weekly and participates in worship throughout the year and is always grateful for new ringers! No experience necessary; music reading (notes and rhythm) is essential. Both regular ringers and substitute ringers are needed. This is a wonderful music ministry to find fellowship and a musical outlet!


Instrumentalists: 

Do you play an instrument? There are lots of opportunities to play at Grace Commons, both in traditional ensembles and the contemporary worship team. We’d love to know about you and the instrument you play, and get you connected!

Prayer

Grace Commons Prayer Chain: 

This prayer team is for all who seek intercessory, confidential prayer. We forward prayers via

email and each member of the team prays individually when convenient. Prayers are sent daily as received . If you are interested in joining the prayer chain to pray for requests, please call Ann Stroman or Gladys Meyer for more information. This is a great opportunity for involvement in a very important ministry that does not require a physical presence in the church building.

Contact: Ann Stroman at 303.460.8859 or Gladys Meyer at 303.530.3575


Equipping Prayer Team: 

If you have the gift of intercession, and passions for seeing people come to know God personally and find places of meaningful service in the church and the community, then the Equipping Prayer Team is for you. Each week you will receive the names of all visitors, those interested in membership, and Discovery class participants, praying for each by name. The Prayer Team does not meet, but prays individually at each person’s convenience!

Contact: Shirley Giles Davis, Equipping Ministries at 303.402.6453 / shirley.davis@gracecommons.org


Missionary Prayers: We have 30+ local and global missionaries that need your prayers. Whether you’re praying individually or in a group, we would love to guide you with up-to-date requests and information. 

Contact: The Missions Department at 303.402.6427

ROOTS

ROOTS is an umbrella ministry focused on 55+ adults. It is a ministry dedicated to those who want to serve, need to be served and/or are seeking fellowship, support and encouragement in their spiritual and personal lives as they transition through the stages of aging.

Please contact Libby Brown at 303.402.6433 or libby.brown@gracecommons.org for all ROOTS volunteer opportunities.


Ramblers leaders: 

We are looking for 4 people willing to co-lead our summer hiking group. The group hikes one night a week from June through Aug, from 6–8:pm. Volunteers would help out 2 nights per month.


Learning for Living Coordinator:

Can you think of some great ROOTS topics, related to aging? We need someone to identify topics, find speakers and coordinate talks.


Moderator in Training– ROOTS Committee: 

Come to monthly ROOTS meetings for a year to observe the role of moderator with the potential to join the committee to become moderator for a two-year term.


ROOTS Committee Members: 

Are you passionate about the lives of 60+ adults? If so, the ROOTS Committee is looking for new members to meet the first Monday of every month from 12:30–2pm. Great fellowship, lots of fun and a great way to plug into First Pres! All ages welcome.


Technology Instructors: 

Volunteer to teach senior adults one-on-one or in groups how to use devices and programs such as digital cameras, iPods, cell phones, computers, word processing, attachments, Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. Teach technology with which you feel comfortable.


Work Krew: 

Meet with men at the church every Thursday morning to refurbish, repair and improve the church. Skills are not important. 

Contact Paul Commander: 303-661-9923, gpctvier@yahoo.com

University

Do you have a heart for University students? Did you know there are over 26,000 undergraduate students at CU, thousands that do not have a personal relationship with Christ? University Ministries (UMin.) here at Grace Commons rely on adult associates to help multiply its ministry to students.

Contacts: Dave at dave.pommer@gracecommons.org.

Please visit us at theannexboulder.com.


Cabin Connection:

Do you have a connection to a cabin that can host staff retreats or small group get-away? If you do, please contact our offices. 

Time commitment: Varies


Host Families: 

Do you have a home that can accommodate a live-in intern for 9 months to a year?

Time Commitment: 9 months–12 months.


Mentors: We need mentors for college men and women! Requirements: Must love the Lord and be a great listener.

Time Commitment: Depends on how long and how often you and your student would like to meet.

Please contact Dave at dave.pommer@gracecommons.org. if you are interested in any or all of these areas.

Women

Touching College Women’s Lives: 

University Ministries (UMin.) is looking for women, in all walks of life, with a passion to love, listen, share wisdom, and speak into the lives of college women. UMin. desires to grow a strong college women’s ministry that supports women as they face difficult issues such as eating disorders, body and self-image, relationships, family, etc.

If you would like to speak on these issues, you are needed. We are in search of mentors, Bible study leaders, helpers at Women’s retreats/events, and general fellowship along the way.

Contact: Dave at dave.pommer@gracecommons.org or visit our website at: theannexboulder.com

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