First, read about your RIGHTS as a volunteer at St. Helen's. As our volunteer-friendly culture continues to expand, we want you to know how valued you are and what you have a right to expect when you share your time and talent. Click to download a word document of The Volunteer's Bill of Rights.
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone … As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 12
How can you get involved at St. Helen Parish? There are probably as many answers to that question as there are individuals in our church! Involvement is different for everyone according to the unique gifts and talents God graces us with. The best way to get involved is to share with our community that which sets fire to your heart and makes you come alive!
Use the following questions to assist you in organizing and evaluating the way you live and serve as a Christian steward:
God. How much time do we devote to the Lord in worship and prayer?
Family. How much time do we spend with family members?
Church. How do we serve and support our faith community?
School. Are we volunteering and being a part of the school's life?
Community. Do we offer our time in service to local groups and community activities?
The world. Do we reach out to those in need throughout the world?
You may want to review this list of questions on a regular basis to determine how you - as an individual or family - are responding in these six areas, both in terms of time given and financial contributions. You may want to add additional questions, or even create variations of the categories to reflect on your own life.
Are you willing to give what it takes to make a ministry succeed?
New or continuing in a ministry, we all need to ask ourselves these questions:
- Am I committed to giving the time needed to accomplish the goals of my group?
- Have I set aside time for prayer and reflection on the work we are undertaking?
- Have I been supportive of those who are new to our group? Have I been inclusive in my words and actions so that those who are new do not feel there is an us from last year and a them from this year?
- Have I spoken positively about the undertaking and not belittled either the staff or the project?
Does my calendar reflect the priority I say I have given to this enterprise?
Click here if you're ready to sign up!!
Click on the following links if: