First Community is open today, January 25. MECDC and Preschool are Closed.

Join in our mission of uniting to serve each other and the world.  We have a variety of recurring volunteer opportunities within the church.  First Community also works with several organizations to offer a wide variety of opportunities for those who wish to donate time and talent outside the church walls.

K-5 Ministry Volunteer Opportunities

The K-5 Ministry is looking for caring adults of all ages to be part of our volunteer team. You do not have to have a child in our program to volunteer.
We need adults to help with:

  • Sunday school at 9, 10 and 11 am each week.
  • Midweek Mission/Children’s Choir dinner on Wednesdays from 5:30-6 pm.
  • Volunteer at special events throughout the year including Christmas Workshop, Easter Eggstravaganza, and 1.2.3…Akita!

By working as a congregation to support the K-5 ministries, we show young families that they and their children are a valued part of our church community. Contact Julie Richards, Director of K-5 Ministry:


Early Childhood Ministries
  • Volunteers to be on a substitute list to help in our Sunday Childcare program at 9, 10, and 11.
  • Children and Youth Council to support the work of our ministries Birth-High school.

Contact Leigh Anne Easterling at if you are interested in volunteering with Early Childhood.


Greeters for our Open Door Ministry

Have you wanted to get more involved in church? Do you like to make people feel welcome? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then we would love you to join the Open Door Ministry. We are looking Greeters of any age to help at our 9 am North, 10 am South, and 11 am North worship services. The time required is just 30 minutes before worship once a month. If you are interested, please contact Kristy Glaser at or 614-488-0681 ext. 161. Looking forward to having you on our ministry team!


COMMUNITY JUSTICE MINISTRY TEAMS

Our Community Justice Ministry Teams take on projects that emphasize working toward racial equity, ending gun violence, and creating a sustainable natural environment within the Columbus metro area.

Each team's focus area (Racial Equity, Gun Violence Prevention (GVP), Environmental Justice) project’s activities will seek to:​

  • Educate​
  • Provide Social Service​
  • Identify and advocate for the end of systemic factors that perpetuate these social issues​

Each of these activities may be accomplished singularly or concurrently, based on the needs of each project area. However, all activities will be informed by the ultimate objective of systemic change.

If you are interested in any of these focus areas and how you can impact change in the local community, please contact Tim Vansant at


reception at crane welcome center, south

We are seeking volunteers to work as receptionist in the Crane Welcome Center at our South location. Volunteers would be responsible for welcoming and assisting guests. Answering phones is not part of the duties. Shifts are in 4-hour increments, but other options are also available. 

Positions needed:

  • Tuesdays 1-5pm
  • Thursdays 1-5pm
  • Fridays 1-5pm

Please contact Pam Jameson at  if you are interested.


Worship Technologies

If you would like to learn how to run sound, create and display worship graphics, run a camera, record podcasts, direct the video for a worship service or musical event, we are your one stop shop. Have fun and learn new skills with a great group of people serving the church and the community. All are welcome! Please contact Stewart Pitchford at


worship and ARts

The Worship & Arts Council is seeking individuals interested in assisting with the mission of the Worship & Arts Council.

Its mission is focused on the congregation’s central activity of worship – and all that relates to worship – including, but not limited to the music, the visual arts, drama, ushering, bulletins, special services, sanctuary decoration, and the enhancement of the congregation’s participation in the arts. This includes concert series, art displays, and interior design of the public areas of the church.

Meetings of the Council are held in the evenings on the second or third Monday in January, March, May, September, and November and are hosted by council members.

If you are interested in being a part of this group, please contact Andy Blosser, Director of Music.


heart to heart 

Heart to Heart would love it if you could put faith into action by helping us feed our neighbors. Please sign up here and check out this link for volunteer procedures and more information. 


Monday night meals

Friends of the Homeless was founded in January 1983 to provide a wide range of services, including housing, to help homeless adults and families move from dependency to self-sufficiency.

Services Provided
Friends of the Homeless, a program of Southeast, Inc., maintains six transitional housing units for families; the Parsons Avenue Apartments for 25 men; an emergency shelter with 130 beds
for men.

Click here to learn more and to sign-up.


share and learn gardens

These gardens are on the campus of Mary Evans Child Development Center‘s playground on the north campus of First Community Church! They are tended by a group of volunteers led by master gardeners Loren and Cheryl VanDeusen.  The group works with the Mary Evans teachers and students in addition to tending and harvesting the gardens.

Click here to learn more.


refugee task force

The Refugee Task Force has a long history of assisting refugee and immigrant families with the transition into life in Columbus. Since 1977, they have worked closely with resettlement agencies such as CRIS (Community Refugee and Immigration Services) and UsTogether to sponsor new arrivals and to assist with emergency funds for expenses and unexpected costs not covered by federal assistance.  They also help special needs situations, such as in-home English tutoring for those unable to attend group classes.

Click here to learn more.


Mission Council

The Mission Council at First Community church is tasked with raising funds to support mission activities locally, nationally and internationally as well as creating opportunities for our members to be involved in ministry outside the walls of the church. We strive to tell the stories of our mission partners in order to educate our church family about their work and encourage people to become involved wherever they feel called.

If you are interested in serving on the Mission Council, please contact Rev. Kate Shaner.

For current Mission Council Members, please click on the link below to access the Mission Council Resources.

Mission Council & Refugee Task Force Resource


If you would like to receive Mission E-Newsletters, please click here.

For more information, please contact the Mission Office (614) 488-0681 ext.106

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