Every Thursday, from 08/03/2023 to 12/21/2023, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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:
- 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.
- Tuesdays 1-5pm
- Thursdays 1-5pm
- Fridays 1-5pm
Please contact Pam Jameson at if you are interested.
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
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.
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 Ministry Team (previously known as the Refugee Task Force) has a long history of assisting refugee and immigrant families with the transition into life in Columbus. Volunteer opportunities range from transportation assistance to teaching ESL.
Click here to learn more.
Mission Finance Team
The Mission Finance Team is tasked with oversight and distribution of mission contributions to support mission activities locally, nationally, and internationally. Contact Amy Caskie to get involved.
Our PRISON MINISTRY connects Death Row inmates with volunteer pen pals and visitors. Contact Tom White < > for more info.
The WARM WELCOME KNITTERS provide winter clothing accessories to newly arrived refugees in the Columbus area. What is not donated to them is sold and profits are donated to our refugee ministry. Contact Sally Wandel < > for more info.
The MAT MAKERS group turns used plastic shopping bags into crocheted sleeping mats for the unhoused population. These mats allow those sleeping outdoors to stay dry and discourage pests. For more information, contact Joan Talmage < >.
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