Serving Teams

One of the most important ways to connect is to serve the church. We have a multitude of opportunities where you can serve and make a difference. If you aren’t sure which team is a good fit for you, contact our Director of Connections, Sharon Sweeney, to help you find a place.

Bookstore Volunteers

Help to sell books and resources at the Springfield First Bookstore.
Contact: Sally Howard

Care Callers 

Follow up with a phone call after someone has been discharged from the hospital.
Contact: Carli Burton

Communion Servers

Communion ServerServe Communion once each month during Sunday morning worship services.
Contact: Sharon Sweeney

Connections Team

Connections TeamEnsure that our guests and all who attend to feel God's love and are connected to the faith community of Springfield First.
Contact: Sharon Sweeney

  Funeral Meal Volunteers

Help to provide a comforting meal after a funeral, allowing grieving families time to relax and share memories. Opportunities include preparing food in our church kitchen, serving the family, and cleaning up, or bringing a salad or dessert to complement the meal.

Contact: Eleanor Mack

  KidLife Ministry Teams

Share your faith and love with the children of Springfield First through inspiring Bible lessons, exciting games, age-appropriate activities, and interactive worship! Come and be part of the adventure!

  • Teachers - Communicate the love of God through lessons and storytelling.
  • Small Group Leaders - Reinforce lessons with crafts, games, and questions to help them grow.
  • Hospitality Team - Greet families, help new visitors, check-in children, and create a welcome and safe environment.
  • Support Team - Help throughout the week by gathering supplies, copying lessons, decorating rooms, writing cards, and organizing materials.
  • Midweek Connect Team - Share in the excitement and adventure while we explore the power of the Bible with children of all ages on Wednesday evenings.

Contact: Pastor Andrew Jones

  Mission Garden

Mission garden volunteersCalling all gardeners (experienced or not so much)! Each year, we plant a garden on our property, and all of the produce grown is donated to Kumler UMC’s outreach program for the hungry of Springfield. The Mission Garden has been planted, and now we need volunteers to help us tend the garden. So, grab your family, friends, small group, or Sunday School class, and choose a week to help out! During that week, you will come out to the garden 2 to 3 times to water, weed, and harvest. Harvested goodies need to be dropped off at Kumler Outreach Ministries. Don’t worry if you have never done this before: a member of the Missions Council will meet you at the beginning of the week to show you the ropes. Sign up here to select your week to serve in the garden.  

Contact: Missions Council

 Music Ministry 

Contemporary Worship Team
We love to include new people on our worship team, both musicians and vocalists. If you have a passion for music and for leading God's people in worship, we would love to connect with you!

Contact: Chase Carlisle

Traditional Worship Team
Be inspired and inspire others through music. Our New Life Adult and Handbell choirs lead worship at the 9:00 am traditional service.

New Life Adult Choir: Thursdays at 7:00-8:50 pm
New Life Adult Handbells: Thursdays at 6:00-6:50 pm
Contact: Dr. See Tsai Chan

  Office Volunteers

Help in the office by answering phones and other light desk work.
Contact: Sally Howard

  Parking Lot Greeters

Be the first person to greet people as they come onto the church property before weekend services.
Contact: Sharon Sweeney

Parking Ministry

Park cars on Sunday mornings to help those with mobility challenges.
Contact: Carli Burton

  Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knit prayer shawls to provide comfort for those who are ill.
Contact: Carli Burton

  Recycling Team

Help our environment by collecting recycling throughout the building.
Contact: Layton Lamb

  Safety Team

Help to keep our church safe and assist with medical, weather, or other issues that may arise. Police, security, fire, medical, or education experience is a plus. Serve once each month at 8:30am to noon on Sundays in teams of 2 to 4 people.

Contact: Vince Howard

  Stage Design/Construction Team

At Easter, Christmas, and throughout the year, we build new backdrop designs with the help of many volunteers.

Contact: Chase Carlisle

  StudentLife Ministry Team

Serve students in 6th-12th grades on Sunday evenings. Interact with students, help to prepare dinner, participate in worship, and guide small group discussion time.

Contact: Pastor Andrew Jones or Sydney Pappas

  Sunshine Sharers 

Send cards or help deliver gifts or flowers to our seniors to brighten their day and remind them that our church family cares for them. In May 2020, we made 105 gift bags filled with goodies (all bright yellow!) and delivered them to our friends who have been isolated at home or in care facilities during this time of shelter-in-place.

Contact: Carli Burton

  Tech Team

Help people to connect with God through both visual and audio elements during the worship experience. Do you know how to use a smartphone? If so, then you already have what it takes to be on the tech team!

Contact: Brennan Pappas

  Visitation Volunteers/Caring Friends

Visit members of Springfield First who are homebound or in nursing homes.

Contact: Carli Burton

  Worship Support Team

Ensure that the Sanctuary is ready for worship services, including Communion set up, candles lit, and baptismal water in place.

Contact: Eleanor Mack