Serving within LakeRidge UMC is a vital component in the church’s mission of connecting generations with Jesus to impact our world. Whether they’re the first face visitors see when they walk through the doors, singing in the choir, or behind the scenes, our volunteers and inner-church ministries are the heart of LakeRidge UMC. If you would like to serve in one of these roles, please contact Rita Ritter, our Hospitality Director, at (806)698-5705.
Or you can apply online with our Volunteer Sign-Up Form.
Volunteer Sign-Up Form
Whether you’re planning and organizing behind the scenes, teaching, or leading a group, volunteers are the lifeblood of LakeRidge UMC’s ministries. Those called to serve can make a lasting impact in our nursery, children, youth and many adult ministries.
Greeters are often the first friendly, accepting face visitors experience at LakeRidge UMC. Those with the gift of hospitality can easily put it to use by welcoming visitors and members each Sunday morning. Beyond being stationed at the church’s main entrances, there is also a need for Welcome Center hosts to make visitors feel right at home and point them in the right direction.
Holiday Décor Team
Be a part of this fun festive team as we join together to decorate our Church for the holidays! Whether it be for Christmas or Easter, we welcome everyone of all ages!
Holy Grill Café Team
Be a part of this friendly team that prepares and serves meals on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:15 p.m. There are a variety of duties needed each week, including banker, cleanup, décor, dishwasher, errands, setup, server, teardown, and backup/sub. Volunteers are encouraged to assist as their schedules allow; various volunteers are engaged from 1-6:45 p.m. each Wednesday.
Parking Lot Ministry
Offering door-to-door service, this team engages with churchgoers each Sunday morning – offering golf cart transportation to and from your car. Sign up for one of three shifts of volunteers each week, starting at 8:55 a.m. and finishing up at 11:45 a.m.
As little as one hour of your time each week can be a tremendous service to our church. LakeRidge UMC staff always appreciates a volunteer’s helping hand in stuffing bulletins, assisting with mailings, answering phones and other administrative duties.
Safety & Security Team
This team not only works to ensure our church can meet and worship safely each week, but also offers assistance should an emergency arise. Whether it is severe weather, fire, sudden illness or a missing loved one, this team strives to make the LakeRidge UMC worship experience a pleasant and safe one.
The LakeRidge UMC ushers welcome attendees at each door of the sanctuary and activity center for worship service. Additionally, this team assists with several aspects of service, including offering, communion, and seating.
Young Leaders in Training
LakeRidge UMC believes in “connecting generations” – and that includes in our worship. Children can get engaged by serving as an acolyte, assisting as a young usher, or leading the Lord’s Prayer.
There are many opportunities to serve through the various Lay Leadership Committees that support the business of the church. For a listing of current committees and members who are serving, please click here.