Belonging at St Nic’s
At St Nic’s we love and follow Jesus and so love and serve one another in kindness. Kindness originally links to the notion of kindred, a family relationship. This is expressed practically as the church body lives out its life together.
We are the Body of Christ 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, serving in our homes, at work and at play. This calling is more than just gathering on a Sunday. We express being kind to one another by offering lifts, sharing meals, praying for one another, shopping for those in need, and alerting our pastoral care team to more specific needs. It can also mean serving in a more formal role within the Church community.
- Welcomers: Welcoming guests and regular members on arrival with distribution of newsletter and assistance as required.
- Children’s Ministry: Godly Play has roles for Storytellers and Doorpersons (see Karen D.)
- Eucharist Assistants: help prepare for Eucharist and assist in serving during the service and cleaning utensils afterwards.
- Sound: setting up and running appropriate sound for the various services we offer (see Alf H.)
- Overheads: running the visuals on the overheads for the service (see Dannielle B.)
- Worship: vocals, keyboard, guitar, drums, or possibly another musical talent not listed?
- Readers: for reading the various readings during the service
- Intercessions: leading our public prayers
- Preaching and teaching: this requires training towards Licensed Lay Minister status.
- Hospitality: Ensuring the availability of beverages and biscuits, assisting with cleaning up afterwards.
Blessing & Outreach
- Op Shop volunteer (see Judy B.)
- Little Lambs volunteer (see Barbara G.)
- Lending Library (see Jan C.)
- Wednesdays Dinners (see Verity M. or Kate H.)
- Nourish Kids (see Carli K.): providing childcare for the Nourish Women’s group is an incredible blessing to the mums who attend and study God’s word together.
- Parish Council: nominations will open in October for our 2019 Parish Council.
- Mission Secretary: we are still in need of someone who is called to this position.
- Alpha and other courses such as Boundaries: prayer for those who attend, and for Holy Spirit led invitations to people beyond our church community. Provision of hospitality or as a small group leader.
Small Groups Ministry
- involvement in small groups
- leading small groups: this requires discussion and oversight from the parish priest.
- youth ministry: soon we will have a real need for a youth ministry to nurture and grow the faith of our older children.
- administration/ volunteering in the office (see Sophie P. or Ian C.)
- assist our Site Management Team with maintenance and repairs of the church buildings and grounds, including the Historic Church (see Tony W.)
As a community we want to celebrate and acknowledge those who serve in these roles. By listing them here we can pray specifically for those areas in our church. If there is an area that interests you or you feel called into serving please speak to Rev Jamie or a team member.
Adapted from Opportunities in Your Church by St Nicholas Minster.