Serving Opportunities

Altar Care Team

Being a part of the "Altar Care Team" is great for people wanting to engage in the spiritual practice of "Serving" who also need a flexible schedule. Essentially, the Alter Care Team helps to maintain and prepare the sanctuary for worship.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a month’s service, but can also be single Sunday. Activities involve cleaning the chancel area, tidying up the pews, insuring communion supplies are adequate, and changing paraments as church seasons change.

CONTACT: JACKIE CUNNINGHAM
PHONE: 320.212.2689
EMAIL: jbcunningham2000@yahoo.com

Audio Visual Ministry Team

The "Audio Visual Ministry Team" serves worship at Vinje by operating the sound board and video display during Sunday services. This team helps the congregation to hear the good news of God's love clearly and to see God's love in new ways (Literally!) 

Help is needed in the sound booth to run the cameras and slides. This is way easier than you think...we’re sure you're qualified! If you’re willing to consider helping, please contact
Paul or just stop in the booth on a Sunday or Wednesday and observe!

CONTACT: PAUL NORDIN
PHONE: 612.961.5708
EMAIL: pmnordin@charter.net

Blessed Bakers

Could we add you to our list of Blessed Bakers? We’ll contact you as needed to see if you’re able to bake a cake, bars or cookies for funerals or other special events.

CONTACT: JANET WHITE
320.235.1441
vinje@vinjechurch.com

Communion Servers

We are always looking for more congregation members willing to help serve communion. You can sign up to serve once a month or once a year, whatever you prefer.

Communion Servers prepare the bread and wine for distribution prior to each Sunday service and then assist the pastors in giving communion to the congregation during the service. It is a powerful spiritual practice to remind others that "This is the body and blood of Christ given and shed for you." Learn More about being a communion server or contact Melissa, to begin your service.

CONTACT: MELISSA HANSEN
320.235.1441
melissah@vinjechurch.com

Custodial Help

We’re in need of occasional assistance with dusting, window cleaning, event setup, etc.

CONTACT: JANET WHITE
320.235.1441
vinje@vinjechurch.com

Dishwashers

We’re looking for individuals willing to join our list of dishwashers for special events, funerals and Wednesday nights. No experience necessary...it’s super easy to run and we’ll be happy to give you a quick training!

CONTACT: JANET WHITE
320.235.1441
vinje@vinjechurch.com

Everybody Eats!

Every Wednesday evening at 5:00pm, Vinje provides a FREE meal to anyone in the community who would like to come. There is no expectation or catch, ALL are welcome for food and fellowship. We would love for you to come and eat!

Wednesday suppers are a fantastic way to enjoy fellowship with our Vinje members! We’d love to have your help planning, preparing and/or serving some of our Wednesday night
meals. We are also always in need of treats for Wednesdays as well!

CONTACT: MELISSA HANSEN
320.235.1441
melissah@vinjechurch.com

Fellowship Coffee Hour

Serving Sunday morning coffee is a great opportunity to welcome newcomers and get to know the members of our congregation. Volunteers are needed for: monthly serving coordinators, weekly coffee treat donations, and volunteers to help with setup, serving, and cleanup.

CONTACT: JEAN GESELIUS
PHONE: 320.905.0146
EMAIL: tgeselius@charter.net

Funeral Servers/Greeters

Help is needed with funeral greeting, lunch set-up, serving and clean-up. This is a wonderful way to serve your Vinje family in their time of need.

CONTACT: JANET WHITE
320.235.1441
vinje@vinjechurch.com

GO

Not everybody can be physically present at Vinje and yet they are still a part of our community.

Every week people make God's love "real" as they GO into the community to visit those who are homebound, in nursing facilities, and in the hospital. This is a powerful ministry opportunity!

Greeters

"Greeters" offer a ministry of HOSPITALITY as they welcome people gathering for worship just as Jesus welcomed people into his midst. This ministry is great for those wanting to get to know the Vinje members. We ask for a minimum of two greeters to stand at the West (Main) doors 20 minutes prior to the service. Families are welcome! Greeters have a simple yet important ministry. They get to say, “good morning” as people arrive.

We also ask that greeters help respond to the needs of any person as they come up…this could include helping people find the restroom/coat rack or assisting persons in wheel chairs. Greeters can also check if someone is sitting alone during coffee time and greet the person or sit down to visit. To learn more about this ministry or contact Melissa at melissah@vinjechurch.com.

Lector

A "Lector" is a fancy word for "READER". We need a variety of voices to read the scriptures each Sunday...Young Voices, Old Voices, Struggling Voices, Happy Voices, Male Voices, and Female Voices. Contact Melissa, to schedule a time to read.

Meals for Shut-Ins

We’re looking for individuals to cook an occasional meal to be delivered to homebound Vinje members or other members in need.

Could we put you on a list to call when we are in need of someone to bake an occasional hot dish or pot of soup?

CONTACT: MELISSA HANSEN
320.235.1441
melissah@vinjechurch.com

Meals On Wheels Delievery

Vinje helps out with the community’s important Meals on Wheels outreach several times per year.

Could you deliver meals for a day or two as this need arises? The time commitment is an hour or two and it really is a fulfilling way to reach out to our neighbors.

CONTACT: JANET WHITE
320.235.1441
vinje@vinjechurch.com

Ministry Partners

Alone, we are limited as to who we can reach out to and how we can help them. However, when we partner with local and national organizations our ability to serve increases exponentially.

Learn more about our partners whose focus is to serve and contact Pastor Justin Ask to get involved.

Newborn Ministry

The arrival of a new baby is a joyous event but also one that can be stressful. The Newborn ministry team reaches out to support families who have just brought their bundle of joy home.

If you would like more information about this ministry contact Melissa.

Shawl Ministry

Do you knit? Crochet? Come and experience how this simple hobby can lead into a deep spiritual/prayer practice through Prayer Shawl Ministry.

Learn more about what a prayer shawl is, how it is used, and who receives these gifts. Contact Melissa in our office if you would like become involved.

Sunday School Teachers

We are always looking for help with Sunday School! There’s something for everyone...art, music, drama, snacks, games...we’re sure we can find the right place for you!

CONTACT: DANE SKILLBRED
320.235.1441
pastordane@vinjechurch.com

Ushers

Ushers offer assistance to the congregation during worship by handing out bulletins, showing people the way to communion and other acts of service.

Ushers are needed for both Sundays and Wednesdays. This is fun and easy way to help out with worship! You may sign up as individuals, couples or families for one month (subs are
always available).

CONTACT: NANCY GROFF
PHONE: 320.235.4946
EMAIL: nrgffl@gmail.com

Wednesday Grace Notes

We are looking for help serving treats and helping with crafts on Wednesday afternoons. This is a wonderful way to get to know some of our younger members!

CONTACT: MELISSA HANSEN
320.235.1441
melissah@vinjechurch.com

Welcome Desk

We are in need of Welcome Desk workers to answer phones and greet guests. “Shifts” are generally from 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. We are looking for both regular (one shift per
week) workers as well as substitutes.

CONTACT: JANET WHITE
320.235.1441
vinje@vinjechurch.com

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