The items listed on this page reflect the offerings and ministry programs that happened before the pandemic. What the church will look and function like in the future is not yet determined. Please contact the church office, the pastors, or other ministry leaders to join us, and the Holy Spirit, in shaping and creating new ministries for the post-pandemic world.

Music Ministries

  • First Church Choir - Tuesday evenings at 6:15pm in the Sanctuary, contact Kevin White
  • First Bells - Sunday at 11:15am rehearsals in the Fellowship Hall, contact Kevin White
  • Church Band - 9:45am in the Sanctuary, contact Kevin White
  • We are on the search for talented musicians who love to lead praise through contemporary Christian music.  

Worship

Behind the scenes or actively participating. Worship services have many elements of preparation and direct assistance; singing, reading scripture, playing an instrument, greeting, or helping serve communion.
  • Singing (First Church Choir, Worship Band, Soloists)
  • Scripture readers
  • Communion Stewards (Prepare the communion elements, bread and juice)
  • Communion Helpers (Assist in serving communion - don't worry, instructions are given before serving  - :)  )
  • Instrumentalist (provide special music)
  • Acolytes (Children and youth are invited to participate as acolytes by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles)
  • Greeters (assist people in finding a seat, help collect offering, and assist with communion)

To volunteer or request more information about volunteering with worship, contact Kathy Berlin, Worship Team Chair.

Nurture groups care for our church family through education, programs, and caring ministries.
  • Homebound communion – take communion to homebound members, instruction and equipment provided
  • Letter Writers – write cards to two homebound people each month
  • Martha Ministry – meals for families that are experiencing a difficult time
  • Nurture Team – help plan church activities to nurture the congregation
  • Shepherd Ministry - individuals volunteering as shepherds touch base with a few members periodically
To volunteer or request more information please contact Carolyn McGee, Nurture Ministry Chair.
Our pastor, Rev. Alex Joyner, is available if you are in need of counseling or are experiencing a crisis.

Contact Rev. Alex Joyner

Hospitality – this is a welcoming church and it is because people take time to intentionally welcome and greet people, whether those people are members or visitors. If you have the gift of hospitality, there are several ways you can help.
  • Portico Café – prepare coffee and snacks to serve after 10am worship services
  • Greeters – greet and welcome people and are on hand to answer questions 
To volunteer or request more information about how can you serve in hospitality ministries please contact Carolyn McGee, Witness Ministry Chair.
  • Administrative tasks – regular “shifts” in the office to handle phone calls and help with small tasks
  • Church mailings – periodic mailings require many hands to fold, seal, or stuff envelopes
To volunteer or request more information please contact the Church Office.

Our ONE THING MINISTRY for the month of December will benefit CVILLE SOCK LOVE!

Bring NEW socks in all sizes through the month of December. This ministry, created by two of our awesome teens several years ago, provides basic, warm socks to local shelters, day programs, and social service organizations, as well as socks in fun patterns for kids receiving treatment at central VA children’s hospitals. Socks can be placed in the red tubs found throughout the church. The socks can be left in the red tubs found throughout the church. Thanks!