Time & Talent
“We love because God first loved us.” (1 John 4:19), and we give because God has first given to us: life, love, health, strength, loved ones, time, talent, treasure, and most of all, new life in Jesus Christ. All of these are “gifts of God for the people of God” to use in serving God.
There is no limit to ways in which we can use our time and talent.
Sundays offer simple but important ways to serve. It is as easy as being a greeter in the Narthex on a Sunday at one of our three services, singing in a choir at the 11:15 service, helping with a children’s worship class at either morning service, assisting in communion preparation at 10:30 am on a periodic basis, helping receive the offering or serve communion, or teach a children’s Church School or Worship Class. Each is a ministry essential to what we do and who we are.
Weekdays bring other opportunities with our nightly shelter, either as a host from 6 - 9 pm or as an overnight supervisor from 9 pm to 7 am. Wednesdays Kids’ Club staff can always use an adult to provide classroom support while the pastors teach. Thursday evenings, the Shelter Dinner needs a large team of people to serve its meals. In addition, there are seasonal projects that take limited amounts of time. Photographers are always welcome as we seek to chronicle events and provide an up to date photo archive for this website. And, of course, Presbyterians have committees! In fact, rumor is, Presbyterians invented them! Virtually every program in the life and ministry of MAPC has a committee of six to a dozen people hard at work planning, organizing and supporting Worship, Christian Education, Evangelism, Outreach Ministry, Stewardship, Congregational Nurture, Fellowship, among others. If you are interested, there is a place there for you.
The opportunities are endless. But more important still, as we give our time and talent to these ministries, God works in and through them to give, not only to others, but to give back to us as well. Faith is strengthened in the act of giving.