Get Involved

Do you have the gift of public speaking? How about facilitating meals? How about posting to social media? How about singing in the choir? Or leading children’s messages? Or digging for worms?!

At Mt. Carmel, there are many ways you can LIVE out God’s Word as that Word lives in us, calls us to meaningful work, and works daily in us. We want to help you identify and then engage your gifts and passions, equipping you for God’s work in this world. We are all essential part of Christ’s body, acting with our individual gifts and passions.

In Worship and Congregational Care

Worship and Music Committee

A group that assists the pastor and music staff with worship planning and occasional special musical events.

Prayer Chain

A group that receives and passes on prayers for support and healing. These prayers are specific and unique to the request.

Visitation Team

A team that visits and brings Holy Communion to members who are not able to regularly attend worship.

Funeral Committee

A group that supports grieving families by serving luncheons following funerals and memorial services.

Sunday morning roles

Acolyte

Lights candles and assists with communion and offering.

Communion Server

Assists Pastor and liturgist during communion by offering wine to communicants.

Communion Liturgist

Helps Pastor lead service by leading prayers and creeds and assisting distribution of elements during communion.

Lector

Reads scripture during worship.

Greeter

Welcomes visitors and members alike as they arrive on Sunday mornings.

Children’s Message

Delivers the brief message to our younger children during the worship service.

Nursery Attendant

After the children’s message, watches and plays with younger children in the nursery.

Soundboard Technician

Monitors the soundboard and assists worship leaders with microphones, slideshows, etc.

Usher

Passes out bulletins, assists with communion, and collects offering.

Minibus Driver

Picks up and takes home worshipers who need transportation. Occasional opportunities to drive for community events.

Altar Guild

Prepares the altar and church pews for services. Meets as needed. Members usually sign up for 2–3 months per year, 1.5–2 hours per week during your month.

Music Opportunities

Hand Bell Choir

Plays during worship once a month, sometimes more. Meets Wednesday nights from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Sanctuary Choir

Sings for church services 3 Sundays a month. All are welcome even if you can’t make every rehearsal. Meets Wednesday nights from 7:30–8:30 p.m.

The hand bell choir rehearses.

Jeanette working as an acolyte.
Jeanette working as an acolyte.

Our minibus picks up those who can't drive for Sunday worship.

The altar guild prepares the altar for communion.

Perhaps a future choir member!
Perhaps a future choir member!
Our Social Ministry & Global Mission Committee facilitates a sandwich-making event.

In Service and Outreach

Boy Scout Troop 132

An organization for boys, age 11-18. Meetings held Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Cub Scout Pack

An organization for boys, age kindergarten through fifth grade. Meetings held every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Girl Scout Troop

An organization for girls, age kindergarten through second grade. Individuals willing to donate time/talent are welcome, such as teaching a knitting class or sewing class.

Social Ministry & Global Mission Committee

A group that oversees Mt. Carmel’s outreach to our neighborhood and the world. Ministries include Third Sunday Offering, Little Kitchen Food Shelf, the Sheridan Story, Meals on Wheels, food basket program and more. See our ministry partners for more information.

Quilters

A group that makes quilts for baptisms and occasional community support.

Caramel Fest Planning Team

A group that oversees the planning for this annual fundraising community event in the fall.

Racial Justice Team

A group that works with the congregation to further the mission of the ELCA. Their statement, in part, reads that we embrace a “commitment to undo racism and move toward reconciliation, healing and embracing all people.”

In Development and Administration

Money Counters

A group that counts and tabulates weekly offerings.

Personnel Committee

A human resource and advisory group for staff.

Property Committee

A group that oversees the maintenance and repair of the church building. Performs special projects as needed.

Adult Education Committee (AEC)

A group that oversees the planning of Adult Forum curriculum.

Christian Education Committee (Chris Ed)

A group that oversees the planning of a variety of education programs at Mt. Carmel including intergenerational events, Sunday school, Family Fellowship, and confirmation.

Stewardship Committee

A group that works with the pastor to define the annual stewardship campaign including themes, goals, and logistics. Provides logistical support for running the campaign.

Technology and Social Media Committee

A group that helps Mt. Carmel make effective and meaningful use of our technology resources and social media presence.

Tidings Volunteers

Meet monthly to assemble the church newsletter. Enjoy treats and coffee following.

Volunteers help assemble bulletins.

The property committee takes a break.

Please fill out the contact form below if you’re interested in volunteering your gifts!