JOIN THE CONNECTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY TEAM
The Connections to the Community team is looking for additional members. The team is responsible for communications to community members and the general public about the Mission and programs of Christ Lutheran Church.
Our purpose is to engage the community in the life of the church and let everyone know they are welcome here. Communications has been identified in the current Strategic Planning process as one of the key themes for future growth of CLC.
The team is especially seeking more members with skills in online communications and social media. The church’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to an explosion of digital communications using Zoom, Facebook, and other online media for worship services, small groups, Council, and team meetings, etc. We expect this to continue even after the church reopens and in-person activities resume.
The team is also responsible for issuing press releases and representing CLC at local events such as Community Day each August (postponed until 2021).
Information originates from the church office. The team coordinates all communications with Pastor Phil and Barry Stauffer, Office Manager, who maintains the church website and monitors/promotes social media activities.
Anyone interested in helping the church grow through Connections to the Community is welcome on the team. Please contact Dave Willard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-697-7970 (cell) to get involved or find out more.
There are so many ways to get involved at Christ Lutheran Hellertown. Our lists of Teams, Sunday Morning Activities and Adult Activities will give you a good idea of what we’re doing here within the church and what we’re doing in our community and the world. We think you will find there is something here for everyone.
Boys and girls in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade, light & extinguish candles.
Men and women to prepare Altar for worship services.
AUDIO VISUAL ASSISTANTS: open
Run Power Point as needed, 8:30 & 10:45am services
Sound Engineer as needed, 8:30 & 10:45am services
Sanctuary Choir – Tuesdays 7pm
Praise Band – Thursdays 7pm
Youth Choir – Sundays 9:45am
Chime Choir – 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:15pm
COFFEE HOUR ASSISTANTS:
Help provide and serve coffee hour with other members between our two services (8:30am and 10:45am).
Greeters welcome you as you arrive to church on Sunday mornings. Would you like to join our welcoming team?
Use your abilities to enhance our spirted traditional or celebrated worship services. Special instrumental and vocal offerings welcome.
Oversee childcare activity for parents during both Sunday worship services. Child clearances needed, provided by the church.
PASTOR’S ASSISTANT/COMMUNION SERVERS: Open
Help serve communion bread or wine at either service.
Read lessons at service of your choice.
Help prepare and serve breakfast once a month.
Ages 3 year olds – 6th graders. All youth welcome. Teachers and aides needed.
7th & 8th Graders. Sunday mornings 9:45 – 10:30am. All youth welcome.
9th – 12 graders. Sunday mornings 9:45-10:30am in church office.
Meets Sunday mornings 9:45am – 10:30am in Church Library.
Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Science, Religion & an Evolving Faith.
Sunday morning usher teams are responsible to distribute bulletins, collect offerings, offer assistance as needed and always providing a welcoming presence.
Lead prayers at either service.
Ladies fast paced dice game: last Friday of month.
Meet with individuals and couples over dinner four times per year. Late spring/early summer kick-off.
Drivers to transport those in need to appointments, church services, groceries and local errands.
Serving communion to our homebound community.
FOOD BANK: open
Advertise, collect, and deliver donated food on a regular basis to the “HAM” Food Bank at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Provide volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing of food from the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church.
FOOD BANK PICKUP: open
Deliver our weekly food bank collection to New Jerusalem.
Are you interested in having a garden here at church raising produce for yourself and the Hellertown Food Bank?
Girls In God Growing Loving Eating Sharing. Bible Study, book discussion, theater, movies. Meets weekly. Contact Patty Jo for time and locations.
(Love Is Food Today) & Dinners for New Moms: Meals initiated to members in need post hospital discharge, in response to death in family or referral through church or community. LIFT also provides meals for new moms and family shortly after arriving home from the hospital.
NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES – KITCHEN:
Members volunteer on the fourth Wednesday of each month to prepare and serve lunch to the needy at New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem. All supplies are provided.
Social activities for our seniors 65 and over.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY:
Gifting of prayer shawls for baptism, marriage, illness, sympathy as a comforting and prayerful reminder of God’s ever present Love & Grace. Meet monthly.
Mary Ann Horvath
Quilt group meets Wednesday mornings 8:30am – 1:00pm and Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm. All levels welcome.
Ladies participating will pick a name to be their Secret Sister to pray for and to encourage throughout the year. For all ages.
Sunday Morning Youth Education
Children ages birth to Kindergarten
Nursery Room: We provide a safe and fun place for our littlest members to play until they are ready to sit through the church service.
Children ages 4 through 6th grade
Sunday School: Our congregation is a welcoming and open community that encourages families of all walks of life to come and share God’s word of love and acceptance. All children are welcome to come and be themselves and see what God has in store for them.
Youth in 7th and 8th grades
Confirmation Group: This group consists of church youth, typically in the 7th and 8th grades, that are seeking to reaffirm the commitment to learn and grow in faith made on their behalf at their baptism. We continue our faith journey together, striving to understand that we are all God’s children: black or white… young or old… male or female… Muslim or Christian… Jew or gentile… We meet on Sunday mornings during the Christian Education hour and on other special occasions to learn about and discuss faith issues that confront us in everyday life. In the process, the youth will hopefully better understand the great gifts we all have of God’s unconditional, infinite love and grace—gifts we can never earn but ones that are always freely given—gifts we are called to respond to with a heart that is filled with love and hands committed to service toward one another.
Youth in 9th through 12th grade
L.O.F.T. The L.O.F.T. is an acronym for Living Our Faith Together. The loft is a safe place where high school youth can come relax, learn, share opinions, serve the church, and just be themselves. All high school youth are welcome to join leaders Sharon Coe, Darlene Bauder and Carl Wetzel every Sunday morning from Labor Day – Memorial Day at 9:45am upstairs in the LOFT.