Sacred Service

Columbia CSL has many opportunities for volunteers to contribute – we invite you to join one of our teams!

Serving is a sacred and spiritual practice.  By volunteering on one of our many teams, you serve the community and yourself.  It’s a way to meaningfully connect with others, deepen your personal relationships and circulate love and care throughout our entire community.  We know that as we give our time and talents in sacred service, we pay it forward all that we have been given.

Sunday Service Teams

Hospitality Team

Our Hospitality volunteers set out coffee, tea, and delicious snacks for our in-person services.  Volunteers are asked to arrive early to set up the table and stay a little later while members linger and enjoy the goodies.  If this is an area of Sacred Service that feeds your soul, we would love to have you on the Team!  Contact Laura Service.

Live Stream / Visual Team

If you’re technically savvy or willing to learn, we could use your help!  A member of our Live Stream / Visual Team sets up and runs our Live Stream while another Team member sets up and runs our camera and PowerPoint projection system that displays for in-person services. Contact Don Henderson.

Presiders*

If you’re really comfortable as a speaker both on screen and at a podium, consider our Presiders Team.  Presiders lead the flow of the service, using a script provided by our Operations Team.  This role is great for people who have some speaking experience, have been coming to services for a while, and have a good sense of our order of service (a good sense of humor helps, also!)  Contact Dr. Nadene Rogers.

Readers*

Do you like to read in front of a group?  Our volunteer Readers, set the tone for our Spiritual Practice time and typically serve once or twice a quarter.  The readings are provided well in advance so you can practice and be comfortable with this Sacred Service!  Contact Donald Lewis.

Social Media Team*

If you are social media savvy, sign up to help us with promotions and our Sunday Service engagement!  Contact Julia Mattis.

Welcome Team

If you like to greet people and share your smile, then this is the team for you!  The Welcome Team greets our community at the door, directs people to our welcome and information tables, and also serve as ushers, helping with seating and weekly offertory. For more details and to sign up, contact Tom Kapp.


*Presider, Reader, and Social Media volunteers must be Columbia CSL members in good standing.

Community Care Volunteers

Global and Local Outreach

For those of you who are passionate about building bridges and reaching beyond and would like to lend professional skills and experience in marketing, promotions, and fundraising, consider collaborating with our leadership on a project-by-project basis. Details…

Do you have questions about volunteering at Columbia CSL? Would you like to talk about the various volunteer roles to help decide what role is right for you? Contact Reggie Kapp she will be happy to help!

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

We are formed under the purpose of “Illuminating the Spiritual Truth, that we belong to each other”. We do this by creating community educational programming, forums and collaborative events, to raise awareness of true inclusivity means and expresses and what is ours to do, in creating a world that works for everyone. For more information about this council, contact Dr. Nadene Rogers.

Columbia CSL Choir

If making a joyful noise with your voice and / or an instrument is your bliss, come join the Columbia CSL Choir.  For more details and to sign up, contact Jami Hudson Craig

Heart2Heart

When community members need a little practical assistance, the Heart2Heart Team is there to help.  Whether it’s taking food to someone who is elderly or at home recovering from an illness, or offering a ride to the store or doctor, this Team does what it can to offer a helping hand however, and whenever it is needed.  For more details and to sign up, contact Karen Brown

Special Events

We frequently have visitors on Sunday, and our Guest Ambassador is there to welcome them, answer any questions they have, and provide a personal point of contact for them as they get to know the community.  This is a new team, and is focused completely on making sure that our visitors feel welcome here. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 9:30am, and to stay after service as long as there are visitors to talk to!

If you don’t feel able to commit to an ongoing role, but would like to help out periodically, we can add you to our list of volunteers for special events and outreach activities.  When we have an event and need some helping hands, we will get in touch with you and see if you are interested and available. Contact Reggie Kapp.

Do you have questions about volunteering at Columbia CSL?  Would you like to talk about the various volunteer roles to help decide what role is right for you? Contact us to let us know!

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