Ways to Serve Within Our Church

Your service makes a difference in the life of the church, and the lives God touches through Wesley Church. Thank you for making a difference. For each area, the coordinator will give you more details to prepare you to serve.

Acolyte: If you would like to bear the light of Christ in worship, please contact the church office.

Altar Guild: To prepare the sanctuary for worship, we have a schedule of 12 months with one family/ 2 persons serving each month. To learn about this ministry, contact Michele Dryda  via email or call 302-734-2911

Bell Choir: The Bell Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 and new ringers are always welcomed. The Bell Choir plays in worship the second Sunday of each month (excluding summer). Please contact Dan Briggs.

Choir: The Choir sings on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 to prepare for the Sunday morning 9:45 worship service.  New voices are always welcomed.

Clothing Closet: The clothing closet has been blessing our community for over thirty years. People who are referred in on Mondays and Fridays receive free clothing. On Saturday mornings the closet is open for public business. All proceeds go to local ministries to feed and house people in need. Servants are needed on Saturday mornings. Please contact Mary Ann Dashiell, or Beatrice Lacklin, 302-242-8184.

Coffee Hour: To bless our community with refreshment during fellowship time.  Please contact Jim Yeager to help.

Communion Servers: To learn how to serve the holy meal, and participate in worship in this way, contact Bill Torbert. We serve communion the first Sunday of the month and every week during Advent and Lent; at the 11:15 service we will serve weekly beginning in the fall. Bill can be contacted via email or call 302-734-9804.

Ensemble: The Ensemble plays weekly for the 11:15 worship service. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30pm. New instrumentalists and voices are always welcomed.

Greeter: Welcomes folks as they arrive for worship. Our goal is to have greeters in the parking lot, in the hallway near the kitchen, and at the bottom of the elevator and stairs. Sign-up sheet and Greeter Guidelines are in the main hallway outside the library.

Lay Reader: Leads the procession in worship, leads us in a printed Prayer for illumination, reads Scripture, and on Communion Sundays, assists with serving. Please contact Charles Martin , or call 302-674-2902.

Meals for homeless shelter: Every year, Wesley Church serves dinner at the Interfaith Men’s Shelter. We sign up for a week at a time, 2-3 times per year. To help prepare and serve the meal, please contact Carolyn Apple.

Meals for members: One of the things Wesley church does not have at present is an organized ministry to take meals to people who are grieving, welcoming a new baby, etc.  If you would like to help, please contact Donna Josefowski.

Nursery helper: You may serve one or more than one service on a Sunday morning. During the summer months, our United Methodist Women have been gracious in serving. We are in need of a volunteer coordinator, and volunteers. Please contact the office: church@wesleyumc-dover.com , 302-678-9626.

Office Volunteers: Our volunteers make our office a wonderful place. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, contact Michele Dryda via email or call 302-678-9626.

Social Media/Web Servant: We try to expand our reach out through the Internet. Web updates, Facebook, and Instagram are some of our tools… we just need your help to increase our reach. Contact Larry Josefowski.

Sound: If you would like to serve by running the sound system and recording during worship, contact Alex Vaughan.

Sunday School teacher or helper: We have wonderful and dedicated Sunday School teachers at Wesley Church. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, we will equip you to serve in this vitally important way.  Please contact Joy Gordy-Stith.

Transportation:  One of the things Wesley church does not have at present is an organized ministry to pick up/ take home people who are interested in attending church at Wesley. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, and/or are interested in coordinating this, please contact the office  via email or call 302-678-9626.

Usher: Our ushers are an important part of every service. Ushers greet at the top of the stairs and elevator and distribute worship bulletins. In addition, they count worship attendance, assist with the microphone for morning announcements, collect the offering, direct people during communion, plus other responsibilities. To serve, contact Fran Deats,  via email or call 302-734-7010.

Vacation Bible School: Every summer, we provide a wonderful experience for the children of our community. Many servants make it a fun time for all. To serve, please contact Amy Kellen.

Wednesday morning prayer: One of the most important gifts we are given is the mysterious and wonderful gift of prayer. Come join this prayer time on Wednesday mornings at 10:30, and bless all whom God gives us to pray for. Please contact Diane Boyce via email or call 302-697-6020.