When the Lenten Noonday Preaching Series and Waffle Shop begin on Thursday, Feb. 27, hundreds of visitors will start pouring into Calvary’s buildings. The success of these annual “Gifts to the City” depends on the efforts of our parish. Please get involved in the ministry of Lent and sign up to help with these volunteer opportunities:
Everyone can do this! Most people first come to the Lenten Series or Waffle Shop because someone invited them to come with them. Invite a friend to come to the Lenten PreachingSeries and Waffle Shop with you. If your friends’ time is limited, remind them that “Lunches to Go” Waffle Shop orders may be placed near the Information Desk on the first floor so that they can enjoy both the Lenten speakers and Waffle Shop.
Calvary’s buildings can feel like a maze to first-time visitors. Volunteer to be a greeter and assist in the important work of welcoming visitors and guiding them through the buildings of Calvary. Your duties will be to direct visitors to the church and then to the Waffle Shop after the service. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. and plan to stay through the service and direct visitors after the service. Sign up online.
If you are looking for a unique opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with our speakers, then volunteer to be a Calvary Episcopal Church “shepherd.” Shepherds pick up the speaker at the hotel and escort him/her to Calvary; GET A FREE & RESERVED PARKING SPOT, and return the speaker to the hotel or escort him/her to wherever he/she wants to visit in the afternoon. Contact Heidi Rupke.
Spend one-on-one time with a speaker by offering to pick him or her up at the airport and escort him/her to the hotel. Contact Ray Hatton, 901-454-1131.
Ushers stand at the doors prior to the service and hand out bulletins. They also help count how many people have attended the service and help with the collection afterward. If you are planning to come to hear a certain speaker, this is an easy way to participate in the ministry of the Series. Contact Laurence Ritter, 901-827-4838.
Seated cashier jobs are another important part of Waffle Shop. If you enjoy greeting our patrons and can work with a simple cash register, sign up online.