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Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday Transportation Program
We have initiated a program that offered rides to church for people who no longer drive. It was very successful and served almost 20 congregants throughout the church year. Our riders represent the diversity of our congregation, including elders and people with disabilities, and for many this is the only way they can attend church.    
• We partnered with Impact NW, who provided the van and the driver. This year, they will continue to provide a van, yet are no longer able to provide a driver. So it is up to First Church to assume that role.  
• We are seeking volunteers to become our team of drivers each month. We’d like to have 4 or 5 people trained and certified to drive, which would allow each person to drive once per month with a back-up driver.
• The training and certification is not difficult or time-consuming; volunteers do need to be responsible and have a good driving record.  
• We would like to have our transportation program organized and available as we begin our new church year in September.  
If you are interested, please contact Kathy Ludlow,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   for details. 
This is an incredibly rewarding way of giving back to our beloved church. Please consider joining our team!

Scrip--Church Fundraising Effort
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Then, purchase Scrip every Sunday at the Scrip table in Fuller Hall. Seeking Scrip Sales Volunteers: Can you help out on Sunday morning? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Scrip Co-Coordinator.

Sunday Welcome Desk and Newcomer Table Volunteers
Are you looking for a way to serve in the church? The Sunday morning welcome desk before services and the newcomer information table during the social hour after services are important ways that we welcome newcomers to the church. Interested? Stop by one of the tables on Sunday or contact:  Ed McClaran, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 971-279-2778. If you are interested in supporting other membership committee activities, go to the committee webpage.

Usher/Greeter Team Needs YOU!
Are you looking for a fun way to serve the church once each month? Do you enjoy meeting people? If so, why not join our Usher-Greeter team? For information or to volunteer,  please contact head ushers at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office_volunteer2Front Office Volunteers
Are you “good on the phone?” Do you enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people?  Do you have basic computer skills?  Would you like to volunteer in the church office for half a day, or even a day, each week? Then we’d love to interview you for one of our available volunteer positions. Please contact Kathryn Estey ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to learn more.


Chalice Lighter Ambassador
UUs throughout the Pacific Northwest District show their commitment to growing a strong and vital church presence in our region by responding to Chalice Lighter calls for support to churches/fellowships with transformative needs. Chalice Lighters issues 3 calls per year for our support of projects that help found new congregations or grow existing ones. Projects can be related to ministry, religious education, community work or other vital areas of church life. Every project represents a pivotal development in the church or fellowship we help. Join Chalice Lighters! Sign up at the UUA Outreach Group table in Fuller Hall, or online. A leadership role, Chalice Lighter Ambassador, is available. First Unitarian needs a Chalice Lighter Ambassador to work with the PNWD in moving this program forward. Could this be you? Ambassadors attend district assemblies, meet as a team to sharpen the program’s focus and improve its performance. Talk with any member of the UUA Outreach Group for a referral to District Chalice Lighter leaders.

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