Lay Ministry

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There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers to become involved in ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Elko. If any of the opportunities below interest you, call (775) 738-3430, or submit a message using this website’s contact form.

Lay Readers

Lay Readers read the designated Scripture passages during worship services. They tell the congregation on what pages the passages may be found in the pew Bibles, and they ask the congregation to stand for the Gospel readings. At the end their readings, they close their portion of the worship service by saying, “The Word of the Lord,” to which the congregation responds by saying, “Thanks be to God!”

Lay Ministry

Members of the church family are occasionally invited to deliver the sermon or lead other portions of Sunday services, usually when the pastor is unavailable to fill the pulpit.

Teaching Ministry

There are a variety of Sunday School teaching positions available, including leadership of Children’s Church. Vacation Bible School offers additional opportunities to share your gifts with the youth of our church and community. If there is already a leader assigned to a particular group or activity, he or she would usually welcome help. If you enjoy working with children or youth, or you would like to become involved in a leadership role for adult learning sessions of any kind that would interest our church family, you are encouraged to contact Melissa Fonder, Director of Family Ministry at (775) 738-3430, or submit a message using this website’s contact form.

Youth Ministry

The First Presbyterian Church of Elko has several youth groups that depend on adults for leadership and supervision of their activities. If you enjoy working with youth, leading or helping lead one or more of these groups will provide an outlet for your talents.

Music Ministry

If you like to sing and can carry a tune, the choir would welcome you to its ranks. If you sing or play an instrument, the congregation would welcome the sharing of your musical gifts during Sunday worship, particularly during the summer months when the choir is inactive.

Pianists and organ players are always encouraged to step forward to help provide music during worship services.

If you would like to lead or help lead any of the church’s music groups, the opportunity is open. If any of the above opportunities interest you, call (775) 738-3430, or submit a message using this website’s contact form.