Opportunities to Serve Opportunities to Serve First Presbyterian Church - Pottstown, PA


    At First Presbyterian, we understand   that we are the “body of Christ.” We are called to do the work of Christ in the world, and we each have a part to play.

    If you would like to volunteer with the following ministries – or simply have questions – contact the people listed below. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses can be obtained through the church office or the co-pastors.


 (Pictured from left - Community Meals volunteers Don, Kerry, Sara and Nathan.)



Barth Elementary School Tutors

Contact: Sharon Holloway
Approximate commitment: 1 hour per week

Barth Elementary School Bookbuster Clubs
“Bookbuster Clubs” are fourth and fifth grade book groups at our partner elementary school. “Bookbuster” leaders facilitate the discussion of books to enrich the education of motivated and capable students.
Contact: Sharon Holloway
Approximate time commitment: 1 hour per month (in addition to reading the book!) 

Contact: Cynthia Foust (Director of Music Ministry)
Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings.  See the Music MinPractice from 7:30 to 9:00 on Thursdays, September to June

Cluster Outreach Center
Contact: Please contact the Cluster directly at 610-979-5995
Emergency food and clothing pantry supported by the church is located at 137 Walnut Street. 

Committees: Administrative (Property and Finance), Christian Education,
Fun and Fellowship, Membership, Mission, and Worship

Contacts: Carter and Kerry
All committees meet on the first Wednesday of the month and any church Member is invited to serve on a committee. 

Community Meals Cooks
Contact: Doreen Duncan
Approximate Commitment: 3 hours per month on the second Thursday of the month

Community Meals Servers
Contact: Sara Grim
Approximate Commitment: 1.5 hours per month on the second Thursday of the month

Cub Scouts
Contact: Mike Ziemba
Approximate commitment: 1.5 hours per week on Mondays

Gardeners – flower or vegetable!
Seasonal tending of our community vegetable garden, or the flower beds in our Peace Garden and around the church.
Contact: Doreen Duncan (flowers/trees) or Barbara Longstreth (vegetable)
Approximate time commitment varies

Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Carter
Church groups work periodically on Saturdays

Contact: Kathy Hazeltine
All time commitments welcome

Mission Trips 
Adult mission crews have helped rebuild in Mississippi and New Orleans, and are preparing to go to Guatemala or Honduras to install water purification systems (see Living Waters for the World).
Contact: Kerry (staff) 
Approximate time commitment: one week/year

Office Helpers
Occasional assistance in the church office, for varied lengths of time, depending on the project.
Contact: Marie Kayati (church staff)

Nursery/Child Care
Volunteer to staff the Nursery (up to 24 months old) or Child Care (2 and 3 year olds) rooms on Sunday mornings.
Contact: Jeff Pinard (Staff) or DeeAnne Orzechowski
Sign-up here:  Winter 2017-18; NOTE: you MUST have clearances on file before signing up

Sanctuary Keepers
Tend and keep the sanctuary
Contact: Kathy Benning
Approximate time commitment: 1 hour/month

School Teachers
Contact: Jeff Pinard, DCYFM
Approximate commitment: 7 hours per month

For fifteen years, senior highs and advisors have traveled to urban areas to help repair homes for the elderly or low-income families.
Contact: Kerry or Jeff (staff)
Approximate time commitment: one week/year.