Volunteering

Our vision at Ebe is to ‘continually reproduce the life of Jesus’. Within this one of the goals is: “Service - to release every member in ministry and mission in the power of the Spirit, with opportunities to discover and to fruitfully use their gifts”.

We really want you to be a part of what God is doing here at Ebe, in our local community and across the city of Bristol. The quickest way to join in, make new friends, and feel part of the church is to volunteer your time and energy.

If you wish to volunteer with any of these regular opportunities, then please contact the team leader directly or contact Ebenezer Church Office on 0117 9791399 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Regular Volunteering Opportunities


  • Children’s Church
    Children are in age-related groups and taught from the Bible in interactive and exciting ways, involving craft, games and stories.
    When: During Sunday morning services (11am-12pm)
    Contact Names: Clair Thomas, Michele or Paul Skipp

    The Word
    For school years 7+, discussion, games and activities to help young people understand the bible and learn more of who God is.
    When: During Sunday morning services (11am-12pm)
    Contact Name: Claire Kidd

    The Rock
    For school years 7+, young people meet together on Sunday evenings before splitting into older/younger small groups for relevant bible study, discussion and prayer time.
    When: Sunday evenings (7 - 9pm)
    Contact Names: Claire Kidd or Em Nutt

  • Footprints
    For senior citizens in church and local community to gather together, with guest speakers and enjoy cake and a cuppa together.
    When: Friday afternoons during term time (2-3.30pm)
    Contact Name: Cindy Smith

    Messy Church
    Ideal for families and children but open to everyone. Crafts, competitions, ten minute service and buffet tea.
    When: 3 Saturday afternoons per year (3.30-6.30pm)
    Contact Names: Derek or Angela Powell

    Rendezvous
    Parent and toddler groups with toys for children to play with, crafts, refreshments for parents and much more.
    When: Tuesdays during term time (10-11.30am
    Contact Names: Angela Powell or Emma Powell

    Open the Book
    Team that uses storytelling and drama to illustrate bible stories in local primary schools
    When: Wednesday mornings during term time (9.30-10.30am)
    Contact Name: Sue Allan

    Come Alive Puppet Theatre
    Puppet team that rehearses an annual puppet show which is performed in schools over a 3 week period, across Bristol
    When: Friday mornings during term time (9.30am -12pm)
    Contact Name: Sue Allan

    Taste Cafe
    Very busy drop-in cafe for anyone in our community, where we serve hot drinks, delicious homemade cakes and a lunchtime menu too.
    When: Thursdays during term time (10.30am –1.30pm)
    Contact Name: Angela Powell

    Courses
    We run regular Alpha courses, Parenting courses, Marriage courses and CAP Money courses and often need help in facilitating these.
    When: Evenings during term time
    Contact Names: Stewart North and Derek Powell

    The Noise
    Showing God’s love in practical ways in communities across North and East Bristol. Full details - www.thenoise.org.uk
    When: Annually on May Day Bank Holiday Weekend
    Contact Name: Stewart North

    North Bristol Foodbank
    Meeting the needs of local food poverty. Opportunities for serving many different ways. Full details - www.northbristol.foodbank.org.uk
    When: Different times and frequency
    Contact Name: Stewart North
  • Crisis Centre
    Christian charity that works that helps and supports the homeless in Bristol. Full details - www.crisis-centre.org.uk
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Names: Cathy Gilpin or Hazel Rogers

    One25 Project
    Local charity primarily helping women who are street-based workers in Bristol. Full details - www.one25.org.uk
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Names: Esther Legg-Bagg or Stewart North

    BISC
    Christian charity supporting international students in Bristol with events and trips. Full details - www.bisc.org.uk
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Names: Stewart North or Chris Richardson

    Bristol Hospitality Network
    A relational network of host families and one large house for men who house and support destitute asylum seekers. Full details - http://bristolhospitalitynetwork.wordpress.com
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Name: Stewart North

    Global Partnerships
    Walking alongside those who go out from Ebe to serve God cross-culturally by supporting and encouraging in a variety of ways.
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Names: Alex Kittow or Steve Allan

  • Sunday Set-Up Team
    Moving equipment from Ebe Church Building to Orchard School and setting up for Sunday services and children/youth work.
    When: Every Sunday morning at 8am
    Contact Names: Stewart North or Derek Powell

    Audio Visual Team
    Helping with setting up and running PA and song software on Sunday mornings and at mid-week evening activities.
    When: Every Sunday morning and midweek evening events
    Contact Names: Stewart North or Chris Richardson

    Events Set up Team
    Sometimes we have high profile events (eg. banquets, special services, etc) where we need a team to set up
    When: One-off events
    Contact Name: Sue Edgerley

    DIY Practical Team
    Ongoing DIY projects and maintenance jobs at the church building.
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Names: Chris Richardson or John Payton

    Photography Team
    Taking official photos and video on behalf of Ebenezer Church at events and activities we run for use in online/offline publications.
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Names: Stewart North or Chris Richardson

  • Welcome Team
    Welcoming visitors to church and introducing them to others and sharing what happens.
    When: Sunday mornings at 10am (on a rota basis)
    Contact Name: Derek Powell

    Students and Young Adults
    Supporting the work amongst students and young adult with meals or in other ways.
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Name: Esther Legg-Bagg

    Catering
    We organise many events which involve food including big banquets, Alpha course meals and weekly cakes for Taste Café.
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Name: Angela Powell

    Friends in Deed
    Pool of volunteers who are willing to be called upon to provide meals, domestic help, driving for those within Ebe experiencing tough life situations.
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Name: Sue Allan

  • Prayer Ministry Team
    Providing prayer ministry on Sunday mornings at the end of services to those who ask for it.
    When: Sunday mornings
    Contact Names: Stewart North or Rosemary Reed

    Worship Team
    Team that serves the church in providing musical accompaniment to sung worship on Sunday mornings and midweek evening events.
    When: Team nights monthly on Tuesday evenings
    Contact Name: Stewart North

    Creative Prayer Team
    Using creative giftings, this team helps design and prepare 24-7 Prayer rooms and Prayer Spaces in Schools.
    When: Throughout the year
    Contact Names: Stewart North or Rosemary Reed