Coffee Fellowship: Sunday Morning
It is always welcoming to have coffee and goodies after worship, so we hope that you will volunteer for a Sunday morning. Only one person is necessary to take on this task but it is of help to have a friend or partner/spouse to help out, if at all possible. If no one signs up then only coffee and tea will be set out in our Fireside room after service.top
Communion is generally part of the Worship Services at TUCO on the first Sundays, at both services. At TUCO, communion is open, and all present are welcome to participate in receiving it. The communion elements (bread and wine) are gluten free.
The people in the congregation come forward to take communion at the front of the chapel or sanctuary. At the 9:00 service, the pastor and the lay leader serve communion.
At the 10:30 service, lay people participate in serving communion. You will receive more specific directions by e-mail from the Communion Coordinator, including a diagram for where you will stand in the Sanctuary.
Flowers and Seasonal Decorations
We welcome your desire to provide flowers for Sunday services. Arrangements are needed that can be used for both Chapel services at 9 am and Sanctuary Service at 10:30 am. Cut flowers from your yard, arranged or not, are always welcome.
If possible, deliver flowers to church on Friday or Saturday and place in Fireside Room with note indicating flowers for Sunday service. Please contact Bunny Hooper if you wish to provide flowers for worship.
Flowers honoring family member, anniversary, birthday, wedding, memorial service or other special occasions are always welcome. If you would like to provide flowers for a particular Sunday, please contact the church office, and have your name listed on the calendar.
We are a group of stitchers who are designing and developing paraments for the sanctuary and chapel. Our idea is to work our way through the church calendar, keeping in mind the traditional liturgical colors and themes,but using them in fresh contemporary ways. We hope to keep the theme of each set of paraments the same for both the chapel and sanctuary, but express that theme more formally in the sanctuary and more informally in the chapel.
We welcome anyone interested in assisting us with the design and development of these themes and ideas. We’d like to see a group of from 4 to 6 people who could share this exciting project of providing both the chapel and sanctuary with paraments for every season and occasion.top
Contact: Sandee Sennes 360-705-4251
Greeters are key to welcoming guests into our congregational community. They are often a first contact and can offer some basic “what to expect’ information. If you enjoy meeting and talking to people and love to share your enthusiasm for TUCO, please consider being a greeter. It’s a great way to connect with old and new friends while making a significant contribution to TUCO.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the service for which you are scheduled and plan to stay for 15 minutes after the service. Wear your own name tag so that folks will see who you are. Greet everyone and offer the blank “Welcome” nametags and pen for them to write their own if they desire.top
Contact: Julie Clark
The liturgist assists the pastor with various aspects of the service. Depending on the service, you might be responsible for the Welcome, the Passing of the Peace, Introducing Guests, reading one or more of the Scriptures, the invitation to the Offering and the Offering Dedication Prayer. Usually, the service bulletins are available after 3:00 on Friday—your bulletin will have your name on it, and will be “marked up” to show the aspects of the service you will be leading. You will also be contacted by the pastor regarding the scripture reading background she would like you to mention.top
Meals from Heaven
Contact: Jinny Beekmann - 360-970-5188
Meals from Heaven is a group of folks who assist in providing meals for families in need of some assistance for a short period of time.
We are collecting favorite recipes that are easy to pull together to provide for a family that requests this assistance. If you have some easy recipes to share, send them along. We’d love to encourage you to help or be available to make something, sometimes with only one or two day’s notice.top
TUCO Office Volunteer
Contact: Elizabeth Ullery Elizabeth@theunitedchurches.org
The TUCO office welcomes volunteers on a substitute or permanent basis. Our office administrator needs a volunteer every day of the week, to assist her with her responsibilities, which include answering the phone, referring the call the appropriate person or take messages, make copies and other duties as assigned.
Each day of the week has different responsibilities. Our office administrator will train you with anything that she requests you to do.top
Sound Booth Technician
Contact: Doug Robb 360-456-1944
The sound technician assures that everyone can hear the service as clearly as possible, through the TUCO sound system and, for those requiring them, through the wireless hearing assistance devices.
The technician also controls the pulpit lighting and may occasionally be asked to assist with video projection. Services are recorded onto audio CDs, and the technician manages this and provides CD duplicates to members who wish to purchase them.
Someday we hope to have screens and projectors in the sanctuary. If you are interested in helping us develop this plan, please let us know.
Technicians must receive formal training on the TUCO sound system. If you have more questions, please contact Tammy for more information.
Those able to multitask, with interest and knowledge in audio, and with quick problem solving abilities.top
Usher Duties 10:30 am Service
Contact: Pat Sonnenstuhl - 360-943-8933
Ushers make sure the Sanctuary is ready for worship, and welcoming. Ushers are responsible for greeting people attending the worship service as they enter the Sanctuary and providing them with a bulletin. They are responsible for lighting the candles prior to the service.
During the service the ushers collect the offering, count the people attending; open and close doors and watch for anyone in the congregation who might need assistance. Following the service, ushers collect the attendance information and clean up loose papers in pews, preparing the sanctuary for the next Sunday.top
Contact: Pat Sonnenstuhl – 360-943-8933
The worship Assistants help set up the worship space before each worship service. Duties are specific to either the Chapel for the 9 am service or the Sanctuary for the 10:30 am service.
The Worship Assistants for the 9 am service helps to set up the worship space before each worship service, including setting up the worship corner, putting out the cross and the candles, the hymnals and music books for the service, putting out the bulletins, and being sure the expression of friendship books are out. They also assist with cleaning up the chapel following the service, and putting the songbooks away.
Week 1 Lynette Hunter
Week 2 Pat Dickason
Week 3 Dan and Pat Andersen
Week 4 Russ and Caren Rose
Week 5 Duane and Shirley Johnson