Serving Opportunities

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10)

St. Bartholomew’s offers several ministries that exist to help you reach our church and community with the love of Christ. If you are interested in learning more about any of the following serving opportunities please fill out the quick online form at the bottom of the page and someone will be in touch with you. Or call the church office at (716) 831.1777.

Available Serving Opportunities


The Adult Choir is open to all people ages 14 through adult. We rehearse every Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:15pm and sing at the 11:00am service on Sundays.

The Contemporary Choir is open to all ages. We rehearse on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm and sing on the third Sunday at the 9:15am service.

The Junior Choir is open to children ages 7 through 13.  We rehearse the first and third Wednesday at 6:00pm and sing at the 9:15am service twice a month. 

Contact: Fr. Ward, (For the Adult Choir) and Eileen Arnold, (Director of the Junior Choir and Contemporary Choir).

Worship Team

Do you have a talent for singing or playing an instrument? This musical group leads Contemporary Worship during select 9:15 and 11:00 services on Sunday mornings.

Contact: James Kibby

Children's Ministry Volunteers

The children's ministry is always welcoming qualified adults who wish to help in various programs and events, such as Sunday School, Lego Club, and Vacation Bible School.

Volunteers are also needed to watch children ages 3 and under in the nursery during both the 9:15am and 11:00am worship services. Please consider tithing your time one week per month to this ministry.

Contact: Liz Burkett (Director of Christian Education)

Youth Ministry Volunteers

Generation Next offers opportunities to qualified members to serve as small group leaders, youth mentors, prayer partners, and drivers to help with youth group and various events.

Contact: Liz Burkett (Director of Christian Education)

Kitchen and Coffee Hour Servers

We are always looking for people who would love serving in our kitchen ministry or help with Sunday morning Coffee Hour.

Contact: St. Bartholomew's Church

Media Tech and Creative Arts

Love cables, keyboards or creative touches? We are always looking for volunteers to mix sound, operate projection screens, design graphics, take photos and manage social media.

Contact: Deacon John Reitz

Hospitality (Shepherds, Ushers, Greeters)

Every week we love showing our visitors and parishioners the warmth and compassion of Christ. Greeters welcome people before service as they arrive. Ushers are faithful men needed to help with various duties during each of the worship services and at special events. Shepherds are on hand to meet and attend to the needs of our first time guests.

A Hospitality group also provides meals for our Church families that may have had a birth, illness or death in their family.  Volunteers will be on rotation throughout the year. 

Contact: Marcia Hutt (greeters), Rocco Brindisi (ushers), Brenda Wisz or Karen Heer (Hospitality), John Hillestad or MJ Brzeczkowski (Shepherds)

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild and Junior Altar Guild is for women and girls who prepare the sanctuary and the Lord's Table for weekly worship services.

Contact: Linda Doran

Visitation Ministry

Compassionate volunteers who minister to members who are physically unable to attend weekly services.

Contact: Fr. Ward

Lay Readers

Opportunities are available for lay members to fulfill an important role during worship services to read select passages and assist with the administering of communion.

Contact: Fr. Ward

Garden and Grounds

Volunteers needed to help maintain the gardens and landscaping around the church property as well as those who can assist with maintenance projects.

Contact: Mike and Brenda Wisz

Prayer Chain

The prayer chain is an outreach ministry and a line of communication among believers who are willing to be “on call” to pray for a specific need.

Contact: Rosemary Styn


Acolytes are youth who assist the celebrants during our worship services.  For more information about joining this important ministry please contact the church office or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Contact: Fr. Ward


The video and book library has a large collection of Christian based, family oriented videos and books available for members of the church.  Videos are lent out for a two week time period.  Library cards, books, and videos may be obtained on Sundays between services.  

Contact: Barbara Molison

Bishop Scaife Guild

All baptized women in the parish are invited to participate in the Guild. We plan and sponsor many events through the year for our parishioners as well as different charitable events.

Contact: Lori Abramo

Volunteer Interest Form

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