Opportunities to Serve

Here at Pearce

Guest Services

Our Guest Services Team is a group of energetic and welcoming people who serve as greeters, check-in helpers, and ushers. Training is provided. Each team member serves on a rotating basis, arriving on Saturday by 4:15pm / Sunday by 9:45am and staying through the end of the service.

Contact: goulart_joan@pearcechurch.org

Tech

We have an amazing Tech Team who make sure our worship services are meaningful to everyone, both in-person and online. Some positions require expertise, but some are perfect for anyone willing to learn. Training is provided on Thursday evenings. The Tech Team serves on Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 3:30pm Saturday / 9am Sundy through the end of the service.

Contact: keim_jessie@pearcechurch.org

Online Host

Each Sunday, an Online Host is available on our Facebook page to welcome those who join the live stream and answer any questions that may come up. If you’re comfortable on Facebook and enjoy interacting digitally, this may be the connection point you’re looking for. Each host serves one Sunday a month, from about 10:20am through the end of the service.

Contact:  mantegna_kimberly@pearcechurch.org

Food Cupboard

Our Food Cupboard Team works together to help provide a generous supply of food for over 1,000 individuals each year. Volunteers and donations from our church family and community help make this outreach possible. We also join with FoodLink throughout the year to offer a Mobile Food Pantry, provide perishable food items to anyone who needs them.

Contact: pearce@pearcechurch.org

Food Service

Our Food Service Team prepares and serves food for events at Pearce, from full sit-down dinners to cookie receptions. There’s something cooking every day!

Contact: catering@pearcechurch.org

Neighborly Help

Neighborly Help is a branch of the Pearce Men’s Ministry, made up of teams of men who help widows, widowers, seniors, single parents, and others who find themselves in need because of “stage of life” situations.

Contact: neighborlyhelp@pearcechurch.org

Snow Removal

Our Snow Removal Team of volunteers helps to shovel snow and apply ice melt around our building and parking lots. If you love Winter, like to be out in the weather, or just want to help make Pearce a safe and welcoming place, this might be the opportunity for you!

Contact: pearce@pearcechurch.org

In Our Community

Thanksgiving Community Food Ministry

Help us make Thanksgiving meaningful for families in our community this year! We have ordered 1,000 turkeys from Palmer Foods. Financial donations can be made to Pearce Church to cover the approximately $13,000 cost. Please specify your donation to the Thanksgiving Food Ministry. You can drop of donations in the offering box, our drobox at the café entrance, or mail checks to the church. Please mark your check “Thanksgiving Ministry.” Thank you ahead of time for your contribution!

We are also asking everyone to participate in Adopt-a-Boxes again this year, but with a plea to donate 1, 2, or even 3 boxes per family to provide for the extra need. Please try to provide your own packing box, typically the size of a copy paper box. (There are only a few boxes available at church.) Since we’re asking for up to three adopt-a-boxes per family, we set aside several special donation drop-off weekends to help spread them out a bit. Our next drop-off weekend is OCTOBER 24 & 25. If you miss a donation drop-off day, you can drop off your donation before/after any weekend service or weekdays from 6:30am-6pm. Please bring Adopt-a-Boxes into the church and leave them at the wall across from the Family Life Center (by the Orchard Street entrance). Click here for a list of items to include in your Adopt-a-Box.

Contact: Terry & Sherri Taber at terrytaber2@aol.com

Pearce's Food Cupboard

People from Pearce, Pearce 4 Kids, and our community provide a supply of nonperishable food and personal care items to over 1,000 individuals each year through our Food Cupboard. A great team of volunteers, combined with generous donations, make this outreach to families in need possible.

Contact:  pearce@pearcechurch.org

Foodlink's Backpack Program

In partnership with Foodlink, Pearce provides food-insecure children in our community with food for the weekend when they aren’t in school.

Contact: pearce@pearcechurch.org

Foodlink's Mobile Food Pantry

In partnership with Foodlink, Pearce hosts a Mobile Food Pantry several times each year. This mobile food pantry provides perishable food from Foodlink’s warehouse, providing fresh produce to those who need it most.

Contact: pearce@pearcechurch.org

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)

RAIHN workds with churches in Rochester who host homeless families one week every quarter or support the congregations that do host. However, during the COVID pandemic, RAIHN has had to change the way they operate. While volunteer opportunities are limited, we need our community now more than ever. Check here to learn about the changes RAIHN has made and how you can help RAIHN meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable families in our community.

Contact: pearce@pearcechurch.org

Immigration Legal Services

New Hope Free Methodist Church, in the city of Rochester, is providing low-cost Immigrant Legal Services to help new residents navigate the confusing world of forms and government applications.

Contact: pearce@pearcechurch.org

Around the World

JR & Becky Crouse | Ecuador

JR serves as the field coordinator for VISA teams for much of the Latin America Area. He also works with the Ecuadorian churches in exploring creative ways to bless and impact their communities, particularly through agriculture and creation care initiatives. Becky assists with Christian education training and is part of a team of writers for the Latin America Area website. Both are working alongside the Ecuador Free Methodist Church in Community Church Planting.

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Mike & Andrea Green | Uruguay

With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Greens are working to mobilize a movement of planting churches in Uruguay. Their vision is to carry out the Great Commission by training disciples to make and multiply disciples, pastors to multiply pastors, and churches to multiply churches. They train Christians to make disciples and pray for the Lord to reveal People of Peace that still don’t know Jesus who will open doors to new communities that are far from Him.

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The Andersons | Young Life Central & Eastern Europe

The Andersons lead the Young Life work in six countries in this area, training and developing national staff and leaders to reach out to young people in their local cities and towns, and developing new ministries in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Chris & Yuko Wilkins | Japan

The Wilkins minister in preaching, teaching, discipling, beseeching; to the Church, in the home, and in the street, wherever we meet! Acts 17:17, II Timothy 2:2, Matthew 28:20, II Corinthians 5:20.

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A Couple Serving in the Middle East

Serving as the Director of International Development and administering the sponsorship program for new immigrants. They serve with Bridges for Peace.

Linked with Love

Linked with Love is Pearce’s partnership with the Nzige Preschool: located on a hilltop in southeastern Rwanda, Africa. Pearce families are asked to consider making a commitment to sponsor a child from the school. To date, more than 100 children in Nzige have been sponsored by families at Pearce, but there are still children waiting for sponsors.

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