Opportunities to Serve
Here at Pearce
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.
Each Saturday and 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.
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, providing perishable food items to anyone who needs them.
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!
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!
In Our Community
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.
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.
Thanksgiving Community Food Ministry
Each year, we join with other location churches and organizations to provide boxes of food to families in our community for Thanksgiving. In 2020, we were able to provide 1,050 boxes, even with limitations in place from COVID. Thank you for your generosity!
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.
Family Promise (RAIHN)
FamilyPromise, formally known as Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network or RAIHN works 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 Family Promise has made and how you can help this organization meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable families in our community.
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.
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.
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.
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.