Get Involved at Christ Church Newton
Looking for a way to get involved at Christ Church? Volunteer! Your participation is welcome and appreciated.
To volunteer to participate in any Christ Church Newton organization, contact Pastoral Associate Terry Syberg or call the church office at 973-383-2245.
Activities which include the preparation and set-up of food and beverages are an important part of parish life at Christ Church Newton. Volunteers to assist with these hospitality events are always in demand. These events include:
- Coffee Hour;
- Monthly Church Breakfasts;
- Easter Vigil Reception;
- Annual Church Picnic;
- Lenten Pot Luck Suppers;
- Concert Receptions.
Sunday Service Opportunities
Teens and adult volunteers are needed to serve on the Altar Guild, as well as to assist during the services as Ushers, Acolytes and Crucifers. Altar Guild members prepare the church for services each week. Ushers assist worshipers during the services. Acolytes and Crucifers assist the celebrant during the procession and worship service.
The Junior and Senior Choirs perform at the 10:00 a.m. service each week, from September - May, in addition to special services, such as the Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Tenebrae and occasional concerts. Children in grades 1 - 6 who like to sing are invited to participate in the Junior Choir under the direction of Children's Choir Director, Deborah Mello. Teens and adults who are interested in auditioning to perform in the renowned Senior Choir are invited to contact Christ Church Music Director Joe Mello.
Christ Church supports a number of programs within the community by providing volunteers and other types of assistance:
- The Helping Hands program offers local senior citizens assistance with household repair projects;
- Christ Church Blanketeers meet regularly to create handmade blankets for community members in need;
- Family Promise provides shelter for the homeless;
- Manna House offers daily lunch at the First Presbyterian Church of Newton.
Other Opportunities to Serve at Christ Church
Christ Church programs supports members of our own community, as well as the needy in the Central American Diocese of Panama, in a variety of ways.