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  • New Places to Serve!

    Homebound/Nursing Home Ministry 
    Volunteers would be assigned a member who is no longer able to attend and would keep in touch with them through cards, phone calls or visits. For more information, contact Emory Riley or Sharon Spratt.

    Preschool & Children’s Ministries
    We’re looking for men and women interested in hanging out with our kiddos on Wednesday nights, 6:00-7:00 starting February 7th. Do you have a special interest or talent? Let us know! We’d love to incorporate some hands on lessons to go along with our Bible stories. Questions? Email Brittany Kelly (preschool) or Heather Salada (children)!

    Worship Choir
    Our spring semester of worship choir begins January 10th. Now is a great time to join us. We meet Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30 in the music suite. Contact Emory Riley for more information.

    Senior Adult Choir
    Senior Adult Choir begins January 16th at 11:00 a.m. We’ll meet the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays in the music suite. Contact Emory Riley for more information.


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    Ways to Serve - Summer 2017

    As the Spring Semester ends, we are busily getting ready for an exciting summer with your kiddos. Come have fun with us! Here are some activities in which you can be involved: 

    Vacation Bible School - We are getting excited about VBS! It is going to be a fun week and we would love to have you join our team. Here are the areas where we can plug you in:

    Preschool Needs
    - Crew Leader
    - Crafts and Inventions Helper
    - Recreation Helper
    - Nursery Volunteer
    - Snack Helper
    - Floater

    Elementary Needs
    - Crew Leader
    - Registration
    - Door Holder/Greeter
    - Floater
    - Crafts and Inventions Helper
    - Recreation Helper
    - Snack Helper
    - 5th Grade Lab Crew Leader
    - 5th Grade Lab Station Leaders

    Email heather@svbc.cc.

    WinShape Camp - We need your help to prepare meals, drive busses, walk around camp with a group of campers, play games and do devotions with campers, help with registration each day, prepare meals or host the camp staff one evening for dinner. Let us know where you'd like to serve. Email brittany@svbc.cc.

    Want to help out on Sunday mornings? We have a place for you!

    Golf Cart Drivers - Golf cart drivers are essential in helping people get from the parking lot to the building. People are very appreciative of the ride they receive from their car to the front doors. Volunteers serve one Sunday a month from 8:30 am-12:15 pm. Substitute drivers are needed when regular team drivers are unavailable. Drivers must be 18 years of age. Email gayle@svbc.cc

    Greeters - Door greeters have the unique privilege of being one of the first impressions of Severns Valley. A helpful hand, a friendly smile and good directions make an eternal difference. People who are very welcoming are needed to help us make sure our guests know that they really matter to us. Greeters serve every other month for either the 9:00 am or 10:45 am service. We also need substitute greeters. Email gayle@svbc.cc.


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    Ways to Serve - 4.24.17

    Join the Welcome Team! 

    Golf Cart Drivers - Golf cart drivers are essential in helping people from the parking lot to the building. People are very appreciative of the ride they receive from their car to the front doors. Volunteers serve one Sunday a month from 8:15 am – 12:15 pm.

    Substitute drivers are needed on Sunday mornings when regular team drivers are unavailable. Drivers must be 18 years of age.

    Greeters - Door greeters have the unique privilege of being one of the first impressions of Severns Valley. A helpful hand, a friendly smile and good directions make an eternal difference. 

    People who are very welcoming are needed to help us make sure our guests know that they really matter to us. Greeters serve every other month for either the 9am or 10:45am service. 

    We also need substitute greeters.



    Interested in serving? Contact Gayle Rightmyer by phone 270.765.7822 or email gayle@svbc.cc

  • Volunteer - Easter Weekend

    April 14, 2017
     9:00 am - 7:00 pm

    On April 14th we'll be hosting a Good Friday Experience from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm. We have several areas in which you can serve. Each shift is two hours. Sign up for one of the following times by contacting Gayle Rightmyer (gayle@svbc.cc) or Terri Mobley (terri@svbc.cc) in the church office, phone 270.765.7822 or stop by the registration kiosk on Sunday morning.

    Two-hour Shifts:

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am
    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    • 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    • 7:15 pm Tear Down

    Areas:

    Volunteer Check-In & Replenishing - Locate individual on printed schedule, dispense name tags, give directions to area of service, and periodically check the stations for any needs.

    Receptionist - Answer incoming calls.

    Door Greeter - Open doors, greet guests and give directions to the Welcome Table.

    Hand Washing - Individuals will have read the booklet explaining the significance of the hand washing. Simply pour water over their hands and give them a hand towel to dry.

    Directing - Stand past the hand washing tables toward the hallway leading to the Worship Center. Quietly caution people to watch their step as the enter the hallway where the lights are dimmed.

    Lord's Table - Chairs are located there for people to read the part of the booklet explaining the significance of food on the Lord's Table at the Last Supper. As people are leaving, direct them either right or left since displays are duplicated on either side.

    Exit - Thank everyone for coming. Present individuals with an invitation card for Easter services.

    Tear Down - Break down stations and set up for Easter services.



    Good Friday/Easter Training
     Wednesday, April 12, 2017
     6:00 pm

    On Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 pm we'll have a training for all Good Friday and Easter volunteers. Come enjoy a meal together and receive training in the area in which you are serving. RSVP for the meal to Gayle Rightmyer (gayle@svbc.cc) in the church office.



    Easter Sunday Volunteers 
     April 16, 2017
     8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am

    We'll need extra people to greet and drive golf carts on Easter Sunday. Golf cart drivers must be 18 years of age to drive.

    Sign up for one of the following times by contacting Gayle Rightmyer (gayle@svbc.cc) or Terri Mobley (terri@svbc.cc), phone 270.765.7822 or stop by the registration kiosk on Sunday morning.

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    SVKids - Can you help?

    We have some immediate needs in SVKids Ministry. Let Mrs. Brittany or Mrs. Ashley know how you can help:

    Preschool Ministry 

    • Wednesday Nights - 2 teachers
    • Sunday Mornings (10:45am) 
      • Greeters
      • Subs
      • 2 year old teacher 
      • 3 year old teacher

    Call 270.765.7822 or email brittany@svbc.cc about any of our preschool serving opportunities!

    Children's Ministry

    • Sunday Mornings (10:45am)
      • Kindergarten - 2 teachers
      • 1st Grade - 2 teachers
      • 2nd Grade - 2 teachers
      • 3rd Grade - 1 teacher
      • 4th Grade - 2 teachers
      • 5th Grade - 1 teacher

    Call 270.765.7822 or email apurcell@svbc.cc about any of our children's serving opportunities!

    Thank you!!!


  • Last Minute Needs for Fall Festival

    Join us for a fun night of hayrides, pumpkin decorating, games, inflatables, candy, prizes, and so much more on Sunday, October 30th at Severns Valley! Volunteers are needed as we open our doors to the community! 

    We still need 35+ more people to help in these areas:

    • Prep Team (during the week prior)
    • Set-up (following morning services - FREE lunch)
    • Games (5-7 pm)
    • Inflatables (5-7 pm)
    • Tear-down (7-8 pm)

    Give us a call at 270.765.7822 or email Ashley (apurcell@svbc.cc) or Brittany (brittany@svbc.cc) to choose which area you'd like to serve.

    Want to know what to expect? 

    Come to Volunteer Training on Tuesday, October 25th. We'll have a free dinner at 5:30 pm, and a brief meeting and childcare starts at 6:00.

    We still need bags of wrapped candy! You can bring your donation by the church when you are here for any of our ministries or for Sunday services.

    Mrs. Ashley & Mrs. Brittany


  • Help At Fall Family Fun Fest

    Fall festival is right around the corner and we're in need of volunteers! If you, your home group, small group, or group of friends would like to help, please let us know.

    Fall Family Fun Fest is Sunday, October 30, 5-7 pm at Severns Valley.

    Areas in which we need your help:

    • Prep Team (during the week prior)
    • Set-up (following morning services - FREE lunch)
    • Registration (4:30-6:30 pm)
    • Games (5-7 pm)
    • Inflatables (5-7 pm)
    • Candy Dispensers (5-7 pm)
    • Tear-down (7-8 pm)

    Call 270.765.7822 or email Ashley (apurcell@svbc.cc) or Brittany (brittany@svbc.cc).


  • Miss the Serve EXPO?

      

    It may be over, but it's not too late to let us know your interest. Below are the areas in which we have opportunities to serve: 

    Worship - band/instrumentalists, choir/vocals 
    Andy Botts, Worship Pastor andy@svbc.cc

    Worship - media
    Mike Poole, A/V Director mpoole@svbc.cc

    Small Groups - on-campus groups
    Joe Thomas, Family Pastor joe@svbc.cc

    Small Groups - home groups 
    Jay Frymire, Admin. & Home Groups Pastor jay@svbc.cc

    Missions: Here - International Fellowship, Clarity Solutions for Women, Mission Hope for Kids 
    Joe Thomas, Family Pastor joe@svbc.cc

    Missions: Far - Nicaragua 
    Jeff Wilson, Associate Pastor - Leadership & Equipping jeff@svbc.cc

    SV Kids - Preschool
    Brittany Kelly, Preschool Director brittany@svbc.cc

    SV Kids - Children, Vacation Bible School, WinShape Camp
    Ashley Purcell, Children's Director apurcell@svbc.cc

    Upward Sports - Coaching, Refereeing, Cheerleading
    Chris Dunham, Upward Associate chris@svbc.cc

    Students - middle and high school
    Josh Ehlers, Interim Student Minister josh@svbc.cc

    College - college age, young adults
    Michael McNeil, Young Adults Pastor michael@svbc.cc

    Senior Adults - nursing home, homebound, helps
    Dr. Ray Hicks, Associate Pastor - Member Care ray@svbc.cc

    Celebrate Recovery - Celebrate Recovery for Adults, Celebration Place for Kids
    Dr. Ray Hicks, Associate Pastor - Member Care ray@svbc.cc

    Welcome - ushering, greeting, information kiosk, golf carts, chair set-up
    Joe Thomas, Family Pastor joe@svbc.cc

    The Cafe' - cashiering, serving, dishwashing
    Jay Frymire, Admin. & Home Groups Pastor jay@svbc.cc

     

  • SV Serve EXPO

      

    Sundays, April 17th & 24th
    following services 

    The SV Serve Expo is a fantastic event. There will be 12 different areas set up in the Atrium for people to get information on over 30 different opportunities to serve. (Yes, there will still be coffee and donuts available at the normal times.) The Expo will be available immediately after each of the worship services on April 17th and 24th. Representatives from each of the serving opportunities will be available to answer questions and will have their own specific informational flyers.

    The service of volunteers that carry out all of the many things that are done through our church is vital. In reality, outside of some paid personnel, the ways that Severns Valley impacts the lives of people are done largely through a committed base of volunteers. The Expo is a way to make everyone aware of the high value and appreciation that the Severns Valley Staff and leadership place on all of our wonderful volunteers.

    We constantly hear from our volunteers of the blessing they receive as they use their talents and abilities to serve the Lord. That is ultimately what a believer is doing, no matter what the area of service is, offering up their efforts to the Lord Jesus himself. The hope of this Expo is to both inspire and inform so as to give more people the opportunity to get in on the incredible blessing of serving. A missing element in many Christians lives is the offering of themselves in some area of service.

    There is an old saying that relates to those about to buy a new car, “Kick the tires and try out.” There will be information cards available in the bulletin and around the Atrium that allows each person to indicate which area of service they are interested in. Leaders of that ministry will contact you about the areas of service you indicated on the card. Filling out the card does not obligate anyone in anyway but allows each person to take another step in the possible discovery of a way to serve. We encourage everyone to just “kick the tires.” In other words, learn about an area to serve you are interested in and then try it out for a little while. Most people have to serve in several different ways before they find the best fit for them.

    Don’t miss out on the blessing of serving. We hope to see you at The SV Serve Expo.

     

  • Be Part of the Team | Upward Flag Football & Cheerleading

     

    While fans are cheering for their favorite football teams you can be a part of the game in a way that can change the lives of entire families.

    Boys and girls in K-6th grades are being invited from all around our area to participate in Upward Flag Football at Severns Valley. Games begin on September 19 with practices beginning August 30.

    By serving in one of these ways, you can make a difference in the lives of families:

    Football or Cheerleader Coach
    Coaches serve one game each week for seven Saturdays and a one-hour practice each week. There’s a brief devotion for you to share at practice each week that presents God’s love. As a coach you’ll be a Christ-like example to both children and their families. First time coaching? We’ll have instructions for you that will allow you to be a tremendously effective coach.

    Referee
    Giving your time to encourage players during the games will show God’s love to children and their families. All games are on Saturdays and we will schedule you to referee the games your schedule will allow. You’ll be instructed in the rules and procedures for being an excellent Flag Football referee.

    Scorekeeper
    Take part in making a difference in lives through your involvement as a scorekeeper in this year’s Upward Flag Football season. Games take place over the course of seven Saturdays. We’ll educate you on the scoring system and how the equipment works.

    Concession Stand Attendant
    Welcoming and friendly attendants take inventory of snacks and drinks, make them available for purchase under our concessions tent, and sell concession items to families and fans.

    Halftime Devotion
    Flag football volunteers are encouraged to share a short 3-4 minute devotion with the crowd during halftime of every game.

    Coach/Referee Training: There will be a short training session on Saturday, August 15 at 9:00 am in the Atrium. Refreshments provided.

    For more information about how you can be involved in this year’s Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading season come to the kiosk outside the worship center following Sunday services or contact our Upward Associate Director Chris Dunham (chris@svbc.cc).

    For registration and evaluation information, visit our Upward Sports page.

     

     

  • Say Yes to Leading the Next Generation

      

    Severns Valley loves to partner with parents as we teach preschoolers and elementary kids about Jesus.

    Can you help us?

    We are currently in need of folks to join our team and say "yes" to the next generation. Whether you are available every Sunday, every other Sunday, or every other month - we need you! There are openings in every age: birth-5th grade as we continue to share the Gospel with the coolest kids in town.

    Contact Ashley (apurcell@svbc.cc) today to join the SVKids team...she may even make you cookies if you say "yes!"

    Ashley Purcell
    Children's Minister

     

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