Lack of Kitchen Volunteers Jeopardizes Concert Series Receptions

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If you’ve been to one of our Music with a Mission Concerts, you know that our tradition has been to offer a reception following each concert in our Parish Hall. The up-side to our receptions is that they offer our guests a chance to relax with some food, meet the artists, and socialize with members of our congregation. We feel the receptions really add to our sense of community, and we are hopeful that some guests may choose to try out our church in the near future.

We have been successful in obtaining the funding needed for all five receptions with a Corporate Sponsorship of $1,000 from Metrum Community Credit Union.

The only thing we are lacking is a set of volunteers to run each reception. We need six people to step up and help with the planning and purchasing of food, and the set-up and clean-up of each reception. As of this writing, we only have one individual who has committed to all five concerts, and three other subs.

Unfortunately, Marge Pegula, who was the driving force behind our receptions last season, will no longer be available to be our kitchen manager. As most of you know, Marge is recovering from foot surgery, and when she is mobile again, she has taken on the volunteer position of managing Good Shepherd’s internal building needs. As a result, we are in desperate need of a kitchen manager, as well as people to set-up and clean-up for each reception.

If you love our Music with a Mission receptions as much as I do, I ask that you prayerfully consider if you are able to commit to all five concerts of the 2018-2019 season. We especially need a kitchen manager to come forward who can help organize the receptions and the volunteers needed to work each concert. Here are the job descriptions:

 Kitchen Manager – One person to commit to all five concerts. Will be responsible for the planning and purchasing of all food for each of the five receptions. This person will also help with the set-up and clean-up of the reception on the evening of the concerts.

Reception Set-Up Crew – Two people to commit to all five concerts. Will assist the Kitchen Manager in setting up for the concert receptions in the Parish Hall.

Reception Clean-Up Crew – Three people to commit to all five concerts. Will clean up the kitchen and Parish Hall after all five receptions.

Is God calling you to help with any of these important volunteer positions?

If so, please contact DeeDee Atwood at to start the conversation.