Volunteer Opportunities at East Main

Our church thrives through volunteer investment! It is one of the key expectations for our Covenant Partners (aka members) here at East Main.  Below is a list of areas where you can invest your time where you feel able, talented or called to volunteer. 

  • Nursery Helper (1st or 2nd service):

    Care for, play with, and pray over infants age birth-age 2 years. Clearances must be current and on file with the church office.  1x per month or more often if you’d like. 

    Contact: Teresa Glasgow at 724-496-1004


    JAM Sunday Morning Children's Ministry (1st service):

    Co-lead kiddos through Bible lesson, activites, and prayer. All materials provided. Clearances must be current and on file with the church office. Weekly commitment. Contact Jacolyn for more info jmajure@eastmainpc.org


    Fourth and Fifth Grade Boys Midweek Bible study: 

    Co-lead 4th & 5th grade boys through Bible Study, activities, and prayer on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 pm at EMPC. Weekly OR Every other week commitment, September 16-Nov. 18. Clearances must be no more than 5 years old and must be on file with church office in order to serve. All materials provided. Contact Jacolyn Majure for more info jmajure@eastmainpc.org


    Trunk or Treat (Saturday, Oct. 30 from 4-6pm): Decorate your vehicle trunk area and hand out candy at event. Goal is 15 vehicle trunks. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place vehicles.

    Contact: Kim Peterson at 724-372-3409

  • Deacons

    The deacons are the care ministry of East Main Church. They serve the congregation through prayer, visitation, phone calls, funeral dinners, welcoming new babies, and many other ways. They meet monthly to connect, pray and plan. Deacons are elected officers who are publicly installed and vow to serve in the manner described and following the polity of ECO while most importantly being a consistent Jesus follower.  It's an honor to be elected and trusted for this role. 


    Description of an Elder

    The session (group of elders) of East Main is the mission and vision team.  They are tasked with keeping the church on its mission and supporting ministry in that vein.  They make decisions, support staff and ministries, and challenge the status quo in order to keep East main effectively reaching the community and upholding East Main's values. They meet approximately every other month (based on group availability) rotating between 3 hour meetings and 1.5 hour meetings each time. Elders are elected officers who are publicly installed and vow to serve in the manner described and following the polity of ECO while most importantly being a consistent Jesus follower.  It's an honor to be elected and trusted for this role. 

  • There are always projects needing attention at our facility. If you have time and desire to help, contact the office to find out what is on our current priority list.  Projects include painting, small repairs, changing light bulbs, or more complicated projects if you are up to the task. Call the office at 724-458-8270 or email office@eastmainpc.org.

  • Contact Melissa Danielson for more information: mdanielson@eastmainpc.org


    Greeting Team Leader (1st or 2nd Service):

    Coordinate and communicate with the upcoming team to ensure roles are filled; sub as needed; serve as a floater; lead team prayer prior to shift beginning, remain in Welcome Center during worship time to help direct people as needed. 

    Sundays - 1x/month or more often if you’d like


    Parking Lot Greeter (1st or 2nd Service):

    Wave at and greet people arriving for worship; assist elderly or disabled as needed; provide parking direction as needed

    Dress for the weather, be friendly, helpful

    Sundays -  1x/month or more often if you’d like


    Inside Greeter (Ist or 2nd Service):

    Welcome people arriving for worship; extra attention to those you don’t know or haven’t seen before; answer questions they may have about worship or church.

    Sundays - 1x/month or more often if you’d like


    Seater (1st or 2nd Service):

    Look for those who might want assistance finding a seat; offer to help; introduce yourself and introduce them to someone else you are seating them near before returning to “post”

    Sundays - 1x/month or more often if you’d like


    Hospitality Team Leader (1st or 2nd Service):

    Coordinate and communicate with the upcoming team to ensure roles are filled; sub as needed; ensure all supplies are available (cups, napkins, sweeteners, creamer, paper plates, tea, etc.), and ensure the clean up is completed each week.  Lead team prayer prior to shift beginning.

    Sundays - 1x/month or more often if you’d like


    Coffee Hospitality (1st or 2nd Service):

    Arrive to  prepare coffee and set up beverage station in Welcome Center; clean up coffee pots, carafes, water after your volunteer time slot is over.

    Sundays - 1x/month or more often if you’d like


    Snack Hospitality (1st or 2nd Service): 

    Organize / purchase / prepare / set up finger-food goodies with small PAPER plates or napkins in the Welcome Center.

    Sundays - 1x/month or more often if you’d like


  • Contact Corrie Brown for more information: cbrown@eastmainpc.org


    Audio Tech (1st Service): 

    Training Provided. Ability to think ahead, respond quickly and listen and analyze volume in relation to the room. Position includes prepping and testing equipment, micing speaker, attending a pre-service meeting and running the sound board during the first service. 

    Sundays - once every 3 weeks


    Audio Tech (2nd Service): 

    Training Provided. Ability to listen analytically and provide the right audio mix for the day.  Work collaboratively with vocal and instrumentation needs while keeping the whole sound unified. Ability to think ahead, respond quickly and listen and analyze sound in relation to the room. Position includes coming to rehearsal on Wednesday evenings, prepping and testing equipment on Sundays, micing speaker, and running the sound board during the second service. 


    Presentation Tech (1st & 2nd Service): 

    Training Provided. Ability to think ahead, respond quickly and follow service plan. Ability to comfortably follow along in the ProPresenter software during worship and ensure words and slides are on the screen at proper timing. Turn on equipment, launch software, review presentation and attend a pre-service meeting. 

    Sundays - once every 3 weeks


    Streaming Tech (1st Service): 

    Training Provided. Ability to think ahead, respond quickly and follow service plan. Responsibilities include operating robotic cameras,  setting up camera shots, operating the live-stream switcher and ensuring the stream  is working and looks professional.

    Sundays - once every 3 weeks


    Photographer / Videographer: 

    Take pictures or videos at events or special services for documentation and for use later by the communication department. 

    Schedule varies by event and volunteer availability.


  • Missions Committee Member: 


    The Missions Committee is always open and eager for new members interested in a global perspective. If you have a heart for missionaries near and far, or for those they are reaching with the amazing hope of Jesus, please contact the missions committee to find out how to get involved. No special skills are needed.  The committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Call 724-458-0101 or email kpcampbell52@hotmail.com to contact Karen Campbell, Committee Chair.

  • Contact Dani Shidemantle for more information at dshidemantle@eastmainpc.org


    Choir Members (1st Service): 

    All voice parts needed (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). No experience needed. The commitment for choir includes Wednesday evening rehearsals during the school year from 6pm to 7pm and singing on Sundays during 1st service, twice a month. Music provided along with parts recorded for those who do not read music.


    Music Librarian: 

    Working alongside the music director to re-organize music library and then maintain it. Schedule varies according to volunteer availability.


    Special Music:

    If you are a musician and  would like to prepare a special music piece to preform on Sunday mornings during 1st service, please contact music director Dani Shidemantle.

  • Youth Ministry is in need of leaders with a heart for student discipleship and a desire to build meaningful relationships with teens in a small group setting. Small Group Leaders help facilitate games/activities, Scripture reading, and student conversations. All small groups will meet at East Main Church on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Leaders must have PA certified Childcare Clearances. If you are interested in one of our ministry areas or have questions, contact our Youth Director Luke Fugate via phone or email (814)-771-4643, lfugate@eastmainpc.org

    Middle School Girls Small Group Leader (6th-8th)

    -Meets Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm


    Middle School Boys Small Group Leader (6th-8th)
    -Meets Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm


    High School Girls Small Group Leader (9th-12th)
    -Meets Wednesdays, 6:45-8:30pm


    High School Boys Small Group Leader (9th-10th)
    -Meets Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm


    High School Boys Small Leader (11th-12th)
    -Meets Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm