Volunteer Opportunities

Just as the church is not the community it is called to be until it reaches out and offers itself to the world, you and I will not grow into the men and women God calls us to be until we reach out and offer ourselves to the service of others. This section provides information about mission outreach work being done by our congregation today. We hope it will spark your interest and imagination. Here are opportunities for you to reach beyond yourself.



The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Each deacon ministry is managed by deacons who lead and oversee the activities of the ministry. If you would like to get involved in any of the following “Community Care” (or outreach) ministries, please contact Rev. Adam Gorman or Ivelise Ramos.

  • Deacons’ Christmas Party
  • Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter 
  • New York Common Pantry 
  • Search and Care
  • Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center 
  • Urban Outreach 


One way we demonstrate our faithfulness as a Christian community is by caring for each other in the example of Jesus Christ. If you would like to get involved in any of the following “Congregational Care” (or in-reach) ministries, please contact Rev. Kim Jackson or Ivelise Ramos.

  • Welcome for New Members
  • Home Communion
  • Flowers
  • Prayer
  • Baptism
  • Bereavement


There are many opportunities to assist in worship each week. With only a few minutes of time, you can make a difference in the worship of our Lord, whether you are helping to prepare the table for communion, or greeting those who walk through our doors each Sunday, the gift of your time brings us closer together in Christ. Contact Sophie Carnegie to volunteer.


“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20). Our members often gather in fellowship and celebration of the good news. Please help us in bringing others together. Contact Rev. Adam Gorman or Jeffrey Shayne to volunteer for any of these ministries.

  • Coffee Hour Sub-committee
  • Men’s Association
  • Phonathon
  • Strawberry Festival
  • Summer Barbecues in the Garden
  • Tree Lighting Social Hour
  • Women’s Association


Leading, inspiring, and empowering.  Our family ministries change lives through education and ministry of the family. Brick Church has been a leader in Christian Education since 1816, when our Sunday Mission Schools began. Today we have one of the largest urban Sunday School programs in the country. Our Middle School, Confirmation and High School youth groups ground our youth in their faith, providing Christian community and support through peer fellowship. Contact Rev. Adam Gorman or Jeffrey Shayne to volunteer for any of these ministries.


Ruling elders, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church. Each session committee is chaired by a ruling elder who leads and oversees the activities of the committee. Other committee members serve to assist in meeting the goals of the committee. An application must be submitted to the committee chair to request service on a committee. The following session committees are available for service by non-ordained members of the church. An application form to serve on a committee can be found here. Some committees are not available for service at this time. 

  • Adult Education Committee
  • Archives and History Committee
  • Children’s Ministries Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Congregational Fellowship Committee
  • Joint Finance Committee
  • Mission Outreach Committee
  • New Members and Evangelism Committee
  • Personnel and Administration Committee
  • Seminary Field Education Committee
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Worship and Music Committee
  • Youth Ministry Committee

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