Volunteer Opportunities

At French River Lutheran Church (FRLC) we believe everyone is called to participate in activities within the church and community as part of our Christian life. We have many opportunities in every area of FRLC to use your gifts and talents to serve and grow in your relationship with Christ.


In addition to serving on committees, we have opportunities to serve on specific tasks. A sampling of opportunities to volunteer are listed below. If you see an item of interest, contact the volunteer coordinator. This individual will be able to provide additional details such as flexibility with schedules.


Please try to contact the project coordinator at least one week prior to the activity so the coordinator can plan accordingly for the event.


†  Volunteer Opportunities  †

The Parables Newsletter
·    Help tape, sort and count the newsletter.
·    Check the church calendar for date/time and just show up at
      church (use lower level doors). Usually takes about 1-1.5 hrs.
·    Coffee, conversation & treats, too! Need not commit year-round.
Mail drop-off 
·        Deliver the Parables mailing from FRLC to the West Duluth Post Office once near the end of the month; takes about 10 min. at the post office. Would like 1-2 more to rotate with other volunteers.
·        Contact the church office 218.525.5659
Property Work Group
·        Meets Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m., work on various projects. 
·        Variety of skills:  carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall, woodworking, flooring, bricklaying and so on.
·        Good conversation and coffee are key elements of the morning.
·        Contact Wayne Dahlberg 218.341.4175 or church office 218.525.5659 frlc5310@gmail.com.
French River Ringers
•    Give Bell Choir a try! No previous musical experience necessary.
•    Practices generally before church for about an hour during the
      school calendar year. Contact Elda Hein 218.525.9560 for details.
CHUM (Churches United in Ministry)
   * Wicker baskets are in the narthex and are used to receive non-perishable items. Take a turn in dropping these off near the end of the month to the CHUM Food Shelf in downtown Duluth. 
   * Our goal is to bring at least 100 packages of Ramen chicken soup packets to the food shelf each month. 
   * A delegate is needed to keep the congregation up to date with CHUM needs and activities. 
·        Contact the church office 218.525.5659 frlc5310@gmail.com.
Sound/Video System Assistant
·    Get us up and running Sundays via YouTube. Basically you need to press a button or two.
·    Would like several volunteers trained—especially those who usher.
·    Contact the church office 218.525.5659

Sunday School Teachers
·        Organized materials are provided.
·        Rotate Sundays with others; 1.5 hrs/week; September - May.
Blood Pressure Screenings
·   Provided on Order for Healing Sundays (typically the third one of the month) during first 20 minutes of coffee fellowship time.
·    Rotate months with other providers. Contact the church office
     218.525.5659 or frlc5310@gmail.com 
 Youth/Christian Education Committee
•    Help shape the programming of our Sunday School, Youth  & Adults.
•    Open to anyone; Youth input especially valuable.  Meets as needed; typically monthly, or ever other, during the school calendar year.
•    Dream big with us! Contact the church office 218.525.5659
or frlc5310@gmail.com.

Summer Music
•  Share your gift of music on Sundays during the summer.  Contact a member of Music & Worship to provide "special music" (one or more selections of your choice during the service).

To place additional Volunteer Opportunities in the bulletin or newsletter, contact the church office at 218.525.5659 or frlc5310@gmail.comInclude a brief description of the need, amount of time required, and contact information.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for previously posted offerings. 
 You are appreciated and make our church rock!
Would you like more information about FRLC?  Perhaps you’re thinking about membership?  Contact the church office.
Please check the bulletin board in the Narthex for additional announcements, opportunities, stories, Call to Action forms, etc. Bulletin boards are also found in our lower level.
Find news from our NE MN Synod a
t www.nemnsynod.org and information from the ELCA at www.elca.org.
What would you like to sing? Suggest your favorite hymns and/or other music for our services.  Make a suggestion to the  Spiritual Practices/Music & Worship team either in person or put a note in their mailbox, or send your suggestion to the church office, or put a note in the offering plate

Garden Share
       As your garden produces goods and you overflow that you'd like to share, bring items to church on Sundays and place them in the box in the Narthex. There are bags provided for others to take home produce. After coffee fellowship, please bring back what you brought. Other suggestions of where to bring fresh produce:  
CHUM Food Shelf
120 N. 1st Ave West    
Food Distribution    
Wednesday 10 1:45
Wednesday Evening  3:30        6:30
Friday 10 1:45
East Food Shelf
Donations Accepted    
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday    9-2  
Wednesday/Friday    9-3  
West Food Shelf
Our Savior's Lutheran Church    
at 4831 Grand Ave.    
Food Distribution    
Tuesday/Thursday 11- 2
West Food Shelf
Donations Accepted    
Tuesday/Thursday 11 2