Get Involved

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

God has blessed each of us with tremendous gifts. At the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, we’re blessed with numerous opportunities to use those gifts in service to God, our community, and each other. Following are some of programs and groups within our church currently looking for volunteers and support. If you have any questions about one of these opportunities, or would like to volunteer for one, please contact the church office unless otherwise noted.

Like to Sing? Join Summer Choir

When one of your favorite songs comes on the car radio, do you turn the volume up and sing along? Do you sing in the shower? Do you find yourself nodding along and humming with the choir during worship? Whether you’re already singing in the choir loft regularly or not, Summer Choir is the perfect opportunity for you to raise your voice in praise to God. Come see what choir membership is about with no long-term commitment. We welcome all singers, whether you read music or not. Join us for one rehearsal on Wednesday, July 27th, at 7pm and then sing the following three weekends. For more information, pick up a Summer Music Opportunities flier outside the Sanctuary or see Josh Melson. Come make a joyful noise unto the Lord with us!

Summer Church School Volunteers

If you have an hour to spare this summer, we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! Our summer church school needs volunteers. You can help for one service, one weekend during the summer, or as many times as you wish! We do the planning, you come and work with the kids. Please speak with Jane Kahnt, Linda Fashauer, or Michael Barozzie.

Piano Players Needed!

We’re looking for people to play piano at for our Nursing Home Services, as well as for the Communion Services we do at Harrogate and Crestwood Manor. Each time several classic hymns are chosen for the residents to sing. Anyone can play the piano at a very basic level and above is encouraged to participate. If you have an hour to join us 2 to 3 times a year, or you’d like to get more information, please contact Vivian Burns or the church office.

Green thumbs are in demand!

If you have an hour a week to spare, The HOPE Center could use your green thumb. Volunteers are needed to water, weed, and eventually harvest the vegetable garden. Produce from this garden will be added to the food pantry. If you can help, contact the Hope Center office.


Sound Booth Volunteers

We’re blessed with a fantastic group of volunteers that run the slides and LiveStream feed during worship, but we can always use a few more team members. If you’re interested in joining our team, contact Scott Slawson.  We’ll train you and get you on the schedule!

Ushering Guild

When you arrive for worship each weekend, you’re greeted with a smile by one of our ushers. That hearty good morning as you receive your bulletin is a wonderful way to begin the service, isn’t it? If you’d like to be part of offering that service to others, consider joining our Ushering Guild! Contact the office to find out how you can help. We’re looking for individuals who are seeking an occasional or regular commitment to serve the congregation.