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Carnival Volunteers

October 30

There are lots of different ways to get involved in this fun community event. Bringing candy, driving shuttles, taking pictures or baking cookies; there is a way for everyone to help!

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Connection Team

Sunday Mornings

The Connection Team is made up of volunteers who help connect attenders/members to ministries and resources at Shades. Team members serve one Sunday a month from 8:00 until 9:45 or 10:30 - 11:30. Training is provided

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Hand in Hand Volunteers


Our Special Needs Ministry (Hand in Hand) is looking for volunteers, 7th grade or older, to serve at both SS hours for Worship Care and Wednesday nights.

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Coffee Team


Serve by preparing coffee and interacting to make everyone feel welcome on Sunday mornings

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Antioch Community Church


Kevin Naylor and team are launching their services at UAB! They’re looking for childcare workers from 10:45am to 12:30pm each Sunday in the UAB Campus Rec Center as they focus efforts on visitors

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First Impressions Team (FIT)


Extend hospitality by serving on our First Impressions Team once a month.

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Student Building Volunteers

One Day per Month, 3 hours

Volunteers needed to greet, answer phones, and provide light administrative assistance at the Student Building.

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Worship Care Volunteers

One Sunday each month

Help provide care for Preschoolers during Sunday Worship Services. Activities and resources are provided for volunteers.

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Basketball Players


Build relationships and play basketball at the same time! Open gym at the Community Life Center provides a competitive but welcoming environment that connects our church to the community with the goal of sharing our faith.

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