the church

"As each has received a gift, use it to
serve one another, as good
stewards of God's varied grace"  
1 Peter 4:10

St. Paul points out in his first letter to the Corinthians that different parts of the body have different roles to play, but they also cannot function without each other. At The Falls Church we believe that everyone is gifted by God in unique ways and there is a role for everyone to play so together we can show God’s love to the world. We’re fond of saying that The Falls Church is “all crew and no passengers”. For some people that looks like active leadership roles in the ministries of the church, for others it’s as simple as arriving at worship 5 minutes early as an act of hospitality for newcomers. There are so many ways to serve, and our staff and leadership love helping people discern where their gifts and joys meet the needs of the church, the local community, and the world.


When it comes to serving the church, there are a whole host of ways to help out:

  • Help lead our worship each week

  • Use your musical talent as instrumentalists or singers in our music ministry

  • Serve as readers or chalice bearers

  • Offer hospitality as ushers or greeters

  • Set the table for our Communion meal each week as a members of the altar guild

  • Serve as a members of our vestry or on the sub-committees in various ministry areas

  • Volunteer to help out in the office during the week

  • Work with your hands and pitch in to keep our buildings and grounds in good order

  • Train with us to teach Sunday school to children or become a Youth Leader to teens.

  • Bake for coffee hour

  • Cook casseroles for parishioners who are sick or have a new baby

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We also serve the wider church in a number of ways, including participating in conventions and meetings with the Diocese of Virginia, and supporting parishioners and seminarians who will be ordained to serve congregations in Virginia and beyond.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can serve the church (or have a new idea for a ministry that you’d like to share) please contact Kelly Moughty, the Associate Rector, at  
Learn more about how we serve our local community and how we serve the wider world.