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


The Serving Teams of E-Free Church exist to help people in our congregation find ways to serve locally, nationally, and around the world. Our vision is to help those attending EFC find one place to serve within the church and one place to serve out in the local community. We desire to actively show God's love in our community by serving in Jesus' name.

Serving at Church

If you are exploring how God could best use you in serving at EFC, we encourage you to fill out a Sample Serve card (located in the chairbacks in the worship center) and drop it in the offering basket on any Sunday morning. Sample Serve is an opportunity to try out your choice of a serving area with no obligation. We'd love to help you discover how God has uniquely made you for ministry! For more information, contact Rebecca Sommer at rebby.sommer@gmail.com

Serving Locally

Community Ministries

Compassion Ministry 

  • Food Distribution: This ministry helps distribute food from a local food bank to families in our area. Food Distribution happens the first Wednesday of the first full week, once a month. Volunteer opportunities include picking up food (go to Midwest Food Bank at 11:30am the day of distribution with EFC's van and trailer), helping unload the trailer at 6:00pm, and assisting to sort/pass out food during the distribution.
  • Donations of non-perishables are needed; including canned goods, cereal, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. There is a collection basket at the west entrance to the church. Multiples of six are appreciated.
  • Donations of clothing, dishes, appliances, etc can be accepted to share with those in need.


Curt Drake, cdrake53@yahoo.com

Safe Harbor

Join us on the last Wednesday night of the month in preparing and serving food to the homeless. Each week we need three to twelve volunteers. Plan to arrive at 6:45pm. Dinner is served at 7:00pm.


Curt Drake, cdrake53@yahoo.com

Catalyst Ministries

A local organization dedicated to rescuing women and children at risk. Volunteer opportunities include administration help and work projects for small groups.


Rebecca Sommer, rebby.sommer@gmail.com

Home Sweet Home Ministries

Join us as we partner with HSH ministries by providing volunteers for sorting donations in their warehouse, serving meals to residents, teaching a skills class, tutoring kids, and much more. Volunteer opportunities vary based on time of year and needs.


Rebecca Sommer, rebby.sommer@gmail.com



Sheridan School

E-Free Church has been blessed to serve the students and families at Sheridan school through volunteer opportunities such as the reading program, Trunk or Treat, childcare for PTA meetings each month, donating items to the school store, and helping at the Teacher Appreciation Lunch each spring. For more information about serving in any of these areas, contact Connie Unruh at the email address listed below.

Operation Backpack 

During the school year, we provide backpacks filled with food for at-risk children at Sheridan School. Each Thursday, volunteers spend 45 minutes to 1 hour at Sheridan, preparing backpacks filled with food donated from Midwest Food Bank. Once a month, a volunteer picks up food from Midwest Food Bank and transfers it to the school.


Connie Unruh, connieunruh@gmail.com


Single Moms

Single Moms carry the bulk of the parenting responsibilities and often also work a full time job. Their role in shaping and nurturing the next generation is heavier because they are doing it alone. God cares about these precious families, and we as a church care also.

Single Moms Morning Out

An all-church event designed to serve single moms and their children. Hundreds of volunteers from E-Free Church and local community organizations come together to give moms the morning off while their children are lovingly cared for. Opportunities for the moms include spa services, car care, breakfast, our Abundant Blessings area, gift bags and take home lunches, one-on-one prayer and encouragement and much more. 


Rebecca Sommer, rebby.sommer@gmail.com 

Serving Nationally and Globally

E-Free Church has Strategic Partners serving in Haiti, Kenya, the Middle East, India and Cambodia. Our team has established partnering teams to support ways to engage our church family, and EFC frequently hosts visits from our Strategic Partners on Sunday mornings. Nationally, E-Free has Strategic Partners serving with YWAM, Wycliffe, Cru, EFCA and Reliant Ministries in Montana, North Carolina, Georgia and Indiana.

We offer regular serving opportunities throughout the year and offer customized “vacations with a purpose” with families in mind.

Plans are being made for a trip to Israel in March of 2019! Let us know on your Connect Card Sunday mornings if you would like more information! You may also contact Roger Schmidgall at rogerschmidgall@yahoo.com.