Volunteer Opportunities


Our Affirmation of Covenant states "service is our prayer."  At Neshoba, we firmly believe that the fullest realization of our faith and values is through service to each other, both in the church and within the wider community. As the well-known UU mantra states, we believe in "deeds, not creeds."  For example:


In Our Church

Each Sunday, volunteers provide flowers for the front of the church, baked goods for coffee hour after the service, and even help out with aspects of the service, from ringing the opening gong and lighting the chalice to reading a story for all ages.  Click here to sign up, or contact [email protected] for more information.

We also need volunteers to help teach Religious Education (RE).  There are 3 terms - summer, fall and spring.  Each volunteer is asked to consider signing up for 4 Sundays during a particular term.  You can sign up for the current term here, or contact [email protected] with any questions.

We are a fully autonomous, self-governing organization, and we UUs love our Committees and Teams! So members, join up!


In Our World

Our volunteer activities also extend into the local Memphis community to help address a wide range of social justice issues. Twice a year, we volunteer at a soup kitchen at First Presbyterian Church located in downtown Memphis. Every Christmas, we "adopt" the Bond Care Home. Bond Care Home offers a wide range of needs ranging from providing assisted living facilities, nursing home care, and continuous care for Alzheimer's patients and for mentally or memory-challenged adults. Members volunteer to shop for gifts and organize a holiday party for the residents. Often, the residents have no family, and these gifts are the only ones they receive. Once a month, our church offering is sent "out the door" to benefit local charitable organizations. Past recipients have included OUTMemphis, Literacy Mid-South and Code Crew. During the winter of 2016-2017, Neshoba Church alongside Church of the River and the Peter Cooper Fellowship assisted with providing meals, showers and a safe shelter to people experiencing homelessness as part of an ongoing effort of Room In The Inn. For many years, Neshoba Church has also had a booth and parade entry in the Mid-South Pride Festival, the single largest gathering of the LGBT community and its allies in the Mid-South.

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