Making Disciples

At Niles First UMC, we know we are all on a journey of growing as more committed followers of Jesus Christ.


Current Opportunities:

Prayer Walk - On Site (various locations) 9am, Thursdays

  • Join Pastor Shane as he walks around the city of Niles, identifying and praying for the needs of the community. 
  • The group meets at a different location each week.
  • Sign up for the Church-wide All-Call list to find out where we are meeting each week.


Community Meal - On Site, Thursdays in October

  • We offer a free meal to everyone who shows up! 
  • This is part of the Niles Community Meal Program done in partnership with other faith communities in the city of Niles, Ohio.
  • We need volunteers! Please contact us here or send us a message on Facebook!


Trumbull Mobile Meals - 11am, Days Vary

  • We currently have a team of volunteer who deliver meals to people in need.
  • It takes about an hour each time.
  • Contact Us Here if you are interested in volunteering in this needed opportunity.


Liturgist - On Site, 10am Sundays

  • Liturgists enhance the worship service by reading Scripture, inviting people into a worship posture through leading the Call to Worship, and by praying a pre-written invocation (prayer)!
  • Contact US HERE to let us know you'd like to enhance worship!


Online Host - Facebook Chat, 10am Sundays

  • Our Online Hosts have communication skills to welcome people to the service, and will also interact with the online viewers via chat or social media.
  • This volunteer role can be done from anywhere!
  • CONTACT US HERE to volunteer.


Media Team - On Site, 10am Sundays

  • This person will be trained in the technical knowledge of setting up and directing the Sunday Worship Facebook Livestream. 
  • Media Team volunteers will be trained in the operation of the soundboard.
  • Media Team Volunteers will upload the Sunday service to the website archive.
  • CONTACT US HERE is you would like to make the livestream happen!


Acolytes - On Site, 10am Sundays

  • This role is for children ages 8-18.
  • The primary function of the acolyte is to assist the Pastor in various areas of the service.
  • Typical duties include lighting the altar candles and assisting as needed for baptisms and Holy Communion. 
  • This is a GREAT way to show young people we trust them with the important things of the church. 
  • CONTACT US HERE if your child would like to be an acolyte!


Leadership Board

  • Our Leadership Board is made up of 9-12 people with a few rotating off every year. 
  • These leaders are the primary governing council of the church. They work with the Pastor to create the guidelines that the rest of the church works within to achieve the mission and vision of Niles First UMC.
  • These roles generally require official membership at Niles First UMC.
  • CONTACT US HERE if you would like to explore leadership here at NFUMC.


Our Bible Study class and Choir are on summer break until September.


Check back often to find out when we post new opportunities!