In his blog post last month, our College Pastor Lee Cadden said this…”Taking communion is always a powerful act of remembering and confession for the Christian.” Communion is something we do on a regular basis here at Cornerstone, and it is an important part of our Christian life.
At our Hamilton Road site, Janice Baker is the behind the scenes volunteer who serves those who serve communion. She arrives before the beginning of the 8 am service and is present throughout the morning.
Janice helps set up the table of Holy Communion and coordinates with the rest of the morning’s worship team to mark where each server will stand. As the servers for each of the three services arrive, Janice spends a few minutes with them to make sure they know what to do and the importance of their part in serving communion.
She is a former Vice-President at East Alabama Medical Center where, for 25 years, she oversaw a variety of administrative responsibilities. She is still active at EAMC as an Administrative Advisor as well as a consultant for the medical industry in general. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of East Alabama and volunteers with The BigHouse Foundation. Janice loves to read and has a growing passion for gardening. She is blessed to live next door to her son and two granddaughters and loves being involved in their lives.
Janice says this about her role as a volunteer at Cornerstone…
“Assisting with communion at Cornerstone has been a great experience for me. It has given me the opportunity to meet many of the members I didn’t know before. I have always loved this beautiful sacrament and am honored to be able to serve in this way.”
Janice, like all the volunteers at Cornerstone’s three sites, is an important and integral part of what we do to serve our community. She is living out her faith by serving those who serve others. In all that she does in her life, Janice is using her gifts to build up the body of Christ.
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.