From Saturday, June 16 through Saturday, June 23 several thousand Presbyterians from all corners of the country will be in St. Louis for the Presbyterian Church (USA) 223rd General Assembly. Volunteers are needed in many areas -- helping to prepare and serve communion, usher at worship services, greet arriving guests at one of several downtown hotels and a myriad of other tasks. A website -- stlouisga.org -- hosted by the Committee on Local Arrangements (COLA) lists the many volunteer opportunities during the gathering, which will be held at the Convention Center in downtown St. Louis. Please visit the website -- stlouisga.org -- in the next few days and sign up to volunteer. Ushering or helping with communion at the opening worship service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16 offers a special opportunity. On June 23 at the closing worship service each church in the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbyterian is encouraged to have two volunteers to help serve communion. Hopefully, you will consider being a part of this exciting and important gathering of Presbyterians. If you have questions, check with Dianne Modrell, Roy Lenox or Barb Abbett who are volunteering with COLA in some of the planning areas.