I was once fired for not being a "Christian". It should be noted that I adopted and raised two orphans. I don't do church.
I am not sure why, but it seems there are more frequent requests for extra help because it is for a church. If you are commited to your church, do some homework. At least go to Best Buy. They are open on Sundays.
To get remote control you will need something like the Panasonic x920 because, if you you do any research at all, you will find it comes with a remote. More research will find camcorders that come with remote controls or have them as options.