Young people serve by carrying the cross (Crucifer) and candles in the procession and by performing the duties of 'server' - assisting the Priest or Deacon at the altar with Setting of the Table. Acolytes add to the dignity and ceremony of our services, and provide an important vehicle for youth involvement in the religious life of the Parish. Training is provided.
Members meet monthly to clean the brasses and to plan for upcoming events. The Altar Guild sets up the Altar for each service and and ensures the delicate linens are cared for. Think of the altar table: the candles, the communion vessels, the linens, the vestments of the table and lecterns ... their placement on the table ... these give our services the ongoing history of our church and the dignity of our worship every time we gather to worship together. Training is provided, and anyone is welcome to join.
Chalice Bearers assist the clergy during the communion service by administering the chalice. Training is provided.
Our Choir consists of volunteers who love to sing. Practices are prior to the Sunday Service or by prior arrangement with the Choir Director & Organist.
Members of The Order of the Daughters of the King® undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Baptism and Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of Prayer, Service, and Evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish.
Lay Readers of any age perform the important liturgy of reading the Old Testament and New Testament lessons and leading the prayers of the people during the Sunday service. Training is provided.
Greeters & Ushers
Ambassadors of our Parish - welcoming parishioners, newcomers and visitors to the Church. They are a source of information and assistance. They also help maintain the decorum of the service.
Our Outreach Coordinators will sit down with those seeking financial assistance and gathering some information and listening to the clients concerns, make a determination of what we may offer. Clients are seen by appointment only. Training is available from 3rd party local resources.
Sunday School Teachers
Using a set curriculum, our teachers lead our Youth in their exploration of faith and growth in Christ. All teachers are required to complete Safeguarding our Children, an acclaimed training product of The Episcopal Church in America that educates adults to ensure the safety and well-being of our youth. Certification is renewed every 3 years.
Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Candle Dedications
Our Altar Guild manages the weekly sponsorships & dedications for the gifts of flowers that beautify our church. They also manage the weekly sponsorships & dedications for our Sanctuary Candle.
There are many areas of our parish life where volunteers can & do make a measurable change: our charitable ministries (Prom Dress Express, Outreach, Narthex-Basket Ministries, Christmas Angels, etc.), our fund-raising events, periodically helping out with gardening and so much more.