The purpose of the Pastoral Care Council is to support the various ministries that address the needs of our parishioners. Members of the parish carry out these programs.
Stephen Ministers are members of the parish who are trained to provide support for fellow parishioners who are undergoing a difficult time in their lives.
Eucharistic Visitors take Communion and copies of Forward Day-by-Day to parishioners who are unable to attend services at St. Paul’s.
The members of St. Paul’s Book Club read a new book, and discuss it (and pretty much everything else) over wine and treats at a different host’s home at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The purpose of the Book Club is simply to get together with others who like to read; although our books cluster loosely around religious topics, ours is not a study group.
The purpose of these groups is to promote friendship, fellowship and a sense of church community. Small groups of parishioners meet for a shared meal in a restaurant or in their homes several times during the season, which runs from February through August.
Cooking and Caring
Members of this ministry provide support for other parishioners by cooking and delivering a meal, running errands, providing support with a friendly phone call, or other small tasks.
Parishioners assist with in-house functions, such as receptions, funeral hospitality and coffee hours. This ministry also oversees special events, including the Fall Parish Picnic, the Spaghetti Supper before Thanksgiving, and the festive Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday.
Our search is over! The Rev. Deborah Woolsey will join us as our Rector on January 20, 2013. Please pray for St. Paul's & Rev. Woolsey as we embark on this next phase of our journey. More