Parish Life

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arish life at St. Paul’s is bountiful through organizations that provide Christian Fellowship. As a parish family, we pray together, play together and support one another in times of need. During the year, activities/projects are sponsored by various organizations.  Below is a list of the organizations at St. Paul’s.

 

  • ACOLYTES

    The acolytes of St. Paul’s assist clergy with the Mass/Eucharist at worship services. They are trained in the order of the service and prayers, the structure of the church and all of the vestments/religious vessels used in the services. The program is under the guidance of the Rector and the Verger. The program is designed to prepare young people to continue serving and assisting with services as lay readers or chalice bearers. St. Paul’s is known for having the largest acolyte membership in the Diocese of Atlanta.

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  • USHERS

    These are greeters, who welcome parishioners and visitors. They generally hand out bulletins and show persons to their seats. Most of the time, they are the first persons you come in contact with at church. Our ushers have shared their ministry and have been quite successful in maintaining a large group.

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  • DAUGHTERS OF THE KING

    This are a sisterhood of women who are dedicated to a life of study, prayer, service and evangelism. The Daughters of the King is an order under religious rule. Women who enter into the order take solemn vows to follow the Rule of Prayer and Rule of Service. The order does not engage in fund raising of any type. However, the members pay dues in order to meet their financial needs and obligations. In addition, donations from the congregation help to assist the order with special service for the sick and shut-in.

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  • EPISCOPAL CHURCHMEN

    The Episcopal Churchmen promote and provide spiritual, social, civic, recreation and religious fellowship. Its vision is to elicit and facilitate membership, fellowship, and friendship. They sponsor activities and support stewardship, sportsmanship, and worship. All male parishioners are encouraged to participate.

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  • FLOWER GUILD

    This is a young and growing ministry in the church. It was commissioned as a guild in 2009. The mission of the guild is to beautify the altar with fresh flowers to the Glory of God. The members are trained through workshops and hands on practice of arrangement of classic, cathedral flowers for the Sunday worship services.

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  • EPISCOPAL CHURCHWOMEN

    This ministry’s mission is to do the Lord’s work and help develop the spiritual life of the church by sponsoring events such as the Holy Saturday Prayer Breakfast, Women’s Day, and the Health and Wellness Fair.

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  • ST. AGNES CIRCLE

    This circle supports young families and singles with need for early baptism as a way to dedicate their child or children for baptism.

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  • ST. ANGELA'S CIRCLE

    St. Angela’s Circle provides fellowship and pastoral responsiveness to its members and service to St. Paul’s, the Diocese of Atlanta, and the worldwide Anglican community.

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  • ST. CATHERINE/ST. CECILIA CIRCLE

    This circle combined its membership in order to preserve active participation in carrying out their mission of: spiritual development, support of the church and its ministries and to become actively engaged in worship and fellowship.

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  • ST. PAUL’S AMBASSADORS

    This Circle’s mission is to build a social Christian network within the church and support church initiatives. The Ambassadors have grown to thirty-two women who utilize their time, talents and finances to enhance the worship of St. Paul’s. Members of the circle are visible in all of the ministries of the church. The group has three signature events: Honors Sunday, Power Sunday and the annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast.

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  • UNION OF BLACK EPISCOPALIANS (UBE)

    Their purpose is to maintain open and effective channels of communication between members, the Diocese of Atlanta, the national organization and the national body of Episcopalians by developing friendly and cooperative relations among congregations. This is done based upon respect for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in achieving the principles of equal rights and opportunities, equal access and self- determination of all black people.
  • BIRTHDAY CLUB

    The purpose of the club is to encourage fellowship and participation across gender and age barriers and support the programs of the church. All communicants are members of the birthday club for their birth month.