Fellowship

At St. Paul’s, people gather in many different ways to serve God. Below are several different ministries that start inside the walls of St. Paul’s and often extend out into the world.

Worship Ministries

Music

The St. Paul’s music ministry is a vibrant, Christ-centered musical offering to the church community and beyond. This ministry is part of the fabric of our service and has a big impact on the worship experience each week. Music at St. Paul’s covers a wide variety of genres and styles and unites musical gifts for the glory of God. Come join us and see what God has in store for our musical lives.

All are welcome to join.

Contact De’Andre Jones for practice and service information.

Acolytes

The acolytes of St. Paul’s assist clergy during the worship service. 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 service. The program is under the guidance of the Rector and Vergers. The program is designed to prepare young people to continue serving and assisting with services as lay readers or chalice bearers. Please contact Melissa Coleman if your child wishes to become an acolyte.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

The Lay Eucharistic Ministers of St. Paul’s assist clergy during the worship service. 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 service. Lay Eucharistic Ministers read the Prayers of the People and serve as chalice bearers, as well as filling in when acolytes are not available. Please contact Melissa Coleman if your child wishes to become an acolyte.

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild is a relatively new ministry at St. Paul’s, having been 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. To join this ministry team, please contact Rose Marie Lockett.

To donate flowers in memory or honor of a loved one, click here.

Flowers

Ushers

These are greeters who welcome everyone into the church and sanctuary. They generally hand out bulletins and show persons to their seats as needed. Most of the time, they are the first person you come in contact with at church. Our ushers are also the point person should there be an emergency situation during a church service. Contact Charles Fowler if you would like to join this ministry.

Children’s Ministries

Sunday School

All children, ages 4 – 18, are welcome in Sunday School on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays. Our teachers are dedicated to nurturing our children and youth by providing opportunities to read the same lessons as their parents at an age appropriate level and then finding creative ways to interpret the word in their lives.

Please fill out the registration form to register your child. Contact Kristin Harrison to volunteer to teach or with any questions.

Sunday School Registration Form

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC)

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) is a community of teens 6th through 12th grade seeking to find their way in the world by walking in the footsteps of Christ. We believe in building our community together and making sure everyone feels welcomed, cherished, and loved. EYC provides a time when youth can talk about real issues, show their true selves without judgement or criticism, and can take off any masks they might be wearing. For additional information, please contact Azizi Ivey or Byron Harrison.

Ministry EYC

Children’s Music Ministry

St. Paul’s youth music program is directed by Dr. Marian Stephens. The program teaches children to sing and play music in the Episcopal and African-American traditions. The children sing and play on 5th Sundays, our designated Youth Sundays. Practices are held after communion every Sunday, August – May.

Please contact Dr. Marian Stephens to join in the fun!

Youth Choir

Adult Study & Fellowship Ministries

Bible Study

Hodge-Chivers-Poe Bible Study: Sundays at 9am

Wednesday Morning Bible Study: 11am

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 100,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.

Daughters of the King

This sisterhood is 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 fundraising 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.

Contact Lori Henry for information on the Daughters of the King.

Daughters of the King

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.

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 several activities throughout the year and support stewardship, sportsmanship and worship. All male parishioners are encouraged to participate.

Contact Corby Hannah for information on joining the Episcopal Churchmen.

St. Agnes/St. Angela’s Circle

St. Catherine & St. Cecelia’s Circle

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” ~ Romans 15:7

The St. Catherine/St. Cecilia Circle is a St. Paul’s auxiliary group of women with a common goal and purpose to welcome and create community within our church.  The St. Catherine/St. Cecilia circle is responsible for creating welcome packets for visitors, providing a welcome brunch for new members, assist with compilation of the church directory, provide dinner during the Lenten studies series, and periodically sponsoring repasses after Sunday services in the Bowden Hall. If you are interested in making our new members and families feel welcome when they join St. Paul’s, enjoy coordinating meals for fellowship, and other activities that create a welcoming community at St. Paul’s, then St. Catherine/St. Cecilia Circle is a wonderful place for you to serve. Our circle meets from September to June on the fourth Sunday immediately following the regular service (no meetings during summer months, July and August. Please join us. 

If you have questions, please contact one of our circle officers:

President Sharyn Hailey – smhailey@bellsouth.net

Vice President Javonne Anderson – butterflyjavonne@yahoo.com

Secretary Pamela Redd – pamela.redd@icloud.com

St. Paul’s Ambassadors

This affinity circle’s mission is to build a social Christian network for women within the church and support church initiatives. The Ambassadors utilize their time, talents and finances to enhance the worship of St. Paul’s. The ministry has three signature events: Honors Sunday, Power Sunday and the annual Prayer Breakfast.

Ambassadors-Ministry

Service Times

SUNDAYS
10:00AM | The Holy Eucharist: Rite II (service with music)

First Wednesdays
12pm: Healing Service and Eucharist

Every Wednesday
11am: Adult Christian Formation

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