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 Adrian Ford for practice and service information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The children’s choir is put on temporary hold until it is safe for them to sing again. Dr. Ford and Father Black are working on a safe and effective plan for children and teens to participate through the music activities virtually.
Please contact Dr. Marian Stephens to join in the fun!
Adult Study & Fellowship Ministries
How might a house look for Christmas based on what each Gospel says about it? On Wednesday, December 01, 2021, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, we will begin our study of “Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes” by Cynthia M. Campbell which creatively reimagines the season and inspires new and exciting reflection for Advent.
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.
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 Circle
St. Agnes Circle is an organization of the parish which, under the leadership of the Priest-in-Charge, gives support in all things related to the rite of Holy Baptism. It also coordinates the parish celebration of National Grandparents Day, in September, and supports Episcopal Church Women (ECW) programs for women of the parish. In all things, Circle members work to support each other in strengthening their daily spiritual walk with Christ through prayer, service, and caring.
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 – email@example.com
Vice President Javonne Anderson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Pamela Redd – email@example.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.