Community Life Groups
“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Groups life plays a unique role in helping us grow in authentic relationships at St. Paul’s. It is in a community that we best pray for and encourage one another in our faith journeys. Most of these gatherings center on meaningful fellowship and devotions. They come in all sizes and demographics. No matter where you are in life, we will help find a group for you!
Ways to Connect
Greeters—The ministry of greeters seeks to “welcome one another, just as Christ has welcomed you” Romans 15:7. Greeters welcome our newcomers, walking them through the service, and assure they meet other parishioners and the clergy.
Club 3-4-5—This is a special community for third, fourth and fifth graders who regularly gather for fellowship and fun. Some activities include skating, game night, pottery painting, bowling, pool parties, etc.
Youth Group—Those in grades 6 to 12 meet on Sunday evenings to share dinner, play games, participate in Bible studies, and small group discussions.
Parent’s Group—A community of parents who seek to support and encourage one another, freeing us to encounter Christ’s love for us as parents, for our children, and for our families. Parents Group gathers for learning and fellowship events throughout the year.
Fellowship Meal Ministry—This group plans for, prepares, serves, and cleans up after communal meals in the parish hall, including Sunday brunches and midweek suppers. These events provide fellowship among members who attend different worship services.
Supper Club—We gather to dine at members’ homes in a casual setting, allowing us to make, deepen, or renew connections within our church community.
Ladies’ Night Out—Women of all ages and stages in life gather monthly in a very casual atmosphere to chat and get to know each other just a bit better.
Episcopal Church Women—A group of St. Paul’s women who meet for programs related to Christianity, charity, and outreach, and for lunch and fellowship. Our main involvement is in donations to the church, diocese, and community. Learn more
Daughters of the King—A spiritual order for women to spread God’s Word through prayer, service, and evangelism. We engage in prayer for the concerns of parishioners, volunteer in and sponsor diverse ministries, such as the Military Personnel Ministry. Learn more
Men’s Club—We gather each month to foster a spiritual community of the men of our church by breaking bread and sharing fellowship together.
Softball Team—Church league recreational softball for men of all ages and skill levels.
Prayer Shawl Ministry—We are knitters and crocheters who create shawls that our priest blesses before giving them to those in need of emotional and spiritual support. We also create scarves and hats for the patrons of our homeless shelter. There are regular gatherings, but volunteers may do their knitting or crocheting at home as well.
Lectionary Bible Study—We meet weekly in a small group setting to explore how we as Christians are invited to be part of God’s plan of redemption and reconciliation as we read, discuss and reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture readings.
Cursillo—Spanish for “short course,” Cursillo is a three-day weekend—a time for renewal, refreshment, and recommitment to living through Christ. Through talks given by both laypersons and clergy, small group discussions, worship, and the sacraments, participants of the weekend come away with the tools to help them lead a more Christ-centered life and advance in their walk with Christ. Participants also come out of the weekend with an expanded community to share their faith. The fruits of the Cursillo weekend are limitless. Learn more
Education for Ministry (EfM)—Over a four-year period, members meet weekly during the academic year to study the Old and New Testaments, the history of Christianity, and contemporary theological issues. New first-year students join every year. Classes runs like a one-room schoolhouse, with all four years meeting together. Learn more
Senior Adults Ministry—This ministry provides information, education, and services to those in our parish age 65 and over. Services and topics include community programs for seniors, help with technology, driving assistance, living assistance, home visits, home maintenance, etc.
A Cup of Christmas Tea in Memory—An annual gathering of those who experienced the death of a loved one. We share memories and give thanks in an informal setting over light refreshments.