Serving Opportunities at St. Thomas'
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Participate in worship leadership by lighting and extinguishing the candles, processing, carrying the cross, banner, assisting with the offering of bread, wine and money during Holy Eucharist. (Children grade 4 and above, youth, & adults)
Altar Flower Donations for 2019
Calling all parishioners who would like to donate flowers to honor, celebrate or remember a loved one! Sponsor the altar flowers to add to the beauty of our church. Sign Up is available on Sign Up Genius. Pick any of the open Sundays as noted and write in what you would like said in the bulletin (the space is provided). St. Thomas' Altar Guild will make sure that the day you sponsor is celebrated with the flowers displayed on the altar, and your special words noted in the bulletin.
Flowers for worship are $25/vase - two vases available per Sunday. Make checks payable to St. Thomas' Episcopal Church with "Altar Flowers" in the memo line. Thank you!
Altar Flower Delivery
Deliver the altar flowers to designated persons in the parish and community after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. We will provide a note from the parish along with an address. Please contact Ann Fuqua to volunteer. (Not in Advent or Lent)
Maintain and prepare the altar, the flowers, the elements (bread & wine), vessels, linens, and sacred space set up.
Help with the annual auction which raises funds for ministry.
Bluegrass Mass Support Team
Be a part of the team which provides readers, prayer leaders, ushers, set up, and hospitality for the twice monthly Bluegrass Mass.
Help with St. Thomas’ week to serve as a shelter and provide food and shelter for homeless people (yearly) Participate in the Northside Churches’ Joint CARITAS week where area churches cooperate to host an extra week of CARITAS at one of the churches.
Children's Chapel Leader
Lead young children in a brief activity during the sermon portion of the worship service.
Learn and rehearse music to sing at Sunday worship services as well as special occasions. Contact our Choirmaster Jimmy Hicks for more information. (Older youth and adults)
Set up, serve, and clean up the weekly coffee hour or support the host by providing goodies to serve.
Assist in worship and serving communion on Sunday services or special services.
Assist in the organization and distribution of food through St. Thomas’ weekly Thursday Food Pantry. Roles include shoppers and gleaners who procure the food we distribute as well as distribution volunteers. Contact Liz Pearce for information on how to help.
Assist with special brunches, dinners, and receptions by providing food, decorating, set up, and clean up.
Lay Eucharist Visitor
Take communion from Sunday Eucharist to a home-bound or hospitalized parishioner.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Provides meals and other support to parishioners during times of need (This ministry is managed via website. Volunteers will receive website access instructions.)
Supports ministry at St. Thomas’ with fundraising and fellowship.
Provide tutoring and support at local schools.
Mini-Mission Camp Helper
Volunteer with St. Thomas’ summer mission and outreach camp for children grades 3–5. Contact Mitra Bryant for more information.
Provide safe and loving care for the youngest children of our church. Nursery workers (adult) and nursery aides (grade 5 and above).
Volunteer for this annual fundraiser.
Read the lessons, prayers of the people, and the psalm (when it is not sung) during services (open to children who can read, youth and adults).
Sunday School Teachers
Teach Sunday School during the regular Sunday School sessions.
Distribute bulletins, collect the offering, assist with special seating needs, and extend welcome before and during worship.