Ways to be Involved:
The Ministries, Committees and Groups of St. Andrew's Church
We invite you to join in and be a part of the life of the parish ... here are some of the options. For more information, call the parish office, or speak to a warden or member of the vestry.
Acolytes: Children and youth from Grade 4 and up may choose to be trained to serve as acolytes, participating and assisting in worship services on a scheduled, rotating basis.
Altar Guild: This group has the responsibility for preparing the church and chapel for the three weekend, and two mid-week services.
Adult Choir: The adult choir rehearses on Thursday evenings and sings each week at the Sunday 10 a.m. service as well as at a variety of special services during the year. All are welcome to join and enjoy the music and fellowship. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings.
Youth Choir: This group, for children in Grade 1 and higher, practices every Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. during the school year. The Youth Choir sings during the Sunday 10 a.m. service approximately once a month.
Handbell Choir: an enthusiastic group which rehearses early Thursday evenings and plays approximately once a month during the Sunday liturgy.
Christian Formation Committee: oversees opportunities for education, spiritual growth and fellowship for the parish's youth and adults.
Faith Flight Pilots and Adventure Guides (Church School Teachers): A group of dedicated adults who are responsible for carrying out the parish's church school program. All church school teachers are trained by the Diocese.
Coffee Hour Hosts: Individuals or couples who provide hospitality and coordinate the coffee hours which follow weekend services.
Congregational Development Committee: helps parishioners to be involved with each other and with the church; attracts new members to the parish, and cultivates St. Andrew's' presence in the wider community.
Finance Committee: Meets regularly to review all matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the parish.
Liturgical Ministry: Interested parishioners may choose to serve as Lay Readers, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors or Pastoral Eucharistic Ministers. Training and licensing is carried out by the Diocese.
Men of St. Andrew's (SAMS): The purpose of this group is to bring the men of St. Andrew's together. They frequently prepare meals for the parish, and organize retreats and other activities for the men of the parish.
Missions/Outreach Committee: Oversees opportunities for parish mission that are balanced between local, national and international outreach and ministry.
Office Volunteers: Assistants willing to help answer phones, coordinate mailings and help with other clerical tasks are always welcome in the parish office!
Property Committee: Monitors the maintenance of all church property on behalf of the vestry.
Spiritual Life Committee: Provides opportunities for spiritual growth through events such as retreats, quiet days, times of prayer and reflection; presents educational opportunities to aid in the development of the spiritual life of the parish's adults, nurturing the ongoing process of Christian formation.
Stewardship Education Committee: Provides year-round stewardship education for the parish, focusing on time and talent as well as treasure; oversees annual pledge campaign.
Thursday Morning Prayer and Study Group: A group of men and women who meet every second and fourth Thursday morning a month for prayer and discussion. The discussion typically focuses on a book the group has chosen to read together. The books focus primarily on spirituality or religious topics. All are welcome to attend.
Ushers and Greeters: These volunteers provide a warm welcome to visitors and assist with direction during weekend services.