Groups at St. Paul’s
This ladies group is involved in a variety of activities, including some annual fund raising events, that are designed to support and encourage its members on fellowship and social activity, coupled with assisting the church and it’s other ministries.
This group, along our ACW, supports our Lunch and Learn program with preparation of lunches 8 months of the year. Also they are very active with food preparation and volunteering their time when needed for other receptions at St. Paul’s.
The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m., September to May.
A group of women who meet for fellowship, education and outreach. We knit/crochet prayer shawls, items for baby bundles, and blanket squares for Third World countries. We also work with TAB and other church groups on larger projects and community outreach. ACW meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 11:30 in the lounge. New members are always welcome (non-knitters too!) Brown bag lunch, tea provided.
The Men’s group meet the first Saturday of the month(Except on long weekends, then it’s the second Saturday) for an enjoyable breakfast and conversation. After breakfast the business part of the meeting takes place, organizing for the dinners and events that we host and help out in other events where we can. We also we do repairs around the Church where we are able.
Lunch and Learn
A program attracting as many as 50 seniors/month, September to May, offers a healthy pay-what-you-can lunch and presentations by lawyers, community police officers, medical specialists and agencies such as the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke and Alzheimer’s Society. Now in its 3rd season, Lunch & Learn keeps local seniors and their caregivers and families informed. Lunch is catered by the St. Paul’s ACW and TAB groups, and all proceeds are used for community and church projects.
The members of the Altar Guild are the housekeepers of the church. We set the Altar for all services, making sure that the linens and vessels are clean, the hangings are changed for each season or service as required and the brass is polished. We do not raise money and only hold a meeting about once a year. We work in teams of 2, every 5 to 6 weeks, so it is not terribly time consuming. We find it very peaceful and rewarding knowing that we are helping with the services in our church. We can always use more help and would welcome new members. Speak to Joan Doodchenko for more details.
Is a group of individuals praying for those on our Sunday prayer list and others who we have been asked to pray for. Names on the prayer list remain confidential.
Fellowship Events at St. Paul’s
Throughout the year, we enjoy many opportunities to share fellowship, often over a meal. There are the yearly Shrove Tuesday Pancake suppers, the Fall Harvest Dinner, a Lasagna Dinner and this year we have added a Greek Dinner. This is in addition to the opportunities each week to gather for coffee, conversation and fellowship following our worship services.
It takes the commitment of everyone working together to make these events possible. We are grateful for the volunteers who co-ordinate and do the jobs necessary for us to gather together. If you are able to help in any way, please do offer because your contribution will be greatly received.
We are also open to new ideas of fun fellowship events that can bring us together. Maybe you have a good idea. Talk about it with others and let’s see what other things we can do.
This is our family time together and we do enjoy sitting at tables together over a delicious meal. These events add to our shared community life and help us get to know one another better.