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FORMATION, FELLOWSHIP, & OUTREACH

It is said that "real church" happens after the mass when we connect and put our faith into action.  As simple as talking to new friends at coffee hour or volunteering your time and talents at our annual Fish Fry, St. Bart's offers a variety of formation, fellowship, and outreach opportunities.

Discover your gifts and use them to help change the world.

CURRENT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Church Garden

Plant, grow, and harvest from our community garden.  See Deb Marcisnki or Betty Rendelsham for details.

Altar Guild

Responsible for setting, clearing and caring for altar linens, priestly vestments, the communion vessels, supplies for the altar, etc.  Contact Cindy Fumich if you are interested in assisting in this vital function of our weekly worship service.  Training is available for all who wish to join.  

Worship Committee

Community involvement is vital to worship. Share your gifts as a Greeter, Lector, Usher, Acolyte, or Eucharist Minister.  Contact Wendy Charny for details.

Music Ministry

Join the Saint Bartholomew Choir or share your music skills as a form of devotion! See David LePage for more information.

Book Club

Meets in fellowship with Church of the Good Shepherd on Mondays at 6:30pm on Zoom.  Current Title: Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace

Friday Morning Prayer Group

Fridays 9:00-10:30 a.m. featuring:

  • Lay Led Formal Reading of the Order of Morning Prayer

  • Personal Sharing

  • Communal Prayer

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is open to anyone who knits, crochets, or wants to learn how to create prayer shawls while meditating. The group meets at 7:00 p.m. in the “knitting room” on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Finished and blessed shawls are also available if someone wants to give one to another person.

Coffee Hour

Yes, "Coffee Hour" is a form of fellowship. After our Sunday service, relax and catch up with parishioners over a cup of coffee, tea, and occasional desserts.

Bereavement Committee

This group addresses the variety of needs that people in difficult times face.  Please see Betty Rendlesham for more information.

Cleaning Crew

Under the leadership of our Jr. Warden, Thursday Morning Cleaning Crew typically meets 8:00-10:00 am (weekly or bi-weekly) to perform light housekeeping.  Please contact John Connelly to see how you can help. 

WILLOUGHBY FOOD BANK

Please consider donating canned or packaged dry food to the food pantry baskets located at the entrance to the church building.

Please see Linda Poelking with any questions.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Ministries are always evolving.  In the past, our church has had a Bible study, a senior group, and conducted volunteer outreach at Governor's Village. If you are interested in reviving any of these programs or creating new ones, please contact the church office to discuss your vision.

We also make our facilities available to several service organizations and special events:

  • We have a couple of 12-step programs, including Adult Children of Alcoholics and Emotions Anonymous.  

  • Scout Troop 124 of BSA.

  • The ManKind Project provides support to men specifically seeking help in personal development.

  • Community members may book the church hall and kitchen to host events such as birthdays, graduation, reunions, and retirement parties.  Contact the church office for details. 

HAVE AN IDEA?

If there's a fellowship or outreach opportunity that you think would be a great fit for our community and are interested in initiating it, please contact the church office.  We look forward to working with you on your ideas.

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