A Welcome Ministry volunteer commits to greeting at one church service one Sunday a month. Studies have shown first-time visitors to church make up their minds whether they’re coming back in the first 10-15 minutes of their visit. Before they hear the first note of music, before they hear the first word of a sermon or before anyone stands up and says “welcome” in the service, most first-time guests have already made a conscious or subconscious decision about whether they’re interested in coming back. Think about that.
The Welcome Ministry reflects the heart of our St. David’s community by making all who enter our doors feel wanted and cared for. The time commitment is small…the rewards are great. We would love for you to join this ministry.
Questions? Please contact Janet Haldeman or Alison Smock.
St. Paschal's Hosts
The St. Paschal’s Host assists in preparations for the Wednesday Night Dinners. They are responsible for setting the tables, serving food and cleaning the dishes after dinner.
Men's Club Breakfast
The breakfast teams are part of the Men’s Club. The men gather to cook breakfast for the congregation before the 7:45 am service and are on 6-8 week serving rotation teams. Donations accepted for breakfast.
Questions email Leonard Ferrand
Friends of the Garden
The Friends of the Garden is a new ministry at St. David’s. It was formed to oversee, maintain and protect the sacred nature of the Memorial Garden. To accomplish that commitment, a committee was formed to initially work with a landscape architect and develop a long term plan for the improvement of the Garden. This would include installing safe walkways to facilitate easy accessibility to the various parts of the Garden from the church. The committee is dedicated to preserving the existing garden with it’s natural beauty as it continues to serve as a sacred place where parishioners can visit for prayer, meditation and remembrance.
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King The Order of the Daughters of the King was founded by the Episcopal Church in 1885 to be an extension of Christ’s kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism. Daughters of the King, in a lifetime vow, pledge to undertake a spiritual discipline that incorporates a Rule of Life through the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service.
The Guild of Saint Joseph of Arimathea
The Guild of Saint Joseph of Arimathea is a guild established in July 2002 by the parishioners of St. David’s and supported by the clergy. The primary purpose of the guild is to provide the staffing necessary to conduct a funeral at St. David’s observing the canons of the Episcopal Church and the rubric’s of the rector.
Currently there are twenty (24) members and the guild is hoping to add additional members. The guild is open to anyone who feels called to this ministry and will train anyone interested; no prior experience is necessary. We will continue our policy of training current members that wish to learn different responsibilities and broaden their knowledge.
For more information, please contact the church.
Parish Partners are called to introduce New Members to other members of the church family, invite them to church activities, and help them integrate them into Parish life at St. David’s.
The lay people of this ministry provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people, including those who are bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, divorced, unemployed, in financial crisis, or others who are facing crisis of life challenge. Stephen Ministers go through a detailed training program before ministering to others.