Serving Within Our Parish

Opportunities within our parish

Here is some information about the opportunities to serve within the parish.  Many of these groups have, and continue to, adjust their meetings and activities to changing health restrictions and recommendations. To find out more about the current status or to become involved with any of these activities or groups, please either contact the church office (770-893-4525) or submit the  Opportunities for Service Questionnaire and the Parish Administrator will connect you with the correct person.

  • Altar Guild – “sets the table” for the various services, cares for the silver, linens, pottery and anything else required for the services whether inside, or outside.
  • Broadcast Team – livestreams and records services and other events and posts them to the web site, Facebook and YouTube.
  • Buildings – oversees the maintenance, repair and cleaning of the church, parish hall, conference center, office, Pete’s porch and the pavilion. This group works with the sextant and outside vendors to complete its mission.
  • Christian Education – provides opportunities for parishioners to lead educational programs and discussions. Learn more
  • Church Chicks –  plans, and schedules quarterly outings for the ladies of the parish to a nearby restaurant, special events facility, or a winery.
  • Coffee Hour Host – sets up and provides refreshments for coffee hour after church on Sundays.
  • Daughters of the King – welcomes new members and visitors to their monthly meetings for members of the order. Learn more
  • Education for Ministry (EfM) – meets starting in September each year for about 2.5 hrs per week for 36 weeks to do an in depth study of the bible. Learn more
  • Finance  – works with the Treasurer and oversees the budget and the financial health of the parish.
  • Flower Guild – provides flower arrangements for weekend services and holiday seasons.
  • Greeters – Greets attendees as they arrive for the service.
  • Grounds – performs lawn maintenance including mowing, weeding, blowing leaves and maintaining trails on the campus.
  • Hospitality – organizes food and assist with decorations for special events
  • Memorial Garden – assists with establishing plots for ashes, setting headstones and maintaining the garden.
  • Memorials and Gifts – writes thank you notes to donors.
  • Men’s Breakfast –  meets weekly on Wednesday at 8 AM at the Carriage House restaurant in downtown Jasper for fellowship and breakfast.
  • Music – rehearses weekly and sings on Sundays, holidays, and monthly for Evensong.  The folk choir sings at special services and rehearses for a few weeks before their performance. Learn more
  • Nursery Volunteer – assists our qualified care giver in the nursery on Sunday mornings starting at 9:15 where care is offered for infants and preschool children.
  • Office Volunteer  – performs administrative tasks to support our Parish Administrator, Christie Beiring.
  • Outreach – identifies the needs of the greater community and recruits and trains people to meet these needs in a way which demonstrates Christian love and care for our neighbors.  
  • Pastoral Care – provides specific acts of compassionate and loving care to the members of our church family.  There are several specific ministries that make up the pastoral care team.
    • Aging in Place – plans programs related to helping all of us age right here in Pickens County.  Topics include wellness, making your will, brain health, Medicare fraud, dementia, and housing.
    • Healing Ministry – prays during communion at the 10:30 AM service with those facing illness or expressing gratitude.
    • Legacy Ladies -meets at 12 Noon on the 2nd Monday of the month for a BYO lunch and easy conversation. This group is open to any women in the church as well as their friends from outside the parish.
    • Pastoral Visitors – visits with those who would enjoy companionship for a few hours or need transportation to an appointment or church function.
    • Personal Notes – sends notes to those who are ill or are grieving.
    • Posies – distributes small bouquets of flowers made from the altar flowers after the service on Sunday.
    • Prayer Shawls –  meets  monthly in the church office parlor to knit prayer shawls. Beginners are welcome.  All materials are provided. Shawls are blessed before distribution.
  • Resources – plans and executes fund raising programs and events in support of the projects and activities of outreach.  This team works with a group of business charity partners for these events and their work is highlighted to the greater Holy Family community.
  • Ushers – assists with seating parishioners, receiving offerings, and maintaining the flow at the Eucharist.
  • Welcome Hands Quilters – meets twice monthly to make and tie lap quilts to be given to each resident of Goshen Valley Boys Ranch and Angel House group home for girls. 
  • Worship  – serves as part of the worship team and includes Eucharistic Ministers, lectors, acolytes, intercessors, vergers, Eucharistic visitors, and oblation bearers.