|Ministry Opportunities 2010
1 Peter 4: 10
"Like stewards of the manifold grace of God,
serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received."
Altar Guild - Teams prepare the Altar for the Sunday Eucharist, and, after each service, clean the vessels.
Lector - Read lessons from Holy Scripture during corporate worship.
Licensed Eucharistic Minister - Members in good standing 16 years and older are trained and licensed to serve the chalice during corporate worship.
Licensed Eucharistic Visitor - Members in good standing are trained and licensed to take Communion to sick and shut-in members immediately following the Sunday Eucharist.
Acolyte Corps - Children 5th grade and older are invited to join a team that serves at the Holy Eucharist.
Radical Welcome Task Force
Help implement ways for Grace to be ever more radically welcoming. Help incorporate visitors and new members into the life of the parish.
Bakers - Bake bread and cookies that are taken to visitors.
Sunday Greeter - Warmly welcome members and guests.
Evangelism Committee - Implement ways to invite people to Grace.
Brunches - Help with brunches at the Rector's home.
Write Notes - Send notes to visitors.
Telephone - Call visitors.
Work for full inclusion of GLBT persons in the Episcopal Church and in society. Social events, advocacy and education.
Fellowship and Hospitality
Host a Sunday Morning Coffee Hour.
Help with Special Events and Funeral Receptions.
Help Plan Monthly Social Events.
Participate in Small Group Dinners.
G - Men Join a Fellowship Group for men and boys of Grace.
Help plan and implement education programs for adults including Sunday Adult Forums, Adult Education Series, Inquirer's Classes, Bible studies, Confirmation preparation, and other educational programs for adults.
Children & Youth Ministries
Publicity - Write press releases & articles about Grace activities & ministries.
Amazing Grace Newsletter Ministry - Help edit, write articles, and / or provide photographs for our newsletter.
Web Site - Help make Grace's web site fantastic!
Grace's Grocery - a Holy Owned Subsidiary of God's Love
Pack Family Packs and BackSnacks on Sundays.
Deliver Family Packs to homes on Sunday.
Deliver Family Packs and BackSnacks to Franklin School on Thursday Afternoon.
Grace Church - Liberty School Partnership - "Planting the seeds of Nutrition, One Student at a Time" -- a partnership between Grace Church and the Liberty School District to promote healthy eating habits while providing students with hands-on learning about gardening, nutrition, and cooking in a fun environment! For elementary age school children and their families.
These ministries focus on ways for us both as individuals and as a faith community to become better stewards of all that we are, of all that we have, of this fragile earth our island home, and of all God's creatures great and small.
Parish Wellness Ministry - All Health Care Professionals are invited to help provide Parish Wellness programs for Grace members.
Lay Pastoral Care Ministry - Serve on a lay pastoral care team.
Environment - Continue to explore ways for us to be better stewards of God's earth.
Greening Grace's Building - Implement ways to "green" Grace's building & reduce our carbon footprint.
Episcopal Ecological Network - The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) is a nationwide network within the Episcopal Church USA that coordinates with the Peace and Justice Ministries Office of the Episcopal Church USA.
Year-Round Financial Stewardship
Annual Stewardship Campaign