Please join us in one of St. Augustine's many opportunities to become involved, both within the church and out in the community.
Acolytes Acolytes are church youth who assist the priest in worship. They also light candles and carry the cross in the procession at the beginning of the service and the recession following the service. For more information or to volunteer, write to email@example.com.
Altar Guild Altar Guild members set up the altar for every communion. They also care for the linens and priest's vestments. Twice a year the Altar Guild has a church cleaning day.
Coffee Hour Host Coffee Hour Hosts bring light refreshments, such as donuts, muffins, bagels, juice, and milk to serve after the 10 a.m. service. The coffee is provided, and the hosts clean up afterward. The sign-up sheet to be a Coffee Hour host is downstairs in the church basement.
Hospital Care Basket Our church brings snacks for those who need to spend time in the Hendricks Regional Health ICU waiting room. Volunteers sign up to purchase and deliver a month's worth of snacks to the waiting room. The sign-up sheet for this outreach program is downstairs in the church.
Lay Reader Lay readers are parishioners who read passages from the Old and New Testaments at all services, and they also recite prayers for the people. Lay readers also assist during communion with the chalice. For more information or to volunteer, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martha Circle The Martha Circle is an Episcopal Women's group that works to raise funds for a variety of church and local charitable needs. The group holds a rummage/book sale in the spring, and a cheeseball fundraiser in the late fall. The Martha Circle also provides and serves food after funeral services. All women are invited to be members of the Martha Circle.
Prayer Partner Prayer Partners sign up in January to be matched with a person for whom they will secretly pray throughout the year. Prayer Partners may also give cards or gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. Partners are matched the first week of February by random drawing and reveal themselves on Epiphany Sunday the following year.
Sunday School Teacher St. Augustine's has three Sunday School classes for children ages 3 and up. Sunday School teachers sign up to teach the class of their choice approximately once a month (there are four Sunday School teachers per class). Materials following the Episcopal liturgical calendar are provided for each class. There are also opportunities to teach in the summer, when there is one class for all ages. Volunteers sign up to teach one Sunday and materials are provided. For more information, write to email@example.com.
Vestry The vestry is a the association of parishioners who help make decisions regarding church business. Vestry members are nominated by our parishioners and elected to serve three-year terms.
Youth Group Our youth group is open to children in 6th grade and older. Parents of youth group members volunteer to organize and supervise an activity once a month during the school year. Activities include bowling, swimming, game nights, horseback riding, and a chili lunch fundraiser. Kids are encouraged to bring a friend.