Acolytes are church adults and youth who assist the priest in worship. Acolytes light candles prior to the service, and extinguish them at the end of the service. They also carry the processional cross at beginning of the service and at the end of the service. For more information or to volunteer, contact Fr. Bill.
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 on the bulletin board next to the coffee bar.
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 on the bulletin board next to the coffee bar downstairs in the church.
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, please contact Fr. Bill.
The Martha Circle is our church's women's group. The group sponsors and partially funds special events for church women, including lunches out, museum tours, trips to see theatrical performances, and arts and crafts activities. They host a Gray's pie fundraiser and a Butter Braid fundraiser to help pay for a variety of church and local charitable needs, and they hold a rummage sale in the spring. The Martha Circle organizes, provides, and serves food after funeral services, and is the sponsor of our prayer blanket outreach. All women are invited to participate in Martha Circle activities.
Prayer Partners sign up in January to be matched with a person they will secretly pray for throughout the year. Prayer Partners are also welcome to give cards or gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays to the person they are praying for. 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 Sunday School classes for children ages 3 and up. Sunday School teachers sign up to teach the class of their choice once or twice a month. 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. In the summer, volunteers sign up to teach one Sunday and materials are provided. Look for sign up sheets on the front door of the church or on the bulletin board downstairs next to the coffee bar.
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.
Our youth group is open to children in 6th grade and older. Youth group members can participate in monthly activities, including bowling, swimming, game nights, horseback riding, and a chili lunch fundraiser. Youth are encouraged to bring a friend!