Our Ministries

St. Paul’s offers a wide range of ministry opportunities for adults, youth, and children. Please refer to menu items for current activities.  For a current list of Ministry Groups and Committees click HERE.

To offer your Time and Talent, fill in and submit the form BELOW.  For a PDF version of the Time and Talent trifold, click HERE.

Outreach provides many opportunities for members to reach out to our local and international neighbors in different ways: by “giving” (donating items, contributing to collection ‘drives’ which reach out to different members of the community) and by “doing” (hands-on activities working directly with people on-site).

Adult Formation (Adult Education and Spiritual Development) offers opportunities to learn and further our Christian faith.

Adult Ministries offer a wide range of opportunities for adults to participate in church life, including fellowship, recreation, and participating in many ways to help the church to run smoothly and to carry out our mission.

Children’s Ministries provide many opportunities for children to learn, grow and develop spiritually, and form healthy relationships with other kids and adults at St. Paul’s.  Although it is not necessary to be a member of St. Paul’s, our Preschool is often a starting place for eventual membership for young families. Children’s Ministries includes Kids’ Club (Nursery), Sunday School, Children’s Chapel, Pre-EYC, and Vacation Bible School.

Youth Ministries includes Episcopal Youth Community (EYC). Youth meet on Sunday evenings, but become involved in many projects including Appalachia Service Project where youth travel to a region of Appalachia to help make homes of disadvantaged people “warmer, safer, and drier.”

The Ministry Leader Resource Committee serves people in the parish who are in a leadership position, to help make their ministries successful.



Time and Talent Sign-Up

Getting involved in parish life is great way to have fun, meet friends, and make a difference all at the same time. Now is the perfect time to sign up for groups and activities. Please take this opportunity to re-commit to current ministries or to find out about new ones.

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Church Ministries & Committees

Oversees church operations and activities, provides direction, support, and leadership

Hospitality, Parish Life, & Pastoral Care

In-reach ministry providing for immediate and short-term needs of parishioners

Plans and organizes special events

Maintains and manages the Memorial Garden, which is a place for the interment of ashes in simple dignity and in surroundings that proclaim our resurrection faith

Fosters fellowship and service projects for adult males at St. Paul's

Meets monthly for fellowship and to discuss selected mystery novels

Welcomes parishioners to worship services

Bakes and delivers bread to newcomers

Calls newcomers to welcome and facilitate participation in church activities

Group that knits shawls and caps for outreach and special needs

Fellowship and support group for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) individuals and their allies

Provides social and educational opportunities for seniors and their families.

Provides support to stay at home parents through fellowship and play time for their children.

Opportunity for anyone interested in preserving family memories

Brings communion to homebound or hospitalized parishioners

Formation & Spiritual Development

Provides resources and support for Adult Education at St. Paul's

Supports the spiritual and educational needs of children

Weekend retreat, which is a short course in Christian Living

Four-year course of bible study, readings, discussions, and worship

Meets bi-weekly for silent prayer and study of Julian of Norwich

Helps with organization/upkeep of church library

Provides multi-dimensional programs on wellness and wholeness, including spiritual, physical, mental, financial, and work-life balance.

Program for mothers that offers 8-week spiritual development program

Meets monthly to discuss book choices

Provides support and assistance with the youth programs at St. Paul's

Outreach

Coordinates and promotes outreach activities

Youth participate in home repair in poverty-stricken areas of central Appalachia.

Donate blood on-site via the Rex Blood Services bloodmobile

Provides crisis relief to area residents through food and financial assistance, scholarships, training programs, referrals, and thrift shop

Provide home-cooked meals for NCSU, Peace, Meredith and Wake Tech students. Support the ministry's programs, including outreach, Christian formation, and weekly Eucharist.

Work with the homeless at quarterly homeless shelters held at White Plains Methodist Church

Perform various helpful projects in the community.

Build houses to break the cycle of poverty.

Provide support for prisoners in local prisons

Deliver meals to the home-bound

Assist with resettling refugees in our community.

Donate Christmas gifts for needy kids

Donate items to periodic collections to serve our troops and veterans

Donate used cars, serve as a volunteer mechanic, or volunteer in other ways to assist low-wage families and individuals in need of reliable transportation

Liturgy

Young people in 5th grade or higher assist clergy in worship services

Prepares the altar for all worship services and other special occasions

Assists clergy in administering communion at worship services

Reads the lessons and leads the congregation in prayers

Greets people at church on Sunday morning, assists at communion time

Music Ministry

 Choral Programs

Open to children in grades K-2, provides anthems several times during year

Open to children in grades 3-5, sings occasionally, cantata once a year

Open to youth in grades 6-12, sings occasionally at Sunday services

Leads worship music at 9:00 AM Sunday service, voice, keyboards, guitar, other instruments

Open to all adults who enjoy singing, sings regularly at 11:15 AM service

Instrumental Programs

Open to children in grades 3-5, performs Christmas Eve & other times

Open to youth in grades 6-12, plays for services several times a year

Adult handbell choir: rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM

Finance

Encourages stewardship of time and financial resources to support ministry of parish

Manages the St. Paul's Endowment Fund and disbursement of the Endowment's investment income

Monitors financial matters, makes recommendations to Vestry

This group works to support and coordinate fundraising efforts in the parish

Administration

Preserves St. Paul's history and historical artifacts

Oversees and helps to coordinate information sources for the parish

Maintains St. Paul's website

Counts donations from parishioners after Sunday services

Provides a welcoming presence for non-parish groups and events at St. Paul's

Parent volunteers who provide childcare during Sunday services and some special events

Encourages stewardship of time and talent, coordinates/promotes parishioner involvement

Assists clergy and office staff with tasks in the church office

Photographs ministries and special events in our parish life

Calls parishioners to gather feedback on parish life

Facilities Management

Maintains a strategic vision and technical support for audio and video needs of the parish

Committee that supports and coordinates facilities/grounds maintenance and improvements

Oversees installation and improvements to interior of facility

Maintains a strategic vision and a tactical support structure to ensure the information technology needs of the parish are met

Mows the grass and assists with lawn care at St. Paul's

Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of facilities

Ministries Serving St. Paul's and the Community

St. Paul's preschool offers a planned program for children 1 year-old through Transitional Kindergarten, to help each child in his/her overall development through participation in a variety of exciting and stimulating activities