There are many ways to get involved and find community at St. Paul’s beyond Sunday worship.
Below you will find a sampling of the fellowship ministries and service opportunities that often serve as entry points to St. Paul’s.
On the navigation panel to the left, you will find links to information about spiritual formation programming for adults, as well as links to our Children’s and Youth Ministries. You can also find a link to our Outreach ministries, highlighting various ways to serve beyond the church walls. You can also access information on Pastoral Care on the panel to the left, or you may contact the clergy directly or call the church office at 919-467-1477.
For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check out our most recent parish updates and subscribe for weekly or monthly announcements in your inbox. Reach out to Mary Kintz, our Community Connector, to chat about where you might find a way to get involved.
Care and Share
Care and Share: an in-reach ministry where members of St. Paul’s respond to the immediate short-term needs of members within our parish. When you or your family is in need, remember Care and Share for:
- A friendly visit or phone call
- Transportation to church or to see doctors
- Help with errands or grocery shopping
- Help with housework or yard work
- Help with paperwork
- Emergency Child care
- Help with funeral receptions
- Prayer, or a Visiting Eucharistic Minister
If you would like to volunteer to help with Care and Share, please complete the following form:
Or fill in this paper form and send or bring to the office: Care and Share Volunteer Form (fillable PDF).
Ministry leaders: Margie Best, 919-303-3830, firstname.lastname@example.org and Melonie Wigley, 919-264-4401, email@example.com
If you would like to see some potential recipes for Care and Share receivers, click here: Care and Share Recipes.
St. Paul’s offers a Sunday Coffee Hour for casual conversation between the 9:00 and 11:15 AM worship services. Ministries volunteer to serve as hosts each week, preparing coffee, tea, water, and sometimes snacks, served in the Parish Hall. Hosting Coffee Hour provides us with a way to highlight various ministries and their good works in the Prayers of the People.
During the summer schedule, between the 9:00 and 10:45 services, Coffee & Chaos is held in the entry to the Parish Hall, where adults can gather as children enjoy the playground. Coffee & Chaos is open to ALL, not just those with children. Seating and rest rooms are available in the lobby of the Parish Hall.
If your ministry or group would like to host a coffee hour, you can sign up here: Host Coffee Hour
Not sure if you know what to do? Check out the instructions here:
- Click here: Coffee Hour Instructions – (updated May, 2023)
- Click here: Coffee Brewing Instructions Video
Contact Mary Kintz for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
This group oversees and helps to coordinate information sources for the parish, including:
- Weekly Updates (emailed letter highlighting events in the week ahead)
- Web Site (www.stpaulscary.org) Send an email to email@example.com if have any questions related to the website.
- Facebook and other Social Media
- Sunday Bulletin Announcements
- Other forms of in-house publicity and communication
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT STEERING COMMITTEE: Functions as an oversight committee that supports and coordinates those parish activities that are designed to improve and add to the facilities and grounds of the parish. Additionally, the committee prioritizes building and grounds projects and manages an annual budget that supports the entire facilities maintenance and capital improvements projects.
AUDIO VISUAL STRATEGY AND SUPPORT COMMITTEE: Maintains a strategic vision and technical support to ensure the audio and video needs of the parish are met. Responsibilities of this ministry include long-range planning, design, and installation, as well as ongoing operational support.
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE: Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of facilities.
FURNISHING, FIXTURES AND FINISHES COMMITTEE: Facilitates provision of a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment for parishioners, staff and visitors of St. Paul’s, by selecting and/or approving the interior furnishings, fixtures and finishes for buildings on the St. Paul’s campus.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Maintains a strategic vision and a tactical support structure to ensure the information technology needs of the Church are met in a practical, sustainable, and cost efficient manner. In addition, this committee provides equipment setup and operational support as needed.
LAWN CARE COMMITTEE: Responsible for mowing the grass at St. Paul’s.
Fellowship Events Team
The Fellowship Events Team of St. Paul’s gets to host great events that provide fellowship opportunities for all. Get together with old friends or meet new ones. Either way, you will enjoy your time with us!
The Fellowship Events Team is always looking for new and exciting monthly themes for our events. We welcome your enthusiasm and ideas!
Contact: Raymonde Koonce, 919-370-6890, Raykoo83@gmail.com
Information Technology (IT) Committee
The IT Committee maintains a strategic vision and a tactical support structure to ensure the information technology needs of the Church are met in a practical, sustainable, and cost efficient manner. In addition, this committee provides equipment setup and operational support as needed.
Contact: Heather Gates, firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial Garden Committee
MEMORIAL GARDEN: This committee 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.
Click here for the Memorial Garden Page
Contact: Jackie Straub, email@example.com
Men’s Beach Week
Men’s Beach Week has a long tradition at St. Paul’s. Each year, during the ‘last full week of April’, the men of St. Paul’s rent an oceanfront house or two at Emerald Isle, NC. Guys sign up to stay for a night, a few, or the whole week. It’s a great way to enjoy the coast, the fellowship, catching up on old friends, and making new ones. Newcomers are very welcome.
Please, check out our web page at Men’s Beach Week (MBW) or contact Mike McInerney, Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
St. Paul’s Men’s Group fosters fellowship for St. Paul’s adult males to better accomplish various service projects as a group or as individual members of the church.
Contact: Men’s Group President Fill Bowen, 919-215-4543, email@example.com
- Shrove Tuesday: Pancake Supper
- Men’s Group Annual Meeting
- Men’s Group hosts Coffee Hour
- Men’s Group participates in the Mini-Ministry Fair
- Men’s Beach Week
- Parish Picnic
- Summer Get-Together
- Lobster Fest – first Saturday in October
Men’s Group also schedules:
Lawn mowing (2-man teams mow throughout the grass-growing season)
Men’s Group planning meetings
The Newcomer Ministry welcomes your participation. Activities of the Newcomer Ministry are listed below.
Newcomer Ministry Contact: Frank and Anne Laney, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bread Ministry bakes and delivers bread to visitors who attend Saint Paul’s each week. Bakers are responsible for baking and delivering two loaves of bread to the church on one assigned Sunday each quarter. The drivers are also assigned specific Sunday’s each quarter and they are responsible for retrieving the list of visitors on Sunday and delivering bread to those homes on Sunday afternoon. Each of these jobs requires only a small time commitment and this is a great way to welcome newcomers. Do you remember how welcome that loaf of bread made you feel after your first visit to St. Paul’s? Would you like to share that joy with someone new to the parish or visiting for the first time? Can you take, just one loaf to just one visitor on your way home from church on Sunday? It is so easy and it means so much!
Bread Ministry Contact: Sally Moller, 919-367-0844
Welcome to St. Paul’s! Each Sunday greeters arrive a few minutes before the 9:00 and 11:15 AM services in order to welcome visitors to the service. They answer questions, invite visitors to coffee hour, introduce visitors to the clergy, and provide visitors with information about Saint Paul’s.
St. Paul’s Photo Ministry photographs various church and ministry events. Many of our photos are displayed on St. Paul’s web page and on St. Paul’s photo archive, hosted by smugmug: stpaulscary.smugmug.com. Photos can be downloaded for free from the archive. Events that we photograph regularly include the Christmas Pageant, the Blessing of the Animals, and the Talent Show. We have also photographed various outreach ministries, such as Stop Hunger Now and the ASP send-off, as well as special music events.
If you would like to submit a request that your ministry’s event be photographed, you can email email@example.com. Also, please email if you are a photography hobbyist and are interested in being part of the Photo Ministry team.
To see a collection of St. Paul’s photos, click this link: stpaulscary.smugmug.com
Contact: Dan Loughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul’s Prayer Stitchers is a ministry of prayer, fellowship, and social action. We gather in the
Youth Wing every Wednesday from 10:00 am to noon.
We invite you to join us and create items to contribute to In-reach and Outreach ministries at St. Paul’s and those beyond our walls.
Some examples of our projects are:
- afghans to help our ASP raise funds for their programs and to leave with each of their host families. Also, for the families of Refuge for Refugees and Habitat for Humanity.
- items made for sale at yearly craft fairs at St. Paul’s and Glenaire,
- baby blankets for families at St. Paul’ss with newborns and grandparents to take when
- visiting a new grandchild who lives elsewhere,
- hats for babies and children at WakeMed and Ronald McDonald House,
- Prayer Shawls, Prayer Pockets, and Prayer Squarest to encourage and support parishioners and others in difficult times.
We make warm hats, gloves, scarves, and other items throughout the year. We donate these items to charities benefitting children/ families and veterans each December.
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome. If you want to learn how to knit or crochet, we would be delighted to help you. Our membership includes skilled knitters and crocheters eager to teach these crafts. We have yarn, needles, and hooks to get you started if you don’t have your own.
Please feel free to contact us and ask to be put on our e-mail list to receive information about Prayer Stitcher’s needs and current projects if you would like to make items for donation but can’t attend meetings.
We welcome donations. If you have leftover or unused yarn which needs a new home, we can use it. Bring it to a meeting or contact Beth or Marilyn to arrange for us to get it from you.
Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks may be written to St. Paul’s Episcopal church with “Prayer Stitchers” in the memo line.
Contact: Beth Barnes, 919-380-7214, email@example.com or Marilyn Mitchell, 919-854-1887, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Rainbow Gathering ministry is to provide a supportive community and an inclusive gathering place for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, our allies, families and friends. The intention is to be a community that promotes St. Paul’s as a welcoming church in the spirit of the message “All are Welcome”
We invite you to join us for fellowship, support, fun, laughter, reflection, food, information, resources and an opportunity for spiritual growth and development.
Rainbow Gathering is now meeting the third Sunday of each month, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the youth wing.
Contact: Andrea Johnson at email@example.com or text or call 919-348-9599.
This ministry offers resources for individuals, families and communities to understand and then prevent or respond to the long term effects of childhood adversity. See the Resilience Ministry page.
Howard Loughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-234-1356
Jackie Straub, email@example.com, 919-460-6628
Interested in scrapbooking? Need time and space to work on cards or other crafts? Click here: www.meetup.com/St-Pauls-Treasure-Keepers, join the group, and receive meeting notifications. You can RSVP online, see who else is attending, and leave comments. Check the Meetup.com website for dates, meeting times, and place. Bring a friend!
Contact: Belindalea Barnhart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans and Military Outreach (VMO)
Veterans and Military Outreach (VMO), beside being an outreach ministry, is also an inreach ministry, devoted to honoring and supporting parishioners who are military or veterans. Click HERE for more on VMO.
Visiting Eucharistic Ministers
VISITING EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Assist the clergy by administering communion to our homebound or hospitalized members.
Contact: The Rev. Candy Snively, Candy.Snively@att.net
Women’s Beach Week
St. Paul’s Women’s Beach Week is an annual event, in the spring of each year, and is open to St. Paul’s women 18 years or older. Come for a few nights, or stay all week! This is a great way to meet new people, catch up with friends, relax and have fun.
Any questions, check out the web page (Women’s Beach Week (WBW) or email email@example.com.
Oh, no man would ever understand
Exactly why I have to hit the sand
Hanging out with 50 of my friends
At Women’s Beach Weekend!