Parish Life Ministries
What's a "parish" anyway?
Most often when we use the word "parish," we mean a local congregation.
Parish Life activities bring together persons of various ages and unique gifts, young and old, rich and poor, saints and sinners. The fellowship of this community is expressed through the many Parish Life programs at St. Paul’s. Parishioners host receptions, discuss books, play in an interfaith softball league. Youth and adults take an active part wherever they can, by recognizing their own spiritual gifts and natural abilities, matching them with the needs of the church. St. Paul’s is a community of faith and action, lived out through participation in Parish Life activities.
Episcopal Church Women is a national organization with the purpose to empower the women of The Episcopal Church to carry out Christ's work throughout the world.
As the eyes, ears, hands, and heart of Christ in the world, we will persist in the work of healing, justice, and peace.
Hosts and Helpers programming at St. Paul's includes a wide variety of events focused on bringing people together in a welcoming atmosphere. The volunteers are busy all year long, providing food, beverages and, most important, warm hospality to our parishioners, their families, and our guests. The Host and Helpers group organizes, provides the food for and cleans up after special…Read More »
The Knitting Ministry meets twice monthly at St. Paul's. Over the centuries, prayer shawls have symbolized shelter, warmth, peace and spiritual sustenance. They donate their time and talents to create hand-knitted and crocheted shawls and scarves, filled with the power of prayer for those in need. The shawls provide comfort to the sick, the lonely and the elderly. The shawls and …Read More »
Loosely Bound is St. Paul's book club. It is a ministry of warm fellowship and insightful conversation for members and guests of St. Paul's who love to read. The group meets in the Church's Houston Library (Friendly Hall) to encourage community-building, sharing and reflection on unique perspectives.The books discussed include a wide range of genres, both spiritual and more secul…Read More »
Paulsmen meet weekly on Thursday morning for fellowship, a Southern-style breakfast and discussion of contemporary issues of culture, justice, diversity, becoming Beloved Community or whatever may strike a participant's fancy on a particular Thursday morning. All persons are welcome to come regularly or occasionally! Regulars include members of St Pauls community who are encour…Read More »
The Well is a student-focused outreach program for Greenville's East Carolina University and Pitt Community College students. It focuses on engaging college students and young adults in conversation and activities to allow for growth in their faith journey. The ministry is supported by St. Paul's and St. Timothy's Episcopal Churches and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. It was esta…Read More »
Wednesday Night Supper follows the 5:30 p.m. mid-week worship service throughout the school year. After the worship service, all are invited to gather in the parish hall. A full hot dinner is provided, with child-friendly options. Larry Barbour (with his team of volunteers) cooks the food, as well as serving it and cleaning up afterward. These suppers are designed to encour…Read More »