Lay Ministries: We are called to be a light unto the world
Looking for ways to become involved in the life of the parish? Give these people a call or contact the church office.
The Feeding Program
A concerned group of parishioners met in 1988 to solicit ideas regarding a program to feed the hungry in the East End area. It was decided that there was a great need and that the congregation would fund this effort. Mrs. Doris Watson chaired the Outreach Commission to seek funding and plan meals. The program not only provides a satisfying hot meal, but also a pleasant atmosphere where our guests can dine and be treated with kindness, respect, and dignity. The program feeds approximately 80 to 125 adults and children on the second through the fourth Saturday of the month. Members of the congregation along with members of civic and social groups, and students volunteer to prepare and serve meals, record and seat our guests, and clean up.
Contact Mrs. Doris Watson if you would like to join this ministry.
The Evangelism Commission
The Evangelism Commission supports the congregation in its mission to “Reach Out in love to bring help and hope to those in need.” They provide “Hospitality Bags” to those who visit our worship services. The members make Manna Bags with hygiene items, toiletries, a pair of socks, and a snack item for those who come to our church doors seeking aid. Those who come to the Lord’s house seeking help should not be turned away with empty hands. The Evangelism Commission paired with other church organizations to sponsor a Fall Festival for the community. We are a commuter church, with not many of our parishioners living in the surrounding neighborhood. The Fall Festival gave us at St. Augustine’s the opportunity to meet and greet the people of the East End. The church parking lot was filled with people enjoying, without cost, the “bounce houses, face painting, games, food, drinks and free blankets for each child. We wanted meet our neighbors in love and say, “Hello.”