Parish Life: To Serve is to Live in Christ
Looking for ways to become involved in the life of the parish? Give these people a call or contact the church office.
Holy Eucharist is the center of the liturgical life of God’s people and it is the major responsibility of the Altar Guild to see that the Lord’s Table is prepared for all Eucharistic services. Altar Guild members working in pairs prepare all linens and other altar accessories for our communion as well as for other church festivals. Because of the rites in the Episcopal Church, the guild’s main objective is the care, beauty, and preservation of these sacred articles for worship. The Altar Guild’s convenor also orders flowers for all worship and liturgical services.
For more information contact Mrs. Valeria Hundley, Convenor.
Daughters of the King
St. Augustine’s Chapter of the Daughters of the King (DOK) was established in June 1994. The DOK is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We are comprised of lay and ordained women who have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are women who, in the midst of our daily lives, find community and spiritual support in local chapters of three or more women. Chapters, national and international, are formed in churches (and church-related institutions) and are under the oversight of their own clergy. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.
For more information contact Mrs. Marcia Black, President.
ECW - Episcopal Church Women
All the women of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church are members of the Episcopal Church Women. The purpose of this organization is to unite the women of the parish in a program of worship, service, and fellowship that deepens and strengthens their spiritual lives and leads them into service for the church, the community, the diocese, and the world.
ECW supports a variety of projects in the parish that focus on fellowship, spiritual growth, fund-raising, and outreach projects. These projects include Women’s Day (October), the Winter Bazaar (December), and a Women’s Conference luncheon (spring).
For more information contact Mrs. Valerie Price, President.
All the men of St. Augustine’s are members of the Men’s Club. The mission of the Men’s Club is to support the church and its ministries and to provide comfort, safety, and security to the members and guests of St. Augustine’s.
Activities include an annual Men’s Day Program, which recognizes several members of the Men’s Club for their service to the church and/or community. As fund-raisers, the Men’s Club host an Advent and a Palm Sunday breakfast each year.
For more information contact George (Bobby) Whitted, President.
Progressive Women’s Club
The Progressive Women’s Club of St. Augustine’s, originally called, The Young Women’s Club, was founded in 1955 as an organization whose major purpose was to foster activities to increase fellowship among the church family and to increase outreach programs to the community. Through the years, members have sponsored dinners, bake sales, concerts at the church, dance and bus trip fund-raisers.
For more information contact Alberta Boyd, President.
The Samaritans of St. Augustine’s, originally The Young Adults, was organized in 1979 by those members in their “20’s”. They had the goal of service to the church and community. Their monthly meetings rotated among the members homes, with opportunities for socializing afterward. The Samaritans continue to sponsor fund-raisers to support outreach programs within the church and the community. They sponsored: Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and an Angel Tree for underprivileged children in the church and community. They make special presentations and hold receptions on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. The Samaritans also created the Community Birthday Calendar, now nearly three decades old, as a service project to provide funds for outreach. The Samaritans honor high school graduates with gifts and a reception. All school-aged youth are honored in June with a reception and a booklet highlighting their school year accomplishments. The Samaritans’ motto sums up their purpose: “Hands of Service, Hearts of Love.”
For more information contact Mr. Roscoe Redcross, President.
Four choirs provide music for the 11 a.m. worship service.
Senior Choir – Is our Adult Choir and they provides music throughout the year and for special occasions. The Director of Music, Mr. Roscoe Redcross, leads them and they are welcoming to all who wish to praise the Lord with song.
For more information contact Mrs. Doris Watson, President.
Three children’s choirs sing the last Sunday of the month and are organized according to age and ability: Voices of Unity (grades 6-12); the Angel Choir (grades 3-5); and the Cherubs (preschool-grade 2). Also a praise dance team performs with the choir and the ensemble presents two musicals per year. The youth choirs are under the direction of Mrs. Dianne Redcross and assisted by Ms. Kaplyn Person. Ms. Tiffany Watson serves as the choreographer for the praise dancers.
For more information contact Mrs. Dianne Redcross, Director.