Parish Development


Book Club – Participants read a variety of books over the program year. Previous titles
have includedAn Irish Doctor andThe Book Thief. The group meets in a member’s home for
a more intimate setting to discuss books with refreshments and fun. Contact Mary Ellen
Foster for more details:

Parish Care – Including: Christmas and Easter Flower Delivery, Funeral Receptions, Note
Writers. Contact Diana Sebaly for more information:

Men’s Group–Fellowship is the rule-of-the-day for the St. Paul’s Men’s Group. The group
has met every month since last spring, with our numbers still continuing to grow. The
Men’s Group typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm, with
three members assigned to provide dinner and perhaps a light program/discussion.
Contact Sam Davis for details:

Movie Nights– Sometimes movies will elicit a spiritual response from the viewer. Often the film is intended to do that, other times the response is more personal. On Movie Nights,
parishioners come together to watch selected movies that are likely to generate
conversation! Discussion questions follow the showing. Contact Nedra Smolka
at, or Diane Labrie at for more

First Impressions Count – The mission of this group is to welcome each and every
newcomer that comes to St. Paul’s. The group provides red bags for guests including
information about the church and a small gift, Contact Judy Mitchell for more

Foyer Groups – small groups meeting for sharing conversation and dinner with the
purpose of deepening relationships one with another; Contact Shannon Walker for more

Parish Activities (additional) – including: Live Nativity, Parish Picnics, and Pentecost
Strawberries & Ice Cream

Parish Oversight Committees – including: Christian Formation, Finance, Liturgy Planning, Properties, Stewardship, Vestry, and Vestry Administrative Team

Parish Staff – Administration, Christian Formation, Communications, Finance, Music &
Liturgy, Pastoral Care, Parish Records, Property Care & Supervision, and Welcome

Stephen Ministry – Lay Pastoral Care & Companionship for those experiencing life’s difficulties; Contact Marjo van Patten for more information:

Seasonal Parish Fundraising Suppers –Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, A Night in
Venice (Spaghetti Supper),: all celebrations during liturgical seasons of the Church. The
dinners are fundraising events for youth mission programs. Reach out to Jean Berry for
more information:

Welcome & Hospitality– Including: Sunday fellowship time after worship and Quarterly
Parish Luncheons. Contact Judy Mitchell for additional details: