Vestry

The Vestry is like a board of directors for the church. The leaders of the Vestry (the Wardens) are selected along with the regular members at the Annual Church Meeting. Vestry members serve a three-year term, the wardens serve a two-year term. The Vestry is the governing body for the church. It makes decisions regarding financial, logistical, personnel, spiritual, and other practicalities which go into running a church. A vestry member must be a regular contributor, active member, committed Christian, a person of prayer, and enthusiastic.

 

Women's Guild:

All women in the parish are considered members of the Woman's Guild.  They meet the first Wednesday of every month for a luncheon with lively discussion.  Also, they support various Outreach and Missions projects, in keeping with their credo: "minds to think, hearts to love and hands to serve".

 

Men's Brotherhood:

St. Michael’s Men’s Brotherhood is comprised of all the men in the parish.  Some are more active than others in working around the church building to do maintenance and small projects.  We also host social events such as our Annual Mother-Daughter Dinner, which is held the Saturday before Mothers’ Day, field trips to baseball and football games, and breakfasts with St. Phillip’s Men’s Group. 

 

Altar Guild:

It is the responsility of the Altar Guild to prepare the altar for all services held at St. Michaels. We make sure that the linens are laundered and kept in good condition. Silver must be polished  the altar hangings and priest's vestments are changed according to the church calendar as well as making sure that they are properly maintained.

Teams are assigned a week during the month, but although we are few in number, everyone works together and helps out wherever necessary.

We always welcome new members. Anyone who feels that they would like to join our group please contant me or any member of the Altar Guild. (see contacts)

 

Prayer Circle:

Saint Michael has a Prayer Circle that keeps our parishioners informed of the spiritual needs of our church family.  We have a system in place that informs everyone if someone is sick, having surgery or is just in need of prayers.  We also take care to let everyone know if there is a death in the church family so we can support that person’s family with prayer, helping hands and/or emotional support. For more information please contact the church office. (see contacts)

 

Healing Ministry:

The Healing ministry at St. Michael and All Angels is comprised of several parts.  Every week at the Sunday Morning Service, we have a group of dedicated healing ministers who provide intercessory prayer at the Chapel Altar during communion. Second, we have an equally dedicated group of men and women who form a prayer chain for both emergency and ongoing situations requiring prayer warriors.  Lastly, on the third Sunday of each month, our Sunday service and its liturgy are focused on healing.