Volunteer Opportunities at St. Andrew’s

  

Outreach and Inreach

Worship Support

Fellowship

 Youth Ministry

 Acolytes

 Coffee Hour Hosts

 Helping Hands

 Altar Guild

 Daughters of the King

 Kairos

 Chalice Bearers (LEM’s)

 Other Women’s Groups

 Choirs

 Men’s Prayer Breakfasts

 Lay Readers

 Men of St Andrews TGIF

 Ushers

 

Other Ministries

A visual interpretation of our parish

life is given in the Chris Cobb

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Circle of Mary and Joseph

Church School Teachers

Office Volunteers

 

 

The Vestry and its Member’s Committees

 Arts at St. Andrew‘s

 Parish Life

 Christian Education

 St. Joseph's Guild

 Foundation Liaison

 Stewardship

 Helping Hands *

 Welcoming

 Historical

 Youth Development

 Outreach

 

* defined outside the Vestry context

 

 

NOTE: Contact Persons may be reached either through the Parish Secretary,

or thru the email link associated with that person’s name below.

 

 

Outreach and Inreach

Helping Hands

 

This committee hosts receptions after funerals and takes food to parishioners who have had a baby, are sick, or have had a death in the family. Contact Winston Blake.

Youth Ministry

 

An active youth program for grades 6-12 is available at St. Andrew’s. Activities include Sunday evening gatherings that include spiritual growth, community building, and games and food. Special trips, fund raisers and outreach projects take place throughout the year. Contact the new Youth Director.

Kairos - Jack Levy

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Worship Support

Acolytes

 

Acolytes serve at liturgies throughout the year, primarily at the 10:00 AM Sunday morning services. They play an important role in our liturgy, lighting candles, leading processions, and assisting the clergy. This ministry is open to children in fourth grade and older. Contact Fred Waters.

Altar Guild

 

The Altar Guild is responsible for the care of the altar and the linens and vessels used, and the preparation of the altar for every worship service, including weddings and funerals that have communions. Contact Fr. Reese.

Chalice Bearers - Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors

 

Lay Eucharistic Ministers are parishioners licensed by the Bishop to assist in the administration of Holy Communion at all services. They may also read lessons and lead the Prayers of the People. Some of these special ministers also volunteer to take communion to the home-bound or hospitalized. Contact Fr. Reese.

Choirs

 

St. Andrew’s has a rich musical heritage, and our music program offers a variety of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Visit the Music page for more information.

Lay Readers

 

Lay Readers are licensed by the Bishop to conduct services of Morning and Evening Prayer and other daily offices. Contact Fr. Reese.

Ushers

 

Ushers help with the greeting and seating of people at the Sunday services and also take up the collection and facilitate the communion reception process. Men and women and families are needed to help with this, and training is provided. Contact Gray Sanders or Frazier Carraway.

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Fellowship

Sunday Coffee Hour Hosts

 

These special people take the time to provide the wonderful refreshments that accompany the fellowship we enjoy on Sunday morning after the 10 am service. If you would like to volunteer for a Sunday, sign up in the Parish Hall or contact Kathy Jenkins.

Daughters of the King

 

The Daughters of the King work to promote the extension of Christ’s kingdom throughout the world through prayer, service and evangelism. They maintain an active prayer chain for anyone needing their prayers. The Daughters meet the 3rd Monday of each month at 10 a.m. and the Sunday Daughters meets the 4th Sunday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Contact for the Sunday Daughters is Cate Hammer – for Monday Daughters Anne Paige.

St. Monica’s Chapter

 

Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month in the parish hall. The primary concern has always been the young people of the parish and the chapter was instrumental in establishing the Sunday family service. Its members support many church and community outreach projects. Contact Virginia Sink, 813-831-6541.

Men’s Prayer Breakfasts

 

This group meets for breakfast every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at First Watch restaurant downtown for fellowship, discussion, and prayer. Contact Jim Harris, 813-839-4843.

 

Fridays @ 5:30 Social Club (aka. Saint Andrew’s Mixed TGIF Retreat)

 

Meets Friday evenings on the 6th floor of the Parish Hall from 5:30 pm – 7, and is open to all church members and their guests. It's an opportunity to unwind at the end of the week; nothing formal, no agenda, and totally low-pressure. Bring a six-pack of your favorite beer, beverage, or a bottle of wine to share. Snacks are also welcome. - Winston Blake, 203-650-8842

 

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Other Ministries

 

Circle of Mary and Joseph

 

This is a new ministry at St. Andrew’s, which we hope may spread to other parishes, dioceses, and denominations. Participants are dedicated to the support of prospective and new parents - whether biological, foster, or adoptive - through prayer, referral to social services, and support in the home. Contact Anne Yanson (813-507-8848) or Bill Yanson (813-507-8977).

 

Church School Teachers

 

Church School teachers, assistants and substitutes are always needed in the St. Andrew’s Church School program. Contact the new Youth Director.

 

Office Volunteers

 

Volunteers help out with a myriad of different jobs in the offices. They answer phones, make phone calls, fold, stuff, staple, stamp, copy, file, answer the downstairs’ door bell, greet visitors, and other odds and ends. Contact Kathy Jenkins.

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The Vestry and its Member’s Committees

 

Arts at St. Andrew‘sMichael Norona (chair) or Elise Bengtson

 

This new venture is a cultural outreach ministry. Our first year will include a thirty minute concert series at 12:30 on Thursdays in October and May as well as a Sunday afternoon series of concerts and evensongs.

Christian Education Committee

 

This committee of the Vestry seeks to ensure that we are meeting the spiritual and religious education needs of all our members. Sunday school teachers and parents of youth and young children are welcome to offer their input on this committee. Contact Judy Kent (chair) or Kathy Lawless.

Finance Committee

 

The Finance Committee oversees the financial state of St. Andrew’s for the Vestry. Contact Lori Taplow.

Foundation Advisory Board

 

The Foundation Advisory Board monitors the endowments of the parish and manages the various funds within the endowments for the Vestry. Contact Frazier Carraway & Gray Sanders

HistoricalFrazier Carraway

Newcomers Committee

 

The Newcomers Committee works to make St. Andrew’s a welcoming place to newcomers and visitors. Contact the Office.

Outreach Committee

 

We regularly sponsor or support the following programs:

 

Our own Project FAITH, which provides bag lunches to 60 people per day

Angel Tree gift program for children of prisoners

Cornerstone Kids after school care program

St. Francis Day Care

Vouchers for shelter at the Salvation Army

Matching assistance for emergency travel through Metropolitan Ministries

 

Contact Jim Morgan (co-chair) or Mark Crofoot (co-chair)

Parish Life Committee

 

This committee of the Vestry seeks to nurture the spiritual and physical life of the parish community. Parish Life organizes brunches, barbeques and events throughout the year. We need volunteers and good ideas. Contact Elise Bengtson (chair), Wallace Dixon, Winston Blake, Mark Crofoot or Kathy Lawless

 

St. Joseph's Guild - Michael Norona

Stewardship Committee

 

The Stewardship Committee organizes the yearly Every Member Canvass in which parishioners are asked to make a pledge to St. Andrew’s. Stewardship Sunday occurs in the Fall. Contact George Bedell.

WelcomingStephen Rosser.

 

This committee seeks to nurture the spiritual and physical life of the parish community. The group also seeks to develop the newcomer program and help solve transportation issues for many of the parish members unable to drive.

Youth DevelopmentFrazier Carraway

 

Diocesan Convention Delegates Winston Blake, Al Getz, Jim Morgan (Gray Sanders, alternate)

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