St. Paul's group ministry is thriving! We have many dedicated members who regularly participate in discussion, activities and ministry with one another. This helps us stay connected in Christ and with one another--because ministry does not only happen on Sundays.
The groups at St. Paul's vary in mission, including games, fellowship, service projects, and more. Interested in joining a small group? More details below.
**Groups are meeting differently due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please contact the church office for the latest updates if you are interested in joining any of these groups.**
Lydia Circle: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:30am. Quilting, Bible study, and positive fellowship with encouraging sisters in Christ.
Miriam Circle: Third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm. Assists with the Pastoral Ministry by calling on elderly members, shut-ins, those who are ill at home and bereaved members. Members also hold sing-along sessions at Winslow House and WIllow Gardens in Marion.
Esther Circle: Second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm, meeting w/ Bible study. Take care of the children's activity bags and coordinate the Caring Showers for new mothers and new brides of the St. Paul's family.
Senior Men: Senior Men group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 8-9:30 am. Men over age 55 are encouraged to join in the fellowship. Group members take turns bringing treats (dough nuts or coffeecake) and juice to share. Discussion of community and world events takes place while sharing the treats, a bible study led by Pastor follows. A free will offering allows us to contribute to various charities at the end of the year.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study: meets for breakfast and Bible Study at 9:00 at Perkins by Lindale Mall.
Friday Morning Bible Study: meets at 7:30 for breakfast and Bible Study at the Marion Country Kitchen.
Bunco: a time for fun, fellowship and, of course, treats. We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 9:30 a.m in the fellowship hall. It's a great way to get to know your church family and share a laugh. There is a 50 cent cost to cover coffee and supplies. Come join us.
55 and Growing: This group--for those age 55 and over--meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am (March through October). We enjoy a program presented by various individuals or groups. We invite you to join us for food, fun and fellowship.
Ministry Groups/Service Groups
Stephen Ministry: Follow this link for more information
Adult Choir: The Adult Choir is a valued part of St. Paul’s music ministry. The Choir sings at both services most every Sunday – we do have a summer break. The choir sings all different types/kinds of music – usually in four part harmony. We also assist the congregation in learning new liturgies and hymns. There is always time for fun. We would like YOU to join our ‘family’. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings @ 7:30 in the church balcony. Please contact Fanchon Crane if you have any questions!
Chime Choir: The adult Chime Choir's objective is to add another element to the worship services at St. Paul's. You may find yourself humming along to familiar melodies or contemplating on scripture as we play. We rehearse on Thursday evenings at 6:30.
Altar Guild: takes care of the church's altar and its appointments. They deliver flowers used on Sundays, if asked, to shut-ins or hospital patients. They do not meet monthly, but instead on an as needed basis.