“Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant.”
—Matthew 20:26

To participate in any of these ministries please contact the Church Office (770-227-4453). The leader of the group will then contact you.

Acolytes

Anyone in grades five through twelve may participate in the ministry of the Acolytes.

Acolytes are first trained then scheduled to serve usually once or twice a month at the 11:00 A.M. service (10:00 A.M. in Summer). Acolytes serve as crucifers, sub-crucifers, torchbearers and Gospel Book bearers, as well as assist the priest in the preparation of the elements for Eucharist.

New acolytes and those wishing to review may consult the Acolyte Manual.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild of Saint George’s prepares the altar for all church services. This includes both Sunday and Wednesday services, weddings, baptisms, funerals, and memorial services. The Guild is divided into four monthly committees. Each committee has a chairperson and is responsible for three months of the year. Seven or eight members serve with each chairperson. The Guild also includes separate committees that oversee weddings, linens and supplies. New members are always welcomed; training is provided.

Bakers’ Guild

Newcomers to St. George’s receive a batch of homemade goodies delivered to their door, thanks to the members of the Baker’s Guild. Specially made bags bear the Guild’s logo; the contents are baker's choice. Beyond this ministry of hospitality, the Guild has sponsored a Recipe Swap during Coffee Hour, as well as baked and filled over eighty treat bags given to our local police—St. George’s way to say thank you for their vigilant care and protection.

Chalice Bearers and Lectors

The ministry of the Chalice Bearer is to assist the priest with the administration of wine during the Eucharist. Lectors read the lessons from the Old Testament and Epistle during worship. Both ministries require training and a commitment to serve usually every six weeks. If you are interested in either, please contact the Rector.

The weekly readings can be found at The Lectionary Page.

Flower Guild

Begun in mid-2007, the Guild mission is to adorn St. George’s with flowers to the glory of God. Beyond providing arrangements for our altar each Sunday, the Guild focuses much of its attention on Christmas and Easter, holding planning sessions and work luncheons. The Guild also sponsors workshops to enhance and inspire the Guild members’ talents and creativity. If you like to learn about flowers, plan designs, arrange them, and generally have a good time with others who love to enhance the beauty of the church, let the Church Office know of your interest (770-227-4453).

Hospitality Guild

The Hospitality Guild facilitates and organizes the Coffee Hour following the 11:00 A.M. service on Sunday. The generosity of members, paired with excellent cooking skills, provide our parish an opportunity to gather, visit, and share. Children are active participants in our Coffee Hour. Coffee Hour is lively and joyful as we gather as a church family in fellowship and celebration of our lives together.

The Guild is organized into monthly teams under the leadership of a Team Leader; two to four people usually host Coffee Hour each week. New participants are always welcome and needed. Helping to host a Coffee Hour is an excellent way to meet and make new friends. If you would like to be added to the roster, please contact the Church Office (770-227-4453).

The Hospitality Guild is happy to provide our parishioners with some of the recipes that have been served at Coffee Hour.

Parish Life

The Parish Life Committee provides dinners and social occasions for the parish throughout the year. Events include the Annual Meeting in January, Lenten Suppers in the spring, Class Day BBQ in May, Low Country Boil in October, Wassail Party in December, and the Bishop’s Visitation luncheon. The Committee works as a large group with each person usually being asked to bring one item, making it easy on all. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please contact the Church Office (770-227-4453).

Mission Committee

The Mission Committee alerts the parish to the needs of others, both at home and abroad. Recently, the parish met the needs of a school in Kenya by providing funds for a new classroom to be built and furnished with desks, shelving, and textbooks.

If your interest lies in responding to the needs of the world around you, please contact the Church Office (770-227-4453).

Local ministries that have long been supported by St. George’s—both by the work of parishioners who volunteer and the financial support of St. George’s Charitable Trust—include:

Each of these ministries have their own boards and volunteer network. Please contact them directly to offer your assistance.

Oblation Bearers

Serving at the 11:00 A.M. service, Oblation Bearers bring forward the elements of bread and wine to be offered for the Eucharist and receive the offering plates to be taken to the Ushers. Anyone may serve, and may be of special interest for couples and families to serve together. Please contact the Rector.

Outreach Committee

This committee provides an annual Valentine party for the residents of St. George’s Court. Refreshments are provided by numerous members of the congregation; piano music livens the event and there is trivia contest. In December, the Angel Tree project provides Christmas gifts for children in foster care who are referred by Spalding County Division of Family and Children Services. Many members of the congregation participate to help these children enjoy a merry Christmas. New members—and new ideas for outreach activities—are always welcomed.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

They’ve made lap blankets for nursing home residents. They’ve made afghans and shawls for those struggling with illnesses. They’ve made scarves for mariners at sea. They’ve made blankets for newborns presented on the day of their baptism. They’ve made afghans for newlyweds. Who are these people? They are the Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. George’s. Meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the parlor at 10:00 A.M., they keep their needles clicking, the coffee pot hot and their conversation non-stop. Even if you don’t know how to knit, please join them; they love to share their skill with others.

Take Care Network

To continue St. George’s history of caring for one another in times of special needs, the Take Care Network was formed in 2007. Our Take Care Network is designed to bring caring people together so they may respond to the needs of fellow parishioners during challenging times. The parish is grouped into four neighborhoods. Each is served by one or two Take Care Leaders who organize the response to the special needs that may arise. The Take Care Coordinator acts as the focal point for communication between the Leaders and the clergy. Every year the Take Care Network not only brings many meals to parishioners, but also provides for a multitude of funeral receptions. Their willingness to provide care for families during this time of loss and stress by meeting this need continues to prove invaluable.

Ushers

Ushers extend a friendly welcome to parishioners and visitors at each service. Knowledgeable of the parish, they direct visitors, distribute bulletins, answer questions, take up the offering and direct people during communion. Ushers usually serve once a month. If you would like to serve, contact the Rector.