Service ministries here at St. Paul’s are always welcoming new members and volunteers. If any are of interest to you please call or stop in to the office and learn more about these groups and how you can help/participate. Many of the Ministries welcome members from the wider community that do not ‘belong’ to the church, but simply wish to give back and are welcomed here at St. Paul’s.
Appointed by the Priest following training, the chalice bearer is commissioned to assist the clergy in administering the chalice during the Eucharist services, and during monthly services held at local Seniors Residences.
An Intercessor is a person who goes before God in prayer on behalf of another person(s), situation or circumstance. At service, these people offer prayers for the members of the congregation, parish (Fort Erie) and region.
The requirements are simple for those who wish a more active role in our Sunday worship services, the ability to speak clearly and with an understanding of the verses you are reading. We always welcome new readers
Lighting the candles, carrying the cross, assisting in the preparation of the Eucharist, this is the ministry of the Servers Guild to enhance the worship we offer to God.
This behind-the-scenes group of dedicated men and women set up the altar for the Eucharist, as well as preparing the Church for special services, such as weddings and/or funerals etc. All those wonderful decorations that adorn the Church at Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. are the results of this team of individuals quietly working in the background. Your helping hands would always be welcome.
St. Paul’s has a mixed adult choir. Our senior choir sings the hymns and an anthem at the 10:00 am service as well as the psalm for the day. Practices are Thursday evenings, followed by a cup of tea and social time. Any singers, young or otherwise, are always welcomed at St.Paul’s.
Square Circle Knit / Crochet
the group meets Tuesday evenings @ 7 p.m. in the Parish Lounge knitting and crocheting afghans/blankets for displaced / homeless youth and individuals facing or recovering severe health challenges. Material donations – wool & thin fabric blankets are always welcome and appreciated. Knit & Crochet
St. Nicks Elves & the Victorian Ladies
On any given Monday morning you will see a group of ladies and one brave gentleman, working in the Centre busily making crafts, and enjoying wonderful fellowship as this group prepares throughout the year for three annual fund-raising projects. The Victorian Tea is held in May, then the Oktoberfest Bazaar in the Fall, followed by St. Nick’s Shopping Day in December for the children. Feel free to join in the fun – just bring your lunch and they’ll always find you a job.
Hosted Community Services
St. Paul’s hosts a group meeting, please call the office to inquire of dates and contact persons.
Wheels to Meals
Currently still on hiatus as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and at this time it is unknown when it may return. Lunch Out Once a month Fort Erie Meals hosts a ‘lunch out’ for clients and friends. Venue varies call Meals on Wheels for this months venue.
Diane Polonski leads a Pilates class here at St. Paul’s on a varied schedule, often on a Friday morning. Call the Parish office for more information.
Lakeside Learning : Literacy and Song for Children – Janet Warkentin-Kraus
Janet provides a learning environment through Jolly Phonics and Song is an Ontario Certified Teacher with 30 yrs of experience. Sessions are one hour, designed for children in Junior Kindergarten through Grade Three. To learn more contact Janet email: email@example.com
Speech Services Niagara
The Niagara Children’s Center Speech and Language Therapy satellite office has now moved to the Boy’s and Girls Club (1555 Garrison Road location at the EJ Freeland Community Centre). To contact Speech Services Niagara see their contact page here: http://www.speechservicesniagara.ca/en/contact
Food For The Soul
The ministry has been on hiatus since the onset of Covid-19 and is now (October 2023) being renewed. Food for the Soul is a ministry and meal offered to the community which has been enhanced by participation of high school students from the local high school wanting to practice their culinary skills and also give back to the community. They are assisted by the Culinary Arts Teacher from the local high school, who helps ensure the meal is balanced and nutritious. Meals will be served on the Second Saturday from October to June 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.