Parish Life

St. Paul’s sees ourselves as an extended family, offering love, acceptance and hope to everyone—one person at a time. The parish life ministry wants to build strong relationships by getting people connected to others in the church, while also supporting our community. This ministry cares for the flock and creates activities for the enjoyment of fellowship with one another.

Are you interested in serving and supporting our St. Paul’s family through God’s gifts of friendship and fun?  Do you want to help create opportunities for our parish family to be a community where everyone feels welcomed and involved? To get involved, contact Keith Calder or Teresa Singer to be a part of St. Paul’s Parish Life Committee.

Annual Parish Retreat
The annual parish retreat is a great way to get to know people and for exploring the possibilities of real community. Our parish packs up and goes away together for the weekend to Trinity Center. Much fellowship happens through eating, playing, learning and praying together. Check the bulletin and E-News for announcements.

Hospitality Teams. Hospitality coordinators and helpers volunteer for a variety of events throughout the year. This may involve shopping, cooking, setting up and/or cleaning up:

  • Breakfast Chefs: Prepare food for parishioners and guests following 8 a.m. service. To Get Involved, Contact Keith Calder
  • Sunday Reception: Prepare food and serve parishioners and guests following 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.
  • Community Lunch: Prepare food and serve parishioners and guests following Wednesday 12:10 p.m. service.
  • Special Events: Many events are held requiring volunteers to organize, plan, set up and cook.

If you would like to join one of our hospitality teams, contact: Keith Calder or Teresa Singer

Fellowship Dinner Groups.
Appetizers for dinner. Soup swaps. Picnics in the park. Dinner on the pier. Bowling nights with pizza. Our dinner groups are a great way to get to know others at St. Paul’s. Members take turns hosting the monthly get-togethers.

This is a wonderful way for new and longtime parishioners of St. Paul’s to share time with a small group (8–12 people) and get to know each other better. These groups are put together through a random drawing in September, and the first events are planned for October.

The members of the group rotate turns in choosing the event. Events include dinners at your home or a favorite restaurant, going to movies/ shows together, bowling, picnics or any other creative activity the group chooses.
To Join a Dinner Group, Contact Barbara Bucci.

Young Adults & Young Families at St. Paul’s is for adults with young children and single young adults. Look for announcements of events in the E-news and bulletins. 
To Get Involved, Contact the Rev. Adam Pierce.

The St. Agnes Guild of the Episcopal Church Women
meets on the first Tuesday of each month, September–May, at 9:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The group assists and supports parish ministries, raises funds for special projects and supports local community ministries.

St. Agnes also promotes individual spiritual growth and a sense of community and fellowship among the women of St. Paul’s. Leadership is provided by coordinators for spiritual growth, mission and outreach, fundraising and fellowship. As women in community, they continue to learn as they work together on ministries such as the Backpack Buddies Program for Snipes Academy and for migrant farm workers’ children.

Speakers’ presentations have addressed topics from local human trafficking issues to art museums while social events include lunches together and cultural or spiritual excursions in the Wilmington area. Centered in congregations, the ECW empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world. For more information on the national ECW organization, go here.
To Get Involved, Contact Ellen Weig for details.

Daughters of the King Mary Veronica Chapter pledge themselves to a life-long program of prayer, service and evangelism.

The Order of  the Daughters of the King  is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism.  They have made a commitment to Jesus as their Savior, and they follow Him as Lord of their lives. Daughters of the King wear a cross as an outward and visible sign that they cannot live a day without Christ in our lives.

The Order is a community of nurturing women, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to encourage and enable all to be reflections of God’s love, reaching out through prayer, service and evangelism to spread His Kingdom. Members find the Order of the Daughters of the King to be a safe place in a busy world where they can be together to support the mission of the church and to support each other in Christ’s love. To learn more about the Order of the Daughters of the King, visit the national DOK website at www.doknational.org 

To Learn about How to Join, Contact President JoAnn Summey or Vice President: Dot Erway for details.

Parish Life Fellowship Schedule

  • Breakfast is served every Sunday after the 8 a.m. service.
  • Coffee and refreshments are served every Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. service.
  • Community Lunch is served every Wednesday after the 12:10 p.m. service.

Parish Life Events

Easter Egg and Alleluia Hunt
Easter Sunday

Rogation Sunday Picnic
First Sunday in June, Hugh McRae Park, Shelter #4)

Selfie Sunday
Last Sunday in June

Parish Retreat
Trinity Center
Pine Knoll Shores

St. Francis Blessing of Animals
October

Birthdays

April
Mark Tedesco
Bob Belaustegui
Jan Trivett
Rev. Richard Banks
Randy Beardsworth
Barbara O’Rourke
Charles Smith
David Heath
Dot Erway
Bill Farris
Jeffrey Hughes
Jeanne Criscuolo
Stephen Graumlich
Laurie Rouse
Paula Waterfield
Dawn Wilson
Lyle Sullivan
Twink Barr
Merrilie Crafts
Leigh Coudriet
Stephen Bucci