St. Paul’s will host a special Loss of Spouse event on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 10am, in the Skardon Hall Library. To learn more or register, email Heather Kilpatrick at Hmkilp1@gmail.com.
The next 13-week GriefShare course runs May 3 – July 26, 2023, at 6:30pm, in Skardon Hall Library. To learn more or register, email Heather Kilpatrick at Hmkilp1@gmail.com.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
GriefShare groups meet weekly for 13 weeks to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
- Video seminar with experts
- Support group discussion with focus
- Personal study and reflection
Cursillo is a movement of the church, with the purpose of helping Christians understand their calling to be Christian leaders. It begins with a weekend away. For more information contact Becky Ford, call the church office, or visit SCCursillo.com
Cursillo Small Group – After attending Cursillo, participants (called Curillistians), are encouraged to join or form Reunion Groups. These groups meet regularly to allow members to support one another in Christian work.
Please contact Michelle Barnum, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information!
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
For more information about Stephen Ministry Training, contact Jerry Merritt (email@example.com).
Divorce Care is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. At the 13-week video-based support group program, you’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision making.
The next class starts Jan. 23, 2023 at Seacoast Church, 301 E 5th N St, Summerville, 6:30-8:30pm. Cost is $20 for the book. Child care is provided. Anyone who wishes to attend can register online at DivorceCare.org. Questions, contact St. Paul’s parishioner and facilitator ToddBarnum5@gmail.com.
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King (DOK) are women and girls between the ages of seven, and one hundred and seven, who desire a closer walk with the Lord. We are Christian women, both lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life, and supported through the companionship of our sisters. We are all at different stages of our Christian journey – some have just begun, and some have been on this path for a long time. But no matter where we are on our sacred journeys, our primary goal is the same – to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others.
Our vision is to know Jesus Christ, to make him known to others, and to reflect God’s love throughout the world. All Daughters focus on prayer, service, and evangelism. The recent inductees are excited to have their crosses and start this new journey. The Order of the Daughters of the King at St. Paul’s is led by Dawn Schaeperkoetter, President and Michelle Barnum, Vice President.
Serving as a member of the Altar Guild has provided a means through the ages to sacramentally offer ministry to the Lord Jesus, and His body, the Church. All the tasks performed by the Altar Guild are symbolic enactments of washing our Lord’s feet. It is our response of heartfelt gratitude for the compassion and mercy of Jesus shown to us.
- Communion Preparation
- Thursday Unction
- Making Communion Bread
- Caring for linens, brass, and candles
- Flower Guild
If you feel called to serve in this way, it would be our privilege and delight to welcome you to a uniquely special sacramental ministry to the Lord Jesus and for His people. Contact Church@StPaulsSummerville.org to learn more.
We need you! Some people may never notice the flowers in our worship spaces weekly, but most would notice if they were NOT there to adorn our altars! And at this time, we need your help! No prior experience is necessary and there is no right or wrong way to participate in this vibrant ministry. We work in teams of 2 or 3 members. If there are enough participants, a team may only arrange once every two months or less. Please consider being a part of the Flower Guild, to the glory of God and St. Paul’s Summerville! If interested, please contact Beth Szostak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to request that flowers on either altar be specially arranged in memory or honor of someone or a special event, please contact the church office or Beth Szostak at email@example.com
Are you looking for an important ministry to serve in but only have limited time to give? Please consider ushering at our Doar Hall service. The time commitment is only eight Sunday mornings a year, and all that is needed is a smiling face and helping heart. We welcome families with children to serve together! To learn more, Email Becky Ford.