Saint Alban's Episcopal Church

Ministries

There are numerous opportunities to participate in our many ministries.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is responsible for the preparation of the sanctuary for all seasons, including flowers and seasonal colors of the vestments.

Contact:  Carole Bond – mus007@gmail.com

Acolytes

2nd through 12th graders assist the priest in performing various tasks during worship services.

Contact:  June Reid – nymonk15@aol.com

Choir

Lead by our choirmaster, Sam Knight, the adult choir is a great part of the worship service. Please feel free to join in and participate in this worship ministry.

Contact:  Sam Knight – sknight134@yahoo.com

Lay Readers

Lay readers assist in the worship service by reading several of the biblical lessons.

Contact:  Riley Tucker – newmoon52@yahoo.com

LEM – Lay Eucharist Ministers

LEMs Assist in the worship services by reading biblical lessons, leading the Prayers of the People and the Nicene Creed, and administering the chalice.

Contact:  Bob Emmons – bobemmons210@gmail.com

Ushers/Greeters

Ushers and greeters welcome guests, distributing bulletins, seating worshippers, passing the offering and directing the congregation to the altar rail for communion.

Contact:  Bob Emmons – bobemmons210@gmail.com (Ushers)

Contact:  Jo Ann Powers – powersjoann46@gmail.com (Greeters)

Parishioner Care

Visit and assist the ill and infirmed with blessings, food, errands and good cheer.

Contact:  Judy Terry – jmterry7@yahoo.com

Vergers

The Verger serves at the pleasure of the Priest and supports in all aspects of the liturgical service.  Specific duties are wide ranging and may include assisting with vestments, filling in the absence of scheduled service participants, organizing and leading processionals and recessionals.

Contact:  Riley Tucker – newmoon52@yahoo.com

Alban’s Artist

Alban’s Artist is a collective group of artistic and creative parishioners who create handmade items such as:  prayer journals, bookmarks, notebooks, cards and similar items.  These are given away by the Greeters to visitors and also sold with the proceeds benefiting the Priest’s Discretionary Fund (money used to assist those in need).

Contact:  Riley Tucker – newmoon52@yahoo.com

Parish Life 

Parish Life involves helping with the ministry needs to the family following the death of a loved one, a birth or adoption of a child and other special events in our church life.  These volunteers organize food or meals for the small and large events in the life of the church.

Contacts:  Judy Terry – jmterry7@yahoo.com

and Marty Atkinson – marthaatk@gmail.com

Outreach

St. Alban’s Outreach Program is extremely active throughout the greater community as well as worldwide.

At the beginning of each school year, the congregation provides book bags filled with school supplies for students that are being raised by their grandparents, as a way to assist with the expense of starting a new school year.

Our parish gladly supports African Ministries serving churches in East Africa, by selling their crafts and jewelry annually.

St. Alban’s enthusiastically participates in Operation Christmas Child during the Christmas season. This is a program initiated by Samaritan’s Purse to spread joy to children around the world with gift filled red and green shoeboxes.

Our church has had a long time involvement with the Downtown Monroe Fall Festival. We have provided free hayrides, hotdogs and drinks in conjunction with a community wide blessing of the pets.

Faith in Serving Humanity (F.I.S.H.) evolved from a ministry started at St. Alban’s several years ago. We, as a congregation, continue to support F.I.S.H. with our time, talents and treasures throughout the year. The parish is especially involved during the summer months as we volunteer to prepare and distribute hundreds of sack lunches to children in need throughout Walton County. St. Alban’s is also partnered with Walton Wellness in the F.I.S.H. Farmer’s Market Project as we give away fresh vegetables and fruits to residences of Walton County that are in need.

Contact:  Stan Brassie – stanbrassie@gmail.com