There is a place for everyone
Worship and Celebration
Altar and Flower Guilds. Prepares the worship space for services and celebrations of the Eucharist. Includes setting up chalices and tableware for communion and polishing and changing altar linens.
Acolytes. Youth in grades 3 – 12 who lead processions by carrying the cross and torches and creating an atmosphere of celebration. Assist the clergy in preparing the altar for communion
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs). Assist at the altar in the prayers by being chalice bearers and by serving wine at communion.
Lay Readers. Read the lessons during the Sunday morning services. Youth are welcome to become lectors.
Ushers. Welcome people upon entry to the church and provide bulletins and other materials needed for worship. Guide the congregation at communion, and gather the offerings of the people.
Pastoral Care. Supports the care of parishioners through visiting, providing meals, and praying. Communicates closely with the clergy in coordinating care.
Community Dinners. Informal, pot-luck gatherings in parishioners’ homes. Creates opportunities for deepening friendships.
Women’s Spirituality. Meets monthly in the home of a parishioner for sharing, support, discussion, and prayer.
Adult Small Groups. Small group ministry in which people gather to learn and discuss a particular topic as they learn and grow together in community.
Families with Young Children Group. Connecting families with children ages 0 – 6, we meet for informal playgroups, barbecues, and other outings.
God Encouraging My Sisters (GEMS). Women’s group that meets for an annual Lenten retreat at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in New Hampshire and occasional book groups or other gatherings.
Prayer Shawl Group. Meets regularly to crochet or knit prayer shawls to give to parishioners in need.
Coffee Hour. Coordinates the bounty of treats that make our Sunday coffee hour special!
Family Promise Metrowest (Formerly “Interfaith Hospitality Network’”). Collaborates with other religious communities to provide lodging, food, and companionship for homeless families. St. Paul's hosts guests for four separate weeks each year, supported by over 50 Saint Paul's volunteers.
Vacation Bible School. Join everyone at God’s Great Get-Together for a week of creating, connecting, and coming together. For ages 3 and up.
Vestry. Nine members, three of whom are elected every three years to three-year terms. Additionally, there is a junior and senior warden, a treasurer and assistant treasurer, and a clerk. Vestry members provide leadership and guidance for all of our ministries.
Finance Committee. Meets monthly to examine the financial health of the church, advising on responsible uses of church funds, setting correct procedures, and overseeing investments.
Stewardship Committee. Works to educate and encourage parishioners to make meaningful contributions to the St. Paul’s community using our time, treasure, and talent.
Newcomer’s Committee. Coordinates efforts to welcome newcomers, either via personal interaction or annual newcomers dinners.
Property Committee. Overseas and arranges for the care adn maintainance of our buildings and properties.
God’s Handymen and Women. A crew of folks who are willing to do occasional odd jobs.
Communications. Manages St. Paul’s website and social media channels, provides communications consulting to other ministries, and assists with parish strategic communications planning.
Parish Historian. Gathers, organizes, and archives the permanent records of the parish.