Opportunities to Serve in our church
St. Paul’s has many ways in which you can serve in one of its missions. All you have to do is volunteer. Call the church office at 812-422-9009 and ask for the telephone number or the email address of the person responsible for the ministry in which you would like to become active.
Communication – photographer, editor, and writer
Education – teach or help with education in our children and youth programs, as well as trips and special events
Evangelism – greeter, host, and committee member
Office – helping with newsletters, bulletins, mailings, letters
Hospitality – coffee hour, funeral receptions, special receptions/congregational dinners
Pastoral Care – lay eucharistic visitor, caring friends, and prayer chain
Worship/Sunday Morning – choir, chalice bearer, prayers of the people leader, lay reader, acolyte, sound, alter guild, children’s church, ushering, greeting, and flower ministry
Opportunities to Serve in our Community/World
The mission of Community/World Missions at St. Paul’s is “to provide financial support and volunteer effort to individuals and groups outside St. Paul’s parish.” The committee’s work, therefore, encompasses global and local endeavors. Subsidized by vestry designated funds and a restricted fund, the committee encourages and supports:
Fall Festival – This is a time for enjoyment and an opportunity to work in the St. Paul’s booth located in a visible spot on West Franklin Street during the hugely popular annual West Side Nut Club Festival. Proceeds go into a Fall Festival Fund for disbursement to worthy causes by our booth director.
Global and local donations – These are annually selected according to need after careful discernment by the committee. The congregation is encouraged to be part of the committee and participate in this important process.
Medical Equipment – Medical Equipment is collected and loaned to people inside and outside St. Paul’s as necessary. These items are then returned when no longer in use.
Scrip Program – Gift cards in designated amounts are purchased at a discounted price from numerous businesses. Congregational purchases are made at face value. Outreach receives the difference.
Second Sunday Program – Parishioners make an effort to donate food to St. Paul’s Food Pantry, a separate entity from the Sister Joanna’s Table (Soup Kitchen). The food donated to St. Paul’s Food Pantry goes directly to the hungry who appear at our church door for assistance.