The Parish Life / Hospitality ministry is one where the concept of many hands make light work is truly observed and appreciated. Members of St Jude’s generously provide food and time to support our community life. Please consider volunteering for your favorite parish life event.
Coffee Hour – Karen Leasure is chair of this committee and would welcome new hosts for either 8:00 or 10:30 am coffee hour. The Coffee Hour hosts prepare coffee, sets up tea, cocoa and juice and cleans up. A separate signup for refreshments (cookies, cake, fruit, snacks, etc.) provides an opportunity for parishioners to celebrate a special anniversary (wedding, birthday, etc.) with the parish community.
Pantry Supplies – Karen Leasure has taken on oversight of the parish life pantry – coffee cups, plates, napkins, etc. Since it is more economical to buy in bulk for our communal needs these supplies are for any parish event. If you are the lead for a special event and supplies are low, contact Karen or Pat with your list (at least one week in advance).
Receptions – Jean Chandler coordinates our ministry to those who need help planning and executing gatherings following occasional services. This year there were several memorial/funeral services, and other special events. This is a quiet ministry and many members of the congregation willingly participate as they are able. We are grateful to all who do this ministry.
Small Dinner Groups – Linda Morris again coordinated the organization of this activity. This is a great way for people to socialize and get acquainted in smaller groups. Those who participate enjoy this activity very much. (learn more)
Farewell Celebrations – In 2012, both our Associate Rector, Maly Hughes, answered a call to another parish. As an expression of our appreciation for their faithful ministry we had gala celebration between Sunday Worship with food, balloons and gifts. Many were involved in making this happen.
Other Parish Events
4th of July – Matt Matthews, chaired this year's Talent Show and BBQ. A great event.
Annual Meeting – A potluck brunch was enjoyed by all and many hands for food preparation and cleanup made light work.
Harvest Dinner – Pasta Pomodoro was the caterer for this years Harvest Dinner. Setup, serving and cleanup was provided by a wonderful team of volunteers.
Lenten Soup Suppers – Five teams prepared and served soup to ~50 people each Wednesday evening during Lent. Pat Coles recruited soup makers and coordinated setup and cleanup. This is a one-time job that can be fun and is much appreciated.
Maundy Thursday Meal – Chelle Schutzman orchestrated the preparation and service of our meal this year.
Potlucks – Summer time potlucks are still fun. Those who attend bring a dish to share and their own beverage, dishes and flatware. This allows the community to gathering on pleasant summer evenings with little effort required of the participants.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper –the cooks for this annual event change every year.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.