Serve in the Church

Grow in your faith by serving alongside other parishioners in one or more of the following ministries within St. Thomas.

Guilds

  • The Altar Guild – prepares the altar for worship services and cares for the altar linens and Eucharistic vessels
  • The Flower Guild – provides floral arrangements for Sunday services, funerals, and receptions.
  • The Wedding Guild – provides wedding preparations
  • The Funeral Guild – provides funeral preparations

Acolytes

  • Serve as Torchbearers, Crucifers, and Servers—open to all, including children 3rd grade and up

Lectors

  • Read the scripture lessons during the worship service

Greeters

  • Welcome people as they enter the church
  • Assist newcomers and visitors

Ushers

  • Distribute bulletins
  • Find seats for those attending services
  • Conduct attendance counts
  • Pass offering plates
  • Direct people to the altar during the Eucharist

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

  • Licensed by the diocese to serve during Eucharistic services
  • Some are specially licensed to take communion from our Sunday Eucharist to hospitalized and homebound members of St. Thomas

The St. Thomas Music Program

The musicians and vocalists perform pieces that span a broad range of church music. All three of our choirs welcome newcomers.

  • The Adult Choir is a traditional choir of vocalists who sing at the 10:30 am Sunday service. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings.
  • The Treble Choir is for children in grades pre-K through 5th grade who sing at the Quarterly Children’s Services and select special events. Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons.
  • Joyful Noise is a contemporary music group that plays on the second Sunday of each month, at the regular Wednesday evening service, and for other special services as requested.

For more information about how to get involved in St. Thomas’s music program, contact Kathy Heim, our Treble & Adult Choir Director, at music@stthomashuntsville.org.

In-Reach Ministries

We have several in-reach ministries.

  • The Buildings and Grounds Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the facilities and grounds of St. Thomas.
  • Our Fellowship Committee facilitates many of the social events at St. Thomas. This involves chairing various events, soliciting volunteers to help decorate, providing/cooking foods, and cleaning up.
  • Our Pastoral Care volunteers care for those who need pastoral assistance, whether it is checking in on those who are confined, sending cards of encouragement, or praying for those who are distressed. Enfolded in Pastoral Care is the Loaves and Fishes ministry, which prepares, boxes, and freezes meals for parishioners in need.
Get Involved!

Let us know how you would like to serve at St. Thomas Episcopal Church by filling out the form below.