Fellowship and Ministry Groups

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Fellowship Groups

Transfiguration Women's Guild (TWG) meets quarterly from September through June. It provides a way for women in the church and friends to get to know one another. Each meeting includes socializing, meditation, prayer and a presentation by a special guest. The June and December meetings are luncheon celebrations


7@7 Dinner Groups: Seven people at 7 o'clock. That's the idea behind the name of this fellowship opportunity. In reality, the groups range from six to eight and dinner could be anytime. In fact, it might not even be dinner; it could be brunch, depending on the host and the group.


Ministry Groups

Altar Guild:   The Transfiguration Altar Guild provides customary services of dressing the altar and sanctuary, caring for the linen, furniture and utensils needed for cleaning and maintenance.


Buildings and Grounds: This committee is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful buildings and grounds. It meets periodically to determine needed improvements and maintenance priorities.


Ecumenical Service Planners: Members prepare the text/prayers for the 8:30 worship service. A quarterly schedule is developed for worshipers to serve as readers, ushers, coffee hosts, etc.


Facilities Use Committee: The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration has been entrusted by God with land, buildings, and equipment. We are called to use these resources wisely for God's purposes and the good of the community. The facilities are available on a limited basis to organizations of an artistic, cultural, educational, service, health or religious nature for other than business purposes.


Financial Committee: Under the chairmanship of the church treasurer, the Financial Committee provides counsel and direction for financial matters, including budgetary advice for the vestry.


Foundation: The Foundation is a vehicle for establishing endowments and funds for specific purposes for the use of the church. All donations are tax deductible.


Hearts and Hands: The Hearts and Hands team assists members of the congregation who may need help due to disability, injury or illness. Services provided include transportation to church or appointments, shopping assistance, meal preparation and delivery, respite care for caregivers, bill paying or letter writing, and companionship.


Information Technology: New technology is impacting the flow of information necessary to support our Church mission. A group was recently formed to assess our needs, define and evaluate our current capabilities, and recommend projects for best meeting these needs.


Memorial Garden: The Church began construction of the Memorial Garden in 2013 and dedicated this meaningful addition in June 2014.  It is an extensively landscaped setting for the Columbarium and Labyrinth.  The Columbarium provides a meaningful resting place for the cremains of our parishioners and their families.  A permanent Labyrinth has also been constructed for use by the entire community.  We intend to develop seminars and workshops to familiarize people with the use of the Labyrinth in their meditation and spiritual lives. 

 

Memorial Receptions: The Memorial Reception Committee works closely with Father Joseph as the need arises, meeting the desires of the bereaved family.


Ministry Development Team: This committee discerns the needs and talents of the members of the church and supports new and current ministries. Its focus is to help those who have ideas for ministry develop them and provide support and training for those doing ministries on behalf of the church.


Parish Life and Fellowship: Four Kitchen Co-chairs organize and coordinate fellowship and special events in the Community Hall and Kitchen. Each month two volunteer Kitchen Hostesses assist at scheduled functions.


Prayer Shawl Ministry: All knitters and those who wish to become knitters are invited to gather in the Community Hall on the first Thursday of every month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. This is a time of fellowship, sharing, and ministry where prayer shawls are created for distribution to people in time of need.