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25 South Street, P.O. Box 248, Litchfield, CT 06759

Phone: 860-567-9465

fax:860-567-4820

Opportunities to Serve

Opportunities to Serve

Liturgical Ministries

Altar Guild:  Teams of three to five members prepare the altar for services one or two Sundays a month, and assist with weddings, funerals and special services as needed.  Sara Gadomski, Directress, Peggy Sullivan, Assistant Directress

Flower Guild:  Members take turns providing fresh arrangements of Altar flowers for Sunday services. Rose Brooks, Nan Skeie

Lay Liturgical Leaders:  Readers, intercessors, chalice bearers and acolytes assist at Sunday services.  Worship leaders, licensed by the Bishop, lead Morning Prayer and other non-eucharistic services. Bevan Stanley

Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV):  Specially trained volunteers are licensed by the Bishop to take Eucharist to those who cannot attend church services.  Bevan Stanley

Ushers:  Teams of two distribute leaflets, collect offerings, attend to congregants during services. Bevan Stanley

Greeters:  Greets and connects with new worshipers at each service. Providing information about our parish life and collecting contact information, if appropriate. Curry Walker

Choir: The choir is open to singers ages 16 and older; all degrees of experience are welcomed. A love of singing and a commitment to service are the only requirements for membership. Mark Johnson

Ministries of Hospitality and Care

Hospitality Committee:  coordinates events where food will be served including Coffee Hour after the 10am service, potlucks, and receptions after special services and events. Rosamond Quay, Peggy Sullivan

Outreach: In addition to the following ongoing outreach ministries, seasonally we collect coats for FISH, underwear for Operation Overflow, and Christmas gift for children identified by Covenant to Care, and special offerings for the Food Pantry. Denise Butwill and Jo Ann Jaacks

Lay Pastoral Care: maintains contact with members of our church community with special concerns.  Martha Babbitt

Newcomers Ministry: Welcomes new parishioners to church. Follows up if there are any questions and coordinates the Newcomers Luncheon. Curry Walker

The Food Pantry:  A monthly distribution of food given to anyone suffering from food insecurity. Stocks, multiple times per week, an always open pantry shelf. This ministry is led by a steering committee, made up of the members of St. Michael’s and members of the community at large.  https://stmichaels-litchfield.org/food-pantry/

Prayer Chain: members pray daily for those for whom prayers have been requested. These requests are kept private, unless it is requested that they be included in the bulletin. Denise Butwill

Drivers: A team of volunteers pick up local residence that need transportation to church for Sunday service or other events.

Property Stewardship

Dragon Ladies: (or Dragons, on becoming a mixed group) Women and men who fill in the gaps of cleaning, straightening, organizing, and beautifying the sanctuary, parish house and grounds. Meeting most Tuesdays (but the day is negotiable) for several hours, this is a ministry of property stewardship, fellowship and miscellany (e.g., watering plants, organizing closets, making puppets). No experience needed, learn as you work. All welcome.  Sara Gadomski and Peg Sullivan, co chairs

Lay Weeders: A gardener’s ministry, meeting irregularly and as needed during the spring, summer and fall to care for the grounds. Work includes weeding, mulching, planting, caring for containers, pruning. Some gardening experience preferred but happy to train. All welcome. Nancy Post

Property Commission: This ministry oversees the stewardship of our real properties in prioritizing projects and seeing that they are accomplished, either through outside sources or by volunteer effort and by recommending to the vestry any extraordinary work. Its mission statement is: To be faithful stewards of the physical plant and grounds of all properties of the parish. Regularly scheduled meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month. Richard Quay

Financial Stewardship

Capital Campaign Committeeraises funds for the repair of our stonework, slate roof and stained glass windows. The last campaign started in the fall of 2015, construction started in 2016 and was successfully completed in 2017 with the dedication of the new stained glass window.  Peter Aziz

Annual Stewardship Team: plans and organizes the annual Stewardship Campaign.  Denise Butwill and Richard Quay

Investment Committee: reviews and manages the financial health of the Parish assets.  Sky Post

Counters: count Sunday offerings and prepare the paperwork for the bank deposit.  Bob Rumsey and Ann McKinney

Parish Administration

Communications Team

Website: Maintained by Denise Butwill.

Publicity: informs and inspires the community about events at St. Michael’s. Jo Ann Jaacks

Office Volunteers:  fill in at the office when Karen is away, and help with large projects such as preparing mailings and publications.  Karen Ackerman