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Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225



Opportunities to Serve

Outreach and mission

  • Helping area Homeless High School Students
  • Zsa Zsa people missions
  • Caritas
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • CHAT
  • Change the World
  • Central Virginia Food Bank
  • Freedom House: prepare bagged lunches monthly and a dinner 5 times a year for the shelter.
  • St. Monica’s Guild: open to all women of the church; service group, both inside and outside church.
  • Anglican Frontier Mission [or: Overseas Mission]: education of the congregation about mission opportunities; sponsoring projects and support
  • Pregnancy Resource Center – we provide donations of new baby items and maternity clothes http://www.pregnant-richmond-va.org/

Worship

  • Altar guild: prepare the altar and sanctuary for worship, including linens, communion silver, and flowers; four teams, each serving once a month
  • Choir: open to all, regardless of training; rehearses on Wednesday nights at 7:00
  • Lectors: reading the scriptures for services; training sessions offered periodically, all are welcome.
  • Eucharistic Ministers: assist the rector distributing the communion elements
  • Eucharist visitors: take communion to the home and the hospital; requires training and licensing
  • Ushers: handing out bulletin, directing congregation during communion
  • Intercessors: lead the prayers of the people
  • Acolytes: open to youth, beginning in the fifth grade; meets for training every first and fourth Saturday
  • Greeters: greet everyone; give visitors direction, welcome packet, then get visitor cards to the office

Building and Grounds

  • Grounds care: grass cutting and maintain borders; both monthly duties and/or special work days

Hospitality

  • Coffee time: bring snack, set up, clean up, etc. once a month
  • Receptions and meals: help prepare food and set up for weddings, funerals, and special events.
  • Transportation: picking and taking home parishioners who cannot drive

Christian education/children and youth

  • Nursery: welcome parents and care for children – ages 0-4 during service, etc. (asst. paid staff person)
  • Children’s Chapel: prepare and deliver messages with interactive activity, based on the lectionary readings for Sunday; doing the sermon for children ages 5-8.
  • Youth Group: grades 6th – 12th opportunities for service and fun

Opportunities for study and fellowship

Seasonal

  • Lenten dinners and study
  • Newcomers’ gatherings
  • New Member classes
  • Confirmation preparation

Weekly and monthly

  • Men’s Bible Study
  • Women’s Bible study
  • St. Anne’s Guild: opportunity for ladies to meet for fellowship, bible study, and lunch at Westminster Canterbury 1st Tuesday of each month