To be a Christian fellowship where our gifts are used, together with other churches and organizations, in sustaining a common network for meeting human needs and promoting God’s justice in our community.
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, through the acolyte program, encourages its young people to become active members in its weekly services. It provides a valuable opportunity where the youth can exhibit their loyalty and love of God. While the acolytes’ primary purpose is to serve the Lord, they can benefit from their experience in other ways. For example, by executing their various assignments they learn responsibility and dedication. As a result, young servers can strengthen their spirituality and character.
Altar Guild members have a ministry of prayer. In every congregation no one is more serious about the devotional life than those on the Altar Guild. Whether or not they are “on duty” they are regular in their worship. Altar Guild members are the spiritual backbone of most congregations.
Altar Guild members help to create the visual centrality of worship. By preparing the altar with care, they help all of us keep the work of the church in perspective. As is customary the Altar Guild functions quietly behind the scenes preparing the Altar for church services, weddings, baptisms, funerals and other events during the Church’s calendar year.
Bible Study Group
The Bible Study Group explores and critically discusses Bible passages and other relevant texts in order to deepen and expand knowledge of the scriptures and apply them to daily Christian life. As a result of participation in the group members increase their love and appreciation for personal Bible study and achieve greater awareness of how to be better disciples of Christ and witnesses to His presence. The group usually meets at 9:20a.m. on Sundays, and 12 noon each week beginning the Wednesday after Homecoming Sunday in September through the second Wednesday in June.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The ECW includes all women of the church in its membership.The women of the church join in fellowship to serve the community and the congregation. From conducting fundraisers (including the United Thank Offereing-UTO) and wellness activities, to the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Father's Day, and Women's Day celebrations, the ECW actively supports the efforts and mission of the church.
The Men’s Club is a fellowship for all men, who are associated with Holy Comforter. There are no conditions for membership except those two criteria. The Men’s Club attempts to foster both a sense of fellowship and stewardship in the men of the church through various activities. These include Prayer Breakfasts, fundraisers, and workdays to maintain the church building and grounds. The Men’s Club also provides adult male support to the Junior Church and work to create mentor relationships between its members and the youth of the Church.
The Order of the Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King is an order of laywomen who are communicants of the Episcopal Church or churches who are in the Historic Episcopate. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service by reaffirmation of the promises made at confirmation. A Daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service, and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ’s Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of the parish.
Prayer and Evangelism Ministry
The Prayer and Evangelism Committee seeks to use devotion to prayer to enable others to experience its healing powers and, to use prayer to minister to others as we strive to improve our spiritual lives. The Committee conducts a workshop annually in the fall, and collaborates with church members to organize an annual Lenten Retreat.
In accordance with the mission of Holy Comforter, the Junior Church's mission is to help our youth to grow together in Christ through worship, education, and spiritual discipline; and as Christians, to use their gifts and talents for meeting human needs and promoting God's justice in our community. Junior church is led by our enthusiastic and creative Christian education leaders who are always excited to welcome more young people. Junior Church meets at 10:30 a.m. from September through June.
Music is an important component of the worship experience at Holy Comforter. Led by our dynamic music ministry director, Ms. Rene Harper, our music ministries include a Senior Choir, Gospel Choir, Junior Choir, and instrumentalists. On each Sunday, at special services, and at concerts throughout the year, the music ministries provide music chosen to align with the week’s scripture readings, helping to glorify, edify, and minister to all. Celebrating the cultural diversity of our church, we also have a Steel Pan Orchestra, which uitlizes these traditionally Caribbean instruments to infuse global rhythms into the worship experience.
The purpose of the stewardship committee is: To help members of Holy Comforter live generously and thankfully, through the understanding of the transformative power of Christian giving of our time talent, and treasures as we strive to uphold and implement the mission of the Church of the Holy Comforter.
Regular Worship (September-June)
8AM – Holy Eucharist
10:30AM – Holy Eucharist w/music
10:30AM – Junior Church (children and youth)
Summer Worship (July-August)
9:30AM – Holy Eucharist w/music
Holy Comforter is a Christian fellowship where gifts are used to sustain a common network for meeting human needs and promoting God's justice in our community.
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