CANTERBURY CHOIR AND CHORISTERS PROGRAM
The Canterbury Choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. Eucharist on Sundays and for various special services. Our children’s program called Choristers is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music. The Choristers are an integral part of our Choir. Choir rehearsals are at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Contact Linda Buzard
CANTERBURY STUDENT ASSOCIATION & student MINISTRY
Students (both undergrads and grads) are an integral part of life at The Chapel involved in every dimension of our activity and ministry. Canterbury Student Association meets regularly for conversation, worship, service, and fellowship. We gather on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. during the academic term for worship and dinner. Our Peer Ministers have a special commitment to our student programs. They’re here to welcome, organize and advise. They can help you find your way around the campus and congregation. Contact Matthew Cross
Note to Anglican Students: The Episcopal Church in the United States of America is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Welcome to your home church in this country.
ECC – WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL
ECC (Engaging Christian Community) is The Chapel’s gathering of Episcopal women. ECC engages parishioners in spiritual development and social justice, and provides opportunities for all women of the church. Originally formed as an Episcopal Church Women’s group, ECC members renamed the group to highlight their focus. The name, Experience Christian Community, was influenced by Bishop Doyle’s book, A Generous Community, as it conveys their intention to help build community within and outside the church based on Christian beliefs. Watch the weekly newsletter for information about upcoming meetings and projects. Contact Kay Mulhall, email@example.com
EPISCOPAL YOUTH COMMUNITY (EYC)
EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) is a group of young people in grades 6-12 that meets regularly on Sunday mornings during Christian education time. This important ministry trains the next generation of church leaders, immersing them in the life of The Chapel while having a great deal of fun as they learn about their church and get to know each other. For more information, contact Steve Vaughan, Steve.Vaughan@ieanea.org
FOYERS – DINNERS FOR EIGHT
Foyers Dinners for Eight are small groups of 6-8 parishioners who meet in informal, monthly dinner gatherings. The rotating groups are diverse, made up of singles and couples, young and retired people. The purpose of Foyers is to strengthen the bonds of our community, develop new friendships, and deepen old ones. Members of the groups, formed twice a year, take turns hosting a simple meal in their homes or at a restaurant once a month. New groups are created for the fall and for the spring. For more information, contact Lorraine Crummey, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hospitality team is responsible for providing refreshments following the 10 am service in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Hospitality volunteers can also be called upon to provide food and assistance during other events held at the Chapel. Contact JoAnne Geigner, email@example.com
-A Crucifer carries the processional cross during the service.
-Torch Bearers carry torches during the procession.
–A Thurifer leads the procession with a thurible/censer.
–Eucharistic Ministers serve wine at the Eucharist.
–Lectors read lessons from the Bible during worship.
We invite you to join us in serving at our worship services. Contact Kelley Wegeng, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcomer ministry at the Chapel was formed with a goal of more proactively welcoming newcomers to the Chapel. They hold newcomer gatherings 2-3 times per year, serve as a resource to those who are new, and provide materials about the Chapel. Contact Lorraine Crummey, email@example.com.
The Parish Care Committee provides meals, rides, and other logistical support for parishioners on an as-needed basis. Contact Eileen Guest, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each week, the Chapel’s sacristans prepare for our worship together. We set the altar and care for our communion vessels, linens, candles, and vestments. Sacristans provide this service throughout the year and help arrangements for the special seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent, and Christmas. Contact Ann Prisland, email@example.com
The Chapel’s Social Outreach Committee seeks to connect The Chapel of Saint John the Divine with our community for the purpose of promoting social justice and community well-being. The Committee impels our response to the needs of a broken world and administers our grant program to agencies and ministries at home and abroad. Many of our members are involved in the work of local agencies and organizations and would be happy to introduce you to their work. Our weekly food collection is part of a network providing staple foods to those in need. We are developing programs and service opportunities in response to the Church’s designation of the Millennium Development Goals as a mission priority. If you are interested in learning more about Social Outreach, contact Michelle Lore, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SOMETHING SOCIETY
The Something Society is a group of 20- and 30-somethings who get together 4-5 times per year to gather and spend time together. Contact Emily Knox, email@example.com
USHERS AND OBLATIONERS
Our ushers are the face of welcome at The Chapel. Ushers are often the first to meet and greet those who are new. They distribute leaflets, assist when issues arise during a service, deliver the offerings of bread, wine, and money to the altar, and help our clergy ensure that the service runs well. Contact Chuck Eames, CREBuzco@aol.com