How to Get Involved
Acolytes: assist on the altar during the services. This ministry is open to children 5th grade and up.
Altar Guild: group of members that work to set up the altar prior to each Service.
Bazaar Ladies on Tuesday (BLT's): ladies that meet once a week on Tuesday to craft various beautiful items to be sold at the Annual Bazaar held in November at Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church.
Breaking Bread Together: groups of members that meet once a month outside of the church and have dinner in one another's home.
Chalice Bearers: assist on the altar and during communion in the service.
Cursillo: a retreat designed to help those in the church understand their individual calling to be Christian leaders.
Daughters of the King (DOK): is an international religious order for Episcopalian Women. Daughters pledge to a life of prayer, service and personal evangelism and to the strength of the spiritual life of the church.
EpiscoPals: made up of adults 55 or older who enjoy a delicious meal and having a great time. EpiscoPals meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at different restaurants. There is no formal program, just socializing and enjoying being together.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW): ladies meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The meeting consists of prayer, devotional and business meeting.
Habitat for Humanity: church members help build houses for Habitat. Contact the Church office for specific dates for volunteering.
Healing Journey: health support group that serves those with serious medical problems. Its purpose is to support one another spiritually, mentally, and physically through prayer, study, group discussion and laughter in a confidential environment.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers: take communion to the sick and shut-ins of the church.
Lectors: read the scripture reading for the services.
The M.O.B. or Men of St. Bart's: an organization consisting of the men of St. Bart's. The mission of this group is the support of our Priest, his supply fund and the parish members of St. Bart's through various fund raisers and activities. The MOB also helps parish members when death, illness or other situations demands external assistance with their home. The MOB meets every 2nd Tuesday Night at 6:30 PM at Vinny's Restaurant on Martintown Rd in North Augusta.
Meal Teams: teams formed to provide meals to other members that have been hospitalized or who have had a death in their immediate family.
Parish Life: social functions of the church.
Prayer Chain: a group of members who are committed to prayer for the needs and concerns of the members as well as those of the community. Prayer request are confidential and each request is handled with love and care.
Pumpkin Patch: annual outreach program that benefits St. Bartholomew's, Navaho Indians and the community. Church members come together each year to unload the pumpkins and work in and for the patch. Click Here for Information about the 2011 Pumpkin Patch.
Stephen Ministry: individuals that provide confidential, one-to-one care to individuals in our congregation who are experiencing difficult times such as : loneliness, unemployment, birth of a child, chronic illness, loss of a loved one, divorce and many other challenging times in our lives.
Ushers: hand out church materials, pass the offering plates and greet people at the front doors of the church.