Profile - Parish Organizations & Programs

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Parish Organizations & Programs

Calvary’s vestry is composed of twelve parishioners elected for three-year staggered terms.  In addition to its traditional responsibilities for parish governance, the vestry provides leadership through representation on the committees responsible for our parish programs.

The Christian Formation Committee supports the activities of all youth groups, particularly those of the EYC.  The EYC seeks to provide fellowship and support for its members and to carry out service projects.

Calvary’s Altar, Flower and Needle Point Guilds are composed of a faithful number of male and female parishioners who labor to enhance our sanctuary for each service.  Episcopal Church Women seek to serve God and to do His work.  Annual fund-raising events provide for parish needs and support of organizations and projects serving the community outside budgetary requirements. The ECW is active in the convocation and the diocese with several people holding various offices on these levels.

Our acolytes are a flourishing group of young people from grades four through twelve who quite willingly and faithfully receive training and serve as crucifer, torch bearers, flag bearers and banner bearer.

The Parish Life Committee is responsible for fellowship gatherings such as an annual parish picnic, an annual oyster roast, Christmas dinner, and a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper.  Additionally, Calvary has an active Young Adults group.  The Young Adults gather on a regular basis not only to socialize but to support each other as well.  They provide fellowship for one another outside of regular church services and functions including offering meals to families with newborns.  It is a way for these members at similar phases in their lives to nurture their relationships at church as well as in the community.

Through our committees and organizations we strive to offer every parishioner an opportunity to give of time and talents to serve our congregation.  We need a rector who will strongly guide and willingly support us in our endeavors.