PARISH GROUPS

Foyers

Foyers are small groups of eight or so parishioners which gather monthly for a simple meal and fellowship over the course of the Fall or Spring.  They provide a setting to deepen our relationships with other parishioners with whom we might not regularly interact, and thus enrich our capacity to love one another.  Each “season” of Foyers begins with a potluck at St. Michael’s and the coordinator then assigns the groups for a good mix of folks.  All are welcome.  

Meghan Birdseye – Coordinator

 

Seniors Lunch Bunch

More or less monthly, Seniors and some not-quite-seniors gather for fellowship food and a program.  This is a wonderful time to connect and to learn.  Programs have included bee keeping, a Christmas concert an “Ask the Rabbi”.  There is a modest charge for the meal.

Sue Gelting – Coordinator

 

Men of Michael

This Bible study and fellowship group for men meets on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 at the church.  It is a most welcoming community for men to begin and continue to grow spiritually. Men of Michael also sponsor parish celebrations during the year.

Rolston Osborne - Coordinator

 

St. Catherine’s Guild (Episcopal Church Women)  

The women of St. Catherine’s Guild meet one Friday evening a month for fellowship and one Saturday morning each month for a program including Bible study. The guild also sponsors a parish-wide women’s retreat annually and hosts several festive fund-raisers which benefit St. Michael’s outreach and youth ministries.

Christine Success – Coordinator

 

St. Mary’s Guild (Episcopal Church Women)

The original women’s group at St. Michael’s, St. Mary’s Guild sponsors in-gatherings of household staples, food and back-to-school supplies for the Stone Mountain Cooperative Ecumenical Ministry.
They receive contributions for the United Thank Offering, which helps fulfill grant requests for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty in our diocese and the whole Episcopal Church. St Mary's Guild is also responsible for decorating and filling containers with useful gift items for the Grandparents of the Emmaus House Children at their annual Christmas Party. Please contact the parish administrator for specific details.

 

Daughters of the King (The Mary-Sandra Chapter of DOK)

The Order of the Daughters of the King consists of women members of the Episcopal Church, Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran church. The Order began in an Episcopal Church in New York in 1885.
A daughter pledges herself to a lifelong program of prayer, service, personal evangelism, and dedication to the extension of the Kingdom of God.  Each daughter follows a rule of life, which incorporates the rule of prayer and the rule of service.

A new study group is beginning soon. All women of the parish are welcome to participate.

Vilma Weekes – Coordinator