St. Paul's Episcopal Church calls herself "The Family of St. Paul's". It is our intent to foster an atmosphere of being a spiritual family for all. A part of this goal is the opportunities we offer for fellowship. We gather for fun together. We gather as women. We gather as men. We gather in small groups. We gather in women's guilds. We gather as the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. We gather for accountability groups. The Family of St. Paul's loves to gather together just to be with each other.
"I love my family
at St. Paul's! I have
made friends for life.
God is in this place!"
Parishioner Since 1959
EYC serve at the Seder during Lent!
Opportunities for Involvement in Fellowship:
Acts II Small Groups: Members of the Family of St. Paul's have the opportunity to meet in small groups once or twice a month for the purpose of sharing a simple meal, sharing in fellowship, and in study. These groups meet in member's homes and are open to any member of the Parish.
Boy Scout Troop 14: Troop 14 was first chartered to St. Paul's in October, 1955. It has operated continuously for 60 years with 111 Scouts earning Eagle Rank. The goal of the Boy Scouts of America is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime so they may achieve their potential. These values are those found in the Boy Scout Oath and Law, which are duty to God and Country, duty to others and duty to self. All boys ages 10 to 18 years old are welcome as well as their parents and any other interested adults to visit and join our scouting family. They meet on Monday nights except on school holidays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the scout hut behind the church. Click on the link for more information: Troop 14 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Brotherhood of St. Andrew: The Sidney B. Galloway Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is the name of the chapter at St. Paul's. It is a world-wide ministry for men in the Episcopal/Anglican community, and is a ministry to men by men. This group meets every Friday morning in the Wardens' Room at 6:30 a.m. till 7:30 a.m. They share spiritual growth, discuss ways to improve our Christian service, and offer individual prayer requests.
Cub Scout Pack 25: The Cub Scouts are a division of the Boy Scouts of America. Their values are those found in the Boy Scout Oath and Law, which are duty to God and Country, duty to others, and duty to self. They participate in service projects to help bolster their sense of community. From cleaning up the Shreve Island playground and flower beds to preparing Christmas boxes for 41 overseas Airmen stationed out of Barksdale Air Force Base, these young boys are making a difference. All boys ages 6 to 11 years old are welcome as well as their parents/siblings and any other interested adult to visit and join our scouting family. They meet on Tuesday nights except on school holidays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the scout hut behind the church and the Parish Hall.
Cursillo & Ultreya: Cursillo is a renewal movement of the church. Its purpose is to help those in the church both recognize and understand their individual callings to be Christian Leaders. Cursillo helps to renew and deepen Christian commitment through a short-course in Christianity. Twice a year, the Cursillo 3-day weekend is held at Camp Hardtner in Pollock, Louisiana. As a follow-up to the Cursillo weekend, Ultreyas are held monthly around our Shreveport convocation. They are "reunions of the reunions," providing support and building the community by encouraging and facilitating the sharing of communal experiences.
Daughters of the King: Daughters of the King, a national religious order for laywomen of the Episcopal Church, devote themselves to prayer, service and evangelism. The St. Paul's Mary Gertude Querbes Chapter meets quarterly.
Guild of St. Catherine: This group of Christian women meet monthly for fellowship, service and Christian education. They meet the third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Wardens' Room. They have an Auction each year at their Christmas Party to raise money to assist projects.
Guild of St. Margaret: This Guild of women meet monthly, ten months of the year. Their members are active in all areas of the church such as helping in the Ministry Office, teaching Sunday School, Altar Guild, Gift Shop, etc. St. Margaret's is an evening guild, meeting the 4th Monday at 6:00 p.m. They have a great Hamburger Party in July and a fun Christmas Party.
Guild of Queen Esther: This is a service organization made up of women who want to serve God through projects and outreach that benefits our church family and our community. Their monthly meetings are co-hosted and are held in the homes of the members. They gather at 6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, except June and August. In May, they have their annual barbeque, and in July, they have a ladies night out. Their meetings are filled with devotionals, outreach project planning, prayer, fellowship, and dinner.
The Light Keepers:
Everyone is invited to the Parlor each Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. for fellowship. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parishioners! Whether you are a new comer or seasoned parishioner, we welcome you. Light refreshments are served and name tags are provided. Come and join us at the Meet & Greet!
EYC: Episcopal Youth for Christ are our young members who are dedicated to Jesus Christ. The Youth Minister, Corey Harrington, arranges activities around five areas: social and group development activities, teaching and studying things that interest youth, faith development, ministry by the youth, and fundraising. The leadership team is comprised of youth and adult ministers, called the "Design Team". It meets each month to evaluate the programs of the month past, work out the details of the programs for the coming month, and decide on future programs. Out EYC participate in numerous events such as Stations of the Cross, Game Nights, Our Back-to-School Lock-In, Prank Day, Fall Retreat, etc. They have devoted themselves to ministry through College & Military Care Packages, carol singing, 30 hr. Famine, pie ministry and the Ladies Christmas Luncheon. They have spent time developing their faith through Youth Alpha, weekly Bible Studies, talks on how to pray, how to defend our faith, and the Purpose Driven Life study.
If you are interested in any of these ministry opportunities, please contact the Ministry Office at 318-865-8469.