We connect with friends and members of Holy Comforter, young, old, and in-between.
We strive to reflect a vision of God’s Kingdom in the way that we live, for we know that our community can and should be an outward and visible sign of God’s grace and love that binds us together as human beings. Though we face many pressures on our schedules, and come from many different backgrounds, we all walk together in this wonderful journey of life and faith.
The community at Holy Comforter gathers together for various occasions and in various settings to celebrate our oneness in the Spirit, to nurture our relationships to God and to each other.
The ECW purchases all coffee supplies and schedules volunteers who make and serve coffee with bagels between the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services or after the 8 a.m. service in the summer.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW):
All women in the Episcopal Church are automatically ECW members. Inspired by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, the ECW unites women through worship, study, service, and fellowship. ECW members give of their time and talents toward the greater good of our church, our community, and our world. More than five decades of volunteer work at Pennywise Thrift Shop has enabled the ECW to provide financially for programs and ministries in conjunction with our volunteer efforts. Some of the programs and ministries subsidized by ECW are retreats, coffee hour, receptions, informative and inspirational programs, religious scholarships, discretionary funds for clergy, our pledge to CHC, Senior Saints, and a number of local, national, and international programs/ministries.
First Saturday Social:
Organizes an informal wine and cheese reception on the first Saturday of every month after the 5 p.m. service so individuals can get to know each other and socialize.
A once-a-month dinner gathering at private homes or restaurants for fellowship and sharing in organized groups of approximately eight individuals. Sign-ups are announced twice a year.
Meets at 7 p.m. the first Saturday of each month starting in October and ending in May with a Kentucky Derby potluck. We encourage players—either solo or couples—of all skill levels to join and have fun and fellowship with party bridge. Hosting is rotated and substitute players are always welcome.
Men’s Fellowship Group:
Annual Men’s Retreat, and special events as announced.
Seeks to coordinate our church’s efforts to greet, welcome, and receive those who are visiting for the first time, and to provide a support network to help prospective new members make Holy Comforter their new church home.
Prayer Shawl Group:
Shawls are created prayerfully, blessed by a priest, and then offered as a gift of love to those who are ill or bereaved. The pattern is simple. Shawls can be made individually, in small or large groups with fellow parishioners, at home or at church. Friends can join together in neighborhood groups or meet at the church to enjoy warm companionship while creating a gift for someone in need.
A group of seniors who gather at 11:45 a.m. the first Friday of each month in the Ministry Center for a brown bag lunch and a lively social time. The lunch is followed by a program that may be a lecture, music, sign-a-long, or maybe a game of Trivia. Senor Saints takes at least two tours to local attractions each year. There is no age restriction and no membership fee.
The annual tea and fashion show for women and girls of the parish.
St. Catherine’s Reception Guild:
Members of the ECW provide receptions for the Bishop and any departure of a priest.