CONGREGATIONAL LIFE

Building, supporting and enabling community is central to our faith life. At St. Paul's we've emphasized "turning the church inside out" for the sake of the community as a way to enhance our community life and the broader community. Contact us to sign up for our weekly Newsletter!

 
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hospitality

A dedicated Hospitality Team volunteers to staff our kitchen for meal and reception preparation, service and cleanup. This provides community at the table for all to enjoy.

Hospitality includes meals and funeral receptions.  

stewardship

The Stewardship team continues to strive to inspire our faith community to pro-actively and generously give of our time, talents and treasure as part of our commitment to St. Paul's. A Volunteer of the Month  program highlights the contributions of time and talent of individuals and groups. A series of in-home coffee parties in the fall give us the opportunity to meet and get to know each other and celebrate all that we love about St. Paul's.

pastoral care

The Pastoral Care team connects with parishioners on a regular basis about church events. They visit and conduct services at seniors' residences, monitor the Prayer Chain, talk on the phone and personally visit shut-ins, and visit patients in the hospital. Each year in December they lead a Candlelight Service of Love and Remembrance for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.

special productions

At least once a year, St. Paul's puts on a special production such as a musical play or drama. For the 150th birthday of Orillia in 2017, Jim Lewis wrote and composed Orillia is Born, which was performed in January 2017. This fictional story imagines how the Town of Orillia might have been formed in 1867 with the help of Canada's founding Prime Minister, John A. MacDonald. This production was a cooperative venture with the Mariposa Arts Theatre group. Videos of this performance are now available for sale through the church office.

property

The Property team looks after the nuts and bolts of our large building. From the roof to the basement, from stem to stern, they keep us warm and dry, clean and safe. Are you handy with tools or a mop? 

cleaning bees

Once a month a group of about ten dedicated volunteers gather to give St. Paul's some extra polish, supporting the ongoing work of our custodian Stan Lippert. They "sweep" into action at 9:00 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month, and always welcome new recruits!