Ministry opportunities and Calls to Action



Many of these events are gearing back up due to dropping virus transmission rates! 

Small Groups - Fun, Fellowship, and Learning:  Books, Movies, Live Events, and lots more!

Curmudgeon's Lunch at Arianna's on N. Sheppard Street, third Wednesday at noon.

Curmudgeon's Coffee Klatch, Tuesdays 10am VMFA Best Cafe.

VMFA brown bag lunch is a casual warm weather gathering - every Thursday after Easter through mid-September (Weather permitting) in the VMFA Garden, 12:15pm.  Bring your lunch and a chair.

Lunch bunch (pic is above) - gathers 2nd Sundays at 12:30pm - local restaurants, moderately priced with diverse brunch menus.  Contact Phoebe Davis,, or Karen Franklin, to join the fun! Monthly email notices sent out with restaurant details.  Resumes in 2023.

Alter Guild - this is not a typo!  Join the team that hosts our Zoom worship participants each Sunday morning!  Training and support provided!  If you are using Zoom at work - and who isn't - it is an easy learning curve.

Young Adults Ministry Group:  Fall 2022! - contact Ryn Kennedy kennedy.appstate@gmailcom for more information.  Meets Sunday evenings, 7pm at the Gelati Celesti on Grove Avenue.  Skips holiday weekends!

Interbeing discussion group -  meets the third Friday of the month at 12:15pm.  Contact Malinda, to learn more, or just come and chat.  Meets at the church.  We resume September 16.

Women Rowing North book group for women of a certain age.  We will be reading A Delightful Little Book on Aging by Stephanie Raffelock.  First Thursdays at 3pm at the church.  We resume on October 6.

Servant Ministries: Ongoing ministry shared with our community:

CARITAS Meals and Support - check Outreach page, calendar and emails for opportunities - we do a dinner or lunch each month

Food Pantry Ministry is 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9 - 10:00am.  You can also help out by packing bags the week before.  

One-off Have fun and Give Back Opportunities:  Got a day, got an hour - we can use it!

VA PRIDE, Saturday September 24, 2022, noon - 6pm Brown's Island.  Sign-up online! 

Join Parish Life and help with church fellowship - after church fellowship, picnics, Advent & Lenten dinners, Mardi-Gras, etc.

Porch events!  Blessing of the Animals in October,  Boo for Halloween, Marathon Cheers in November