Ministries

Ministries at St. Patrick’s:


Ministries in which we grow in the Spirit of Christ

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Adult Christian Formation – We offer adult education programming in a variety of ways, primarily through Sunday classes after the 9:30 service and three Education for Ministry (EfM) groups. We also have special events from time to time and a Spiritual Direction group which meets every Wednesday, and usually discusses a book which supports our spiritual lives. (learn more)

Dublin Food Pantry – The Dublin Food Pantry (DFP) originally began in the 1970’s, in response to those in need of emergency food assistance. Still housed in the Dublin Community Church, DFP became a private, non-profit organization in 2011 to meet the increasing number of Dublin area residents who face the difficult circumstances of a stressful choice: deciding between putting food on the table and purchasing other basic needs. (learn more)

Franklin County Children Services – The members of St. Patrick’s provided Christmas gifts and cash donations to provide a more joyous Christmas for over 50 children and teenagers under the care of Franklin County Children Services. (learn more)

Friends of the Homeless – The Friends of the Homeless is an alive and dynamic ministry. On the third Thursday of every month, we cook and serve a hot meal to between 125 and 200 homeless men at the Friends of the Homeless shelter in downtown Columbus. (learn more)

Habitat for Humanity – Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers, and coordinate house building. (learn more)

His Place (St. John’s Meal) – The His Place ministry provides a weekly meal to families, friends, and neighbors of St. John’s, including the homeless. We continue to make small changes to our meal to improve it according to guidelines for healthy eating given to us by a nutritionist who partners with His Place. (learn more)

Library – St. Patrick’s library not only offers a collection of 1,700+ materials, but also a comfortable place to rest, study, or meet in small groups. Our catalog is online, and most materials may be checked out. (learn more)

Rebecca’s Place – Rebecca’s Place provides emergency shelter for single women. Services include advocacy, social service assessment, referral and access to all programs operated by Friends of the Homeless. Provides meals and referrals to medical, legal, and supportive services. Offers a resource center for shelter clients that includes clothing referrals, specialized housing information, employment case management services, education, training and social service resources. (learn more)

Stewardship – The Stewardship Committee works to raise awareness of our parish’s financial needs, and actively seeks out the funds to continue what we do, as well as expand our efforts to fulfill needs. (learn more)

Worship Committee – The Worship Committee meets twice yearly to assist the rector in planning and implementing liturgies for the seasons of Advent, Christmas/Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. (learn more)


Ministries that Welcome

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Altar Guild – The Altar Guild Ministry takes care of St. Patrick’s sacred space in which we worship – We help to keep “the main thing the main thing.” (learn more)

Bread Ministry – The dedicated members of the St. Patrick’s Bread Ministry deliver loaves of bread weekly to St. Pat’s visitors who sign the guest book on Sundays. It’s a way of saying “hello, glad you came to worship with us, please come back!” (learn more)

The Breastplate – The Breastplate is a communication medium that reaches more than 360 families of the church, helping parishioners stay connected with St. Patrick’s and the wider Episcopal Church. (learn more)

Coffee Hour – The Coffee Hour Ministry is carried out behind the scenes, so it may not be as visible as some ministries, but it provides great opportunities for fellowship with each other. Sharing a cup of coffee and a snack gives us all a chance to get to know each other better. (learn more)

Facilities – The Facilities Ministry coordinates the upkeep and maintenance of the church building and the supporting machinery and equipment. (learn more)

Garage Sale – The Garage Sale Ministry coordinates St. Patrick’s semi-annual garage sales, held each spring and fall. (learn more)

Landscape and Grounds – The Landscape and Grounds Ministry takes care of the landscaping and flower beds across the five acres that comprise the church grounds. (learn more)

Music – The first place we encounter music at St. Patrick’s is during worship services. Sunday worship is enhanced and enlightened by presentations prepared by our Adult Choir, Children’s Choir, and Handbell Choir. (learn more)

St. Arbuck’s – Every Wednesday a group meets at a local Starbuck’s Coffee to discuss their personal journeys and struggles. (learn more)

Wedding Coordinator – The wedding coordinators provide a service to the bride and groom of coordinating their wedding at the church. (learn more)

Worship Volunteers – For a stable weekly worship services, fourteen volunteers are needed each Sunday to Usher, Lector and Acolyte. This ministry also serves during special services throughout the year with nine services during Holy Week and four during Christmas. (learn more)


Ministries of Caring

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Dinner with Friends – The Dinner with Friends Ministry raises money to assist with our pledge to Habitat for Humanity. In some cases the money goes to support other needs of the church. (learn more)

Foyer – A foyer group is a small group of adults (8-10 people, old and young, new and long-term members) who share meals and conversation together. (learn more)

Heavenly Helping Hands – Heavenly Helping Hands supports St. Patrick’s goal of being a parish that cares by providing compassion, food and refreshments to families in grief and at parish wide events. (learn more)

Lay Eucharist Visitors – LEV members take the communion experience to our parishioners and loved ones that are not able to attend church. (learn more)

Partners in Prayer – The membership of Partners-in-Prayer (PIP) prays for those in need. Prayer requests are accepted for everyone, and are not limited to church members. (learn more)

Purls of Wisdom – We use our knitting skills to make prayer shawls for those in need, as well as making items for our annual Advent Sale. (learn more)

Stephen Ministry – The Stephen Ministry is a caring ministry of congregation members who are trained for 50 hours in how to care for those who are going through difficult times. (learn more)


Ministries through which our Children can Grow

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Sunday School – The Sunday School ministry coordinates the teaching of our children in the ways of God and Christ, giving them the foundation for future youth and high-school formation programs, which prepares them for Christian adulthood. (learn more)

Vacation Bible School – Vacation Bible School is an annual week-long event with a range of theme-based educational activities, with a service project. (learn more)

Youth Groups – There are two youth groups, one consisting of 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and the other consisting of high schoolers. (learn more)