In-Reach and Life
Join the In-Reach Ministries of King of Peace Episcopal Church
In-Reach ministries and Parish life includes groups serving the needs of the congregation and providing pastoral care. In the Book of Common Prayer, a question is asked and answered: “Who are the ministers of the church? The ministers of the church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons.” Each of us is a minister of the church. King of Peace offers a variety of opportunities to serve within the church. These dedicated groups welcome additional helping hands, minds, and hearts in these services. Vestry Liaisons are Debbie Hayes and Gil White.
Nursing and Health Care Ministry The Nursing and Health Care Ministry sets up in the Narthex every 1st Sunday to take the blood pressure of the congregants. They help the parishioners maintain a current file on their blood pressure and provide health related handout materials from groups like the American Heart Association. They schedule visits to the homes of parishioners with health issues and can assist with the loan of such aids as wheelchairs, crutches, neck collars, etc. Contact: Carol Nyi
Card Ministry The card ministry shares birthday greetings or get well messages to members of the congregation to be sure everyone knows that someone cares. Contact: PJ Jordan
Helping Hands Ministry The Helping Hands Ministry organizes meals for special occasions, funeral foods, and home deliveries to parishioners after surgeries or confining illnesses. They coordinate the menus and the delivery of foods while relying on the help of many volunteers to prepare dishes when special assistance is needed. Contact: Sande Schmidt
Newcomers Ministry The Newcomers Ministry is a welcoming group to newcomers to our parish. They provide information about the church and community as needed, provide church mugs and brochures, and welcome treats to our newcomers. They introduce newcomers to other parishioners and help them get acquainted and established as the newest members of our church family. Contact: Colby and Georgia Stilson
KOP Women’s Group The King of Peace Women’s Group meets monthly for fellowship and service. Activities range from preparing and shipping Emergency Exam Kits for KOP college students, to fellowship dinners at community restaurants, to “White Elephant Parties” for Christmas. All parishioners are welcome. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.
KOP Men’s Group The King of Peace Men’s Group meets monthly for fellowship and service. Activities range from visits to the Shooting Range, to trips to neighboring historic sites, to fellowship breakfasts and men’s bible studies.
KOP Youth Group The King of Peace Youth Group meets at the church twice monthly following 10:00 A.M. services for fun, fellowship, and activities. At least one Sunday per month, the group plans special outings ranging from trips to the Bowling Alley to functions at Honey Creek Episcopal Conference Center.
Parish Life Feasts and Fellowships Each special activity under Parish Life Feasts and Fellowships is coordinated annually by different groups or individuals. Ongoing activities include the following special events which may be fund-raisers as well as fellowships. For information, contact Gil White
- Sunday Coffee Hospitality
- KOP Movie Nights
- Burning of the Greens
- Annual Low Country Boil
- Lenten Soup Dinners
- Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
- Seder Dinner
- Blessing of the Animals
- KOP Sock Hops
- KOP Fall Bazaar
- KOP Annual Book Sale
- KOP Recycling Program for Can Tabs
- KOP Coupons Program for Can Labels
- Easter Bonnet Parties
- Easter Egg Hunt and Moon Bounce
- Easter Luncheon
All Congregants who work with children’s programs in the Diocese of Georgia are trained in the “Safeguarding God’s Children” Program. Information about the program is available at the website for the Diocese of Georgia.