Ways to Get Involved at St. Paul's


Members of the parish assist with Sunday and weekday services in several ways –

  • Altar Guild: helps to maintain the sanctuary and prepare the altar for services including caring for vestments, vessels and linens of the parish. To learn more about the Altar Guild, please contact Phil Frowery at pfrow@aol.com.
  • Flower Guild: provides floral arrangements for weekly services as well as special decorations for Christmas and Easter
  • Lay Eucharistic Ministry (LEM): aids the clergy in the administration of the consecrated elements for the Eucharist during Holy Communion.
  • Lectors: read lessons (readings) during the liturgy
  • Acolytes: Teens age 13-18 are invited to assist the celebrant and enhance the worship service. Roles include: crucifer, who processes with the cross; the gospeler; and torch bearers.
  • Greeters: an important role in the church, as they are often the first person an individual encounters upon arriving for a service. Greeters welcome attendees and distribute church bulletins; it’s a great way to get to know other parishioners if you are new to St. Paul’s.
  • Ushers: help to greet parishioners as they enter for services, and assist with seating, the collection and Communion
  • Choirs: provide musical leadership during services. Visit our Music page to learn about the many St. Paul’s choirs.

Committees & More

Members can also serve the parish by joining committees related to social activities, maintaining the physical facilities, and service to the broader community –

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee plans church dinners and parties, after-service coffee hours and receptions, fundraisers, and other social events. 

Newcomers Committee

The Newcomers Committee helps to welcome new members of the parish by delivering information about St. Paul’s and a welcome basket including baked goods, to new individuals and families.  

Evangelism Committee

The Evangelism Committee manages the church website and informational outreach to potential and current members. It develops strategies and approaches to attract new members and increase involvement among current members. To learn more, contact Evangelism Committee Chair Aldo Scrofani at aldo@tmanyc.com.

Buildings, Grounds & Security Committee

The Buildings, Grounds & Security Committee assists with maintenance of the church and Day School campus, including landscaping, and identifies building projects. 

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee directs the annual fall stewardship campaign and helps to secure pledges to meet the parish’s financial needs.

Community Relations Committee

The Community Relations Committee plans fun events designed to attract attendees beyond the current St. Paul’s family to make St. Paul’s known within the community. 

Spiritual Life Committee

The Spiritual Life Committee assists clergy with planning liturgy and other activities to enhance the spiritual lives of the members of St. Paul’s.

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee organizes and engages community service and charitable projects.

Lay Visitation Ministry

The Lay Visitation Ministry consists of parish members trained to assist the clergy and minister to parishioners in need. 

Memorial & Endowment Trust (MET)

The MET manages and invests the parish endowment. 

Day School Board

The St. Paul’s Day School Board is made up of volunteers who are either current Day School parents or active church members (or both). The Board looks for candidates with expertise across various fields such as finance, HR, marketing and of course education. Members also participate in one Board subcommittee, which take an active role in supporting various school initiatives. For more information, contact spdsboard@gmail.com.

If you are interested in learning more about one of the above ways to get involved, contact the Parish Office at parishoffice@stpaulswestfield.org or speak with a member of the Clergy or Vestry.