MINISTRIES & PROGRAMS
     

A special welcome to everyone visiting our web site for the first time.  We invite you to join us following any of our services so that we may meet you more personally.  Parish materials are available at the Newcomer's table in the enterance to the church.  We urge you to sign our guest book in the entryway.
     
Opportunities for Children
Child care for infants through three years old is available during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service from September to May in the nursery, which is downstairs.  We ask that parents accompany their children to the nursery.
     
Christian Education
Christian Education for pre-school children (age 3) through Senior High is offered from September to May on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.  All are encouraged to attend and participate in lively Bible Study and discussions of relevant contemporary needs.  Children will rejoin their families during the service for communion.
    
Church Activities and Worship Opportunities
A weekly list of activities during the week and special worship opportunities that are currently being offered are printed in the bulletin and posted on the "Events Calendar" on website.
    
Pastoral Needs
Should you ever wish to talk to a priest for any reason, please feel free to contact the church office at 508-678-9663.  Please leave a message and you will be contacted as soon as possible.


     
Annelle Delorme-Hagerman Food Pantry
     
This was another very busy year for our Food Pantry. We had the good fortune to be able to provide food to 657 different families representing 1,794 individual clients. With the help of staff, parishioners, local businesses, churches, and organizations we received donations that allowed us to provide services to an increasing number of clients. We registered 307 new families in 2009, and our attendance rose this year by an average of 15%.

We served an average of 223 households each month representing clients from 14 nearby communities from Tiverton to Taunton. For Thanksgiving we gave away over 330 turkeys and a grocery bag of “fixin’s” to our clients
      

We are extremely grateful for all the Church of Our Saviour food pantry volunteers and parishioners who regularly support our efforts. We are also extremely thankful for the efforts of those folks in our community that support us with their time as well as monetary donations.
   
Anyone interested in getting involved can contact George Paiva at 508-677-3825.


   

From the Console

   

New members are always welcomed, especially male voices. You only have to enjoy singing. The ability to read music isnʼt required. Any instrumentalists are welcome to see me. We can add your talents to special songs and solos. If you especially enjoy a special hymn, ask about it. I have many hymnals and we might be able to find an old or new favorite.


   

Youth Ministry

 

Several junior and senior high school students are active in the Youth Ministries, lead by George Paiva and Ron Toland. On any given Sunday a core group of approximately six youth attend Sunday School, with a total of 12-15 youth participating throughout the year. The youth get together occasionally for fun and fellowship, such as for field trips for bowling, and help out in the food pantry/meal ministry and at other parish functions, but the primary focus is on spiritual and religious formation.

   

This year most of the themes and topics of discussion in Sunday School have related to the liturgical calendar. Other weeks the discussion has been linked to an event, such as the General Convention and news from Lambeth. The kids have learned about the relationship between the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church, and the origins of the Book of Common Prayer. Every week the kids read and reflect on a relevant passage from Scripture.


   
Altar Guild

    

The Altar Guild is vital for our life together. Setting the Eucharistic Table and caring for our vessels and vestments is a task that helps provide a holy space for our worship life. We presently have six Altar Guild members: Jane Emack-Cambra, Sandy Gonsalves, Joan Hoy, Celina Teixeira, Martha Venturini, and Barbara Wood.