Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are abundant for us, so also our consolation is abundant through Christ.
— 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (the New Revised Standard translation)
 
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Caregivers

Contact: Laura York

Caregivers are a group of parishioners who bring meals to members of our St. Aidan’s family that require support and nourishment following surgery, an illness, a death in the family, or after the arrival of a new baby. Members of the church can help by signing up to be on a rotation to provide meals and/or by notifying us when meals are needed within our St. Aidan’s family.

 
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Centering Prayer

Contact: Joe Rich

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian meditation that has roots in the 2nd Century Desert Fathers. The meditative practice is based on the wisdom saying of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: “When you pray, go into your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6: 6). The watch word for Centering Prayer is: “Be still and know that I am God” (PS 46:10). Unlike other forms of prayer, Centering Prayer is practiced in silence.

The St. Aidan’s group is a part of the worldwide organization, Contemplative Outreach. We meet twice a month: on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 1:15PM to 2:30PM in the home of Elizabeth Renegar at 291 Oakside Circle, Alpharetta, 30004.

 
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Community of Hope (Pastoral Care Givers)

Contact: Harmony Kiser & Kathy Bump

The Community of Hope trains people to become Lay Chaplains and to form a Benedictine Community which gives pastoral care in the parish and throughout the community.

 
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Daughters of the King

Contact: Carol Nolan

Daughters of the King is a ministry of spiritually dedicated women who pledge themselves to a lifelong program of prayer, service and evangelism and also to strengthen the spiritual life of our church. This is the DOK "Rule of Life." We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 am.

 
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Guild of the Christ Child (Baptisms)

Contact: Laura York

Guild of the Christ ministry assists in celebrating the sacrament of baptism by providing a gift to the baptized child from the St. Aidan’s family.

 
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Joseph of Arimathea (Memorials & Funerals)

Contact: Suzanne Mansell

Joseph of Arimathea Guild and the Memorial Garden Committee care for the families and friends of deceased members and their families in their time of grief. We often need volunteers to help with receptions and services as well as help beautifying and maintaining the Memorial Garden.

 
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Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Contact: Harmony Kiser

Individuals visit the homebound to take them communion. Training Provided.

 
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Prayer Cards

Contact: Carol Nolan

This ministry sends out approximately 50 cards each month to people in the hospital, recovering at home, homebound, expecting a child, having lost a loved one or just needing help, encouragement and support.

 
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Prayer Warriors

Contact: Camille Johnson & Judie Borden

St. Aidan's Prayer Chain is that most important ministry of standing in the gap between God and our fellowman through private intercessory prayer. Not only are prayer requests sent via E-Mail to our "Prayer Warriors" but special individual prayers accompany each of them.

 
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Wedding Guild

Contact: Joyce Tripp Miller

The Wedding Guild assists the officiating priest with rehearsals and weddings that takes place at St. Aidan’s. Guild members attend rehearsals and weddings to give assistance the wedding party to insure the smooth flow of the service.