ST. AIDAN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH


CHRIST'S BEACON FOR ALL WHO SEEK GOD


MINISTRIES

Music Ministry

SENIOR CHOIR


St. Aidan's has a vibrant music ministry that includes parishioners of all ages. The Senior Choir provides music for the 10:30 service and practices Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm.


For more information about any music ministry contact Jamie Dougherty, Director of Music.

jamiemusic@cox.net


YOUTH MUSICIANS


St. Aidan's is fortunate to have many talented youth musicians who regularly share their gifts through instrumental and vocal offerings on the second Sunday of the month and at special services.

ST. AIDAN'S BELL CHOIR


Our four-octave bell choir is a group of dedicated ringers who practice weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00, and ring in a "joyful noise" once a month on the third Sunday.

Community Outreach

HOMELESS MINISTRY


Our Homeless ministry is an echumenical effort to feed the homeless in our area. On the fourth Saturday each month, parishioners join Catholic Workers to provide a hot breakfast to 70-100 homeless people.

On the third Sunday of each month, parishioners gather after the 10:30 service to make 100 sandwiches that are distributed by Catholic Worers.

We also collect new socks, toiletries and hand sanitizer that is regularly distributed to those in need.

Would you like to help? Contact Mary Dail through the church office for more information.

FOOD PANTRY


St. Aidan's Food Pantry Ministry provides nutritious food staples and Kroger gift cards for the poor and hungry in our community. We are on call each week throughout the year to serve families and individuals in crisis who are carefully screened and referred to us for food assistance by the Va. Beach Department of Human Services. This past year, our Food Pantry served over 200 needy adults and children. Thanks be to God for making it possible for us to share our many blessings with those in need.

SETON YOUTH SHELTERS


St. Aidan's has a long history with Seton Youth Shelters. In 1999 the girls' shelter was built on our property and continues to house girls who are homeless, runaways or for some reason cannot live at home. Seton successfully reunites over 90% of the youth who come through their door with their families. St. Aidan's is dedicated to helping their many programs including the shelter, street outreach van, counseling programs and the mentoring program for children of prisoners.

SHAWL MINISTRY


The Shawl Ministry is supported by St. Aidan's "Needle Nuts" craft group that meets weekly on Monday mornings at 9:30 am at the church. They create beautiful prayer shawls for cancer patients and others in need of healing. They also knit baby hats, sweaters and blankets for teen mothers and the Christian Appalachian Project. Another highlight for the parish is their quilt raffle which raises money for various church projects.  They always look forward to adding new members to their group!

HEALING MINISTRY & PASTORAL CARE


The Pastoral Care group at St. Aidan's encompasses the Healing Ministry, Eucharistic Visitors, hospital visits, and meals for those with a recent illness. In the last year, the Healing Ministry team expanded its outreach and not only provides healing prayer every fourth Sunday at the worship service, but those in need of physical, mental or spiritual healing can contact Paggy Fanney or Jeremy Stowell for a confidential and personalized session of spiritual healing at the church. To schedule a healing appointment contact our church secretary, Karen Causey secretary@aidanvbva.net or call the church office at 757-340-6459.

For other Pastoral Care needs contact Connie Williams at conniewilliams@verizon.net or call the church office.


CENTERING PRAYER

 

Do you feel unblanced or uncentered in your life? A contemplative prayer group meets every Tuesday night from 7:30-8:30 in the chapel at St. Aidan's.  Come join them for an hour of meditative prayer and centering.