Inreach ministries provide us with intentional ways to ‘reach in’ to our Parish family offering support – physically, emotionally and spiritually. These ministries also give us organized methods to tend to our building and grounds with the same care.

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRIES

CARE-GIVER SUPPORT GROUP
An informal group that gathers monthly over a brown-bag lunch in a spiritual setting to offer and receive encouragement supporting those who are care-givers to family members. All conversations are confidential. Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.  For more information, contact The Reverend Beverley Elliott at 404-634-3336 Ext 223 or bev@stbartsatlanta.org.

SUNFLOWER CONNECTION
Named for the flower symbol of our patron saint, this ministry is a group of compassionate parishioners who have been trained to be good listeners. This support is available to anyone who needs it as they offer confidential, non-judgmental, prayerful company and can only do so with your invitation. For more information contact The Reverend Beverley Elliott or at 404-634-3336 Ext 223, or program coordinator, Kaaren Nowicki or at 404-371-0990.

FOOD MINISTRY
This ministry provides meals to parishioners who are in a state of temporary need due to life altering circumstances. Providing meals at these times is a tangible expression of the love and concern the members of our parish family have for one another. We have a group of 30 parishioners who prepare and deliver the meals. For more information or to reach out for meals, please contact Linda Dacey-Caban or at 404 634-9539.

OTHER PASTORAL CARE MINISTRIES
Prayer Chain – Alice Davidson – 713-206-9093 or sophamos@comcast.net
Care Notes – Kay Kuck –  678-200-4350 or kaykuck@gmail.com
Elder Ministry – Marsha Bond – 404-290-1987 or Marsha2746@att.net
Service to the Services – Lee Thompson at eleethompson@hotmail.com
Funeral Reception Committee – Cindi Knighton – 404-372-6215 or cyndk21@gmail.com
Prayer Shawls – Beverley Elliott – 404-634-3336 or beverley@stbartsatlanta.org
Transportation – Marsha Bond – 404-290-1987 or Marsha2746@att.net
Flower Delivery – Beverley Elliott – 404-634-3336 or bev@stbartsatlanta.org

BUILDING AND GROUNDS MINISTRIES
Creation Keepers – Kathy Koporec – 770-723-0438
Long-Term Building Committee – John Ford – 404-248-9724 or jford2@emory.edu
Gardens & Grounds – Eleanor Buckholdt – 404-875-3890 or eleanorb@mindspring.com
Parish Workdays – Keith Harper – 404-634-3336 or admin@stbartsatlanta.org
Green Washers – Lynn Tesh – 404-735-6256 or lynntesh@gmail.com

Community Garden Workday
The St. Bart’s Community Garden hosts a work day each month on the first Saturday from 9am-11am. Please join us and bring your gloves, trowel, hand pruners or clippers, pitchfork or shovel (for turning compost) and lots of drinking water. Please RSVP to agardenministry@gmail.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS