Post Office Box 130
Bat Cave, N.C. 28710
The Right Rev. José
Bishop Diocese of Western N.C.
Outreach and Service
We welcome newcomers to our Church Family. There are many
opportunities for outreach and service in our Parish. If you are
interested in becoming more involved, please speak to
Fr. Wes, a
member of our Vestry,
or the contact person named (click on the blue names for email) . Our needs for volunteers change as we continue to
grow and add programs, so please ask. The list that follows may
not include everything!
Children's Sunday School and a Nursery are offered during the 10
a.m. service on Sunday. For more information, visit the
To volunteer, please contact
or talk to
Barbara Mauldin or
Bare Necessities Group
This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30 -
6:30 p.m. to make diaper kits and
feminine hygiene kits to
be sent to communities around the world and
at home. For more information on their ministry,
click here or contact
Laura Shields or
Meets every Mondays. to cut, split and deliver firewood to people in need.
For more information, contact
Each Sunday at 4:30 (winter hours) and 5:30 (summer hours), we host a dinner in the Parish Hall for
anyone who would like to come. This dinner is free of charge
and is simply an outreach to the community for fellowship and food.
We need volunteers to prepare
food, set up and help clean up, and to host the dinners.
Contact Mary Ann Ransom.
M & M (Mature and
M & M meets on the Third Wednesday of the month at 1
p.m. for games
and other activities. This is a great opportunity to get to
know each other and to have a little fun. Bring a guest and enjoy
If you have ideas for activities or you would like to serve on the
organizing committee, contact
Cleaning the Church and
other Special Projects
Volunteers keep our Church building and Parish Hall
looking great. Some tasks are weekly: vacuuming,
cleaning restrooms and keeping the Parish Hall floors swept.
Others are periodic: polishing the pews, getting into those pesky
corners under the pews, cleaning windows, and other deep cleaning
If you are able to help with any of these tasks, contact
All women of the Church are already members of this group.
Some Churches call this their ECW (Episcopal Church Women).
ECW is an organization within the Episcopal Church. ECWs
are centered in congregations and empower women to do Christ's
ministry in the world.
on the second Tuesday of the month. Bring a lunch and
join us at noon for some fellowship and our meeting. For more
Join the Choir
don't have to be a great singer, just willing to share your voice as
we celebrate our love for Christ. The choir practices on Sundays at
9:15 a.m. For more information contact
Prior to each service, the altar is set up. Members of
the altar guild work in teams and rotate weeks. There are also
things that can be done at home such as laundering and ironing the
linens. If you are interested in this ministry, you will
receive plenty of training and help. If interested, please see
Lectors are the ones who read the Prayers and the Scriptures during
the service. We divide the readings between two Lectors at the 10:00
service. Lectors are scheduled on a rotating basis. For
more information, see
Acolytes and Chalice
These people serve at the altar with the Priest. Adult
acolytes are also Chalice Bearers. There will be a training
for our young people when there is an interest. If you would
like to find out more about this ministry, see
We record the sermons at the 10:00 service. The
camera is set up and ready to go. All you need to do is move it in
place and record. We will set up a rotating schedule for this.
For more information, contact
Ushers and Greeters
Ushers and greeters serve on a rotating basis. The
ushers hand out the bulletins, welcome people to the Church, bring
the Elements to the altar, and collect the offering. See
Harriet Taylor if you are interested in helping with this
Serve on a Committee
We are always planning dinners or events, and we welcome all the
help we can get. Talk to any member of the
Vestry to find out where you might be
able to help out.
Where are you being
called to serve?