Friends and Family Ministry
Thank you to Allie and Kayla for helping with Feast Day ticket sales after the masses on October 7th and 8th!
And way to go families for selling those tickets!!
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Mom's & Mimosas
Bible study craft night
coffee connection after Red, White, and Blue mass
Feast Day Ticket Sales and Refreshments
What is Friend's & Family ministry?
The St. Anastasia Friends & Family ministry provides special fellowship opportunities for families to get to know one another, have a safe place for our children to celebrate special religious holidays and traditions, and helps us grow in our relationship with Christ by centering all activities around our faith. The Friends & Family ministry seeks to create memorable and meaningful events that are faith-based for children to enjoy and learn from. Each month we offer a fellowship opportunity typically after mass. We hope you join our ministry and our fellowship events!
How can you get involved?
If you are new to Friends & Family, please click here to check out our New Family page!
2023 Ministry LeadersHip
Co-Ministry Leaders - Melinda Gwilt & Kathleen Remsen
As leaders of our ministry, Melinda and Kathleen are liasons between the church priests, church administrators, and the ministry families. They help ensure our ministry families have a positive experience at our church and with our ministry by creating a warm and welcoming culture of faith. They help families gather together by scheduling events, securing venues, communicating with our minisry, and assisting with communication to our entire church congregation to invite them to join our fellowship events.
Welcome Leader - Julie Gillispie
As a Welcome Leader, Julie assists the Ministry Leaders to help grow our ministry. She has done a wonderful job at contacting new families who are interested in joining and meeting them at our events.
Evangelism Leader - Jennelly Smith
This is a new role and we are thankful for Jennelly volunteering as our Evangelism Leader. She will be helping to incorporate prayer, lessons from the Bible, engaging with other families, and engaging with our priests to enhance our fellowship events. If anyone is interested in assisting Jennelly, please let us know!
For each event, we ask for several families to join together to assist with an event of their choice per year. This is not required, but super helpful for the success of our ministry. Each family will work with the Ministry Leaders and Evanglism Leader with coordinating and development of the event. And each family is expected to preside at the event meetings, give other ministry familes opportunity to assist, and serve as the spokeperson by communicating the event needs to the Ministry Leaders. This chairperson can be a mom, dad, both mom & dad, grandma, whomever! The "family" will receive 10 bonus participation points for their event assistance. A family can only receive the 10 bonus points one time a calendar year.
We have had excellent participation from our families this year! Keep up the great work you are doing for our church!