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Ministries & Groups at Ware

“There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to everyone for their particular service.”
- 1 Corinthians 12:6

Opportunities abound to be a part of the activities of Ware Church.

The Leaders of Prayer and Worship

The worship life of Ware Church is complemented and made richer by dozens of people who take an active role on Sundays. It begins with the Chancel Guild who prepares the Altar for worship by arranging flowers, setting out linens and the communion silver. The ushers welcome people to the services. The acolytes carry the processional cross and candles and then assist with Baptisms and the Holy Eucharist. The Lectors read the Old and New Testament lessons. A group of Lay Eucharistic Ministers, the Chalicists, read the Prayers of the People and administer the Chalice to the congregation.  There is always an invitation for everyone to join these groups.

Acolytes

The youth of the church may serve as acolytes at the 10:30 service and special occasions.   Acolytes are trained in the liturgies and sacraments so that they can assist in the worship services.  Contact the Church Office at office@warechurch.org.

 

 

Christian Education

The Adult Forum gathers Sundays at 9:30 am with coffee and reflects on the lessons assigned for worship, discusses contemporary issues or reads a selected book.  Special events commemorate significant seasons of the year.

The Prayer Group

A special ministry of Ware is the Prayer Group. A dedicated core of people gathers monthly to pray for those in need of healing, those who are celebrating their blessings, those who care for others and those who have departed this life. They are as close as a phone call to the church office or an email so one will always know he or she is not alone, but is being surrounded and remembered in prayer.

 Mission Committee

The Mission Committee supports community service projects including the weekly food collection, the annual school clothing fund, and Christmas Giving Tree.

Cemetery Committee

The Cemetery Committee meets irregularly to plan and care for the cemetery and other church grounds.  The beautiful grounds at Ware may look natural, but thoughtful planting and pruning are important for providing a serene environment for worship and celebration.

There is a large turn-out from the entire congregation twice a year for fall and spring clean-up days, when both indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks are performed amidst a great deal of fellowship.