From one-time only to on-going activities, our opportunities for healing and fellowship offer something for every parishioner, seeking to exercise their ministry as a Christian. See the ministries and groups below. For personal contact information, consult your parish directory.
The Bridge Group welcomes all levels of players to meet on Thursdays for lessons and play. They meet seasonally in the Saint Boniface Parish Hall at 1:30 for lessons, and at 2:00 for play. A $2 donation is suggested to cover costs; a text book is available for those interested for the nominal fee of $5. For more information contact Winafred Schoeffler or email the church office.
Foyers offers a relaxed opportunity for adult parishioners to get acquainted over a simple meal in each others’ homes. Foyers meet in groups of six to eight four times during the year. Twice a year all Foyers Groups come together for a combined activity. Foyers welcomes singles and couples, young and old, gourmet and meat-n-tater lovers – anyone who enjoys good fun, food and fellowship. Groups form in the fall for the coming year. Contact Linda Pendray.
If you enjoy making new friends, this hospitality ministry is for you. Greeters work in rotation, one Sunday a month, by the door of the church before and after the services. They greet and welcome visitors, newcomers and fellow parishioners at Saint Boniface, and help them feel comfortable while worshiping with us. They invite people to Coffee Hour or other parish activities. For more information contact Betsie Danner, (941)349-5616 x318.
Hospitality takes place in many ways at St. Boniface, and we are strengthened by our many fellowship activities like Coffee Hour each Sunday morning, our Wonderful Wednesdays and Summer Suppers. Volunteers step forward with baked goods, to pour drinks or give a cheery hello to a new face. If you enjoy meeting and greeting other parishioners or baking treats, contact Carolyn Walker at (941) 349-5616 x316 or email.
This group meets weekly on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. for crafting and fellowship, knitting prayer shawls, baby blankets and chemo caps, all donated to local organizations. Contact Meg Larrabee for more information.
MEN OF BONIFACE
Men of Boniface is open to all the men of the parish and all men are considered members. We meet at 7:00 most Friday mornings (check the church calendar to confirm) at the Serving Spoon Restaurant (1825 S. Osprey, Sarasota 34239) for breakfast, fellowship and Bible study. Some of the areas in which the Men of Boniface serve include: Acolyte Instructor, Altar Guild, Altar Team, Bell Choir, Boniface Eco-Stewardship Team, Book Study Group, Boy Scout leadership, Church School Team, Diocesan Convention Delegate, Education for Ministry, Family Potluck, Family Promise, Foyers, Front Office volunteer, Girl Scout leadership, Global Gift Fair, Habitat for Humanity, Healing Mission, Honduras Mission Trip Team, Lay Eucharist Visitor, Mothers Day Brunch, Parish Choir, Peace and Justice Committee, Prayer Group, Resurrection House, St. Joseph's Guild, Stewardship Team, Taizé Worship Team, Thrift Shop volunteer, Ushers, Vestry, Watercolor Group and Youth Group leadership. Contact Matthew Smith for more information.
The Watercolor Group meets Thursdays from 9:00 - 12:00 on the Saint Boniface campus for fellowship, and to share the experience of painting in watercolor. Members of the group, whose skill level varies from beginners to advanced artists, encourage and learn from each other, and have fun in the process. For more information, including supplies list, contact Jane Aguilard.
WOMEN'S BOOK GROUP
Meeting on Mondays in different homes, this group chooses, reads and discusses a different book each month. New participants are welcome. Watch the newsletter and Sunday leaflets for announcement of monthly meetings. See the 2014-2015 selections here. Contact Connie McManus for more information.
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY DINNERS
Wonderful Wednesday Dinners are every Wednesday, October - April, when we gather for fellowship, beginning with Gathering Time in the Community Center at 6:00pm (wine, sodas, munchies and chatting), then a catered buffet dinner follows at 6:30 pm. Dinner is $10 for adults/$4 for children (3-12 years)/$25 max for families (of 4 or more). Reservations are required by noon the Tuesday before by signing up at coffee hour or calling (941) 349-5616 x5.
Potluck Suppers are each Wednesday in the summer, bringing a dish to share. They take place in the Parish Hall after the 5:30 service. Contact Katherine Johnson for more information.
Yoga meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Room, taught by Anita Andrade. Women and men of all levels are welcome, bring a towel or yoga mat and loose fitting clothes. Fee is $12 ($10 for Boniface members).