Fellowship Ministries

Groups

Foyer Groups are a social gathering that allow parishioners to get to know one another better in an informal setting.  Throughout the year, each foyer group meets in members’ homes for dinner on a rotating basis.  The hosting party provides the main dish, while other members bring side dishes.  Conversation, laughter & friendship ensue!

For more information or to become involved in Foyer Groups please contact Dottie Head via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

Family Foyer Groups are similar to the traditional Foyer Group, with a twist for families with young children.  Parishioners and their children to get to know one another better in an informal setting.  Throughout the year, each foyer group meets in members’ homes for dinner on a rotating basis.  The hosting party provides the main dish, while other members bring side dishes.  The hosting family is also responsible for providing childcare during the gathering. Conversation, laughter & friendship for all ages ensue!

For more information or to become involved in Family Foyer Groups please contact Amanda Cantelmo via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The Men’s Breakfast Ministry is one of the most popular at St. Aidan’s!  Breakfast teams compete for best breakfast bragging rights, while working together to make breakfast for the entire parish.  The Men’s Breakfast Ministry help to fund other programs at St. Aidan’s, primarily through children and youth ministries.

For more information or to become involved in Men’s Breakfast Ministry please contact Mike Nolan via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

Events

St. Aidan’s Day is January 31, and St. Aidan’s comes together to celebrate our patron saint with a special service, Irish-themed breakfast and trivia competition.  Learn more about St. Aidan of Ferns, and enjoy Irish Soda break, Guinness-infused maple syrup & other Celtic treats!

For more information or to become involved in St. Aidan’s Day please contact Melanie Ellis and Megan Evans via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

St. Aidan’s youngest parishioners gather on the lawn every Easter for the annual Egg Hunt!  The Egg Hunt takes place between the 8:30 and 11 am services, bringing joy and celebration (and, of course, candy!) to the entire community.  All are welcome!

For more information or to become involved in the Easter Egg Hunt please contact Melanie Ellis and Megan Evans via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The Easter Vigil Champagne Reception is a special celebration designed to welcome in Easter each year.  This reception of sweets, fruit, cheeses, pastries, heavy hors d’oeuvres, champagne and cider immediately follows the Saturday Easter Vigil service.

For more information or to become involved in  please contact Bob and Deb Stecher via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The parish picnic is held every May.  This annual event of fellowship and fun helps kick off the summer!  Wonderful, tasty food is prepared pot-luck style, and is enjoyed by the entire parish.

For more information or to become involved in the Parish Picnic please contact Melanie Ellis and Megan Evans via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The Sunday School pool party caps off the school season and kicks off summer!  All Sunday School children grades K-5 and their families are invited to take part in swimming, sunning & BBQ.  A certified lifeguard is on duty.

For more information or to become involved in the Sunday School Pool Party please contact Cara Becker  via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

The Parish Retreat is held every fall at the Camp Mikell conference center, with activities for all ages.  Attendees enjoy fellowship, fun, games, hiking, campfire songs, s’mores and a sense of spiritual enrichment in the beautiful north Georgia mountains.  Accommodations are comfortable and the food is delicious!

For more information or to become involved in  please contact Carrie Kozel via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

St. Aidan’s is the perfect venue to bring together Camp Mikell alumni and friends for the annual Pig Roast fund raiser.  With a silent auction, great raffle prizes and tasty BBQ, it’s an evening the entire family will enjoy!

For more information or to become involved in the Camp Mikell Pig Roast please contact the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

Every fall, St. Aidan’s hosts the Pasta with a Purpose fundraiser, benefitting LAMB Ministries in Honduras and the St. Aidan’s mission team.  St. Aidan’s youth act as waiters and hosts during this fun and moving event.

For more information or to become involved in Pasta with a Purpose please contact Amy Hill via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

Bring your costumes and decorated car trunk for St. Aidan’s Trunk or Treat!  This event bring together our parish, preschool, and the wider community for trick-or-treating, a not-so-scary haunted house, chili cook-off & youth costume ball!

For more information or to become involved in Trunk or Treat please contact Melanie Ellis and Megan Evans via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207.

St. Aidan’s begins the season of Advent with a special wreath-making workshop for all ages, between the 8:30 and 11 am services.  Tables are piled high with greenery, boughs and berries, and participants are provided with everything they need to create beautiful Advent wreath centerpieces.

For more information or to become involved in the Advent wreath workshop, please contact the Flower Guild via the church office at [email protected] or 770-521-0207