Worship Environment Ministry

This ministry is open to people who have an artistic vision or talent and/or can wield a hammer and an iron!

There are two components to this group. A core group plans seasonal decoration for the Worship Space and floral arrangements throughout the year. An installation group implements the planning of the core planning group by installing the planned decorations. This can be a fun ministry for families especially for the decoration installation sessions.

Core group planning meetings are scheduled at various times throughout the year. Installation groups meet to decorate primarily around the Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter seasons.

Anyone interested in this ministry should contact Amy Wittak at amyw@st-gerard.org

Camera  A Ministry "snapshot": Worship Environment Ministry

Meeting Details:

We meet 2-3 times a year to plan for Lent/Easter, Advent/Christmas and ordinary time. The meetings are usually an hour or so, at times convenient to the most members.

Ministry Description: Worship Environment Ministry plans, creates, decorates, and maintains the worship spaces throughout the liturgical year.
Contact Person: Amy Wittak, amyw@st-gerard.org or 763-424-8770
A typical day in this ministry: There really is no typical day for Worship Environment. At least 4 times a year we decorate for Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas, and ordinary time. When we set up for Easter, it could take 3-4 hours of hanging wreaths and banners, creating and hanging the over-the-font installation, and arranging flowers. We spend some time potting and repotting and cleaning plants. We occasionally clean and organize our storage spaces.
Is there more than one way to volunteer?

You can be very involved in this ministry, or you can choose to do just a few things a year. We are busiest before Lent/Easter and Advent/Christmas. If you can climb a ladder or iron or cut or string or hang or glue or tape or staple or pin, we always need help to decorate for holidays and ordinary time. If you are creative, you can help plan and create new church decorations. We can also use people to learn the pulley system, arrange flowers, make bows, record inventory and photograph each season.

The following apply to this ministry:

  • Family Friendly
  • Weekend Opportunities
  • Weekday Opportunities
  • Weeknight Opportunities
  • Flexible Schedule
  • One Time
Time Committment: You can do 8-15 hours a year decorating for holidays.