Opportunities to Serve Holy Family and the Community


Holy Family is always looking for people to read the lessons during services. There is some basic training needed to become a reader. (Just some practice reading out loud and introductions to sources to help in your presentation of the lessons).

 You can read once in-a-while, once a month, once a year- you decide. Contact the church office for more information.


Worship Leader

Holy Family is looking for a few good people who would be interested in being trained to become Worship Leaders.  The role of Worship Leader is an important and rewarding one.  

Worship Leader Training

According to the Canons of the Episcopal Church, a Worship Leader is a lay person who regularly leads public worship. In the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan worship leaders are often charged with more than leading Morning or Evening Prayer. They often plan services as well. Therefore, some exposure to church history, the church year and symbols, church polity, scripture, and music is included in the workshop.

Cost is minimal, covering materials and lunches. Specific dates, time, and sites will be announced 4-6 weeks prior to the offering of the workshop.

At the conclusion of the workshop each participant will be given a copy of the worship leader examination to be completed and sent in. Each person to be licensed is also required by diocesan policy to take the Safeguarding God’s People training offered through the Diocese and undergo a criminal background check.

Occasionally, more advanced and specific worship leader trainings will be offered.

Training is offered through the THE COPPAGE-GORDON SCHOOL FOR MINISTRY. For more information, please click the link below or talk to a vestry member

The Coppage-Gordon School for Ministry - The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan (eastmich.org)


Prayer Ministry

Holy Family has a vital. Prayer request boxes are found inside the nave and in the parish hall. You can also make a prayer request by calling the office or Maggie Heaslip at 810-300-5857

 We also have a prayer shawl group which serves Holy Family and the community. 


Food Pantry

Holy Family staffs the Ecumenical
Food Pantry of St. Clair, MI every April and November.

In addition, Holy Family is responsible throughout the year for stocking the pantry with paper products especially toilet paper.

If you are interest in volunteering to work the food pantry, please contact the church office.

Paper Products can be dropped off at the church office or directly to the food pantry. 

Buildings and Grounds

A household needs people who are talented in gardening, landscaping, simple repairs and organizing. If you have a talent or interest in any of these areas, please contact the church office or any vestry member. 


The Thrift Shop

115 N. Sixth Steet,

St Clair, MI   48079

(810) 329-2952

We are located inside of Holy Family Episcopal Church- upstairs on the north end, 115 Sixth Street. 

We are here to help the community by providing 'thrifty' items for sale as well as giving items to those in need and giving monetary donations back to local non-profit organizations. 80% of our profits are returned in some form to the community.

The Thrift Shop began in 1933 on Riverside Ave. downtown St Clair. The Pollex Cleaners next door helped get it started.

When the downtown was changed in the late sixties for Urban Renewal, the Thrift Shop moved to St Paul's Episcopal Church. (Now named 'Holy Family Episcopal Church')

We are always accepting donations: including monetary, teens, men's & women's clothing; jewelry, scarves & accessories; shoes, boots & purses; dishes, china & glassware; small household items, decorative items & artwork for the home.

We are also always looking for more volunteers so that we may open the shop more hours. Contact the church office at         (810-329-3821) if you are interested- we'd like to talk to you.

We would also like to thank the many volunteers and donors that we have-- we are making a difference and HELPING our community.


 Tuesday and Saturday 11 am - 3 pm and the third Wednesday of the month from 4 p.m. until   7 p.m.

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