Holy Comforter has many ways for parishioners to engage in parish life. To become involved in any of the following events or committees, please get in contact with us.

Here, we extend a warm invitation to join us in making a difference, building relationships, and serving others with joy and purpose. Discover a variety of opportunities to engage and contribute your unique gifts and talents to the life and mission of our church. Whether you're passionate about music, outreach, education, or hospitality, there's a place for you to plug in and make a meaningful impact. Explore our ministry teams and committees, each dedicated to fulfilling a specific aspect of our church's mission and vision. From worship and discipleship to social justice and community outreach, there's a role for every interest and skill set. Ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved? Whether you're interested in serving on a regular basis or contributing your time and talents to a specific event or project, we welcome your participation with open arms. But getting involved isn't just about serving—it's also about building relationships and growing together in faith and fellowship. Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for making a positive impact in our community, and experience the joy of journeying together as we live out our calling to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. So come, take the next step on your spiritual journey and become an active participant in the life of our church. Together, we can make a difference, build meaningful relationships, and experience the transformative power of serving others with love and compassion. 

Fellowship hour is held most Sundays after the 11 am service to socialize over light refreshments in the garden. For more information, please contact our Parish Office at [email protected].

All children, youth and adults are invited to get involved in Christian Formation at Holy Comforter. We provide various opportunities for all ages to learn and grow in their journeys of faith together. But don't worry we also love taking care of the babies too. Check out our nursery page.


Holy Comforter is a thriving, vibrant church because of those who choose to connect with their community, who choose to, as our mission statement reads, “responding to Jesus’ continuing call to minister to others." Whether you want to volunteer in the wider Burlington area, participate in worship services, serve in a ministry or on a committee, or have a desire to get involved in a new way (possibly even to create or lead something brand new), Holy Comforter has a way for you to get connected.


Serving at Holy Comforter can be a transformative experience that connects you to the deep traditions of worship while offering an opportunity to serve your community. At Holy Comforter, we are rooted in a rich liturgical tradition, which emphasizes the importance of the spoken word, music, and symbolic actions in worship. There are many options that offer a unique opportunity to connect with the history of the Church and to be part of a living tradition that stretches back to the earliest days of Christianity. These roles also offer an opportunity to serve the community and to build relationships with fellow members of the church. By offering your time and talents, you help to create a welcoming and inclusive space for all who come to worship. You also become part of a team of dedicated volunteers who share a commitment to the mission and ministry of the Church.

WHAT IS A READER?- The lay readers of Holy Comforter area a vibrant group of many individuals committed to using their skills and developing their spiritual gifts to the glory of God. Lay reading is one way that believers can share in the priesthood and ministry to which Christ call his people in corporate worship. Lay readers assist in worship through reading the lessons, leading the Prayers of the People and Creed and administering the chalice. This group is always seeking new participants of any ages. Anyone who desires to be a lay reader should speak to one of the clergy or to Cat Sykes who coordinates this group. She may be reached at [email protected]

WHAT IS A USHER? - A church usher is a person who helps ensure a smoothly running church service and who ministers to people in a variety of practical ways. The specific responsibilities of an usher vary with the church, but their duties usually include greeting people as they arrive for the service, assisting people with special needs, and receiving the offering. To become an usher, please contact Chappy Moser.

WHAT IS A ACOLYTE? - The acolyte team is an essential part of our church services. Their duties include lighting altar candles, leading the procession, collecting the offering from the ushers, collecting the communion elements from the altar guild and assisting with serving communion by refilling the chalices with wine. New acolytes are welcome as young as first grade. The newest acolytes serve by carrying the gospel book, so they can learn the order of the service from inside the altar rail. With experience, they become torch bearers with a more active role in the service. The most experienced acolytes serve as crucifer and assist in the Eucharist. The early service acolytes are adults and faithfully serve us as well. Acolytes may also serve as kite bearers for holiday services. These children, youth, and adults are a dedicated group, and we are proud of and grateful for their service. Our acolyte coordinator is Peter Dahl.

WHAT IS THE FLOWER GUILD? - The flower guild helps to arrange altar flowers for Holy Comforter’s worship services on a regular basis. Few of our members have any formal training in floral arrangements. We have learned through trial and error and each other. We have expanded our offerings to include church member’s funerals upon request. We are a small faithful group and would love new members. To learn more, please contact Connie Kincious at 584-3534.

WHAT IS THE ALTAR GUILD? - Altar Guild is a group of parishioner who prepare the Altar and Sanctuary for worship services each Sunday as well as for weddings, funerals, or any other special services the clergy request. We currently have approximately 40 members who work in teams one session per month. A weekly chairperson contacts the members of the team and schedules them as needed. Altar Guild work is a “behind the scenes” task which is essential for our worship service to take place. Our tasks are very meaningful to all of us as we try to approach our responsibilities with reverence and attention to detail. We always welcome new members. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ren Bryan.

WHAT IS A VERGER? - The Verger’s role is to assist the clergy and worship ministries of the church in ensuring that our worship services are carried out smoothly. One feast days, the verger ceremonially leads the procession at beginning and ending of the worship service. Our Head Verger, Richard Parker welcomes the opportunity to train other adults or interested youth to assist in this ministry.

WHAT IS A GREETER? A church greeter is the first and last person people see when visiting a church. The church is greeter is the face of any ministry, which makes it one of the most important jobs in the church. The greeter welcomes regular members and visitors with a smile as they arrive in the doors. Please contact Margaret Egede-Nissen to join this ministry.


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The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter

320 East Davis Street | PO Box 1336 (27216)
Burlington 27215, US

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