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Feeding Program 

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St. Augustine’s is involved in a variety of outreach. These include an Emergency Food Pantry which the Episcopal Church Women oversee, participation in the Women’s Hospitality Network, for homeless women and hosting the Alcoholic Anonymous group which has been meeting in the church for over 60 years. Along with meals at the Sunday Feeding Program we have over the years added other programs to include:

  • We provide warm winter apparel, as well as clothing all year round.

  • Jersey Shore Hospital and other health organizations have provided medical screenings.

  • We have also provided housewares and toiletries when available.

  • Christmas gifts for children and adults during the holidays have also been provided.

Church Ministries

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The Choir – provides music for the services each Sunday and on special occasions under the leadership of the organist. Choir music is provided primarily from the Church Hymnal as well as Lift Every Voice and Sing hymnal.  Other forms of music including gospel and “praise and worship” are sometimes included in the service. The Choir also participates in community and diocesan programs. Examples include Black History Month Community Programs, Asbury Park Jazz Concerts, and the Service of Witness for Black Ministry.

Worship Support

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Every Sunday, with few exceptions, St. Augustine’s opens its doors to feed the community with a nutritious well balanced full-course hot meal. The program started about 1995 and we serve approximately 5,150 meals each year. Preparation for the Sunday meal is done by a small group of dedicated parishioners, who are assisted with the serving and cleanup by dedicated community volunteers. Much of the food used to prepare the meals is obtained from Fulfill (FoodBank) of Monmouth/Ocean Counties at a nominal cost. Fulfill provides excellent training in food handling and record keeping, enabling us to properly manage and administer this program. We also receive private donations from many organizations and individuals within and outside the church.


  • Episcopal Church Women – All women by virtue of their baptism and church memberships are members of the Episcopal Church Women. They serve the parish, the district, the diocese, the nation and the world through a program of worship, study, service, fellowship and gifts

  • Men’s Club – The mission is to support the ministry of St. Augustine through fellowship, stewardship and communication among the men of the congregation and greater community.

  • Parish Council – is made up of a representative from organization in the church. Its function is to keep the Church’s Activity Calendar current and keep all organizations informed.

  • Saint Agnes Guild – The purpose of this organization is to raise funds to donate to the church and community outreach programs.

  • Stewardship Committee – Their focus is to provide parishioners and visitors with stewardship and evangelism information and financial support for the church’s ministries.

  • The Arts Guild (TAG) –aims to provide a cultural focal point within the church and community by sponsoring activities such as concerts, shows, plays and festivals.

  • Communication Committee –is responsible for the church’s newsletter, social media platforms, website, video platform (Zoom), email and text outreach and contact with outside media


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  •  Altar Guild – Members prepare and have ready the necessary items needed for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, funerals, marriages and any special services.

  • Lay Eucharist Ministers/Lay Eucharist Visitors – Trained and licensed lay ministers who assist the priest during service and who carry the Holy Sacrament to the sick and shut-ins.

  • Saint Ann’s Flower Guild – secures pledges for and purchases flowers and greenery for the Altar. On Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day they decorate the Altar and provide Memorial Bulletins.

  • The Tape Ministry – The tape ministry operates the church’s audio-visual system during services and special events. Services are recorded for later playback and for the sick and shut-ins

  • Ushers – assist and greet parishioners and visitors with seating and sharing the bulletin. They bring the elements to the Altar for Holy Eucharist, collect the offerings and record attendance.

  • Worship Committee – in coordination with the priest plans special services and events. These events include Lenten study, honoring Veterans, New Year’s Eve and Revival celebrations.

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