Ministry Groups

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” - John 20:21

Ministry Groups

Outreach and in-reach ministries provide opportunities to share the love of Christ and practice looking beyond yourself to the people around you while you connect with and serve your community. You don’t need to be part of a group to serve God and others. You can simple start by sharing whatever you have to offer with your neighbor. However, St. Edward’s offers a variety of ministry groups that encourage fellowship within and beyond the church campus.  

Altar Guild

What:  Altar guild is a sacred service where members prepare the Altar for worship and clean up following the worship times along with other duties.

When:  As scheduled on a rotating basis

Where:  Church sanctuary

Who:  Adults who are sincere in their faith

Contact:  Carol McQuagge

Men's Prayer Breakfast

What:  A group of men gathering for worship, prayer, study and encouragement.

When:  First Saturday of every month a 8:30 am

Where:  One Flight Up in downtown Mount Dora

Who:  Men of all ages

Contact:  Fr. Mark Lafler


What:  Ultreya is a word that means forward or onward.  This group connected to the Cursillo Movement focuses on fellowship, prayer and encouragement.  We usually begin our time together with a potluck.

When:  Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Beginning with covered-dish meal.

Where:  Shipes House.

Who:  Adults are welcome

Contact:  MJ Smith

Order of St. Luke (OSL)

What: A healing community focused on prayers of healing of body, soul, and mind.

When: Monday 

Where: Shipes house

Who: Open to all adults who are committed to  joining a healing community

Contact:  MJ Smith

Knitting Group

What:  A group of  persons who crochet and knit that gather to make prayer shawls and blankets.

When:  2nd and 4th Wednesday at 1:00 pm

Where:  Hartridge Hall

Who:  All are welcome

Contact:  Ann Brown

Grief Workshops

What: Grief workshop with a twist of joy. For those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.The workshops focus on our walk with the Lord and the comfort we find in embracing the truth of Scripture as we mourn.

When: The workshops are held 2x a year and consist of 8 consecutive weekly sessions – Spring and Fall

The Spring 2024 Class will begin
February 21st, 2024. 

Where: Hartridge Hall

Who: All adults are welcome

Contact:  Rev. Kim Spear, Deacon