Saint Michael’s needs your gifts and talents! Please look at the various ways you can connect and share with others.

Service Opportunities

St. Michael’s is an inclusive church with a place for every gift and talent. If you have an interest not listed, please reach out to the Priest or the church office so that we can match you to a ministry.  If you’re ready to get involved, please contact us today.

Acolyte Ministry

Youth who serve the clergy and congregation during worship services. Acolytes are included in a variety of functions, including the lighting of candles and the processions in and out of the church, as well as serving at the altar.

Altar Guild

This team enhances the spiritual life of St. Michael’s through attention to the environment in which we worship. Their work celebrates the beauty of holiness and its relationship with God in Jesus Christ. They set up the sanctuary for all services conducted during the year—all Sunday services, baptisms, weddings, funerals, confirmation, and special services.


The St. Michael’s Choir sings on Sunday mornings and for seasonal services throughout the liturgical year. They also participate in the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols in December. The choir welcomes those interested in music, singing, instrumental performance, and other skills.

Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers

A lector is a layperson who reads aloud the prescribed Scripture or leads the prayers of the people. Eucharistic ministers (also known as Chalice Bearers) assist the celebrant in the distribution of the sacrament. Lectors and Eucharistic ministers serve during weekly worship, as well as for special services such as Christmas Eve.

Building and Grounds Committee

Do you have a green thumb? Do you have basic repair or building interest or experience? The building and grounds committee needs you! We have special events (clean up day, planting, grounds update, short term building projects), and ongoing upkeep needs. This committee includes individuals, groups, and families, depending on the type of project.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Lay Eucharistic Visitors take communion to those in our community who are unable to attend services, due to their own issues or those of the family. L.E.V. leave from services to share communion and the prayers of the congregation.


Individuals with teaching skills are important to help with Christian education. We have support materials, but also welcome your knowledge and creativity.

Family Life

Coffee hour, special events, church fellowship dinners, and other opportunities to meet and share are important to our community growth and development. We welcome those with hospitality skills and interest in helping our community to grow and develop.

Small Group Leaders

Small groups include Bible study, special interest groups, book clubs, and other opportunities for shared interests and fellowship.

Flower Guild

This team prepares flowers for the altar and around the church interior for Sunday services, weddings, funerals, and various receptions and special events as requested. They work with God’s gifts of flowers and talent to beautify His House, specifically on the altar, to draw the worshippers’ eyes up to the cross. Volunteers need not have arranging experience.


This group welcomes people at the entrance to the nave, hands out the church program, collects the offering, and assists wherever needed to promote and encourage an atmosphere of reverence and order before, during, and after services.  During the pandemic, ushers help with making sure of safe protocols as outlined for the health of all attendees.  With return to in-person services, we are in need of ushers!   The steps are very simple and are outlined for safety for all.

Get Involved

There are always opportunities and needs to share your gifts and talents with others. If you are interested, please speak with the priest, speak with a vestry member, or call the church office.

640 N. Washington Ave.
Cookeville TN, 38501
At the Corner of Washington Ave and 7th Street

(931) 526-4654