Using God’s Gifts

Why we’re here

St. Aidans’ mission is: To grow as a faith family so that everyone will experience God’s love.

God owns everything … always has, always will.  God has given us many blessings –

God expects us to take care of these blessings – to be Stewards of those Gifts …  Every Day.

We’re always looking for ways to use His gifts.

Parish Ministries – Helping

Parish Activities – Building Trust and Relationships through Fellowship

Parish Groups – Organizing for Ministry

Hartford Community Lunch – As an outreach program to the community, St Aidan’s coordinates a monthly free hot lunch program on the last Saturday of every month.  The ecumenical lunch is hosted by First United Methodist Church in conjunction with St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, St. Kilian’s Catholic Church, St. John’s United Church of Christ and Redeemer Lutheran Church.  The lunch starts at 11:30 AM and ends at 12:30 PM.  The free meal is for those in any kind of need in the Hartford area. The needs often aren’t just financial. Consider those who live alone, those who have lost a spouse and yearn for companionship, those who no longer cook for themselves and those who can’t afford to go out for a meal.  Matthew’s gospel calls on us to visit the sick, to give drink to the thirsty, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked and to welcome the stranger.  Volunteers are always welcome, starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 2:00 PM. Work as long as you want.  For more information about how you can become involved, please contact Larry Thomas, 262-955-4900.

Family Promise  St. Aidan’s is one of many churches in Washington County who support a program for homeless families. We partner with United Methodist to provide volunteers to staff the shelter. You may be asked to provide a meal, serve as an evening host or act as an overnight volunteer.  One day, once every 12 weeks.

Highway Cleanup– Three times a year, parishioners “keep it  clean” along Hwy 83 south of Hartford.  You meet at church and proceed to the Erin Restaurant. Bags and orange vests are provided.  About 2-3 hours, on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

  • The Last Saturday of every month, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Hosted by First United Methodist Church
  • Initiated Sept, 2012 by St. Aidan’s Deacon Peter Koeller (RIP)
  • Current Director, Larry Thomas, St. Aidan’s

Using our spaces

We have an accessible building – one floor, no steps
We are not afraid to do something new or different – “be not afraid”
Becoming a Beloved Community – we are having discussions about social justice
Parish hall is used by many groups – inside the parish and outside
B&GC – Formerly used by Boys and Girls Club (ice breaker for Hartford). 
Now B&GC has expanded twice and moved on to bigger facilities.
Community Lunch – monthly, program has expanded and moved to bigger facilities.
AA – two groups, weekly
Casa Guadalupe – ESL – Occasionally
Two rummage sales take place each year in the Parish Hall (General Rummage in the Spring and Guy’s Rummage in the Fall).
Christmas Bazaar happens in the parish hall.
Game nights, movie nights, TV nights happen in the parish hall.
Our parish picnic happens in the building and on the south lawn.
A “Potato Bar” precedes the ecumenical Lenten service.

Formerly, the south lot of the property was a “Community Garden”.  Other gardens sprang up in town, and we have now abandoned the project. (Deer and rabbits also had something to do with shutting things down).

Of course, the building is used for weddings, baptisms, funerals & receptions.