The Episcopal Church 




Church Periodical Club   The Church Periodical Club is an Episcopal institution; its ministry is to supply books, magazines, tapes, videos and computer programs free to those who cannot otherwise obtain them and to raise the money to do this.

United Thank Offering  We will focus particularly on projects that implement significant change toward alleviating profound human suffering that the Millennium Development Goals address. Our work will directly impact the lives of women and children.

Altar Guild   The ALTAR GUILD is one of the most essential – and often most invisible – ministries of the church.  Its primary purpose is to prepare for celebrations of the Holy Eucharist and other sacraments of the church.  The Altar Guild sets the table for the Eucharistic Feast.  The Altar Guild’s work provides both order and beauty for worship services.  This is a very special ministry that we offer to Our Lord, as we prepare for His presence among us.

Sometimes the ALTAR GUILD includes a FLOWER GUILD, a LINEN SEWING GUILD, and/or a WEDDING GUILD.

The FLOWER GUILD prepares the Altar flowers each week and decorates the church for special occasions like Palm Sunday, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other festivals. 

The LINEN SEWING GUILD makes and repairs the Altar linens.  This ministry uses their skill of fine hand sewing and embroidery to supply the linens used throughout the church and chapel.  Some Linen Sewing Guilds now use sewing machines to make their linens.

The WEDDING GUILD assists with all the details of the weddings and helps ensure the wedding runs smoothly.  This ministry helps make the day a memorable and holy occasion.

The Diocesan Altar Guild newsletter advises churches and Altar Guilds on subjects that make their ministry easier and more effective.  Annual meetings are held to provide workshops and an opportunity to meet and learn from Altar Guild members from other churches.       Judy Henderson, Altar Guild Directress


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