The Women’s Guild
The mission of Women’s Guild is to build community among the women of our parish through spiritual, social and charitable activities. The Women’s Guild welcomes ALL parish women, not just members of our circles, to join in our socials, fundraising events and outreach projects. Attending Women’s Guild socials is a great opportunity to meet other parish women and find out more about the Guild.
The various circles of the Women’s Guild are smaller groups of women with common interests and missions:
Love, labor (works of charity) & libations, not necessarily in that order, best describe our circle’s fun-loving attitude. Members are married or single, ages 30’s – 50’s. Our main focus is to be a social outlet for fellow women with our charitable support dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence through our time, talent and treasure.
St. Anne fostered in Mary her daughter a love of God – demonstrated by Mary’s acceptance of her role as the mother of Jesus. Our members also try, accepting through God, our roles of caring for each other physically, socially, and spiritually and helping our community by choosing service projects – one year we sewed pillows for breast cancer patients. Our long history of working together has become a high priority in our lives providing a sense of connectedness within our parish.
St. Bridget of Sweden combined her role as wife and mother with her service to Christ and community through charitable acts, kindness and inspiration. As mothers of school age children (K-12), our members take on the same challenge of finding balance in their own lives. St. Bridget’s circle is a supportive fellowship of women who meet for evening socials and serve the parish and community through combined good works.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
This circle was formed to fulfill two central roles for the women of All Saints – service to the community and service to each other through our fellowship. Our current charity is The Sullivan Center. Some support the Center through financial contributions or by participating in a clothing or food drive. Others are able to support the Center by volunteering there. Our members are married and single and range in age from mid 30’s to their mid 50’s. The meetings are held in the evening, since most of us work or have other commitments during the day. The meeting starts with a simple dinner and time to socialize, followed by a brief business discussion to plan our calendar and talk about upcoming events. The women of St. Elizabeth Circle love getting together to learn more about each other and we hope to cultivate an environment in which friendships can grow. Activities include cooking classes, wine tastings, family pool parties, and more to come!
St. Margaret of Scotland Circle
Our circle strives for a balance of good works and good relationships as our members carry on the traditions of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland of the 11th Century. Like her, we are concerned about the poor and strive to be strong promoters of religion, education and works of charity. We are the oldest circle at All Saints – but young at heart!
Queen of Peace
This circle assists the parish family through service and prayer. Members range in age from retirees to young moms. We share a common goal of dedication to social outreach activities that benefit women, children and families. At our meeting, business is discussed and a social time is incorporated as well. Some activities include delivering Easter baskets, gathering for potluck and going to a play. We meet at night and the meeting place is tbd.
The purpose of St. Monica’s circle is to bring together women of young children so that we may enrich one another’s lives through spiritual activities, service to our parish and the community, and social events. If you are interested in joining us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.