Guild Activities

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Donations, gifts, assistance and good works  to various Parish activities

  •   Parish treasuries
  •   Various Parish Organizations and Activities
  •   Other Charitable Organizations
  •   Outreach
  •   Memoriams for deceased members
  •   The Drillen Award for religious studies

Contributions to Church and Parish Goals

  • Doing work, repairs and renovations to Parish property within a group’s capabilities
  • Providing and/or financing labour and materials
  • Holding breakfasts, dinners, suppers, yard and garage sales for fund-raising and fun.
  • Serving in Community Kitchens
  • Serving as ushers/sidesmen, counters, crossing guards, coffee hosts
  • Assisting other parish groups by labour and/or projects
  • Assisting at Synod and conferences
  • Various social and religious events
    – Annual St. Joseph’s Day (March 19th) Communion Gathering
    – Installation of Officers
    – Picnics, Pancake Supper, BBQ’s, Dinners
  • Halloween grounds watch
  • Flood Watch
  • Church Nativity Scene and decorations at Christmas.

Recipients of Donations, Gifts, Assistance and Good Works by Various Guilds in Various Locations

  • Students in religious studies
  • Honduras Mission Team
  • Church picnic
  • Mens Shelters
  • Community Kitchens and Food Banks – Gifts and work
  • Other Parishes and Guilds
  • Lay Ministry
  • Parish Nursing Ministry
  • Rector’s Discretionary Fund
  • Samaritan’s Purse Project
  • Christmas Outreach
  • Senior’s Shuttle
  • Pewtersmiths
  • Anglican Church Women
  • Sanctuary Guild
  • Anglican Men’s Conference
  • Puppeteers ( including Belize Mission)
  • Memoriams for deceased members
  • Visiting, flowers, cards, etc for ailing members
  • Various Youth Groups
  • Sunday Schools
  • Needy attendees to Church and Bible camps
  • Youth Pastorage
  • Restoration
  • Mother’s Union
  • Urbana Conference attendees
  • Parish Treasury
  • Ladies Appreciation dinner
  • Hurricane Relief

Typical Repairs, Renovations, Purchases, etc. performed by various Guilds

  • Purchase equipment for church organizations
  • Donate towards purchase of equipment.
  • Purchase and install Nativity Scene, artificial wreaths, garlands & Christmas tree
  • Repair hall tables
  • Kitchen cabinet modifications
  • Purchase of kitchen equipment
  • Commemorative plaque of Organists on organ
  • Information to Public Archives
  • Display at Synod
  • Repair, assemble and erect library bookcases
  • Build puppet stage, and special portable stage for Belize
  • Build and repair candleholders for Service of Hope
  • Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Crosses for Youth Service
  • Large Cross for Easter Service
  • Organized cleanup of church yard
  • Gardening at retirement home
  • Cleaned equipment and junk out of Hall
  • Paint various church premises
  • Purchased equipment for kitchen
  • Ramp for wheelchairs
  • Major renovations in Rectory
  • Repairs to church signs
  • Upgrading/repair of grave tops and grounds
  • New sacristy steps
  • Repairs to plumbing and fixtures
  • Provided handicap and no skateboarding signs
  • Pew “comfortization” and refurbishing kneelers
  • Refurbished Hymn Number Boards (and numbers)
  • Modified bookracks and provided cushions for choir
  • Fertilized church and rectory lawns
  • Purchase of prayer books and hymnals
  • Installing energy efficient bulbs, fixtures and switches
  • Repairs to sprinkler system
  • Repairs to heating/cooling system.
  • Upgrading signage
  • Flood Watch