Everyone who enters our sanctuary or chapel to attend Sunday, Easter or Christmas services, First Wednesday Chapel Eucharist, baptisms, marriage ceremonies or memorial services witnesses the work of the members of the Altar Guild. The Guild members arrange altar and chapel flowers, care for the linens, brass and silver, and assure that the vestments and banners are ready for each service and season. During Christmas and Holy Week they beautify the church with special decorations.
The Guild is divided into four teams. Each team consists of two or three members and is on duty only one week a month. On months where there are five Sundays, the teams rotate in turn throughout the year.
Each team determines its own preparation schedule; however, most teams meet for 30 – 40 minutes on a Friday or Saturday. On Sunday morning one team member cleans up after the 8am service and the others clean up after the 10am service.
Mary Cloutier coordinates the altar flower donations, contacting people who have given flowers in the previous year, communicating with the florist and providing Grace Notes bulletin announcements. If you’d like to donate or arrange flowers, please talk with Mary.
Sheila Baraze (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mary Cloutier (email@example.com), and Arlene Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org) serve as co-directors and share the responsibilities for coordinating Guild activities.
All interested men, women and teenagers are invited to join this ministry. We’re seeking additional members so there can be 3 and possibly 4 members per team.