Groups & Guilds
Open to parishioners and non-parishioners. If not already, join one and encourage others! To get involved in any of these or simply to learn more about how to plug-in to life at Church of the Holy Communion, contact Minister of Hospitality Kate Schurch(kschurch [at] holycommunion [dot] org) (767.6987 x23)
All Saints Guild for women gathers in the daytime for fellowship and educational programs. Twice a year (Dec. and May) it provides financial gifts to faith-based organizations. Meets September-May on the second Tuesday of each month 10:30-12:00 in Room 308. Bring a sandwich; refreshments are provided. Contact: Betty Lyon 901.685.7108
Altar Guild provides an opportunity for women, men and youth to practice behind-the-scenes hospitality through preparation of the space where God’s people gather for worship. This prayerful fellowship time includes putting worship resources in place and cleaning communion vessels. Members meet whenever their weekly team is on duty and seasonally to support liturgies. Contacts: Milton Rogers(amhrogers [at] hotmail [dot] com) 901.302.5077; Sarah Doyle(sarah.doyle3181 [at] hotmail [dot] com) 901.323.7321
Brotherhood of St. Andrew is an evangelism ministry of The Episcopal Church that brings men together for fellowship, prayer and service. Annually it hosts the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, whose proceeds benefit faith-based organizations. Meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. for worship and education. Breakfast refreshments are served. Contact: Nat Johnson 901.485.6180 naj3 [at] aol [dot] com
Centering Prayer meets the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. in Quilling Memorial Chapel for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina (praying the scriptures). All are welcome and instruction is available for any interested newcomers. The labrynth is also available to walk in Cheney Parish Hall. Contact: Eileen Olewinski 901.377.8141
Daughters of The King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women (an Order) dedicated to a life of prayer, service and evangelism. Women are communicants of The Episcopal Church and other traditions. Meets September-May on the second Sunday of each month 12:30-1:30 in the Carrick Room. The women of this Order offer daily, individual prayers for the concerns on our Prayer List.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is committed to bringing together all the women of the parish by strengthening their spiritual lives, providing learning opportunities for themselves as well as others who attend their seasonal educational offerings, supporting Christ-centered service/ministry, offering social/community-building gatherings and organizing certain seasonal events of the parish. Meetings are called throughout the year to maintain fellowship and conduct certain business matters. Contact: Jocelyn Busby(jocelynbusby [at] gmail [dot] com) 901.683.3254
Gailor Guild for women gathers in the evening for fellowship and educational programs. One of its annual events is the Super Bowl Sunday “Soup Sale” to benefit those in need. Meets September-May on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Carrick Room. Light refreshments are provided. Contact: Liz Crites(lizcrites [at] hotmail [dot] com) 901.574.0098
Knitting Ministry prayerfully crafts shawls for adults, youth/children and infants, prayer caps, scarves and “prayer bears” for parishioners and non-parishioners as reminders of God’s comfort and embrace. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Room 307. Bring a sandwich; refreshments are provided. Contact: Linda Christopher(linclark [at] mindspring [dot] com) 901.647.7634
Men's Bible Study meets Fridays at 7:00 a.m. in Room 214 to study the scripture readings for the coming Sunday.
Pastoral Care offers opportunities to serve in many ways, including preparing and/or delivering food, providing transportation to Sunday or weekday services, making phone calls, sending notes and cards, and visiting the homebound or those in the hospital. Members meet on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. when their assigned team is scheduled. Contact: Marilyn Arensberg(mjarensberg [at] yahoo [dot] com) 901.496.4894
Poetry and Conversation meets on First Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Carrick Room. Leadership is shared in this group, and each month the leader will bring selected poems for all to read aloud as well as refreshments to share.
The Reading Life meets on the First Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Carrick Room. Contact Janie Morris(morrishome1 [at] bellsouth [dot] net) 901.761.1020