Groups and Guilds
We gather in community in so many ways at Church of the Holy Communion, from worship on Sundays to the small groups that meet regularly to study, pray and care for our church family. To get
involved in any of these or simply to learn more about how to plug into life
at Church of the Holy Communion, contact Minister of Hospitality Elizabeth
All Saints Guild for women gathers in the daytime for fellowship
and educational programs. Twice a year (December 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: Mary Cargill, 901-487-2977.
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 are Milton Rogers, 901-302-5077 and Sarah
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.
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, 901-683-3254. Diocese ECW can be found on Facebook here.
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, 901-574-0098.
Ministry started in 2004 and quickly grew into a thriving parish program. CHC’s knitters meet on the third Tuesday of
each month at 11 a.m. in the Carrick Room to knit shawls, caps and prayer
bears for those in need of prayer and comfort in the parish and beyond.
They are also delivered to individuals and families celebrating extraordinary events
in their lives, like births and baptisms. The group is open to all, from
knitting neophytes to purling pros. If you would like to donate yarn to the
ministry, please contact Linda Christopher. Financial donations also are welcome for this ministry.
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, making phone calls, sending notes and cards and visiting
the homebound or those in the hospital. Contact the Reverend Ben Badgett.
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. Contact Tricia Dewey.
The Reading Life meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 11:00
a.m. in the Carrick Room. Contact Janie Morris, 901-761-1020.