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, please contact the Reverend Hester Mathes.
All Saints' Guild has been in existence for many years at Church of the Holy Communion. We welcome women of all ages who enjoy getting to know each other and are interested in our church. We meet on the second Tuesdays in September through May at 10:30 in the Carrick room where we have a devotional and learn about church activities. Then we have lunch together with members bringing their own sandwiches and hostesses providing desserts and extras. It is a time of fun and fellowship, love and laughter and support for one another. We encourage visitors to come and check us out! Contact: Annie Mahaffey: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Doyle, 901-323-7321
Brotherhood of St. Andrew is an evangelism ministry of The Episcopal Church that brings men together for fellowship, prayer and service. 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.
CHC’s Knitting 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. Contact Charlton Lyons 767-3340.
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 Jonathan Chesney, jchesney@holycommunion or 767-6987, ex. 4033
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.
Women's Ministry of Holy Communion (affiliated with 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 business matters. Contact Liz Crites at email@example.com. Diocese ECW can be found on Facebook here.