All Saints Church — Bay Head

Women's Guild

The ministry of the Women’s Guild is to serve God, the church, the community, and each other and to meet in prayerful fellowship and friendship. Every woman of the parish is a member of All Saints’ Guild and the entire Episcopal Church Women organization. Currently, more than 30 members pay $10 annually to defray the Guild’s expenses.

The Guild holds monthly meetings (September through June) featuring a program or activity. Some meetings also involve a simple “Bring a sandwich” lunch in Bristol Hall, where dessert and a beverage are provided. Favorite gatherings also include the “Giving Tree” Christmas Party in December and “Quiet Day,” a day of prayer and quiet reflection, during Lent.

The Women’s Guild supports its Outreach Program, Inreach Program, and Student Service Awards primarily through two major fundraisers. The Annual Fashion Show Luncheon (which includes a card party) is held at the Bay Head Yacht Club, a huge venue which accommodates the many summer visitors. Approximately $10,000 is made at this elegant event. In November, the beautiful St. Nicholas Bazaar takes place in Bristol Hall. The tables are decorated with white tablecloths, red ribbons and bows, and red and green balloons. Homemade goodies, handcrafted decorations, and gently used giftware fill the tables. It is the prettiest bazaar in the area and is well attended by the community, usually raising about $7,000. Additionally, the Guild hosts a small bridge party in January, which brings in $400.

The charities and organizations that are the beneficiaries of these fundraising efforts include the Bay Head Fire Company, Birthright of Ocean County, Dottie’s House, Episcopal Relief and Development Fund, National Cathedral Association, Ocean’s Harbor House, Point Pleasant Beach First Aid, Point Pleasant Fire Department, Samaritan House, Seaman’s Church Institute, St. Paul’s (Camden) Camp Faith, and St. Gregory’s Pantry.

Within the parish, the Guild presents Student Service Awards in the amount of $700 each year to young parishioners who serve All Saints in some capacity on a regular basis. Applicants for this award must be high school seniors or college students. The Guild also contributes to church needs and the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.

Fashion Show Gift Basket Sign-up
Through July 15th
A sign-up list for themed raffle baskets will be available after Sunday services. Choose your theme from our list and fill the basket with new items pertaining to the theme. Two or more people may partner on purchasing items. Return the unwrapped baskets by July 15.
Fashion Show Ad Journal
Sundays, ongoing
Do you have a favorite business? Stop by the Fashion Show Ad Journal table on Sunday and take a vendor ad form and ask your vendor if they would take an ad in the journal. We also have a list of current vendors and we need volunteers to call on them to request they continue to support the ad journal this year. See Phyllis Kata or Linda Gyurko for more information.
Women’s Guild Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show
July 26, 11:30 am
Join us Thursday, July 26 for the annual Women’s Guild Fashion Show Luncheon and Card Party at the Bay Head Yacht Club. Doors open at 11:30 am and guests can look over the gift baskets and the varied “silent auction” items up for bid. Each basket has a unique theme, such as Coffee Break, Italian Delights and Beach Fun. Luncheon tickets are $50 and there will be tables of 4, 8 or 10. Raffle basket tickets are 16 for $20 and 7 for $10. Throughout the event 50/50 chances will also be available.
Luncheon begins with a cold cucumber soup and offers a choice of chicken salad or a delicious quiche with salad greens. Dessert and coffee are served as the fashion show begins.
This year the fashions originate from J. McLaughlin of Bay Head, Bree Anna Fashions and Styles in Silver from Point Pleasant Beach, Andi’s Gifts and Accessories in Bay Head and Tangerine Boutique in Bay Head. J. McLaughlin includes men’s fashions and all our fashion stores will other items for sale at their boutique tables.

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Upcoming Events

Newsletter Deadline
Wednesday, July 25
Please submit all articles for the newsletter to Linda Gyurko.
Women’s Guild Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show
July 26, 11:30 am
Join us at the Bay Head Yacht Club for this annual event!
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Supper with All Saints
Tuesday, July 31, 4 to 6 pm
Stop by and become one of the “regulars” - everyone is welcome.
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Fun & Family Night at the Lakewood Blue Claws!
Friday, August 3, 7:00 pm
"Take me out to the Ballgame...." Tickets MUST be paid for in advance.
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Recurring Events
Sundays and Wednesdays
Please view our events page for specific times.
Church Directories
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