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.


Welcome Back Luncheon

To be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 11:30 am. All women of All Saints are welcome as we gather in Bristol Hall to enjoy lunch, programs, and fellowship with each other. This month, lunch will be served, followed by guest speaker, Dominick Mazzagetti, author of stories about the Jersey Shore.

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Upcoming Events

"Loose Plate" Collection
Sunday, November 18
To aid the towns flooded by Florence in the Carolina's and those swept away by Michael's fierce winds in Florida and Georgia. We will place envelopes in the pews for your contributions and checks can be made out to All Saints, with "hurricane" in the memo line. We have been there, we know recovery is a long process, we can help.
Church School
Sunday, November 18
Because of the school breaks and Thanksgiving, Church school will only meet on November 18.
St. Gregory’s Pantry Holiday Distribution
Sunday, November 18, 2:00-4:00 pm and Monday, November 19, 9:00-2:00 pm
Sunday afternoon: Youth needed to carry food. Monday: Any time would be appreciated; help is especially needed after 1:00.
Newsletter Deadline
Wednesday, November 21
Please submit all articles to Linda Gyurko.
Church Office Closed
Friday, November 23
In observance of Thanksgiving, the church office will be closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
St. Gregory’s Toy Drive
Sunday, November 25
Please take an ornament or 2 (each ornament will have the gender and age of children from birth to 17.) and buy a present for the families served by St. Gregory's Pantry.
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Supper with All Saints
Tuesday, November 27, serving from 4pm to 6pm
We look forward to welcoming All Saints parishioners and friends from the surrounding community to share our post-Thanksgiving evening meal. Shall we gather together to ask the Lord's blessings, and share a meal with friends.
Bay Head Christmas Walk
Friday, December 7, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Please join us at All Saints to welcome the season with our Christmas Tree Lighting, Caroling, and Christmas cookie treats. We need volunteers to bake their favorite cookies and greeters to welcome visitors.
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Holiday Gifts for Overseas Military Personnel
Saturday, December 8
All Saints is placing a box in Bris-tol Hall to collect donations like lip balm, sunscreen, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrushes/toothpaste, shaving supplies, socks, bug repellent, candy, gum, pretzels, granola bars, and a card with holiday greetings. 'Tis the season to remember our troops.
Recurring Events
Sundays and Wednesdays
Please view our events page for specific times.
Church Directories
Issued every six months
Everyone who receives email blasts via their email address should have received a digital copy of the Church Directory.
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