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.

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Upcoming Events

Bahamas Hurricane Relief Collection
Sunday, October 13
All churches in the Diocese of New Jersey have been asked to conduct a special collection to benefit the people of the Bahamas who have suffered from Hurricane Dorian. Envelopes will be placed in the pews Sunday, Oct. 6 & 13. We will send our donations to the Diocese of New Jersey. Bishop Stokes will forward all the proceeds to the Discretionary Fund of The Rt. Rev'd Laish Zane Boyd Sr., Bishop of The Diocese of the Bahamas and The Turks and Caicos Islands.
Women's Guild Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 12:00 noon
please join us, one and all, for "Zoo on Wheels" presented by Gianna Ross of the Philadelphia Zoo (& Barbara Tuzio's granddaughter). Bring a sandwich, dessert and beverages will be provided. 12:00, a short meeting, program to follow at 1:00 p.m.
Harvest Pot Luck Supper
Sunday, October 20, 6:00 pm
Fall is a time for friendship and food! Please bring a covered dish to Bristol Hall to share. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board, it is not necessary to sign up but helpful in planning the event. Also BYOB...bring your own beverage.
Newsletter Deadline
Wednesday, October 23
Please submit all articles for the newsletter to Linda Gyurko.
Supper with All Saints
Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 pm
Please come and share a bewitching meal with tasty brews (iced tea and lemonade), and devilishly delicious desserts, from 4-6 pm in Bristol Hall. Costumes welcome, but not required.
St. Nicholas Bazaar donations
Through Friday, November 1
Your many wonderful donations may be brought to the church beginning October 1. Please do not bring items before the date or leave them on the porch or in the church office.
Soles for the Harvest - 5K and Fun Run
Saturday, November 2
proceeds support groups to help alleviate hunger in NJ. For registration, directions and prize details, see the flyer on the Outreach bulletin board
All Saints Day celebration
Sunday, November 3, after the 10:15 service
Please join us at a reception as we rejoice in 130 years!
Wanted
by November 3
copies of pictures of All Saints Church thru the years for our “TIMELINE” to display on All Saints Day, November 3. If you have photos from weddings or special events please make a copy, label them with the date, the occasion, the people and your phone number so they can be returned. Contact Julie Chowansky (732-740-9675) or put them in my mail box in the church office.
Altar Flowers
Sunday
Please consider donating flowers for the altar in honor or memory of loved ones. Many weeks for this year are still available. The sign up book is in the Narthex. The cost for Altar flowers is $55 and Font flowers is $65.
Recurring Events
Sundays and Wednesdays
Please view our events page for specific times.

Other Information

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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