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

A Journey Through Lent to Easter
Beginning Tuesday, March 5th
EasterJourney Download the Guide for the Lenten Season
United Thank Offering
Now available
The little blue boxes are now available for your thankful coins. The UTO is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church.
Newsletter deadline
Wednesday, March 20
Please submit all articles to Linda Gyurko.
The Way of Love
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 pm
This 5-week Lenten program is based on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s design that includes a nine-point approach to practices for a Jesus-centered life. [Benedictine Way will resume on Wednesday, May 1]
Dress 2 Impress
through March 24
Family Partners and Dress 2 Impress is celebrating 160 years of helping fathers and families. All Saints is conducting a clothing drive for men's suits, sports jackets, dress shirts, dress pants, belts, ties, socks, and shoes. The racks will be in Bristol Hall from March 3rd thru the 24th. Can we help Family Partners celebrate 160 years with 160 articles of clothing? See the flyer on the Outreach bulletin board, or call Phyllis Kata, 732-892-5198.
Lenten Soup Supper
Sunday, March 24, 6:00 pm
We will gather in Bristol Hall to share a meal and fellowship. A sign up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board outside Bristol Hall. Additional questions, please call Julie, 732 740 9675. Extra crock pots available, if needed!
Supper with All Saints
Tuesday, March 26, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We welcome all to enjoy good food with friends. For any who would like to help serve the dinner, please check the sign-up sheet on the Outreach bulletin board in Bristol Hall. See you on the the 26th!
In Reach Committee Invitation
Sunday, March 31, after Hospitality
All interested parishioners, please join us in the Conference Room. We’ll be talking about our programs to keep in touch with our fellow parishioners in need or sorrow and other activities and initiatives. We welcome new members and especially men of the parish, to join us. “Come and see!”
Easter Baskets for St. Gregory's Pantry
Through Sunday, April 7
Please stop by the pussy willow display in Bristol Hall and select a special "egg," created by our church school children. Each one has the gender and age of a child from birth to 17, hoping the Easter Bunny will bring a basket for Easter morning. We invite you to create a basket or buy one already made, and return it to Bristol Hall by Sunday, April 7th. We also have suggestions for items to include in a basket if you’re looking for ideas.
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