Growing | Learning | Serving
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.
Therefore, my heart leaps for joy,
and with my song will I praise Him.
“My heart leaps for joy and with my song will I praise Him.” In choosing this passage from Psalm 28:7 as the theme for 2016 – 2017 Guild year, Co-President, Lyn Cates said, “Hymns have played an important part in my church life and seem a natural and fitting way to show thankfulness to God.” Adding, “Please join us this year as we share our talents, both musical and otherwise, in expressing our gratitude for God’s blessings.”
Coming in April…The Love of the Cross by Cathy Scott. Contact Sue Ceravolo at [email protected] or 706-268-3576 for information.
The Big Canoe Women’s Guild has a heart for volunteering and service and provides many opportunities for members to share their time and expertise. Through the Legacy of Caring initiatives, the Guild has raised and donated over $1.4 million to support charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson Counties, making lives a little happier and a little less difficult for those in need. In 2016-2017 we will be raising money to support charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson Counties that focus on enabling the well-being of women and children by providing life skills to overcome the cycle of poverty, oppression or substance abuse.
Angels in the Woods
A Legacy of Service Since 1988
The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild evolved from a small group of women meeting in members’ homes for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. It was at the January 21, 1988, meeting at Dorothy de Albuquerque’s home that the “Circle” decided to seek the blessings of Dr. Vernon Broyles and the Chapel Trustees to formally establish an organization for all women in the Big Canoe Community. During 1988–1990, there were no officers and the group gathered in members’ homes and shared the role of discussion leader. Since that time, the Guild has grown in terms of membership and positive impact on the Big Canoe community. In recent years, over 250 members and their guests participate in the annual Fall Retreat and the special Christmas program. Activities of the Guild have been guided through the years by its Presidents and the various committee chairs serving the membership today.