The Guild is open to ALL ladies in Big Canoe and the surrounding area.
“Hearts to God – Hands to Work,” this year’s Guild theme, exemplifies the purposes of the Guild: To bring together all women of the Big Canoe community, to encourage Christian fellowship, to understand God’s will for our lives through Bible study, and to promote activities that benefit those in need in the surrounding area.
The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild has a heart for volunteering and service and provides opportunities for members to share their time and expertise. Through the Legacy of Caring initiatives, the Guild has raised and donated over $1.8 million to support charitable organizations in Pickens and Dawson Counties, making lives a little happier and a little less difficult for those in need.
2018-2019 Women’s Guild Board
Thursday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. in the Broyles Center
Father George L. Choyce, author of The Potter’s Wheel: How Epilepsy Changed my Life, will share how a life-altering diagnosis transformed his selfish spiritual ambitions to an astonishingly abundant life beyond all that he ever imagined.
This year’s Wednesday morning Bible Study will be led by Nancy Lucenay and Janet Larsen. The study, developed by Nancy herself, will focus on “Divine Encounters.” To register go by or call the Chapel office at 470-273-6768 or at Sunday stand-around beginning August 26. Cost of the class is $5.00, which will cover the study booklet.
Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. starting on September 12.
“The World is Hugged by the Faithful Arms of Volunteers”
This statement by Terri Guillemets is a wonderful picture of those who embrace volunteer opportunities in the various Women’s Guild activities. For many years outreach programs of the Women’s Guild have provided support to several charities in Dawson and Pickens counties and that continues today. The Outreach Committee organizes visits to the Nursing Home in Jasper and assistance at the Jasper Thrift Store.
The Legacy of Caring initiatives offers a myriad of opportunities for involvement – from making casseroles and baking treats to sorting books in Book Nook, setting up Collector’s Corner to assisting with the Gala and Auction. There’s a place of service for each person, a place where one can share not only their time and talents but love, hope, and comfort to the less fortunate in our community.
Angels in the Woods
Angels in the Woods is a wing of the Big Canoe Women’s Guild Legacy of Caring. This program is a year-round way to honor, remember, or celebrate someone special with an honorarium. All donations to the program go to charities in Pickens and Dawson Counties that are supported by the Women’s Guild Legacy of Caring.
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.