Co-Presidents
Faye Webster & Catherine Capps

The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild extends an invitation to ALL women of  Big Canoe and the surrounding area to join us this year as we pursue our theme, “Counting on God.” 

Guild meetings are held the second Thursday of each month, September to April, at 10:00 a.m. in  Cousins Hall .  Please join us as we “Count on God” to enrich our  Christian fellowship, deepen our walk through Bible Study, and continue to benefit the many charities we support in Pickens and Dawson counties.

We are guided by the words of Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Women’s Guild Board Members

Books & More:  Due to our current Covid-19 situation, our Books & More sale has been postponed  indefinitely. Please check back for updates!

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Pat Papke at [email protected] ; Judi Schoeler at [email protected]or Jo Young at [email protected]

Meetings

The Women’s Guild is open to ALL women of Big Canoe and surrounding area!
Guild meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month from September through April.  Coffee and fellowship at 9:30: Program begins at 10:00 a.m.

 

Bible Study

  Bible Study will continue in the fall!

 

Benevolence and Outreach

Click here to see a list of charities supported this year.

 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

“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.

  

Board

The Women’s Guild Board for 2019-2020
Click here to find contact information for each board member.
Contact us with questions or to volunteer.

 

Heritage

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.

  • Susan Wilson & Ann Velderman  1991-1992
  • Charlotte Geoghegan McCloskey   1991-1993
  • Hope Patton & Sue Bergman   1993-1994
  • Anne Miller 1994-1995
  • Bobbie Garner 1995-1996
  • Jane Vann 1996-1997
  • Peggy Lehmberg 1997-1999
  • Lewise Neely 1999-2000
  • Emily Thurman 2000-2001
  • Jane Brooks 2001-2002
  • Nancy Rampenthal 2002-2003
  • Liz Donovan-Davis 2003-2004
  • Jackie Gilmer 2004-2005
  • Nancy Shirah 2005-2006
  • Barb Weagly 2006-2007
  • Devon Collins & Fran Saling 2007-2008
  • Elaine Estill & Pat Tipton 2008-2009
  • Devon Collins & Patricia McCormick 2009-2010
  • Polly Mills & Anne Youmans 2010-2011
  • Sandi Keel & Verna Rauschenberg 2011-2012
  • Cheryl Gregory & Jean Lomax 2012-2013
  • Sylvia Helms & Sue Hauseman 2013-2014
  • Millann Funk & Cherry Harden 2014-2015
  • Bettye Jo Isherwood & Janice Yahres 2015-2016
  • Lyn Cates & Barbara Fussell 2016-2017
  • Kay Lathem & Ruth Slim 2017-2018
  • Judy Bellenger & Susan Eanes 2018-2019
  • Catherine Capps & Faye Webster 2019-2020