Due to these uncertain times, the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild will not be holding monthly meetings for the fiscal year 2020/2021. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Capps; [email protected]

We are planning our long awaited Books and More sale in the spring of 2021!  Please continue to save your gently used women’s accessories (jewelry, scarves, purses, hats and shoes) and we will let you know as soon as the sale can be safely scheduled.   



The Women’s Guild is open to ALL women of Big Canoe and surrounding area!
When we are able to meet again, our 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

  What a different experience we will have participating in our Women’s Guild Bible Study this year due  to COVID 19!  For our Fall study, we will be  offering a ten week video series beginning September 16th and ending November 18th.  Jen Wilkin, a renowned Lifeway Christian speaker, writer, and teacher of Women’s Bible Studies, will be leading us in “Better: A Study of Hebrews.”

I hope you will join us.  If so, the video will be emailed directly to you and is free of charge.  You may watch the video at your own convenience, on your own device.  Unfortunately, we cannot meet as a group to watch together as we have before.  Choosing your own study time to suit your own schedule can be a blessing, though!  a study guide is also available for purchase.  The cost is $13.99, plus tax and shipping.  You may use the study guide on your own, or you may sign up to participate in a small group discussion via Zoom.  You may form your own small groups, if you wish, or we will organize small groups as  needed.

Please respond to the following questions if you would like to join us, and I hope you will!
Would you like to receive an email  with a link to the videos for Jen Wilkin’s study?

Would you like to order a study guild through the Women’s Guild?  You may also order  one
on your own through Amazon or another website.

Would you like to participate in a small group discussion on a weekly basis? If you form a small
group on your own, the day and time of your  discussion is totally at your  discretion.  If you
need assistance with participating on Zoom, someone will be more than happy to help you.

I look forward to hearing from you and studying God’s Word in a whole new  way!

Please contact Barbara Dennison – [email protected]


Benevolence and Outreach

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


“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.




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