Growing | Learning | Serving
The Guild is open to ALL ladies in Big Canoe and the surrounding area.
Opening Meeting: Thursday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. in the Broyles Center
Rev. Dr. Diane Parrish, pastor of Kennesaw United Methodist Church, will speak on the theme, “Why Not Me?” You will enjoy hearing of her journey from Hollywood, singing with Tony Orlando and Dawn and Barry Manilow, to her current date ministry.
October Retreat: Thursday, October 12, 9:00 a.m., in the Broyles Center
Our Retreat this year will be a celebration of the Circles of Women in our lives. It will be a “Stay-Retreat” held here in the Broyles Center. We ask you to come and bring friends and neighbors…ladies who are part of your lives. Dr. Ellen Shepard will speak on “Our One Wild and Precious Life”…a celebration of what we have already done and all that is to come. The two morning sessions will be followed by a delicious lunch.
Begin thinking of your “circles,” and plan to bring these ladies to our Retreat on October 12th.
This year’s Wednesday morning Bible study will be led by Nancy Lucenay and Janet Larsen. The study will focus on the women in the Bible, a study developed by Nancy herself. Nancy spent over 30 years ministering with her husband, Harry, in Hong Kong. You may sign up for the Bible Study at the Chapel Office or Chapel Stand Around. Cost of the class is $5.00 which will cover the study booklet.
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 $1.6 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 2017-2018 we will bring back the Tour of Homes to raise 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.