Covid protocols will be place at all Women’s Fellowship events.
The Women’s Fellowship is open to ALL women of Big Canoe and our surrounding area. If you would like to join, please click here.
A message from our Past President, Catherine Capps.
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March 13: General Membership Meeting
2021: A New Vision! Welcoming all ladies of Big Canoe to join us for our first meeting of the year, 2021: A New Vision, Saturday, March 13th, at 10:00 a.m., in the Chapel. Come greet and mingle with new and old friends as we welcome Rev. David Apple as our guest speaker.
A videotape of this meeting will be available on our wedsite.
April 8-10: Books and More Sale
This popular annual used book sale, scheduled for April 8-10 from 9 to 3, is our first fundraiser for 2021! Shoppers will be pleasantly surprised to find a bookstore/boutique at the Chapel:
With the great prices and all proceeds benefiting local community women’s and children’s charities, this is guilt-free shopping at its best! For more information contact Pat Papke at 630-802-1865 or Judi Schoeler at 315-415-5185.
April 15: Prayer Blanket Workshop
Mark your calendar and bring a friend to this fun fellowship for a worthy cause. The first of two Prayer Blanket Workshops sponsored by the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship will be April 15th, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in McCormick Hall. Learn how to make these soft blankets, given away to those in need of comfort at the North Georgia Pregnancy Center. Don’t worry, no sewing skills needed and all materials are provided.
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The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship is excited to share with the women of our community a Bible Study opportunity. We invite you to look over the information presented in this link and encourage you to sign up.
CHRISTMAS ELVES PROJECTS AT PRUITT HEALTH NURSING HOME
The Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship provided Christmas cheer for the residents during the Covid-19 pandemic. These fifty-five people have been unable to have visits from family members, so decorations and gifts were especially important this year. Big Canoe volunteers delivered two carloads of Christmas decorations that included pre-lit trees, table decorations, garlands, greenery and ornaments. The staff used these to create a Winter Wonderland for the residents. Generous gifts for the residents from the Big Canoe community included everything from stylish cardigan sweaters and jewelry to cozy fleece throws, bedroom slippers, socks and hygiene items – enough for each man and woman to receive several gifts. One thoughtful contributor provided a means for upcoming Bingo nights, popular and important times for socializing and for acquiring much-desired cash for buying snacks. The Women’s Fellowship’s tradition of providing gifts for the residents of PruittHealth Nursing Home at Christmas was especially meaningful in 2020. A huge thank you to the people who contributed. Such generosity made this day possible.
“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 Fellowship activities. For many years outreach programs of the Women’s Fellowship 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.
Big Canoe Chapel 2021 New Women’s Fellowship Board (January-December)
President: Susan Eanes
Vice President of Charitable Giving and Fundraising: Debbie Jones
Vice President of Membership: Betina Shearer
Vice President of Public Relations: Beth Herren
Vice President of Spiritual Growth and Outreach: Pam Hopper
Secretary: Jean Mosshart
Treasurer: Nancy Mitchell
Past President: Catherine Capps
Parliamentarian: Sandra Gadd
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.
Beginning 2021, the Women’s Guild reorganized into the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship.