Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, April 18, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
The Altar Guild is a group of volunteers who coordinate and assist with the scared elements, special events and regular worship of the Church. Altar Guild members divide their activities among 11 committees that include Acolytes, Brass, Chrismon Tree and Advent Activities, Communion, Funerals, Flowers, Sanctuary and Paraments, Little Chapel, Needlepoint Projects, Telephone (Member Contact) and Weddings. Guild members often work “behind- the-scenes” to prepare elements of worship and to assist the ministers with various activities needed for services.
The tasks performed by the Altar Guild might require monthly activities or once-a-year tasks. Examples of these include scheduling acolytes for Sunday services, polishing brass and refilling candle oil, arranging the altars and communion tables with appropriate cloths, vessels, elements and symbols of the season, providing comfort for families and coordinating activities during funerals, taking orders and making flower arrangements, stitching needlepoint projects, contacting members and directing and coordinating wedding events. Altar Guild activities are also coordinated around the liturgical seasons where members participate in once-a- year tasks such as installing Advent or Easter decorations.
Meetings are held three times during the year. For 2013, the regular Altar Guild Meetings are scheduled for 10:00 am on March 4 in the YAAB, September 9 in the YAAB and December 9 in the home of Dorothy McGarity. Committee chairs also meet monthly, with the exception of June and July.