All Saints Church — Bay Head


Women's Guild

The ministry of the Women’s Guild is to serve God, the church, the community, and each other and to meet in prayerful fellowship and friendship. Every woman of the parish is a member of All Saints’ Guild and the entire Episcopal Church Women organization. Currently, more than 30 members pay $10 annually to defray the Guild’s expenses.

The Guild holds monthly meetings (September through June) featuring a program or activity. Some meetings also involve a simple “Bring a sandwich” lunch in Bristol Hall, where dessert and a beverage are provided. Favorite gatherings also include the “Giving Tree” Christmas Party in December and “Quiet Day,” a day of prayer and quiet reflection, during Lent.

The Women’s Guild supports its Outreach Program, Inreach Program, and Student Service Awards primarily through two major fundraisers. The Annual Fashion Show Luncheon (which includes a card party) is held at the Bay Head Yacht Club, a huge venue which accommodates the many summer visitors. Approximately $10,000 is made at this elegant event. In November, the beautiful St. Nicholas Bazaar takes place in Bristol Hall. The tables are decorated with white tablecloths, red ribbons and bows, and red and green balloons. Homemade goodies, handcrafted decorations, and gently used giftware fill the tables. It is the prettiest bazaar in the area and is well attended by the community, usually raising about $7,000. Additionally, the Guild hosts a small bridge party in January, which brings in $400.

The charities and organizations that are the beneficiaries of these fundraising efforts include the Bay Head Fire Company, Birthright of Ocean County, Dottie’s House, Episcopal Relief and Development Fund, National Cathedral Association, Ocean’s Harbor House, Point Pleasant Beach First Aid, Point Pleasant Fire Department, Samaritan House, Seaman’s Church Institute, St. Paul’s (Camden) Camp Faith, and St. Gregory’s Pantry.

Within the parish, the Guild presents Student Service Awards in the amount of $700 each year to young parishioners who serve All Saints in some capacity on a regular basis. Applicants for this award must be high school seniors or college students. The Guild also contributes to church needs and the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.

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Upcoming Events

Newsletter Deadline
Wednesday, August 21
Please submit all articles to Linda Gyurko.
Outdoor Eucharist
Saturday, August 24, 5:30
This special outdoor service takes place at 5:30 pm on Saturdays (Memorial Day weekend through the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, September 2) in the Memorial Garden. If the weather is inclement, we take the service indoors. With summer activities gearing-up, this could fit very nicely into your summer-Saturday schedule
Friendship Dinner
Sunday September 8, 4:00 pm
hosted by the Outreach Committee at Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church in Pt. Pleasant. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for volunteers to help set-up, serve, and clean-up, as well as volunteers to make macaroni salad for the dinner. We hope you will support this ministry.
Church School Resumes
Sunday, September 15, 10:15 am
Registration forms will be available for you fill out at that time. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Concert at All Saints Episcopal Church
Sunday, September 22, 4:00 pm
The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry of All Saints Episcopal Church cordially invite you to attend a concert and reception in honor of the 130th anniversary of the parish. Mezzo-soprano Melissa Juska, well-known in Monmouth and Ocean County areas for her concert and oratorio performances, will sing a varied program including such sacred favorites as Ave Maria, O divine Redeemer, and Panis angelicus. She will be accompanied by pianist Jeff Unger. A sherry reception will follow immediately after the program in Bristol Hall. For additional information, see Stephen L. Pinel after the service any Sunday, or ring him at (609) 448–8427. Parishioners and friends are encouraged to join us. All are welcome!
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 5, 11:00 am
We will host our Fourth Annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi in the Memorial Garden. If there should be inclement weather, we’ll be in Bristol Hall. Everyone is invited to bring their beloved animals to the church for a blessing. Horses and other large animals are welcome, too. Also, you do not have to bring an animal to attend—All are welcome! There will be refreshments for both humans and animals following the service.
Altar Flowers
Sunday
Please consider donating flowers for the altar in honor or memory of loved ones. Many weeks for this year are still available. The sign up book is in the Narthex. The cost for Altar flowers is $55 and Font flowers is $65.
Recurring Events
Sundays and Wednesdays
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