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Worship during COVID


During these challenging times, we know our members struggle with concerns and questions about worship and communion. Now that our communities are beginning to reopen, it is especially important to exercise caution. We are gathering ideas and resources to share with you and would love to hear your suggestions and solutions. Please email Dianne Walters.

Episcopal Church Resource Page

Reopening Brings New Challenges for Altar Guilds

Guidelines for Reopening from the Diocese of Florida

DIY Mask Sewing Directions

Preparing Wafers for the Pandemic 

Prayers for Acts of Spiritual Communion


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Ready for Baltimore?

The theme of our Triennial Convention is “Journeying with Jesus” and who is more appropriate for our keynote speakers than the founder and principal writer for the Journey with Jesus webzine?..

A Life in Sacristies

A hush in every sacristy, just before we leave it to begin the service. The verger runs through how we will proceed, who will administer bread and where, who will administer wine. Then all stand at attention. It is time to begin…

Eucharist for the Sick

I once overheard an altar guild training. The leader was reminding our new members that the same care must be taken with the linens used for the home communion taken to sick and shut-in members of the parish…

Tips for Recruiting Altar Guild Members

The recruitment and retention of new altar guild members is always a challenge. We are pleased to offer some suggestions, thanks to Province VII, that may prove helpful…

Looking tips and advice on the care and cleaning of your linens? Click here to view a range of articles.


Connect with NAGA

Seeking Representative for Province IX. Keep Province members up-to-date on what’s happening in Province IX.  Attend the NAGA Triennial in Baltimore in 2021 and network with other altar guilds members from the Episcopal church. For more information, contact Dianne Walters.

Disaster Communion Kits. Should fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake or epidemic leave your parish unable to host Eucharist, NAGA will provide a free Disaster Communion Kit. If you need a kit, please contact Joan Konecny (or 936-870-5781). Click here for a video on how to assemble them.

Membership. NAGA depends on dues to produce the Epistle and provide speakers and workshops at our triennial meetings. If you aren’t already a member, learn more about NAGA and join us today.

Order your Epistle in living color. Send your e-mail address to Donna Anderson.

Invite NAGA to your next gathering. Please contact our President, Dianne Walters, if you would like her join you for a diocesan gathering or other event.

Share your insights with others. We are happy to share your altar guild newsletter on our website. Please send a PDF of the current issue to our webmaster Betty Hinchman.

Post information on your upcoming altar guild meeting. Please full details to our webmaster Betty Hinchman.

Who’s Who? Who are your current Provincial and Diocesan Altar Guild Directors? Please send current contact information to Donna Anderson or Dianne Walters.