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A Final Note from Our President

These past three years as your president has brought untold blessings, spiritual growth and memories of friendships, laughter, fellowship, and the knowledge that in this silent service we honor our Lord.  It is in the sharing with others we that learn and grow, that we see there is more than one way of doing, and that we are not alone in our frustrations to recruit and retain, and our struggles to get stains out of linens, fingerprints off silver and brass, or candle wax off and out of everything. And above all else we discover the sense of oneness as we pray and celebrate the Eucharist together — finding the “peace of God which passes all understanding” — and experience the way our ministry of service brings us into that peace, if we but allow it. I am excited about our upcoming Triennial and  hope that many of you are able to join us as we worship, serve the General Convention, partake in workshops and enjoy the fellowship of one another. Click here to view the Schedule of Events for our Triennial Meeting; it promises to be an exciting time.


A History of the NAGA Cross

The cross design is a “modified” Celtic Cross, the circle being elongated rather than round. The cross bar represents an altar,  with cross and vested paten and chalice in the center and a lit candle on either side. It is engraved on the back: Martha Walker Hayes 1971…


A Spiritual Ministry

My first awareness of the ministry of the altar guild comes from my childhood. I remember my mother regularly excusing herself from life at home to work with other altar guild members. At the time I had no idea what she did, I simply knew that it had something to do with getting the church ready for services the next day….


Connect with NAGA  

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 David Hawley-Lowry.

Invite NAGA to your next gathering. Please contact our President, Lynn Hendricks, 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.

Who’s Who? Who are your current Provincial and Diocesan Altar Guild Directors? Please send current contact information to David Hawley-Lowry or Lynn Hendricks.