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NAGA Board Meets

The NAGA board convened at Camp McDowell for its annual board meeting on March 17-19. The Rev. Bill King served as chaplain and celebrant in the beautiful St. Francis Chapel. Take a moment to read about important initiatives. Here are just a few:

• Committee and Provincial reports focused on the health of the organization. Please take a moment to complete our NAGA Survey so we can better serve altar guilds across the country.

• As we are an aging population it is vital that we interest the next generation in this ministry. One way of doing this is to give a membership to NAGA to a “younger” person in memory of or in thanksgiving for someone who has meant a lot to us. Click here for our Membership Form.

• Our first Vice President, Dianne Walters brought the board up to date on the upcoming Triennial meeting, which will be held during General Convention, July 2018 in Austin, Texas. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Learn more about NAGA Scholarships.

• This is also the time when we begin to think about our next board. Who will lead us 2018-2021? Are you being called? Or, do you know someone who is qualified and needs only to be asked? Our Nominating Chair, Sarah Hill, would love to hear from you.

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NAGA Scholarships for Triennial Meeting

Are you a dedicated altar guild member but have limited means? Do you live in a diocese or a province where there is no altar guild group beyond your own church with which to meet and share ideas and problems? If this describes you, you are an ideal candidate for a NAGA scholarship…

Recycling Holy Linens

Any reusable fabrics, embroideries, tassels, fringe, etc., that can reverently and respectfully be removed from an original piece can be used in another. What cannot be reused should be deconsecrated, burned, and the ashes buried…

Diocesan Swap Meet

We are commanded to walk in love. If you had attended the Diocese of Virginia Altar Guild Swap Meet January 26-28, you would have seen love in action…

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Connect with NAGA  

Membership Dues Are Now Due. NAGA depends on dues to produce the Epistle and provide speakers and workshops at our triennial meetings. If you have not done so already, please use this form to renew now. 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.

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

Please contact our President, Lynn Hendricks, if you would like her join you for a diocesan gathering or other event.