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Swap Meet 1

We are commanded to walk in love. If you had attended the Diocese of Virginia Altar Guild Swap Meet, you would have seen love in action [...]

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Just as spring arrived in Alabama, the NAGA board convened at Camp McDowell for its annual board meeting on March 17-19. Committee and Provincial reports focused on the health of the organization[...]

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Since 1995, Ron DelBene, a priest in the Diocese of Alabama, has served as interim rector in small, medium and large congregations for periods of six months to three years [...]

how to

While each diocese will have its own particular ideas and needs, our guidelines offer a place to begin. Embrace your DAG with enthusiasm knowing that the Lord himself will guide you along the way [...]

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Questions are often asked regarding the need for or purpose of a diocesan altar guild. You will be surprised how many resources you can provide [...]

childrenAG

Our little parish in Texas was able to foster an interest and gain new team members by inviting the children to help us. Later, several asked me “What exactly did you do?” [...]

baptism-ascension-feature

You are the preparers and keepers and transmitters of some of the coolest stuff we have in The Episcopal Church [...]

SacristyDoor

Most altar guilds share the problems of recruiting, training and retaining members and are increasingly venturing beyond their sacristies to bring the altar guild ministry into the congregation [...]

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What is the protocol for using colored embroidery on linens? Where should the inscription go on vessels or paraments? Send us your questions and we’ll find the answers [...]

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We talk about natural disasters and the damages they cause to churches and their sacristies. But what if the disaster is man made? No piles of storm-tossed linens, no dented or missing silver vessels, just nothing… nothing at all with which to prepare a liturgical church altar for a communion service [...]

Disaster Kits 004

When a disaster rolls in, make sure your altar guild is ready! No matter what kind of disaster looms, when it strikes, not only do you lose your personal things, so too does your parish [...]

altarlinenrepair

The Mission Supply Ministry assists parishes in financial need to make linens at low cost, or to guide you in making or repairing other vestments and paraments [...]

welcome

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 [...]

The Rev. Heidi Kinner

The DAG Sewing Room in California began some sixty years ago and was a major source of church furnishings. The sewing room continues today, offering a helping hand to parishes in need of linens, or just design assistance [...]

flowerguild

As summer ends, it is a good time to collect dry material in the fields for use as fillers during the fall and winter. This is also a good time to recruit new members [...]

book-of-remembrance

A Book of Remembrance is a meaningful way to remember a parish or diocesan loved one who has passed on and, at the same time, do some altar guild outreach [...]