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Behind the Scenes with the Guild

Behind the Scenes with the Guild

IPC's Guild was authorized by the Session in 1940 to perform duties associated with the care of the Sanctuary and its worship and sacred services. Guild members work behind the scenes to arrange sanctuary flowers, polish brass, bake bread and set up for Holy Communion, schedule acolytes, serve as hostesses for weddings, funerals and baptisms, make palm crosses for Palm Sunday, decorate the Chrismon tree and serve as Holiday House hostesses. This dedicated group of 70 elected women are expected to make their Guild duties a priority.

Meetings are at 10 am on second Mondays, excluding summers. Members must attend four meetings a year. Additionally, each member serves on at least two Guild committees. Many duties are performed on weekends and holidays. New members agree to a five-year commitment, which can be renewed for a total service of 10 years. If you would like to serve through the Guild, please get an interest form at the receptionist desk and return it to the Guild box next to the elevator by March 26.