Although ACW is an acronym for Anglican Church Women, not all women are able to attend our regular monthly meetings. Support for our projects and our various events come from the whole worshiping community though. We meet monthly from September to May on the second Tuesday of each month; business meetings are followed by a light tea. Aside from the food aspect of the tea, it's also a time for fellowship, laughter and enjoying each other's company.
Throughout the year we host or support a variety of events:
We invite in other ladies groups to join us in prayer, fellowship and food. This may be from another Anglican group or one of the other faith communities in our area.
We support the work of our Children's Church.
We host coffee hours after our main Sunday worship services.
We cater our Men's Annual Communion Brunch.
We visit those who can no longer get out-and-about.
We support various charities such as the School Lunch Program, the PWRDF and the Ministry to the Deaf.
When asked by our clergy, we gladly host luncheons, coffee breaks and even suppers.
A subgroup of our Anglican Church Women is the Craft Group. These ladies meet weekly to sew turbans and mastectomy pillows; knit newborn caps, create greeting cards and various other worthwhile projects. Laughter plays a significant role as they sew, knit, create and build bonds which go beyond the four walls of the building. They are a major contributor to the funds we raise for church work.
In all we do we strive to put Christ first in our activities, "I can do all things though Him who strengthens me."
St. Augustine's Anglican Church, 1 Westerland Rd., St. John's, NL, A1B 4J9