St. Mary’s Guild (S.M.G.)
First Monday of the Month (November—May), 10:30 a.m., Guild Room
St. Mary's Guild is a group of women who meet the first Monday of the month November through May. The morning begins with a business meeting followed by a scheduled speaker and a delicious luncheon. There have been programs of interest regarding spiritual, cultural, or charitable topics. Occasional field trips are made to related places of interest. A Valentine Bridge Luncheon is held annually (around Valentine's Day) as the major fundraiser. SMG is open to all women of Bethesda and new members/guests are welcomed at any time. Membership presently runs about 60 members. The membership fee is $20 annually.
Episcopal Church Women (E.C.W.)
Third Monday of the Month (November—May), 9:00 a.m., ECW Room
The Episcopal Church Women is an organization which includes all women of the church. The ECW are committed to service through board leadership, events, programs, guilds, projects, and missions. They strive to spread the gospel of Christ and to implement the overall mission of Bethesda, providing an atmosphere of acceptance, hospitality, community, and support.
The ECW also provides Sunday hospitality for the coffee hour. The ECW supports St. George's Center, Our Little Roses Mission, and repairs and improvements to Bethesda. The ECW collects monetary donations for United Thank Offering (UTO) which is an national and international effort to meet compelling human needs and to expand the mission and ministry of the Church. In order to do this work they have fundraisers. Click here and see if the ECW have any special upcoming events.
Men of Bethesda (M.O.B.)
First Monday of the Month, 7:30 a.m., Parish Hall
The Men of Bethesda is a group of men from our congregation who share a monthly fellowship and prayer, gathering on the first Monday morning of each month in our Parish Hall. All men of our beloved church are invited and encouraged to attend. Due to personal and professional commitments, the twenty to forty of us on average maintain our expectation to end our meetings by 9:00 a.m. As well, we enjoy occasional evening socials at our church, homes, and local restaurants with our loved ones and friends.
The MOB also celebrates Holy Eucharist occasionally, as most of us feel closest to Christ at this time. Our MOB experiences a brief, powerful service, reassuring our men that they can be cleansed and fulfilled, inside and out, through the living water and Resurrection power of Jesus Christ. We recognize our thirsts, and look to our Creator for fulfillment.
MOB extends a hand of friendship to all men of Bethesda and all men are welcome to attend our meetings. Venture outside your circle of comfort, as we have, and we will personally share our inspiration, and life-changing power of our Savior.