Like many congregations, St. John's provides small group ministries - a way for people to become better acquainted and deepen relationships. We do this in a variety of ways, including through our Guilds.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, they are currently meeting remotely or taking a break.
Some Guilds have building relationships as their primary goal. To that end, they meet several times throughout the year for a meal, conversation, a brief program, devotions. Additionally, they have a heart for outreach, and raise funds throughout the year in order to support various ministries in the community and Cathedral. These Guilds, historically composed of women, are named for ancestors in faith. Currently, the St Monica, and St Nicholas guilds are active.
Other Guilds - while valuing relationships - also have a particular focus.
- The Altar Guild cares for the vessels and fine linens of the altar, sets up for the Eucharist, and oversees special services’ decor.
- The Artists Guild provides inspiration and guidance for special art exhibits at the Cathedral.
- The Labyrinth Guild helps promote and support the Cathedral labyrinth ministries.
Other groups may not be called a guild, but function similarly:
- The Brotherhood of St. John’s is a ministry of men who strive to come closer to Christ through study, prayer, service and worship.
- The Cathedral Landscape Association funds, develops and improves the Cathedral grounds. Anyone interested in maintaining and enhancing the Cathedral as a public trust of the community is welcome.
- Daughters of the King is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer and Service, with chapters in churches across the US. Our chapter is St. Hilda of Whitby.