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St. Catherine’s Guild

President’s Message . . . Greetings to all. It has been a long hot summer for sure. Here in Florida, we know our high temperatures will hang around for September but something about turning that calendar to September 1 makes us all want to feel “Fall like”. For St. Catherine’s it means we start our monthly meetings again. Yay! We will bring out the Fall decorations for our meeting on September 12th at 10:30 in Trinity Hall. I do look forward to seeing you all there; we have a wonderful program planned with Sheryl Adams as our speaker. The St. Catherine’s board is providing lunch for everyone in celebration of us getting back together. We invite you to join us in the joy you will experience in meeting and being with ECW friends.

Peace be with you, Claudia Smith

St. Catherine’s Guild ECW Membership Meetings: October – December 2022

Oct. 10– Eucharist–Rededication of each Guild member to participation in the Guild and celebrate the ongoing ministry of the women of the Church.

  • Group Picture will be taken.
  • Call for additional open Board position nominees
  • Nov. 14 – K9s for Warriors
    Present Slate of 2023 ECW Officer Nominees for membership vote
    Present 2023 Proposed Budget to Members for review and discussion
  • Dec. 12, 2021–Michael Giuliani, Trinity Music Director
    Christmas Program
    Install 2023 ECW Officers; Vote on 2023 Proposed Budget
    Covered Dish—Each Member Brings a Dish to Share
  • Jan. 10 2022—Fr. Matt
    “Forming The Faithful—Passing on Faith to The Next Generation
  • Feb. 14, 2022—Tammy Walthall, Trinity Early Learning Center Program Director
    “How We Started; Where We Are Going?
  • March 14, 2022—Fr. Curt
    “A church on mission together is an energized vitalized church!
What do we do at our monthly meetings?

Program followed by the Business Meeting and Social Time

March 9, 2022

Darlene Bacon and Claudia Smith represented the ECW at the Fostering Connections St. Johns Donor Reception at Catch 27. Aubrie Simpson-Gotham, Fostering Connections St. Johns Director, recognized the ECW for their 2022 generous contribution to Fostering Connections St. Johns Career Readiness Academy.


April 11, 2022

Chair Yoga with Rebecca Dawson. Rebecca has been teaching yoga classes for 20 years. She enjoys bringing yoga and meditation to her students so that they may benefit from the combined benefits of the body, mind, spirit connection.

Trinity Thrift Shop

April 23, 2022  Art, Garden Treasures & Vintage Toys Sidewalk Sale/Hindry Hall/10-2 was a HUGE SUCCESS! Income: $440

MAY 7, 2022

Mother’s Day Tea Party was  AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS with over 95 in attendance and $750 was donated to REAL Moms by St. Catherine’s Guild.

The fellowship, the food, the decorations, the music, the games, the prizes, the fashion show and the surprise entertainment were all outstanding! Everyone seemed to have a wonderful afternoon. Our long-time ECW members were recognized as well as the clergy wives in attendance.

May 16, 2022

Holy Ghost Weenie Roast—Membership Picnic at the home of Sally & Paul Nisler–“A Celebration of Friendship and Sisterhood” About 30 members enjoyed a day of fellowship and tasty food!

A little history. . . Nadine Connahey brought the idea for this event to the Tuesday Workday Team as a suggestion for the May 2018 Program. She offered her home as the site for this day of fellowship. Since then, this has been an annual event the members look forward to each year! Thank you, Nadine, for starting such a great tradition; it has been a wonderful opportunity for members to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

June 2022

Therese Denham, St. Catherine’s Guild Secretary, presented the $750 check to Darcy Davis, REAL Moms Coordinator, at their summer meeting. The amount represented the proceeds from the Mother’s Day Tea Party.

July 21-23, 2022
“Christmas in July Sale: Income: $1734.90—WOW!!!!


*PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Instead of the November A1A Sale, the Thrift Shop Team plans to offer an occasional extra sidewalk sale during the year. The Art Sale and the “Christmas in July” Sale are two examples.


*In order to offer these extra sales events, extra workers will be needed to help out prior to the event to price and set-up as well as to work the event.



The TUESDAY THRIFT SHOP WORK TEAM consists of members of the St. Catherine’s Guild who volunteer each Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to sort and price donations and prepare the shop for customers. Shop hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is staffed by Guild members. Volunteers usually work 3-hour shifts (10-1 or 1-4). New shop volunteers are initially paired with experienced workers.

If interested in this ministry, please stop by Hindry Hall on a Tuesday morning to see what we are all about. We break at 9 a.m. for devotion, prayer, shop reports and any other necessary business.

We welcome new members to this ministry. If you have questions, please contact Claudia Smith, Guild President (904-540-8398/, or Evelyn Fisher, Thrift Shop Coordinator (321-289-1844/

MEMBERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Please add these email addresses to your Contact List to be sure our emails aren’t going to your SPAM or JUNK folder: Claudia Smith (, President, and Sandy Goode (, Vice President, send out emails to the membership from time-to-time. Sally Nisler ( announces the weekly Thrift Shop income and financial information. Therese Denman ( announces the monthly meetings and agendas. Evelyn Fisher ( sends out shop updates. Darlene Bacon( sends out the newsletter; If you are on the Tuesday Team or work in in the shop, you should have Heather Connahey’s email ( in your contact list.

St. Catherine’s Guild

Trinity Episcopal Parish has an active group of ladies that meet monthly (except June, July & August) that include guest speakers in Trinity Hall.

For more information about the St. Catherine’s Guild, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you!