The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

The mission of the ECW, which includes every woman of the Cathedral parish, is to support the efforts of all members of the Cathedral in order to help people find Christian community through service, study and worship. If you have any questions about the ECW, contact the 2021 president, Julie Rief

Groups and Guilds under ECW include:

Daughters of the King (DOK)

Daughters of the King is a religious order of Episcopal lay women who pledge a life of prayer, service and evangelism. They participate regularly in prayer, and, as they are able, serve on and off campus. The Cathedral chapter of the DOK offers a community to support spiritual growth and respite for those serving the parish. It meets every other month as a group for fellowship and programs that address members' vows. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Daughters of the King should contact Cathy Hutcheson, 404-931-8269.

 

St. Anne's Guild:

St. Anne’s Guild usually meets during the daytime lunch time-frame around 11-1:00 usually on a Wednesday or Thursday, but days are subject to change depending on availability of the guest speakers.  All events are now either via Zoom or outdoor, following socially distant guidelines. There is also a Christmas lunch and a May end of the year dinner, that will now also be a socially distant outdoor gathering. St. Anne’s has three missions: spiritual, charity and social fellowship. Cathy Zappa is the frequent speaker and spiritual leader. During the pandemic, Cathy Zappa’s Zoom calls have continued to uplift everyone with invaluable offerings. St. Anne’s charity is Buckhead Christian Ministries and raises an average of $20,000/year in its fundraising drives. There are outside guest speakers and St. Anne’s enjoys a robust social fellowship.

Kendrick Armistead Dopp and Laura Corrigan
Co-Chairs

Pay Guild Dues

 

St. Catherine's Guild:

This guild is for women in their 40's/50's with school-age/college-age children (or no children!) and meets monthly at 7 p.m., at varied locations. For more information, please contact Jennifer Van Horn.

 

St. Clare's Guild:

We welcome ALL mothers of school age children (elementary, middle and high school) to join our guild for outreach and fellowship both as a group and with your kids.

We are a group of mothers at the Cathedral of St. Philip, primarily in our 40’s and 50’s, and our focus is fellowship, spiritual growth, and service. Through a variety of fun social events, Bible studies, outreach opportunities, and other special events, our goal is to strengthen our faith and our bonds with each other as well as with our Cathedral family and community.

Joining St. Clare’s Guild is now super easy and all online! Please fill out this form, which comes directly to us, and pay the annual $30 dues online below or you can mail a check to our treasurer. Make checks out to the Cathedral of St. Philip and note “St. Clare’s Guild” in the memo section. $10 of the St. Clare's dues cover your Episcopal Church Women (ECW) membership fee; the rest supports various events and service projects. You will also be included in our emails for upcoming events, announcements, and prayer requests.

We invite you to join us for fellowship and be a part of these fun and meaningful group. 

Please contact Janie Sager for more information.

Pay Guild Dues

 

St. Elizabeth's Guild:

This guild meets at noon on the first Wednesday of each month in various locations and supports the Cathedral Antiques Show, the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, and the Cathedral's Memorial Garden. Contact Ann Howington.

 

St. Monica's Guild:

St. Monica's Guild welcomes all mothers, whether your child is 2 weeks old or school-aged, looking for fellowship. Our focus is spiritual growth, service, and relationships, and our goal is to strengthen our faith and bonds with each other as we navigate this crazy, exhausting, wonderful stage of life together.

Our gatherings are monthly and include social events, service projects and other special programming. Occasionally, we may have guest speakers and other events. Please join us even if you cannot stay the whole time or need to come late! Contact Lynn Wilmoth or Leslie Ogburn.

For more information and to stay up to date, please join our Facebook group and/or send Lynn or Leslie an email to receive our regular newsletters.

We look forward to seeing you!

Lynn Wilmoth and Leslie Ogburn
2021-2022 Co-Chairs

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St. Ruth's Ministry:

The purpose of St. Ruth’s Ministry is to carry on the legacy of hospitality, grace, and generosity faithfully demonstrated at the Cathedral of St. Philip by the late Ruth Vaught, our beloved “Old Woman.” As “hostesses” of the Cathedral, we will emulate Ruth’s gift of caring for our parish with a welcoming presence and thoughtful service assisting with receptions, special gatherings, specific meals, and other key events. Our goal is to be a resource of hospitality for our clergy, staff and parishioners within the Cathedral. Please also sign up here so we have your contact info. Contact Joan Duncan with any questions.

 

St. Veronica's Guild:

St. Veronica's Guild welcomes all women of St. Philip's to join in rich opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, Christian education, and fellowship, with meetings each second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m., September through  May. The women are also active in service within our parish and to our greater community. In our tradition of service, the guild has developed our toiletries project in partnership with four vital Atlanta Episcopal ministries: Church of the Holy Comforter Friendship Center, Crossroads Community Ministries, Church of the Common Ground, and Emmaus House. Each year the guild collects and also purchases thousands of personal care items, distributing them to the four ministries throughout the year. As these ministries respond to the COVID pandemic, the guild is working to meet their increased needs for hygiene and personal care items. You can make a donation to this ongoing drive here. For more information, please contact 2021 guild president Patti Parker, patticparker@gmail.com

 

Cathedral Antiques Show: Taking a Pause for 2022 

In January 2021 the Cathedral Antiques Show celebrated its 50th Anniversary. This milestone marked our continued commitment of supporting local nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to advancing their missions and broadening outreach. To date, over $5.8 million has been donated to meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens. This year we were pleased to partner with our beneficiary 180 Degree Kitchen at City of Refuge. The pandemic required us to do things differently and we were thrilled with our success, and with the continued support of our faithful St. Philip’s community.

We are proud of the Antiques Show and the legacy it represents; we are also aware that the world has changed and new approaches are required to maintain and expand our fundraising efforts. For the past several years an ad hoc committee has studied and evaluated best practices to guide the future of the show. As a result of the study a new committee, Community Charity Council, was formed to explore future outreach efforts. The research and the work of the combined committees will give us an opportunity to build on our past successes. 

After careful consideration the decision has been made to take a pause for 2022 as we reflect, redirect, and develop a new and improved show for the next fifty years. We are so grateful for the countless volunteers, church parishioners, antique dealers, designers, sponsors, patrons, and show enthusiasts whose generosity enables the Cathedral Antiques Show to give back to the Atlanta community in meaningful ways. We look forward to your continued support when we return in 2023. 

Sincerely,

Nancy Rizor
Ad Hoc Committee

Julie Rief and Caroline Wallace
Community Charity Council

Anne Matthews
2021 Cathedral Antiques Show Chair

 

Ad Hoc Committee Members

Nancy Rizor, Chair 
Laura Cullen 
Margaret Denny 
Grace Foster 
Beverly Gwynn
Katherine Hill 
The Rev. Lauren Holder
Anne Matthews 
Jenny McClure 
Mary Mercer 
Mary Perrin 
Julie Rief 
Caroline Wallace 
Elspeth Willcoxon

Community Charity Council Members

Julie Rief, Co-Chair
Caroline Wallace, Co-Chair
Ann Burns
Teddi Bair
Alexis Guilbert
Kate Hearne
Kiley King
Lisa Lombardo
Haven Long
Mary Perrin
Abby Schultz
Daisy Starr

 

 

ECW Board for 2021

Officers
  • President: Julie Rief
  • President Elect: Elizabeth Spangler
  • Vice President and UTO Representative: Meg Culp
  • Secretary: Bridget James
  • Treasurer: Kate Brewer