A Resource for all!
Jane Mercer is the National Altar Guild Association representative for Province II.
The NAGA website is at www.nationalaltarguildassociation.org.
The National Altar Guild Association quarterly newsletter, the Epistle, is attached.
Jane reports that the Diocese of Long Island is the only diocese with a diocesan Altar Guild.
Join/Renew Your Membership Online
Marcia Himes, Treasurer
Just a reminder that NAGA has moved into the virtual age — you can now apply/renew your membership on our website in two easy steps:
1. On the membership page, you will now find a PayPal button. Simply select your
membership type and click ‘Buy Now.’
2. After completing your payment, click ‘Return to Merchant’ to enter your membership
No driving to the post office, standing in line, buyingstamps, etc. All can be safely handled from the comfort of your own home. Of course, if you prefer, you can print and
mail the Membership Form on page 19 [of the newsletter].
From the newsletter:
80th General Convention Postponed; NAGA to Hold Virtual 2021 Business Meeting
Albe Larsen, First Vice President
As I’m sure most of you are now aware, on November 20 the Office of the General Convention announced that the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, scheduled for June 30–July 9, 2021, has been postponed to July 7–14, 2022, in Baltimore, Maryland, allowing time for bishops to attend the Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Communion, now scheduled for July 27–August 8, 2022.
NAGA Meeting Plans
NAGA has already announced that it has canceled its in-person 2021 meeting. We will, however, hold a virtual meeting on July 7, 2021, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm Pacific time. We will have a short program and also conduct the essential business required by our Constitution and Bylaws. More information will be in the next Epistle as on our website, so be sure to check it out: https://www.nationalaltarguildassociation.org/. At that time you will also find registration information. It will be necessary to register in order to participate in the program and the elections. Those who have registered will be sent a Zoom meeting link.
In 2022, NAGA will be led by a new team of officers and it will be up to the new first vice president to plan the program for a 2022 in-person meeting should the NAGA board decide to hold such a meeting. What is certain is that NAGA will provide the altar guild for the 2022 General Convention, even if that means asking local altar guild members and members of the board to be in attendance.
I certainly hope that we will see you on-line for our brief summer meeting and ask you to be patient and supportive of new officers as they look ahead to 2022.