The Women’s Guild Central Council was established in 1986. Its mission is to live the Christian faith according to the teachings of the Bible, doctrines, traditions and heritage of the Armenian Church. The Parish Guilds and the Central Council sponsor many national and international projects including Women Saints Day, the Annual Women’s Guild Assembly, fund-raising events (such as the ongoing “Ornaments as Keepsakes”), the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) which benefits orphans and needy children in Armenia, and the Schoolbag Project for Armenian children which provides much needed encouragement to school-age children in Armenia and includes book bags filled with children’s Armenian Bibles and basic school supplies.
St. Mary Armenian Church’s Women’s Guild meets the first Wednesday morning of each month. The purpose of the Guild is to encourage, assist and teach our members to live our faith in conformity with the teachings, doctrines, traditions and heritage of the Armenian Church. The Women’s Guild of St. Mary was established in 1938 and has been a backbone of the parish for over 75 years.