The Women of St. John’s Church
The Women of St. John’s Church was organized to unite the women of the Church in a fellowship of worship, study, and service, which will deepen and strengthen their spiritual lives, and build up the Church in the parish, the community, the diocese.
All female parishioners of St. John’s Church are a members of the Women of the Church. Volunteer opportunities are numerous and varied, so there are many ways to be involved with the activities of the Women of the Church.
General monthly meetings of the Women of St. John’s are usually the first Wednesday of each month from September through April. The general meeting is held in the Green-Meldrim House immediately following the 10:00 a.m. Communion Service in the Chapel on Wednesdays. After the meeting there is a small reception in the Green-Meldrim House Dining Room offering delicious food and delightful fellowship. In May there is usually an annual picnic instead of a general meeting. On occasions there is an evening meeting with a special speaker, open to all parishioners.
- The promotion of fellowship.
- The promotion and contribution to the Christian education of adults and children.
- In-parish outreach to those who are unable to physically join us, such as home visits, pantry aides (meals), financial assistance . . .
- Financial assistance with the preservation and maintenance of the Green-Meldrim House, which is the Parish House for John’s Church and is a National Historic Landmark.
- Offer tours of the Green-Meldrim House a few days each week and offer educational events showcasing the Green-Meldrim House and our collection.
- Exhibit and conservation of the furniture and items of the Green Collection, which includes furniture, items of interest and documents owned by the Green family, some of which are original to the Green-Meldrim House.
- Serve as docents for the Green-Meldrim House and for the tours of John’s Church.
- Community outreach, which includes financial assistance and volunteers, to approximately twenty-eight non-profit charities.
The Women of St. John’s have two major fundraisers each year. They are the Holly Days Bazaar, which raises funds to support our efforts with community outreach; and, Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend, a fundraiser in collaboration with The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the State of Georgia, with proceeds benefiting the Green-Meldrim House and the Andrew Low House.
Holly Days Bazaar is the major fundraiser for the Women of St. John’s Church, which enables the Women to provide community outreach and foster fellowship within the parish. The bazaar is held each year on Wednesday and Thursday of the first full week in November. Click HERE for complete details on this year’s Holly Days Bazzar.
Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend is a fundraiser of the Women of St. John’s in collaboration with The National Society of The Colonial Dames in the State of Georgia, with proceeds from this event equally divided between the two historic houses: the Green-Meldrim House and the Andrew Low House. The proceeds that come to the Green-Meldrim House are used as the members of the Board of the Women of St. John’s Church decide according to the needs of the Green-Meldrim House. Click HERE for complete details on the upcoming Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend.
THE CHANCEL SOCIETY
The Chancel Society includes the women of the Parish who are responsible for keeping clean and in good order the sanctuary and the sacristies, the linens and vestments, the silver and brass, and to prepare for every service.
For complete details about The Chancel Society and opportunities to serve click HERE.
- Quiet Day offered in March or April at the Green-Meldrim House led by St. John’s Priest Associate.
- Women’s Weekday Study & Discussion led by St. John’s Priest Associate.
For more information on Adult Education & Small Group Fellowship opportunities click HERE.