The women of St. Stepanos have supported the parish financially, spiritually and culturally since the consecration of the sanctuary in 1987. Operating as the St. Stepanos Women’s Guild, the group sponsors events throughout the year to perpetuate the rich cultural heritage and faith of the Armenian people.
Far more than a social club, the St. Stepanos Women’s Guild is comprised of women devoted to enriching the lives of parishioners by applying their business and technical skills, creativity, culinary expertise to host innovative events that create a sense of community while supporting the parish financially.
Some of the guild’s events include cultural programs and folk concerts to resurrect and preserve the cultural culinary, dance, music and folk traditions of the Armenian homeland and the Diaspora.
Last year, to preserve the time-honored recipes and culinary traditions passed down through generations of Armenians, we compiled recipes submitted by parish families into an Armenian cookbook as a fundraiser and to honor their heritage.
Our Mission is to encourage, assist and teach our members to preserve and live the Christian faith, which is based on the Holy Bible and the doctrines of the Armenian Church according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. This mission is realized through monthly meetings and programs designed to fulfill this commitment.
Membership Requirements: All women who subscribe to the doctrines and teachings of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church may become a member of the Women’s Guild. Article IV, Section 1 – By Laws
Annual Dues: $10
Membership Meetings: Meetings are held the first Sunday of every month September through June of each year. Meetings start at 1:30PM and are held in the Sunday school’s hall.
WOMEN’S GUILD OF ST. STEPANOS ARMENIAN CHURCH EXECUTIVE BOARD 2014