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Sacred Heart Church | Women's Guild

The current board members are: Barb Baker, Tammy Schmitz, Kathy Hatlie, Lore Solo, Ruthann Gostomski, Sally Robson, Anne Baumhover, Barb Tigges and Carole Hays. 

We would love to have you join Women's Guild! Click here for the membership form. You can either bring to your first meeting, or put in the Women's Guild slot in the church office vestibule. You can include the fee with the form.

As a member you can participate in any or all of the following: attend meetings and events, help plan and facilitate the service projects, and staff Guild social events and fundraisers.

The Annual Membership Fee is $20 and is due at the beginning of the membership drive in September. Members over the age of 80 pay no fee! To be a member, you must be 18 years of age.

If you have more questions, or would like to join, contact Barb Baker at (515) 339-1561. We look forward to adding you as one of our members!

We Have Funds To Help...

If your organization is interested in being considered for a charitable contribution from the Women's Guild, CLICK HERE for the form which must be submitted by the deadline of April 1 each year.

What is the Women's Guild?

"God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us." Romans 5:5

The Sacred Heart Parish Women's Guild is a Sacred Heart Church | Women's Guildcommunity of women who contribute to our parish, our surrounding community and those in need throughout the world. The objective of the organization is to provide an opportunity to become better acquainted with women of our parish and to support the parish through various activities and fundraising.

The list of activities extends throughout the year and offer something for everyone! Meetings are held each month, with two meetings each year combined with the Knights of Columbus. All meetings are held in the evening and include entertainment, food and beverages for a minimal charge.

Some of the activities include: Bunco; Fall Fashion Show; Movie Night; The Sweetheart Spa; and the Advent Dinner and St. Patrick's Day Celebration with the Knights of Columbus.

There are also several activities designed to give back to the parish and our community:
** Baptismal cloths are made for babies baptized at Sacred Heart;
** Bake sales raise money that is contributed to various organizations;
** Parish office luncheons are provided as a way to say 'thank you' to the parish staff; 
** Hats and gloves are collected to give to those in need;
** Salads and cakes are provided for Sacred Heart funeral luncheons;
** Meals are provided and served to the Catholic Worker's House, for parish projects, and the parish picnic.

To be a member of the Sacred Heart Parish Women's Guild is to be a contributing member of the parish and the community.

Previous Events

* Ellen Miller, Youth Minister from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Indianola, co-chair of Christ Our Life Conferences and a huge supporter of Mary's Meals gave a talk entitled: Giving Your Yes to Jesus. She also led us in a Rosary to honor our Blessed Mother.
* Eric Woolson, the Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul, shared the Society's story and works of charity serving those in need.
Chris Magruder and Julie Nelson spoke about their radio show Catholic Women Now.
Colleen Murphy from the Iowa Tourism office shared ideas for great Iowa getaways, day trip destinations and tips for our upcoming fall color trips!
* Marilyn Lane provided a presentation of Medjugorje followed by a devotion to Mary (Roary and music);
A Presentation by Diane Roupe, the author of the cookbook "Blue Ribbon country canning: State Fair & Award Winning Traditional and Modern Favorite Recipes;
Celebrated St. Patrick's Day with dinner and music with the Knights of Columbus;
* Held bake sales to raise money;
Collected mittens and hats to donate to those in need;
* Gathered boxes of baby items for Gabriel's Project;
* Had a holiday party with the Knights of Columbus;
* Enjoyed a night of bunco;
* Pam Douglas (Art and Environment) provided a brief history and tour of our church;
* Teresa Dunbar (Catholic Relief Services) shared her experiences from her trip to Haiti;
* Rosario Manzano (Hispanic Ministiries) talked about Hispanic Ministiries at Sacred Heart.

Upcoming Events

Next meeting - November 10 at 6:30 pm: We have planned another Service Night. We will rite notes for the Gabriel Project, make Jessie Tree ornaments, blankets, and Christmas gifts for the alter servers. If you are interested in donating fleece for blankets, the guild and recipients would be grateful. We need two pieces of fleece, each 1 1/2 yard long. It can be a pattern and solid or two solids. Just bring to the meeting. Hope to see you there!

Spring Fundraiser planning - November 10 at 6pm
We are starting to plan a new event for the Women's Guild - a Spring Brunch - and we are looking for a few women who might be interested in helping plan the event. The new committee will meet just before our monthly meeting.

Hats & Mittens - It will be getting cold soon - we are again collecting adult and children's hats and mittens to be donated to WDM Human Services. Bring your donations to the meeting or drop off in a box in the gathering space until Sunday November 29.

Coffee and Donuts – back by popular demand1st Sunday of each month starting December 6. After 8am and 9:30am masses in the parish center  !

December 12/13: Annual Bake Sale – all women of the parish are invited to donate bake goods for one of our big fundraisers of the year. We will also need a few women to help during the sale. Sign up at the November meeting.

* If you are interested in providing cakes and salads for funerals, please contact Mary Gallardo at 710-8381. You do not need to be a guild member to donate.

To see the minutes from past Women's Guild Meetings:
* April 2014
* May 2014
* September 2014
* November 2014
* January 2015
* March 2015
* April 2015
* May 2015

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