Altar Guild


Meaning of the Altar Guild

Our Altar Guild is dedicated to helping provide and maintain a sincere, spiritual, and beautiful atmosphere of worship at Toccoa First United Methodist Church.


The Altar Guild is composed of persons who are interested in creating an atmosphere of worship and beauty in our church.  Three or more members are assigned for particular month of the year to perform all duties in regard to the Sanctuary and the Cheek Hall.  Each year the months are rotated; consequently, one group does not have the same month year after year.  The chairperson for each month will be notified in advance and the duties of the month outlined.  In turn, she will be responsible for contacting the members of her group.  

There are two Altar Guild's:  one for the Traditional Service and one for the Contemporary Service.  Each will be responsible for preparation of worship space.  The first of each month, both services observe communion and the Altar Guild will be responsible for preparing the communion table.  Each worship place has different duties unique for their service.

If you ever have a problem or need help with the Traditional Service Altar Guild, contact Debbie Kay (706-898-5010) or Rebecca Taylor (706-491-4466).

If you have a problem or need help with the Contemporary Service Altar Guild, contact Melissa Plaisted (706-886-6672 or

Altar Guild for 2017

Month Traditional Service Contempary Service
January Jane Moricz, Leah Collier, Elaine Hudgins Elizabeth Smith, Elaine Watson, Natalie Jackson, Lynn Gower
February Debra Masten, Doug Masten, Debby Shonka, Doris Endsley Sandra Childs, Pam Hill, Margaret Kopchick, Jane Voyles
March Phyllis Byrd, Suzy Bellamy, Harriett Allgood, Bette Northcutt Donna Holmes, Donna Meeks, Joy McCollum, Suzanne McDonald
April Kim Hudgins, Pat McCollum Dee Scarborough, Glenda Bullard, Karen Keane, Elizabeth Semones
May Debbie Kay, Betty Troup, Joan Agnew Brenda Kelly, DeAnn Evans, Valenta Dyal, Paige Watson
June Lynne Fisher, Patti Chism, Dana Rothwell Michele Whiten, Gail Fry, Sue Batton, Kaymel Webb
July Ann Shedd, Mary Weaver, Mary Day Widner, Lynne Gower Joyce Harper, Betty Moore, Joyce Lockwood, Gail Cheek
August Opal Griffin, Susan Wiese, Jane Finley, Debbie Guimond Pat Mills, Sue Rowell, Donna Poser, Tammy Whitworth
September Beth Roberts, Kaymel Webb, Patti Roberts, Barbara Savage, Norma Lee Patti Joiner, Barb Shreiber, Annette Fisher, Jenny McClain
October Diane Estes, Elaine Freguson Phyllis Morris, Gina Carey, Maribeth Rice, Lynn Cox
November Adele Leverett, Susan Turner, Helen Payne Karen Law, Tamera Cash, Jana Cheek, DeDee Dill
December Becky Southerlin, Debbie Fair-Vasquez, Debbie Guimond Joni Scott, Heather Plasited, Teresa Haines, Allie Miller

January '18

Rebecca Taylor, Virginia Smith, Tammy Whitworth, Susan Dill Toni Brown, Janet Kaup, Evie Bronikowski, Becky Bohannon
February '18 Jane Moricz, Leah Collier, Elaine Hudgins  

*Names in Bold are the months chairperson.