Welcome to the Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church.
The Guild, also known as the VGEC, is a service organization that supports the ministry of the verger. A verger is a member of the laity who works under the direction of the parish priest to assist with the organization and operation of religious services in the Episcopal Church in the US, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Church of England, and elsewhere in the Anglican Communion.
Through our education programs, online resources, and opportunities for fellowship, the VGEC supports more than one thousand members around the US and the world. Please see the welcome message from VGEC President Margaret McLarty for more information about the ministry of the verger and the role of the Vergers' Guild. We look forward to having one more face in the VGEC - yours! Read below for more information about becoming a member or uploading your photo if you are already a member.
24th annual Conference and Eucharist on Thursday October 11 through Sunday October 14, 2011 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Lakeland, Florida. This is a great opportunity for many members of the Guild to come together for fellowship, training, business, and worship. Click HERE for more information.
Our new yearbook for 2011 has been distributed via the US Postal Service. This newly designed and expanded edition of the VGEC membership directory will include member photos for the first time. It also will contain current information about all aspects of the Vergers' Guild. Take a look at the photos at the top of this page and you will see over one hundred photos already uploaded by members of the Guild.
Don't miss out! Please login and upload your photo for the web site and the next VGEC yearbook in 2012. If you need help, please contact us.
To renew your membership, simply login at membership.vergers.org. Do not worry if you don't know your password as there are simple instructions to follow that will help you login for the first time.
If you are not a member, please join the VGEC using this system now as it only takes a few minutes to join and our membership rates have remained the same since our founding over twenty years ago.
Printed membership renewal notices are also mailed to all members who do not renew online. Please help us save cost and resources by renewing online today.
If you need any help please contact Cheryl Cantrall, the new VGEC Membership Secretary, at email@example.com, 863.644.9806, or 5319 Sandra Way, Lakeland, FL 33813.
We hope that you enjoy vergers.org and that you are able to find many effective resources to help you with your ministry of being a verger. One of our goals is to continue to add more and more resources to the web site to make it truly the #1 resource for vergers online.
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