Forest Hill & 43rd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

To Know Christ and to Make Him Known

St. Monica’s Guild


Palm Crosses: On the last week in Lent we make the crosses for the Palm Sunday service.
The Chrismon Tree: During Advent we trim the tree with crimsons and make ornaments with the names of those children who will receive the Angel Tree Christmas gifts from our parish.
CARITAS’ New Women’s Shelter on Stockton Street: Throughout the year we are collecting the following items to donate:
Disposable face masks
Twin comforters
Twin air mattresses with pumps
$20 dollar gift cards (Visa or Lyft)
Silverware, glassware, bowls, pots and pans
Donated items can be placed in tubs located at the 43rd Street entrance and the Springhill House.

Tuesday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the church: Women of the church, St. Monica’s resumed! Our speaker was Ellen Stamps, who told part of her life story during World War II in the Netherlands and her later work with Corrie Ten Boom, author of The Hiding Place. Following the presentation, we discussed meeting times and ministry projects for 2022.

ActBagsChildren’s Activity Bags: Our two dozen bags are ready for both visiting and parish children to use as they participate on an age-appropriate level in our Sunday worship. Parents can find these bags, separated into early and later grade levels, in the narthex (Forest Hill Ave foyer). Together with the Family Bible Study sheets, these bags are an effort to more fully welcome children into our community.
(Although we were unable to hold our monthly meetings during the first half of 2021, St Monica’s guild members were busy sewing cloth bags to fill with child friendly service guides and other coloring/writing items. They were ready for this fall.)

We invite you to visit St. Monica’s Gallery below. To see the full image, click on each picture.