Welcome to the Vergers Voice, the official news blog of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church. Also known as the VGEC, we are located on the web at vergers.org and facebook.com/vergerguild the #1 online resources for vergers world-wide.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Support for our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti

In an effort to provide support and assistance to our brothers and sisters in Haiti, the Board of the Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church has approved a contribution $500 to the Episcopal Relief and Development's Haiti Relief Fund.

This gift exemplifies one of the stated purposes of our organization, which is "...to be open to the needs and concerns of the laity." As ours is a ministry of service and hospitality, we are deeply saddened by the devastation that has occurred. Our prayers are with all of the people in Haiti, their families abroad, and with the many relief workers already on the ground.

The Guild hopes that all its members will find a way to contribute to this great need.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

John Borland dies in North Dakota at age 65

John Borland, a Verger at Gethsemane Cathedral in Fargo, North Dakota and member of the Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church, died on January 9, 2010. He had became ill suddenly and died while undergoing emergency surgery.

For additional information, please contact:

Chris Golding, Head Verger
Gethsemane Cathedral
3600 25th Street South
Fargo, ND 58104-6861 
(701) 232-3394 

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4, 2010 - vergers.org gets facelift

The Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church celebrated the start of the second decade of the twenty-first century with the launch of their brand new web site at www.vergers.org.

According to Scott Smith, Guild Web Master, "This is a significant step forward for the Guild's communication abilities from where we have been in the past. Along with our new V-Happenings e-mail news distribution service, the new site will keep our membership and interested parties up to date about Guild activities in a timely, informative, and fun way." The new site has a new "Guild Shoppe Online Store" that features many products and services from the Guild that were previously unavailable for purchase online.

Guild President Margaret McLarty added, "The new web site brings a fresh face to the Vergers' Guild as we enter the new year. We have added some pretty innovative features to the site like V-Happenings and our new VergerTV video service on YouTube. Also, we have added a 2010 online membership map that shows our growing numbers as our total membership approaches 1,000 members."

In addition, all site content has been updated and re-edited for accuracy to be aligned with the current nature of the Vergers' Guild.

The Guild joins their sister organization The Church of England Guild of Vergers who last fall launched their new site as well at www.cofegv.org.uk.