Women's Guild Central Council

The Women's Guild Central Council (WGCC) was established in 1986, to serve as a coordinating, advising, and communicating body for the individual Women's Guilds which are an integral part of the life of each parish in the Eastern Diocese.

The Mission of the Women's Guild of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church is to live and share the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ through worship, education, witness, service and fellowship as expressed in the distinctive faith-experience of the Armenian people. All women of the Armenian Church are called to participate fully in this mission.

Local parish guilds along with the WGCC sponsor a variety of national and international projects; among these are the annual Saintly Women's Day; the annual Women's Guild Assembly; educational and cultural activities; the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP), which benefits orphans and needy children in the Republic of Armenia; and the Schoolbag Project for Armenian Children, which encourages Armenia's school-age children by providing them with book bags filled basic school supplies and a children's Bible.

For information on these projects and activities, contact Women's Guild Central Council at wgcc@armeniandiocese.org.