History of the Guild:
In 1899 the Methodist Guild was established in Cape Coast to mobilize the youth for Church activities in addition to training them as effective witnesses in the Church and in the Nation to the Glory of God. The Methodist Guild is now a family fellowship where people of all ages can join. There are currently thousands of Guilds around the world. The motto for the guild is “One Heart – One Way”, which is found in Jeremiah 32:39.
Formation of Ghana Calvary Methodist Church Guild in New Jersey:
In 2008 the Ghana Calvary Methodist Church Guild was formed through the initiative of Sister Gifty Selby. As a new organization, the following interim officers have being appointed:
President Sister Gifty Selby
Vice President Sister Alberta Baidoo
Secretary Sister Iris Molenaar
Financial Secretary Sister Naomi Addo-Laryea
Chaplin Brother Angel Abekah
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
The aims of the Guild are to mobilize young people and train them for the Church and the Nation.
Create a lively attractive fellowship for young people. It also serves as the educational faculty of the Church.
And create the means of which social life of the Church is expressed.
Sessions: The Guild has four important characters as its Role Models:
Rev. John Wesley: He was the founder of Methodism and stands for comradeship. He said, “The whole world is my Parish”.
Sir Galahad: He was a British Knight who proved to be a true ideal Christian Knight. His heart was so pure and because of his purity, he could do what ten (10) people could not do. He stands for Consecration.
Esther the Beautiful Queen: She is the principal character in the Bible and was very instrumental in rescuing her compatriots from destruction. She stands for the Culture of the mind to ensure thoughtful and intelligent life.
Dorcas: She was a kind woman of Joppa who sewed clothes for the poor. She stands for Christian Service in holy crusade for the building up of the Church and the Kingdom of God.