Since 1941 the purpose of the Guild has been to enlist and unite the women of the parish in the fellowship of worship, education, service and giving, and to support the programs of the SCC as it serves the cause of Christ in the community and throughout the world.
Honoring this long tradition we gather now as "Guild Circles", in many ways. Our dedicated Clothing Sale Circle makes affordable clothing available to those in need. Proceeds fund the Scarsdale Congregational Church and our many benevolences.
Art, history, inter-faith, literature, and music are some of the focuses of other "Circle" events, with programs offered after church on Sunday, or Tuesday at lunch. Please check the church calendar of upcoming events. Everyone is welcome to contribute suggestions for programs.
The Guild is affiliated with the Women's Fellowship of the Metropolitan Association of the NY Conference of the United Church of Christ and the Scarsdale-Hartsdale Women's Inter-Faith Council.
You are warmly invited to participate in any and all of our Guild Circle events. If you would like to contact us and learn more, click here.
Recent Guild Circles Benevolence Choices
Some of the recent Guild benevolence choices are below.
• Bridge Fund - Homelessness prevention in Westchester.
• Thorpe Family Residence -- Provides a continuum of care for homeless families seeking to develop life skills in preparation for independent living.
• Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry, White Plains -- Dedicated to addressing food insecurity in the community.
• Mental Health Association of Westchester --Promotes mental health through advocacy, community education and direct services.
• Partners in Health – Providing a preferential care for the poor in healthcare.
• Children's Center for Learning --Head Start/Day Care program in New Rochelle for 3-4 year olds in need.
• College Careers Fund of Westchester --A dedicated fund initiated long ago by Josiah Chatfield, then increased with Guild contributions, is invested carefully by the Guild, with the yearly income going to this organization that motivates and provides opportunities to 200 disadvantaged youth In Westchester County, each year. They encourage post secondary education with counseling, and offer financial aid with tuition, books, and transportation.
• A Different Start -- An academic, parent education and work-based learning program for mothers on public assistance who have infants and/or young children, or are expecting a child.
• Northern Westchester Shelter -- Programs help victims of domestic violence achieve safety, explore their options and evolve from victim to survivor.
• Camp Viva -- Programs for children and families in Westchester County infected of affected by HIV/AIDS.
• The Aguirre Family – providing support for the family of the Aguirre twins
Peace & Justice
• RE-MEMBER - Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation -- Our SCC Youth Action Committee volunteered their labor at the South Dakota Reservation, and delivered our donation which will help purchase construction tools.