Flower Guild Mission
Saint Mark’s Flower Guild was founded in 1983 in order to create arrangements for the Altar each week, as well as to coordinate festive arrangements through-out the church sanctuary during the Christmas and Easter seasons.
Skillfully led by Betty Gorman for many years, the Flower Guild has been a regular participant in the Columbus Museum of Art’s “Art in Bloom” program, given demonstrations on the art of liturgical flower arranging, and visited the National Cathedral to learn more about decorating in a sacred space.
Members serve on a rotation each month, being responsible for a particular Sunday. New members are always welcome, and can work alongside more experienced guild members.
Giving Memorial Flowers
Flowers may be given in memory of loved ones, in celebration for an anniversary or a birth or for any occasion for which we give thanks to God. Opportunities arise weekly and during festive seasons such as Christmas and Easter.
You can sign up for Memorial Flowers by calling the parish office (614-486-9452) or by using this form.
Flower Arranging 101
How do you begin to make a flower arrangement for the church? Feeling a little intimidated? Wondering where to begin? This page has been created just for you!
Discover tips and secrets from Diane Harney and Cindy Anderson of Saint Mark’s Flower Guild s they guide you through six short videos and construct a magnificent arrangement from the beginning.
Click HERE or on the image to begin.
“Seasonal Flowers through the Years”
The presentation begins with Advent I and ends with the Last Sunday of Pentecost – ”Christ the King” – with the traditional Thanksgiving Cornucopia.
How are flowers arranged on a “plinth” or pedestal?
Diane Hartney and Anice Ellis create an arrangement for Easter Sunday on the plinth in Saint Mark’s Foyer.
Holy Week to Easter
Are you interested in helping with the Flower Guild’s ministry at Saint Mark’s? No experience is needed—just a good eye and a willing heart. All training can be provided and is FUN!
In the Episcopal Church, flower ministry is supported by the National Altar Guild, which offers creative ideas and seasonal tips on design throughout the year.