Greetings from the Guild President
2020-2022 Guild President Judy Craig
Dear Ladies of The Guild,
Our Houston Astros recently returned to the field and went back to work after a delay of multiple months due to the coronavirus pandemic. When the team shouted, “Play ball!”, Houstonians were excited as a degree of normalcy seemed to be returning.
Similarly, as we embark on the 2020-2021 Guild year after the recess due to the virus, I am excited to announce it is time for The Guild team to get back to work and undertake the business of supporting HBU through The Guild Scholarship Program and The Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies. There are exciting days ahead as we work together to make a difference in the lives of students at HBU.
I am delighted and privileged to serve as your President for the next two years, and I look forward to working with each of you as we continue the great work that has been accomplished over the decades. Since 1994, The Guild has contributed more than $2 million in financial support for The Guild Graduate Scholarships for students pursuing advanced degrees in Education and Theology, special projects, and The Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies. This Institute, which was established more than ten years ago to strengthen the Christian family, has hosted numerous programs on the HBU campus concerning the Biblical worldview and traditional values. In our current secular culture, these contributions to the University remain extremely important.
Our officers and event chairmen are currently planning great events for you this year. Along with our annual Guild events, we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of HBU. Of course, we are planning with the health and safety of our members and guests in mind. Therefore, we will carefully follow safety protocols at each event. I encourage each of you to attend as many events as possible and to bring friends so they may enjoy our fellowship and become acquainted with our mission.
I have chosen Romans 12:1 as our scripture theme for the year. This verse reminds us that as we commit our God-given time, talents and treasures to The Guild’s mission over these next months, we are presenting ourselves as offerings in faithful service to our Lord. I look forward to witnessing the great things that God will accomplish in our midst this year!
May God continue to richly bless HBU, Dr. and Mrs. Sloan, and The Guild.
In His Love and Service,