SsAM ECW Is Supporting “The Way Home Project”
As of August 14, 2020, the SsAM Episcopal Church Women ministry has been asked by the State ECW to participate in collecting items for “The Way Home Project” and United Thank Offering (UTO).
“The Way Home” is a project to assist incarcerated persons who are being released from prison. The request is for monetary donations to purchase gift cards to be given to the newly released to get a foothold back into society. “The Way Home Project” will be responsible for purchasing the gift cards. Checks should be made payable to ECW and mailed to the church at 719 N. Shipley St., Wilmington, DE 19801. (Do not purchase gift cards.) All monetary donations will be combined with other ECW groups participating in this project.
“The Way Home” also is requesting new or used tote bags for the newly released persons to put their belongings in, such as toiletries and other personal items. The tote bags should be secured by zipper, snaps, or Velcro closings. The SsAM ECW members will begin collecting these items between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm at the Church on these dates ONLY:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
We will also accept cash donations and make the purchase of a tote bag on your behalf due to the pandemic. Checks should be made to SsAM ECW at same address as above and designated for tote bags or gift cards.
United Thank Offering is a project the ECW contributes to annually. As you may know, the funds collected are distributed to charities all over the world through the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund. The Ingathering is in October, 2020.
Please contact Ernestine Brock-Walker at 302 540-2717 if you have questions or need more information about these projects.
Statement of Purpose from the National Organization website
Women are empowered by working collaboratively with women’s organizations, program and ministry groups within and outside the Church as well as with global and local networks working for gender justice, and with individual women compelled to risk trans-formation of the world, the church and their own lives in Christ.
The concept of Episcopal Church Women as an organization/ministry began in 1871 at the General Convention. One Hundred and Twenty-five years later in 1985, the Triennial Meeting adopted by laws forming Episcopal Church Women, Episcopal Church USA.
The local chapters of Episcopal Church Women, Episcopal Church USA were known as the Women of St. Andrews at St. Andrews and as the Episcopal Church Women Organization at St Matthews. The Episcopal Church Women Ministry continues today at The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. We continue the historic tradition of working collaboratively with women’s organizations, programs, and ministry groups within and outside the Church, as well as with global and local networks of women. We work for transformation of the world, the church, and our own lives in Christ. Our purpose is to provide spiritual, devotional, and social activities for the members of the ECW, the members of SsAM, and the community at large.
The 2018 – 2020 officers of the Episcopal Church Women Ministry at SsAM are:
President: Ernestine Brock-Walker
Vice President: June Knight
Treasurer: Mary Morgan
Recording Secretary: Peggy A. Shane
Corresponding Secretary: Pat Griffin
Become an Active Member!
Women must be at least 16 years of age, attend a minimum of 6 consecutive meetings, and participate in ECW projects. Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month beginning in January and ending in June. Active members are eligible to hold office in the ECW Ministry.
Past and Present Annual Projects
Christmas Luncheon in support of Friendship House, Limen House, Garden Day, Prayer Breakfast, Meals on Wheels, Church Women United, Kitty Esterly Organ, “A Tribute to Women” Luncheon
Photos: 2019 Christmas Luncheon of the Episcopal Church Women. Our theme was “Mary the mother of Jesus was a refugee”.
For more information and to become involved, please contact us.