Episcopal Church Women

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.

Origin

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.

Officers

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

Links

Visit the website of the Diocesan ECW

Visit the website of the National ECW

For more information and to become involved, please contact us.

Updated 6 January, 2019.