Episcopal Church Women
Diocesan ECW Purpose Statement …with the help of Almighty God, to inspire and enable the ECW to express in word and deed their love for God and their love for neighbor. We pray to accomplish this by continuing to offer churchwomen the following services:
WORSHIP: Worship is the inspiration for all our life and ministry. It is the way we remember who we are as the people of God, living responsively and celebrating the diversity among us that is the great strength of our Christian community.
EDUCATION: (Provide) leadership training, financial planning, program planning, consciousness-raising through programs on outreach ministries and opportunities for service inside and outside the parish, theological education, etc.
NURTURE: Affirm women where they are, doing what they are doing, recognizing their many and diverse ministries. Affirm the unique role of women as full partners in the ministry of the Church. Offer opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, etc.
COMMUNICATION: To serve as the link between the branches, between the diocese and the branches, between the national church and the branches. To promote better understanding within the ECW and the whole Church through communicating one with another in fellowship.
MISSION: The Diocesan ECW is an intergenerational community of women seeking spiritual wholeness and personal development. Together we strive to help each other become the women God called us to be.
EPISCOPAL CHURCHWOMEN’S PRAYER
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, bless we pray Thee our work for the extension of Thy kingdom, and make us so thankful for the precious gift of Thy beloved Son, that we may pray fervently, labor diligently, and give liberally to make Him known to all nations as Savior and their King, through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Contact person: Sharlotte Finley, President