EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW) COMMISSION
ECW is a group of women working together to promote fellowship and spiritual growth. ALL women of the parish are members of the ECW and are invited to participate in all events. Regular monthly meetings, held on the second Thursday of the month at 1PM, begin with a brief business meeting followed by a program or event. Everyone is invited to bring their lunch and come at noon for a social hour.
The Book Club meets the first Monday of the month discussing a book selected by members of the committee.
Various fundraising events are held throughout the year to support the many programs and ministries at St. Mary's. A major themed event is planned for the first quarter of the year facilitated by a team of dedicated parishioners. Other events include a “Stay at home tea” in June or July, bake sales, and additional “fun” fundraising opportunities.
This committee facilitates the many receptions at St. Mary's including those for Baptisms, Conformations, Bishops visits, Priest’s luncheons, some funeral receptions, and retirement parties.
Coffee Hour is offered after the 8am and 10am services which provides an opportunity to enjoy refreshments with fellow parishioners and to meet and greet newcomers. Occasionally, special forums are offered.
Foyer Groups are small groups that meet in each other's homes to enjoy a meal and fellowship with other parishioners in a casual environment. Participants may be asked by their host/hostess to contribute a dish toward the meal.These groups are formed three times a year.
The Lunch Bunch gathers on the fourth Thursday of the month at a predetermined restaurant. All women are invited to join for fun and fellowship.
Programs provides faith-based and informational speakers, arranges day trips and other activities for the monthly meeting. Suggestions are most welcome.
Mission and Ministry
Mission and Ministry plans opportunities for spiritual growth. We reach out to serve the needs of our community, Diocese and the world.
Adapted from Life and Ministries 2015 Rev 14