Episcopal Church Women
The Episcopal Church Women of St. James Episcopal Church is a part of the international organization which unites women in service to and love of God. If you are young or old, married or single, and a woman communicant of St. James, you are a member of the ECW and are invited to become an active participant. The ECW is a ministry of and for women, through which they are called and empowered by grace to serve our Lord in prayer, action, study and fellowship.
The mission of the ECW is to provide opportunities for spiritual growth through fellowship, service and education for all women at St. James. Meetings are held once a month for prayer and fellowship as well as planning for events and projects that the ECW undertakes during the church year. An all day spiritual retreat is held annually in May.
The ECW is responsible for overseeing events at St. James such as funerals and receptions in terms of setting up the parish hall and providing refreshments for attendees. Our yearly projects include the Ecumenical Lenten Luncheon held in cooperation with other churches in the Southern Hills area and the Mardi Gras Ball, a fundraiser for scholarships to Camp Hardtner (our diocesan church camp), as well as our annual St. James Christmas party. The ECW also sponsors the United Thank Offering and the World Service Offering. In addition, Time for Joy, a spiritual retreat for women, is sponsored by the ECW. The ECW also participates in other fundraising activities which have included live theater and music productions as well as the recent publication of a cookbook, Our Daily Bread: Second Verse, with recipes from our members.
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