Episcopal Church Women
The ECW is open to all women of the church. The group meets for meetings every two months for fellowship and to identify ways to support various missions of the church. Meetings are typically the 2nd Sunday of the month (Jan, Mar, May, Sept, Nov) at 8:50 a.m. in Hudson Hall. Additional meetings are held, if needed, to coordinate upcoming activities.
The St. Thomas ECW is a vibrant group that supports our community of women, as well as the parish as a whole. We provide support for both in-reach and outreach needs and activities. In 2010, our ECW donated over $4000 in support of various causes. Our strong traditions include a lively, well attended book group that has been in existence for over 10 years, spring & fall fundraisers, sponsor the twice yearly United Thank Offering (UTO) collection and a bi-annual magnificent afternoon tea resplendent with a linen, china and silver service. For many years we created a handmade quilt that was raffled at our fall fair. We are a friendly group and always welcome new additions as well as new ideas.
Our Officers for 2013:
Co-chairs: Pam Styles (email@example.com)
Kathleen Leach (Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Alison Pruitt (ALPruitt@verizon.net)
Treasurer: Maggie Beatty (MaggieCB@aol.com)
UTO Chair: Sherie Cabalu (email@example.com)
Region V Representative: Betsy Heilman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our activities include:
• Creation of Christmas souvenir ornaments to be hung on tree in Narthex
• United Thank Offering - an “ingathering” of donations made for blessings received. The money is used for local, national, and international projects.
• Fundraisers - Twice a year, sales of baked goods, plants and “treasures“ follow Sunday services. Proceeds go to outreach and church needs.
• Book Group – Our Book Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (with summers off)! You are welcome to bring guests, and come whether you’ve read the book or not. These are great evenings of laughter and thoughtful discussion. Please encourage other gals from St. Thomas and beyond to join us for these great evenings. Hostess/book discussion leaders are usually needed, so please consider volunteering!
NOV 10 Meeting
ECW regular full meeting in Hudson Hall at 8:50 a.m. between the services. We will finalize plans and coordination for our upcoming December fundraiser, among other discussion items, so please join us as you are able. All women of the church are invited to attend. If you are relatively new to this parish and have not gotten on our distribution list to receive specific emails about ECW meetings and activities, please send us your email (email@example.com), so we can include you on our distribution list.
DEC 8 Bake and
Jan 12 Meeting