We are all Episcopal Church Women

As Episcopal Church Women (ECW) we continually strive to embody Christ's vision for the world by loving one another as he loves us. We are committed to taking leadership in identifying social injustices and pursuing action for change in response to our Baptismal Covenant. Our goal is to build an accepting atmosphere where every woman is welcomed and valued for her individual ministry.

The motto of the ECW of the Diocese of Washington is: Then Jesus answered her,
"Woman, great is your faith..." [Matthew 15:28]

Save the Date: ECW-EDOW Annual General Meeting, Oct. 29, 2016

ECW-EDOW Board is planning to move the Annual Meeting from February to October

On Saturday, May 14th, at our monthly ECW-EDOW board meeting, we discussed the feasibility of keeping our annual general meeting (AGM) during the month of February. After thoughtful discussion, we agreed to move the meeting to the month of October where the weather conditions should be more favorable.

On Saturday October 29th, 2016 at 8:30 a.m., women and girls in the Diocese of Washington will gather for its 134th Annual General Meeting, at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 701 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011.

This year's theme is Protecting God's Community, with The Rev. Caron Gwynn and The Rev. Dr. Rosemarie Logan Duncan. Please save the date, distribute the information to the women and girls in your parish, and plan to attend the next annual general meeting on Saturday, October 29th. In addition to our business meeting and lunch, the agenda includes the following discussions:

The Rev. Caron Gwynn: Regional Re-alignment
Ruby Rose Kumodzi, Junior Daughter of the King, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church: I Am an Episcopalian
Beblon Parks, Member at Large: UN Commission on the Status of Women
Jodie Pully, Diocese of Virginia: Just Ask Foundation to End Trafficking of Women and Girls

Please complete a registration form on or before October 15th and return to us by fax at (202) 537-5784 or email at ecw@ecw-edow.org. You may also click here to print a flyer.

For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your regional representative,
Deanne Samuels (deanne005@yahoo.com /301-792-2019), or Leslyn Aaron gtn8ive0766@gmail.com /240-245-7604).

Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship

Two Awards Made for 2016

The Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship for Social Justice was established by the Episcopal Church Women's (ECW) Board to recognize graduating high school seniors in the Diocese of Washington who have shown an interest in social justice issues. This year's recipients include David E. Cole, Jr. from St. John's Episcopal/Anglican Church in Mount Rainier, Maryland and Stephen P. Thomas-Dorin from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Upper Marlboro. The ECW Board is proud to recognize these young people in the amount of $1000 each and we wish them well in their first year of college.

Mark Your Calendars:

October 29, 2016 -- 134th Annual ECW Meeting of Women & Girls, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, DC
December 3, 2016 -- 12th Annual Advent Prayer Breakfast, Sheraton North Hotel, Beltsville MD (Speaker: The Right Rev. Nathan Dwight Baxter)


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