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]

Applications Open for Memorial Scholarship Fund Grants

Submission Deadline is May 31, 2017

The Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Diocese of Washington was established in 1925. MSF grants are made to lay and ordained women pursuing post graduate degrees in Christian ministry and social work. The Episcopal Church Women’s Board of the Diocese of Washington sponsors the Memorial Scholarship Fund (MSF) to honor deceased women in our parishes. Applications may be downloaded here and must be postmarked by May 31, 2017 to be considered for this year.

Donations may be made to benefit the Memorial Scholarship at any time. To make a donation or express interest in applying for the Scholarship, please contact Eulalia Smith at ecw@ecw-edow.org.

Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Submission Deadline is April 10, 2017

Graduating high school seniors are invited to apply for the Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship for Social Justice. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 10, 2017. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000 this year. This scholarship for social justice is awarded to one high school senior in each of the eight regions of the Diocese of Washington. The scholarship was established to honor the eighth bishop of Washington, Bishop John Bryson Chane, for his tireless efforts and support of social justice issues in this Diocese and throughout the Anglican Communion.The application and the eligibility criteria may be downloaded here.

Students must submit an essay describing their commitment to supporting and promoting the principles of social justice for all, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, possessions, race, religion, creed, etc. Please share this information with any interested graduating seniors in your parish. If you have any questions about this scholarship, please email us at ecw@ecw-edow.org.

Mark Your Calendars:

March 13-24, 2017 -- UN Commission on the Status of Women, 61st Session, New York City
April 21, 2017 -- United Thank Offering Open House, Christ Church, Clinton
April 27-30, 2017 -- Province III Meeting, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Cockeysville, MD
May 5-6, 2017 -- ECW Baked Goods Booth at Flower Mart, Washington National Cathedral
May 20, 2017 -- Annual Jazz Concert, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, DC
October 28, 2017 -- 134th ECW-EDOW Annual General Meeting
December 2, 2017 -- 13th Annual Advent Prayer Breakfast, Martin's Crosswinds, Greenbelt, MD
July 5-13, 2018 -- 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, Austin, TX


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