Church Women (ECW)
are we? We are all women of the Episcopal Church; Rooted in our past and
growing into God’s Future.The structure of ECW has its roots in
the local congregations. Each level makes its own unique contributions
to the mission and ministry of women. The work flows from the local congregations
to the Diocesan ECW Boards to the Provincial ECW and lastly to the National
Board of ECW.
What is our purpose? We strive to assist the women of the Episcopal Church
to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world and to
take their place as leaders in the life, governance, and worship of the
What do we offer?
• Spiritual growth and nourishment.
• Opportunity for service to our church
• Community Outreach (Food for the Poor; Forgotten Soldiers; Palanca;
• Socialization and Friendship
• Connection to a worldwide network of Anglican Women
• Anglican Council of Indigenous Women
• Church Periodical Club (CPC)
• Daughters of the King (DOK)
• Episcopal Women’s Caucus
• Episcopal Women’s History Project (EWHP)
• Girls Friendly Society
• Miles of Pennies (MOP)
• United Thank Offering (UTO)
Episcopal Church Women’s Prayer
Almighty God, we pray that You will bless our work in mission and ministry
in the world. Make us so thankful for the power of Your love, given through
Your Son, Jesus, that we may pray, labor, and give liberally to make known
that love thoughout the world. Bless us that our lives may shine forth
the joy and wonder we share in Your name.
About our Logo
Cross represents Christ and our service to Him in the world. The Circle
stands for our hope for wholeness in our lives. The out flowing lines
from the center depict the many works of Episcopal Church Women going
out into the world. The intertwined lines represent our lives centered
Note: This information is taken from The Episcopal Church Women publication.
Eloise Lee 561-733-0499
help where we can.
Activities: To sew clothing
To make quilts for the baptismal chests
To stitch crosses for the newcomers bags
To create all kinds of gifts for the bazaar
To help repair costumes
To remember the sick and shut-in with baskets
To knit and embroider
To send get well cards to parishioners
Contact: Marla Peck 561-732-3617
times: Every Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
bring all people into the fullness of Christ’s family through friendship
and fellowship. To provide a fun and festive atmosphere for parishioners/friends/family
to fellowship together
To give our parishioners an opportunity to develop a closer relationship
with each other.
Activities: To decorate tables where event is to be held
To set-up tables and chairs
To order food from caterer or coordinate individuals bringing a dish to
To serve food (unless caterer providing services)
To clean-up area where event was held; and cleanup of kitchen (put things
To wash table cloths, if necessary
To take trash to dumpster
To make sure leftover decorations are stored away after event.
Service times: Events include Fall Kick-Off, Annual Meeting, Valentine’s
Dinner & Dance, Lenten Suppers, Seder Supper (Maundy Thursday), Easter
Brunch, Annual Picnic, Bishop’s Reception
Contact: Holly Stahl 561-272-4637
Ministry with NO meetings?
Can you create, cook, pick-up or deliver food? This ministry
provides meals to parish families in their time of need--personal, medical,
family emergencies, etc.
have and need recipes to share. You have the kitchen and talent
to cook? The church has the freezer to store. And you or someone
you know will want to deliver?
many hands make light work. It's easy, it's flexible... Just ask,
"How can I help?"
does this sound to you? For more information speak to
Carol Hemmingway 375-8058
each Sunday after the 9:30 Mass.
Herb Collins 732-2700 and Pat Shanley 369-1873
Dinner Groups started at St. Joseph’s Church about ten years ago.
They are fun groups of 8 people, both young and old, newer and older parishioners
alike, single people and couples. The groups form 3 times per year; January
– April, May – August and September – December. Foyer
Groups are a way to really get to know fellow parishioners and form wonderful
and lasting friendships. We recommend everyone trying this purely social
aspect of parish life as a way to find out about your fellow parishioners
who may attend a different service from you, and to learn more about what
is going on in your church community.
The host is in charge of the main course and wine and asks each of the
members to bring a salad, dessert, appetizer, etc. to round out the meal
host the dinner at their house and then together at the end of the dinner
they all decide whose house and what date it will be the following month.
This goes on until everyone has a chance to host a dinner (4 dinners in
4 months). In groups where there are singles and everyone wants a turn,
you sometimes must plan for more than one dinner in a month. Some singles
join up with another single member in their group and host one dinner
together. At the end of 4 months, new groups are formed.
If you would like to join but don’t have a large enough space for
people, just let Lynne know and she will put you in a group with some
so everyone doesn’t need to host a dinner at their house. There
are also “adult
only” groups and groups where everyone brings their children.
Lynn McKague 561-433-3053