"Welcoming all; celebrating God's grace; equipping the saints; serving the world."
Episcopal Church Women
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What is ECW?
ECW stands for Episcopal Church Women, a national organization. All Episcopal women are considered members of ECW. Our purpose at All Saints’ is to use our creativity and love to offer gifts to our parish, with the approval of our vestry.
Q - Are there regular meetings? How can I find out about meetings and ECW activities?
We meet for an hour about nine times per year. Contact an ECW officer to be placed on our mailing list. Also, you can read ECW’s Guidelines on this site for additional information.
Q - What does ECW do at All Saints’?
ECW holds an annual fundraising Harvest Bazaar on the last Saturday in October to raise funds for a variety of church projects and needs, such as kneelers, the Stations of the Cross, tables and chairs, a stove, partial roof replacement, and more. The bazaar is a big community event in which many parishioners, men and women, help out. An ECW member also heads the annual United Thank Offering at All Saints’, which raises donations for the national Episcopal church to distribute to projects worldwide.
ECW purchased All Saints’ carved Stations of the Cross in 2015, just in time for Lent. Stations of the Cross are a series of 14 pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' progress from his condemnation by Pilate to his crucifixion and burial, before which devotions are performed. Throughout the season of Lent, All Saints’ holds Friday evening services for Stations of the Cross.
President Jan Logue
Vice President Diantha Reynolds
Secretary Liz Benage
Treasurer Helen Bonnett
United Thank Offering Mary Hinchcliffe
Officers are elected in November of odd-numbered years.
Blessing of the Spire
Through ECW's annual Harvest Bazaar earnings, All Saints’ ECW was able to fully fund the purchase of the church’s long-awaited spire, which was installed and dedicated in 2014.
Dedication of the Spire-All Saints' Day 2014
God’s love shimmers on the spire.
Dauntless in the face of change, the sisters of faith kept the dream,
Took up the cause, and fueled a flame rekindled from
Embers of Hope.
Long deferred, the spire evolved from a Voice whose clarion call
Wove together those merging tones into a single chord.
Set in place above the bell, the lofty cross beckons all
To give Christ His praise and to call him Lord.
Rejoice for His grace and for His Love.
A new dawn is broken; the Son shines above.
[Jennifer Gillespie, January 2016]