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ECW Organization

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW) is a national organization which has as its mission uniting the women of the parish in a program of worship, study, service, and fellowship. All women of the church are members of this group. The ECW Board meets periodically during the year to plan the activities of the organization. Three annual meetings with special programs are held in the fall, winter, and spring. The ECW also produces the Annual Tour of Homes. This project involves over 400 church and community members and over 1,000 tickets are sold annually to this event. Funds raised from the tour proceeds and cookbook sales are designated annually to assist worthy charities and ministries in the local community and beyond. The schedule for ECW meetings and news from the ECW president are published monthly in the parish newsletter, “The Grapevine.” All women of the church are invited and encouraged to visit and join one or more of our six guilds offered. The guilds of the ECW are the Martha Guild, the Angel Guild, the Charles Wesley Guild, The Frederick Cousins Guild, The Mary and Joseph Guild, and the Susanna Wesley Guild.

THE MARTHA GUILD AND THE ANGEL GUILD are service guilds that work closely with the clergy to serve the individual needs of our church family throughout the year. Working in three teams, The Martha Guild provides a reception in the Parish House following funeral services throughout the year. The Angel Guild provides one or more meals for members who are ill, incapacitated, or coming home from the hospital. 

THE CHARLES WESLEY GUILD meets monthly in the morning, October through April. The meetings are in members’ homes or at the Parish House. 

THE FREDERICK COUSINS GUILD meets monthly, September through May, in the evening at members’ homes. The guild has sponsored an Oyster Roast to benefit The Compass Rose Society. 

THE MARY AND JOSEPH GUILD unites families with children by providing opportunities for fellowship and service. Events are scheduled throughout the year, such as a pool party and cook-out, a wine and hors d'oeuvres party, and the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Many of the activities of the guild are planned to raise funds for children’s scholarships in our Companion Diocese of the Dominican Republic. 

THE SUSANNA WESLEY GUILD meets October through May at the Parish House and continues meeting during the summer months for lunch and fellowship. The group currently functions as  an ECW sub-committee that receives reports from those groups or organizations who have been the beneficiaries of ECW funds. 

ST. FRANCIS GUILD is answering God’s command to protect and conserve His lands, animals, and waters upon which all life depends. The guild has the vision and commitment to work with alternative energy, the environment, its wildlife and biodiversity, landscape gardens ,and pets through community outreach. The guild believes that education of the young and old will not only foster awareness of the importance of our responsibilities to safeguard the environment and to repair damage that has been done, but will spur us to protective action.

THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING is a women’s order dedicated to prayer, study, and service. It meets monthly in the Parish House and addresses specific needs and projects within the church and community. 

ALTAR GUILD In the early days of the church, the duty for caring for the altar and sanctuary was the concern of the priests and attendants. Today, in most churches, these duties are performed by a specially chosen group known as the Altar Guild. Individuals aspiring to become members of the Altar Guild should be well informed communicants. They must be recommended and approved by the Rector.