ECW Ministries & Episcopal Church Women
Our mission is to provide congregational care through meal support and fellowship opportunities. The ministry is organized into teams which provide congregations care on a rotating basis when notified by the Rector that a need has been identified. Not only do the teams help families in need of meal support during bereavement, hospitalizations, recuperations, and births; but they also respond to our fellowship events as they occur during the year. Martie Saylors, Jan Cagle and Judy Carpenter serve as a Steering Committee for the ECW Ministries and notify team captains when an event needs the care of one of the Ministry teams. All women of St. Stephen’s are welcome and encouraged to participate in this ministry.
The monies made from the fundraisers regularly support the meals that the Friendship Committee provides, the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, Women’s Shoe Fund, our Dillard School Project, Mission Trips and other outreach programs.
In the past the ECW has purchased robes for acolytes, restored photos at the church, and assisted with other improvements at St. Stephens.
The ECW is probably most known for hosting receptions- the group can always be found in the kitchen preparing for whatever event St. Stephen’s has at a particular time.