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The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Texas

The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Texas hope you will browse through our site to learn more and to answer your questions about our many facets as children of God and how we are called to serve Him. Our Purpose as the Women of the Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Texas is to empower each other to live the life for which Christ called us by sharing His love through outreach, fellowship and spiritual growth. The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Texas is the fellowship of ALL women of the Church and is organized to enable the women to serve our Lord through Service, Worship, Education, Evangelism and Pastoral Care. All women in the parishes and missions of the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Texas, are members. 

A Message from our President, Trish Johnston

I am so pleased with our October 2018 Annual Retreat at Camp Allen! What an amazing time we had. Our plenary speaker, Mary C. Earle brought it all in focus for our theme, “...I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” Psalm 139:14. Workshops on various topics such as: Peace + Light Yoga Faith presented by Janet Parish; ‘The Stories We Live By’ presented by Dr. Greg Garrett; Gaynor Yancey, speaking on ‘Women as Leaders–What does that look like?’; Rev. Nandra Perry, Ph.D, on the topic ‘For Women Who Do Too Much’; Len Deprang, holding sessions on ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ and bringing it all together for a mini choir presentation on Saturday night as a treat to everyone! Live music by the Christian Music band ‘EVERMORE’ was the topping off to a wonderful weekend! A craft session, a vendor market, and outreach informational room and quiet time to walk the labyrinth or just chill, made the entire weekend a great way to rest, relax and reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Generous monetary donations and gift cards to this year’s retreat outreach project went to Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack. The 1960 Hope Center, an outreach that ministers to the homeless, was introduced as the ECW Diocesan outreach ministry that we will encourage churches to support this year and next. Two churches co-hosted with the ECW board this year; Holy Spirit, Waco and St. Luke the Evangelist, Houston! It was a superb spirit-filled weekend! We do have one open board position, a convocational coordinator for the San Jacinto and West Harris Convocations. Should you be a member of either of those convocations, please prayerfully consider joining this amazing board. Give me a call and let’s talk! And GO ECW! Share the Word: Everyday, Comunicamos, everyWhere.

ECW's Prayer

Almighty God, Heavenly Father, source of all knowledge and truth, be present with each of us meeting together as the Women of the Episcopal Church. Grant us open minds, compassionate hearts, honest words and gentle ways. Give us the grace to know your will, the courage to accept it and the strength to accomplish it. May we not forget the lessons from the past nor fear the challenges of the future. Bless us with your peace today and all the days to come, and may we ever pray, "Thy will be done". We live in your presence and pray in your Holy Name. Amen 

Updated Bylaws 

Click here to view the Approved ECW Bylaws

Annual Report

For questions concerning any of the financial operations of the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women, contact Patricia Johnston President. A copy of the report is available for your viewing.

ECW 2017 Annual Report