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Has your ECW had a successful event that you'd like to tell us about? Wonderful things are happening all around the diocese and we want to hear about them!

 

Take a look below to see what's been going on around the diocese with our membership. To submit your own ECW's entry, please submit your information using the form below.

 

 

St. John's Eposcopal Church, Austin

Contact Person: Lisa Shirah-Hiers

 

Woman-Focused Stations of the Cross
St. John's Episcopal Church
11am Good Friday
Come experience the Stations of the Cross from the perspective of the women in the Passion story followed by the Good Friday Liturgy at noon and Lentil Soup Supper at 1pm.

 

Trinity Episcopal Church, Galveston TX

Contact Person: Gloria Schlemmer, 409-740-8942

The ECW of Trinity Episcopal Church, Galveston, invite you to join us for a luncheon and inspirational program on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. We will meet in Eaton Hall, 2216 Ball Street. We are pleased that Meredith Griffin has agreed to be our speaker. Join us to hear her inspirational message, Jesus said, "I thirst.": A Woman's Practice of Being Enough for God. A luncheon will be provided by the Trinity ECW Board. Please come for a wonderful program and fellowship with ECW members across our diocese.

 

Grace Episcopal, Georgetown, TX

Contact Person: Judy McKinney, Publicity Chairperson
512-248-0766

 

It’s time for the annual Grace ECW road trip. On Thursday, April 3rd we will travel to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Killeen where the Rev. Mother Janice Jones will lead the Office of Morning Prayer. We’ll leave from Grace Church or Sun City at 9 AM and car pool. After a visit and tour with Mother Janice the church will host a luncheon. Car pools will leave from Grace Church and Sun City at 9 am. If you plan to go, or can take your car, please contact Linda Berriman at 512-943-0186 or so car arrangements can be made.


St. Martin's, Houston

Contact Person: Deanna Harrington, 713-240-7328

During Lent, fill your Spirit at the St. Martin's ECW Gratitude Attitude Luncheon featuring Bishop Andy Doyle, Friday, March 28th, 11am until 1pm. Reservations are $35 and may be reserved here or by mail. Reservations are first come, first serve.

Mail the reservation form with your check to Beth Ollenburger, 12326 Mossy Cup, Houston, TX 77024.

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 Grace Episcopal, Georgetown, TX

Contact Person: Judy McKinney, Publicity Chairperson
512-248-0766

 

December events included our annual Christmas luncheon at the Georgetown Country Club. We also sponsored our annual Angel Tree this year, which helped 12 families have a wonderful Christmas.
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) met Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 10 A.M. at Grace Church. A nutritionist talked to us about healthy eating and weight management. Following a short business meeting we enjoyed a “healthy” pot luck luncheon in the Parish Hall.

 

Grace Episcopal, Georgetown, TX

Contact Person: Judy McKinney, Publicity Chairperson
512-248-0766


The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will meet on Thursday, November 7, at 10 A.M. at Grace Church. We’ll start with Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist with the new assistant to the Rector, The Reverend Father David Peters. Afterward, Father David will talk to us. Following a short business meeting we’ll enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving covered dish luncheon in the Parish Hall. Turkey and ham will be provided and everyone is asked to bring a side dish to share. Please contact Judy Granger at or 512-240-4155 about what type of side dish is needed. We hope you will join us. Please come and bring a friend or neighbor!


St. Mark's, Austin

Contact Person: , 512-431-7716

Potluck Dinner and Boutique Clothing Exchange on October 28 at 6:30pm.

Please join us for a potluck dinner and then clothing exchange. You may attend the potluck dinner at no cost if you choose not to attend the clothing exchange. The clothing exchange is a fundraiser for the Women of St. Mark's. To participate you pay $10. We are asking that you bring gently worn or never worn better brands of clothing (dresses, pant suits, skirts, blouses, blazers, sweaters and coats) clean and on hangers. We also invite you to bring jewelry, scarves, purses, shoes, hats, and belts. Hopefully you will walk away with at least one "new-to-you" treasure and possibly several real finds to add to your wardrobe. Anything remaining at the end of the eventing will to to the Trinity Center clothes closet.

 

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Austin
Contact Person: Pat Starkie, 512-523-8144

 

 

Holiday Fair

November 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be booths with holiday crafts, cookies, cakes, coffee shop, moon walk, petting zoo with pony rides, arts and crafts, ECW hand-made quilt raffle and much more. The event will be in the Parish Hall located at 2008 Justin Lane, Austin, Texas.

 St. Luke's, Livingston

Contact Person: , 281-726-0291


Mark your calendars for St. Luke's third annual Fall Holiday Craft Bazaar & BBQ to be held Saturday, November 2nd in the parish hall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come, browse and do your holiday shopping from the ladies of St. Luke's and other local craft vendors. Breakfast and lunch are served! Vendors selling handcrafted wares can rent a table for $25. Proceeds from the bazaar benefit ECW service projects. For more details visit us on the web.


St. Martin's, Houston

Contact Person:

ECW Fall Luncheon in Houston with Pastor Suzette T. Caldwell

 

Join Holly Strollers on October 1, Tuesday, from 11-1 in the Bagby Parish Hall for ECW's Fall Luncheon.

Pastor Suzette Caldwell, renowned spiritual leader, published author, and teacher will speak on Christian Fellowship at the luncheon. She has committed her life to achieving excellence through biblical living and strongly believes and models that any person willing to "walk by faith" and trust God will achieve their dreams and desires. Her book, Praying to Change Your Life, is compiled of 17 years of wisdom and experience that shows believers how to have a clear and open communication with God. *Ticket prices are $30 and registration will be by postal mail. Forms will be available at the Church's front desk. Register by mail before Monday, September 23, 2013. Your check is your reservation confirmation. Mail completed reservation form and your check made payable to St. Martin's ECW to Beth Ollenburger.

Please indicate on the form that you would like to sit at the Holy Strollers table. Look for the ECW invitation in TheStar, around campus, or you can find more information on the St. Martin's website. (Child care provided and sponsored by Holy Strollers.)

For more information, contact the leadership team at .

Grace Episcopal, Georgetown, TX

Contact Person: Judy McKinney, Publicity Chairperson
512-248-0766

 

Grace ECW will hold the first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 10 A.M. at Grace Episcopal Church. Linda Ledbetter, with the Assistance League of Georgetown, will talk about the Ring the Bell program. Following a short business meeting we’ll enjoy a brown bag/box lunch exchange. Please join us and bring a lunch that fits your taste and/or personality for the exchange. Guests are always welcome!

St. Martin's, Houston

Contact Person: Erynn Scollard

23rd Annual Joy of Giving Market
October 22-24, 2013

Tuesday Preview Night
October 22nd, 2013
6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $15.00
(includes hors d'oeuvres)

Wednesday and Thursday
October 23rd - 24th, 2013
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Free Admittance

Merchants offering fabulous gifts for everyone on their Christmas list, stylish clothing, one-of-a-kind accessories, unique home décor, jewelry and much more.

Tuesday Preview Night – Enjoy an evening at the Market and get a sneak peek
at the fabulous items for sale. All proceeds support ECW Outreach initiatives in support of women and children.

 St. Luke's, Livingston

Contact Person:
, 281-726-0291


St. Luke's ECW will host LADIES NIGHT Friday, June 7th at 5:30 p.m. Join us for this special evening about you! Our 2013 guest speaker is Rachel Norris, from Joy Pottery in Bryan, Texas. Rachel will present 'In His Hands' a testimony given while working at her pottery wheel. Come, learn more about our Heavenly Father by exploring a word picture He provides in His Word. Enjoy community fellowship and a delectable dessert bar. Admission is free. Seating is limited.

 St. John's Episcopal Church, Austin

 

Contact Person:
, 512-836-3974


The Episcopal Church Women’s organization of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 11201 Parkfield Dr. and Braker Lane invites women in Austin and the vicinity to an all day, 9am-5pm retreat on Saturday, May 11th, 2013. "I Am Called: A Women’s Spiritual Retreat" features a program about identity, calling and a spiritual gifts assessment as well as time for socializing, crafts and chair yoga/meditation. Non-native English speakers welcome. Registration is $10 in advance/$15 at the door. Childcare available for ages 6 and under for $5 per child (first come/first served basis.) Morning refreshments and coffee break treats will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a dish for a light potluck luncheon and to provide lunch and snacks for their children. We also ask that participants refrain from using scent because there may be participants with chemical sensitivities.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Austin Texas

 

Contact Person:
Lisa Martin, 512-431-7716


The Diocesan ECW will be offering a FREE Spiritual Growth workshop to all women to be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2128 Barton Hills Dr., Austin, TX on April 20, 2013 from 10:00 to noon. You don’t need to be a member of St. Mark’s to attend. In fact, you don’t need to be Episcopalian to attend. You just need a desire to be filled by the Holy Spirit. Please, attend!

The speaker will be Susan Richardson of Love Never Fails Ministry. Susan ministers in churches, women's retreats and women's prisons, and has traveled to the Ukraine, Africa and Israel, teaching and preaching the Word of God. She shares her own personal triumphs and struggles of being both a wife and a mother in today's demanding world. Susan believes that sharing the love of God with others is the ultimate calling and that the world needs to see that there really IS a God that loves them despite their faults and mistakes! You will laugh and cry as Susan engages you in the Word of the Lord.

A light breakfast fare will be available.

Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Texas

 

Contact Person:
Judy McKinney, 512-248-0766


Mark your calendar for Thursday, April 4th, 9 a.m. Grace ECW will be taking their annual road trip on Thursday, April 4th. We will travel to St. Francis in Temple where the Rector, The Rev. Brad St. Romaine, will lead the Office of Morning Prayer. Long time parishioners will then tell about the history and architecture of St. Francis before the brief tour of the St. Francis Pre School. Next is a visit to the beautiful Parish Hall before visiting St. Francis Gift Shop. Right after the Gift Shop experience the St. Francis ECW will host a luncheon in the Parish Hall. Car pools will leave from Grace Church and Sun City at 9 am.

Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Texas

 

Contact Person:
Judy McKinney, 512-248-0766


Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 7th at 7 PM. The ECW will hold an evening event at Grace Episcopal Church. Sandy Wilson and the Altar Guild will present a program featuring their recent trip to England. Following the program we will be treated to an English Tea and tasty English sandwiches and desserts.
Guests are always welcome!

Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Texas

 

Contact Person:
Judy McKinney, 512-248-0766

 

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will meet Thursday, February 7, at 10 A.M. at Grace Episcopal Church West, on Williams Drive. Mary Ann Whitfield will have a presentation on the Palace Theater. Following a short business meeting we’ll meet at BB’s for lunch. BB’s is located in the same center as Grace West. We hope you will join us. Guests are always welcome.

Good Shepherd, Tomball, Texas


Contact Person:
, 281-583-1244

 

"What, Me Holy? You Must Be Kidding!" A Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, March 9

 

St. Paul tells us that we are a royal priesthood, a holy people, but what does it mean to be holy? Is every Christian called to extraordinary holiness, or just a few heroic souls? If someone wants to take his or her holiness seriously, how does he or she go about it? What changes, if any, must we make in our lives to seek deeper holiness? Why should we even bother to seek greater holiness if we already have a sound relationship with Jesus?

 

These questions will be explored at Good Shepherd, Tomball’s Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9am-2pm. Registration and donations at 8:30am, 801 E. Main St., Tomball. Eucharist and Light Lunch included.  Suggested donation: $15

 

Please, RSVP to 281-583-1244 to provide for lunch.

Grace Episcopal, Georgetown, Texas

Contact Person:
Judy McKinney, 512-248-0766


START YOUR NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT! COME TO AN ECW MEETING AND STAY FOR LUNCH! IF YOU HAVE NEVER COME BEFORE THIS IS THE TIME TO START!

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will meet on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 10 A.M. at Grace Church. Come hear about the Williamson County Museum and the “Traveling Trunk” Program. Following a short business meeting we’ll enjoy a pot luck luncheon in the Parish Hall. A sign-up sheet will be provided at Grace West and Grace Church Parish Hall. We hope you will join us. Please feel free to bring a friend, neighbor, relative, etc. Guests are always welcome.

The Angel Tree was a success! A big THANK YOU to everyone who brought gifts for our Georgetown families.

Past Events from 2012

St. Luke's, Livingston

Contact Person:
Patricia Swaby, 281-726-0291


Fall Holiday Craft Bazaar & Lunch will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 9 AM to 3 PM. St. Luke's ladies and several local vendors will fill the parish hall with beautiful handcrafted home decor, jewelry, bath salts, soaps, and much more. BBQ lunch will be served from 11 AM to 1 PM. ECW proceeds will benefit local outreach. The youth group will host a book sale - bag of books for $10. Great selection to choose from. EYC book sale benefits their 2012-13 outreach, S.P.C.A. of Polk County.

St. Martin's, Copperas Cove

Contact Person:
, 409-962-9431

 

St. Martin's, Copperas Cove held an altar guild training which took place on Saturday, October 17th. Four new members were trained by Kathy West and Georgia Raffalovich.

St. Martin's Houston

Contact Person: Deanna Harrington

 

22nd Annual Joy of Giving Market
October 16-18, 2012

Tuesday Preview Night
October 16th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $15.00
(includes hors d'oeuvres)

Wednesday and Thursday
October 17th-18th, 2012
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Free Admittance

Merchants offering fabulous gifts for everyone on their Christmas list, stylish clothing, one-of-a-kind accessories, unique home décor, jewelry and much more.

Tuesday Preview Night – Enjoy an evening at the Market and get a sneak peek
at the fabulous items for sale. All proceeds support ECW Outreach initiatives in support women and children.


Grace Episcopal in Georgetown

Contact Person: Judy McKinney, 512-248-0766

 

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will meet on Thursday, October 4, at 10 A.M. at Grace Church. Alicia Shamblin, master gardener, will discuss “Fire Wise Gardening”. Following a short business meeting we’ll meet at the IHOP on I-35 in Georgetown for lunch. We hope you will join us. Guests are always welcome.

 

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Austin

Contact Person: Lisa Shirah-Hiers

 

The ECW Of St. John’s Episcopal Church Invites You to a fun evening laughing, talking and remembering with memoirist Donna Van Straten Remmert.

 

Monday, October 8th, 2012, 7-9 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 11201 Parkfield Drive @ Braker Lane.

 

Bring an appetite, a sense of fun, and a picture of yourself as a teen or young adult to share as we remember our own younger years. Ms. Remmert will be signing books following her discussion.

St. Martin's, Houston
Contact Person: Please contact Mary Williams.
To obtain the contact information for Mary Williams, please contact Cyndy Ensign at 713/985-3808.

 

Mark your calendars for the ECW Fall Luncheon, Tuesday, September 18 in the Bagby Parish Hall from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Our guest speaker is Susan Garrett Baker and the luncheon proceeds will benefit the Jane Cizik Garden Place, owned and operated by The Women's Home.

We are collecting personal care items in a bin located in the Activity Center throughout the months of August and September. These donations and contributions are for the Emergency Pantry to benefit the residents of the Jane Cizik Garden Place and may include: pantry items (rice, canned fruits/vegetables, soups/noodles, bread, crackers, pasta, peanut butter/jelly, canned meats, cereal), toiletries (toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant, razors, shampoo/conditioner for all ethnicities, toothpaste/brush, sanitary items), and cleaning supplies (mop, broom, toilet brush, sponges, dish liquid, cleaning sprays). Checks for contributions may be made to the ECW and marked for the Jane Cizik Garden Place/The Women's Home.

Event Chairs: Mary Williams, Elizabeth Dwyer and Casey Hedges

Tickets are $25 each, or $250 for a table of 10.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Livingston
Contact Person: Marjorie M. Juhasz, 281-875-9863

Ladies Night - June 1, 2012, 5:30 pm
With numerous desserts all baked by the women of St. Luke's, 70 women packed the parish hall to listen to Susan Richardson speak as only she can. A wonderful uplifting, spirit filled event that moved all of us there.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Austin

Contact Person: Lisa Martin, 512-431-7716

Pursuing Your Passion - Presented by Christy Martin of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Austin.
May 12, 2012, 9:30 a.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78759

This presentation is offered to all Episcopal women in the Austin area. Come and be inspired by Christy’s insights and message. Please bring your daughters (ages 12 and over) or bring a friend! A light breakfast fare will be available.

St. Martin’s, Houston
Event chairs: Clementine McIver and Nicole Zarr, 713-621-3040, www.stmartinsepiscopal.org

Spring Tea - April 25, 2012 in the Cloister Garden with refreshments and fellowship from 2:00-4:00 PM. It's "exac-tea" what the doctor ordered to kick start spring. Child care is provided for age 0 - Pre-K. The charge for this event is $17. ECW Pantry Meals will be available for purchase at this event.

Good Shepherd, Friendswood
Contact Person: Trish Johnston, 832-279-5787

2012 Annual "Secret Mug Sister" Program kicked off at Good Shepherd with a salad luncheon. Over 50 women attended the ECW Salads and More luncheon, to exchange plain brown bags that contain a secret sister that they will pray for daily until the 'big reveal' in January.

 

 

 
 
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