Daughters of the King Fall Assembly Nov. 3 at Saint Mark’s Upland

The Sancta Sophia chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King is pleased to invite all members and their guests to Saint Mark’s in Upland for the 2018 Fall Assembly on Saturday, November 3. The gathering begins with registration and fellowship at 8:00 am and will include a special All Saints’ Day celebration of the Holy Eucharist, a business meeting at which key diocesan DOK Board members will be elected, a choice of several break-out workshops, and a buffet luncheon at 12:30 pm. Workshop space will be limited, so register early! Registration: $15 if paid by October 29, $20 after and at the door. More information and registration Click Here

Bishop’s Guild Tea set for Saturday, October 13th

The Bishop’s Guild Annual Tea and Garden Party will be hosted from 3 – 5 pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Palos Verdes Estates. As an affiliate organization of Episcopal Church Women the Bishop’s Guild continues to support seminarians in our diocese, with the major fundraiser being the annual Tea and Garden Party. 

St. Francis ECW is pleased to host the event this year in partnership with the diocesan ECW Board. Tea will be served on the Loggia overlooking the beautiful property, and guests will be able to explore the gardens and meditation spots to find the perfect place to linger alone or with friends.

St. Francis will also offer docent-led tours of the original chapel, built in 1951 and “designed after the churches found in the little hill towns surrounding Assisi, with Gothic arches framing the choir, sanctuary and altar.” The 13th Century Byzantine marble baptismal font as well as the wooden pulpit and lectern were purchased in Venice, Italy.

Cost for the Tea is $25 per person paid before October 8, $30 at the door.  

United Thank Offering In-gathering Anytime

Gratitude is an essential aspect of our Christian faith.  The blessings, challenges and ups and downs of our lives are all opportunities for us to show thankfulness to God.  Giving to United Thank Offering turns this thankfulness into action by helping others to experience blessings not previously experienced.  This is an action we can do together as Episcopal Church Women because together we are stronger.

In-gatherings for United Thank Offering traditionally take place around Lent and during the two months prior to Advent.  Because it is so important to participate, these times are flexible.  Churches are encouraged to set their In-gathering events at times that work best for them. UTO materials, including Blue Boxes, may be ordered from Shima of Navaholand. Materials are no cost, only shipping and handling is charged. (Some supplies may be out-of-stock until after General Convention in July.)

Donations collected for UTO should be sent to Diane Askren, Diocesan UTO Coordinator, 5905 Glenhurst St. Riverside, Ca. 92504 with your check made payable to Episcopal Church Women and UTO written on the memo line.  You may also make the donation online using our form here.

Churches sending donations will be recognized on our web page, in ECW reports to Diocesan Council, and in the ECW Annual Meeting Reports and Journal. All checks must be received by December 15th  to be credited for the 2018 year.  If there are questions, please call Diane at 951-840-0033.

Girls Friendly Society will celebrate two big birthdays May 19th

Girl’s Friendly Society’s 141st Anniversary and Awards service will take place on May 19th at St. Matthias, Whittier. Twenty girls will be receiving either their member pins or awards for earning badges. We will be celebrating the birthday of the church and GFS since the event is the day before Pentecost.

ECW to Award Scholarship at Neighborhood Youth Association Dinner May 12

ECW to Award Scholarship at Neighborhood Youth Association Dinner May 12

Episcopal Church Women will award their first scholarship to a graduating senior at the Neighborhood  Youth Association’s 35th annual Scholarship and Community Awards Dinner May 12th. President Christine Budzowski and Vice President Martha Watson will present the scholarship on behalf of ECW Los Angeles. Chaplain Julie Bryant will also be on hand representing ECW. NYA is an Outreach program for ECW Los Angeles. Our goal is to raise $1000 for next year’s scholarship award, and to do that we have established a matching fund of $500. Your donation amount will go twice as far! If you would like to make a donation please click here and choose NYA in the drop-down menu.