ECW Annual Meeting “Angels on the Go!” Set for February 24

Registration is now open for the ECW Annual Meeting “Angels on the Go”, to be held Saturday, February 24th 9 am – 1:30 pm, at the Diocesan Center in Echo Park. New officers will be elected at the business meeting, followed by speakers highlighting two important ECW ministries: The Bishop Talton Deacon’s Education Fund and Neighborhood Youth Association.

The program will also include overviews of all the affiliated ministries, and some of the special grants available for Medical Ministries and the Emergency Medical Grants for individuals. The Eucharist will be celebrated by Bishop John H. Taylor, who will install new officers and board members for the 2018 – 2021 term.

Discover what ECW can offer your congregation, network with old friends and new, and enjoy a Mediterranean Buffet lunch catered by Pig and Pepper Kitchen. More information can be found here. Cost for the day including program and luncheon is $40 if paid in advance ad $45 at the door.


Nominations Open for 2018-2021 ECW Board Positions

Elections for officer positions on the 2018-2021 Diocesan Board pf Episcopal Church Women will take place at the Annual Meeting of ECW on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Diocesan Center in Echo Park. Nominations are now being accepted for the following positions: Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Controller, and United Thank Offering Coordinator.

Job Descriptions and duties of each office are available here.

Nominations may be submitted online or by mail. Both forms are available here.

Deadline for submission of nominations is December 31, 2017.


United Thank Offering (UTO) Grants for Seminarians announced

Calling all seminarians and young adults: United Thank Offering is offering ten grants of up to $2500 each to those starting new ministries conforming to UTO’s 2018 theme “The Jesus Movement: Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation Care.” The deadline is Nov. 3; learn more about the grants here:…. What a blessing to learn more about this venerable ministry of our church (during a meeting today at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul) from Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles UTO coordinator Diane Flood Askren and Episcopal Church Women president Canon Martha Karen Leal-Estes (about to take over as a member of the national ECW board and vice president for Province VIII). UTO also makes grants to dioceses and affiliated ministries, such as Shima’ of Navajoland/Dinetah. Look for Diane to come to your deanery or church in 2018 to tell you more about UTO’s good work.  (Originally published on Facebook by Bishop John H. Taylor)