Following the long-established tradition, the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Los Angeles will award its 2019 Medical Ministry Grants on or around February 10, 2019. The grant deadline of December 10, 2018 allows for time for the grant committee to make site visits and make their recommendations to the ECW board. The ECW Medical Grants are given to Episcopal Groups or Institutions helping to meet the medical needs in the Diocese of Los Angeles. These groups may be working with medical or relief organizations that are independent of the Episcopal Church.
A total of $4000 is available each year and may be granted to one or divided among any number of organizations. Said grants may not be awarded for the same project more than every other year and the grants may not be used for operating expenses.
You may also mail the completed application with supporting documents to:
Attn: Medical Ministry Grant
5988 Applecross Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
Be sure to stop by the ECW area at Diocesan Convention and see what’s happening with Women’s Ministries in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Girls Friendly Society, The Order of the Daughters of the King, United Thank Offering, the Bishop’s Guild, and all the ministries of Episcopal Church Women will be represented. Find out how these ministries might be a good fit for your congregation, and get your questions answered from members of the ECW Diocesan Board. We’ll have the Feeding Hungry Hearts pins available for a small donation as well. See you there!!
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
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.
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.