ECW Episcopal Church Women

Turn Hunger into Hope with
Your Own Two Hands

Join the Episcopal Church Women Diocesan Board
and participate in

Feed My Starving Children's St. Louis MobilePack event:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Queeny Park - Greensfelder Recreation Complex
550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011

You must register online to pack food at Feed the Need STL: give.fmsc.org/feedtheneedstl

Shift Hours: 9-11 am, 11:30-1:30 pm, 2:30-4:30 pm, 4:30-7:00 pm

The power of prayer and 2-3 hours of your time can feed hundreds of starving children worldwide! Your participation in this one day event packing food for starving children - close to home - will yield thousands of meals from which children will receive the proper nutrition to recover from the effects of severe malnutrition.

Join the ECW Board as they participate in this ecumenical push to feed hungry children around the world. Families with children age 5 or above are invited to this event. If you feel you do not have the strength to stand for 2 hours, Feed My Starving Children has jobs that you can do. 

Be the God Spark! Help feed hungry children around the world in a place close to home!

Again, you must register online to participate:  give.fmsc.org/feedtheneedstl

Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. FMSC'S mission is to feed God's starving children hungry in body and spirit. They do that with donations to fund the meal ingredients and then events like this one August 17 where volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are then donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved!

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat...” – Matthew 25:35

Members of the Missouri Delegation at the 2019 Province V ECW Conference
L-R Carolyn Daniels, Mary Anselmo, Jeanne King, Rev. Susie Skinner, Deborah Caby, Ginger Simmons, Peg Cooper and, seated, Karen Birr.

 About Episcopal Church Women

The Episcopal Church Women is one of our oldest church organizations and is open to all women; all women of the Episcopal Church throughout the United States are considered members of ECW.

ECW's vision statement is "To offer every woman in the Diocese of Missouri an environment of support and encouragement, education and opportunity for ministry by providing: Fellowship; Communication; Resource Materials; and Outreach to the Diocese, Nation, and World."

Diocese of Missouri ECW Board’s role is to represent all the women in our diocese; share in communication and leadership, and build support for ECW within our diocese and in the wider church.

Our mission is to offer every woman in the Diocese of Missouri an environment of support and encouragement, education and opportunity for ministry by providing: fellowship, communication, resource materials, and outreach to the diocese, nation and world.

In addtion to work we do in our parishes, we work together on common projects throughout the year and gather annually for a diocese-wide meeting. Every three years we meet as national organization, concurrently with the General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

The ECW in the Diocese of Missouri offers a scholarship for women in financial need who are members of an Episcopal congregation in the Diocese and who will be in their second year of post-high school education studying toward a degree or certificate in a field of service to others. The deadline is June 1 prior to the next academic year.

History. Episcopal Church Women were first established in 1872, then called “The Woman’s Auxiliary”. Mary Emery was hired by the Board of Missions to be in contact with all parishes and encourage women to create their own Auxiliary Missionary Society “to aid with sympathy and prayers, time labor and money to the extent of her power.” An appeal was made for a $40-a-year pledge from individual parishes. In 1958, at the 29th Triennial Meeting in Miami Beach, the name changed to the Episcopal Church Women (ECW). Today we are Episcopal church women of all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds, who hold a variety of views. However, the most common view of our members is the love of God and the wish and desire to do His work.

More Info

Contact: Deborah Caby, diocesan ECW board chair
(636) 422 1210 (home), (314) 606 7577 (cell & text), debbiecaby@yahoo.com

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