Episcopal Church Women
Information about Episcopal Church Women
Women who have participated in the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) chapters at St. John’s cherish the fellowship and inspiration they discovered through the relationships they formed and the services they performed.
The purpose is leading women of the church through prayer, worship, study, service, and fellowship in order to deepen each person’s spiritual life and affirm all women’s gift for ministry. ECW initiated the United Thank Offering in 1884 and continues to shepherd this worthy cause. The chapters of the Diocese of East Tennessee includes among its missions, the annual Mollie Tucker Memorial College Scholarship to a deserving woman, and the Hosanna House, a residential community that enables physically challenged adults to live independently and with dignity.
Any woman attending an Episcopal church is considered to be an Episcopal Church Woman (ECW). At St. John’s, there are two chapters: St. Margaret’s, a daytime group; and Mary/Martha, and evening group. There is a Fall Meeting for ECW in the diocese and a Spring Conference for the three Tennessee dioceses and their Bishops.
St. Margaret’s Chapter welcomes new members at any time and meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Tuesday of the month. Meeting places vary and are announced in the Off The Record. Click Here to subscribe to the email version of the Off the Record,
Mary/Martha Chapter invites new members at any time. And meets on the third Monday of the month from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Great Hall.
All women in the church are Episcopal Church Women and as such are part of this organization. We'd like for everyone to know about this opportunity for service and collaboration among the women in our Diocese.