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ECW Logo
The Cross represents Christ and our service to Him in the world.
The Circle stands for our hope for wholeness in our lives.
The out-flowing lines from the center depict the many works of the Episcopal Church Women going out into the world.
The intertwined lines represent our lives center

 



Who We Are
We are Episcopal Church Women of all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds who hold a variety of views. However, the common denominator of our members is love of God and the wish to do His work.

Mission, Vision & Role Mission - Centered in congregations, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empowers women to do Christ's ministry in the world.
Vision - Our vision for all women of the Episcopal Church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church. We aspire to be a Godspark-shining and sharing the love of Christ.
Role
- The Role of the National Board of ECW is to: 1. Model and share best practice in Communication, programming, leadership, and governance 2. Develop, support, and inspire leaders at all levels: local; diocesan; provincial; national 3. Represent and build support for ECW in the wider church and the world.

Our History

1871 -- General Convention authorized the Board of Missions to organize the Women's Auxiliary to the Board of Missions. 1874 -- First Triennial Meeting held in New York.
1919 -- Along with the Presiding Bishop and National Council, the First National Council Executive Board of Women's Auxiliary established.
1920 -- National Council adopted resolution recognizing in all of its departments the Executive Board of Women's Auxiliary. 1958 -- By action of the National Council, the Executive Board of the Women's Auxiliary became the General Division of Women's Work.
1964 -- National Council became Executive Council. General Division of Women's Work has liaison member with voice and vote in every department.
1970 -- Resolutions from 1969 Committee for Women meeting approved for trial use.
1985 -- Triennial Meeting adopted bylaws, forming Episcopal Church Women, Episcopal Church, U.S.A.

Links:

Diocese of Virginia ECW site

National ECW site

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