Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin’s

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Martin’s is the fellowship of all women of the Parish. ECW is organized to enable them to serve our Lord through Service, Worship, Education, Evangelism and Pastoral Care. The purpose of ECW is to empower women to live the life to which Christ called us by sharing His love through outreach, fellowship and spiritual growth.

ECW Prayer

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Almighty God, Heavenly Father, source of all knowledge and truth, be present with each of us meeting together as the Women of the Episcopal Church. Grant us open minds, compassionate hearts, honest words and gentle ways. Give us the grace to know your will, the courage to accept it and the strength to accomplish it. May we not forget the lessons from the past nor fear the challenges of the future. Bless us with your peace today and all the days to come, and may we ever pray, “Thy will be done.” We live in your presence and pray in your Holy Name. Amen

Your ECW Leadership 2018/2019

Nancy BynonPresident
Hope HuberPresident-elect
Kathy BennettTreasurer
Whitney GormleyTreasurer-elect
Crissy ClarkeCorresponding Secretary
Sherrie PerkinsRecording Secretary
Janet SchaumburgPast-president and Parliamentarian

2018/2019 Events

Fall Luncheon – Seeds to Sow: A Mom’s Story of God’s Faithfulness
Guest Speaker Yvonne Streit, Founder of Brookwood Community
Tuesday, September 18
11 – 11:30 a.m., Registration and fellowship
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lunch and program
Bagby Parish Hall

When faced with profound challenges, Yvonne Streit turned to God for strength and direction in a quest to help her daughter. Through years of prayer, faith, and perseverance, Yvonne founded the Brookwood Community and Briarwood School. Her story reminds us that we all have a seed to sow.

Tickets are $30 each or $240 for a table of 8

Event chairs The Moms’ Group and Janie Putman

Complimentary child care is available with reservation.

Diocesan Annual Retreat
Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14
Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas
Come hear great speakers and attend wonderful workshops with women from across the Episcopal diocese.

Joy of Giving Market
Tuesday, October 16
4 – 8 p.m., Premier Shopping Party
Wednesday, October 17
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 18
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activity Center and Bagby Parish Hall
Find the perfect gifts for all the special people on your Christmas list at the Joy of Giving Market.

Annual Christmas Coffee
Monday, December 3
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location to be announced
Join us in celebrating the season of giving.

Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday, December 8
10 a.m. – noon
Activity Center and Gym
Jesus’ birthday celebration is filled with the joys of the season for children and grandchildren up to 10 years old.

Winter Luncheon Tablescapes
Guest Speaker Tova Sido, Christian Author
Tuesday, January 29
11 – 11:30 a.m., Registration and fellowship
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lunch and program
Bagby Parish Hall

Evening Social Ladies’ Night Out
Tuesday, February 26
Time and location to be announced

Spring Luncheon – Unshakable Hope
Guest speaker Max Lucado, Christian Author and Preacher
Monday, March 4
11 – 11:30 a.m., Registration and fellowship
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lunch and program
Bagby Parish Hall

Easter Family Festival
Saturday, April 20
10 a.m.
The Island and Soccer Field
The fun starts with a reading of the Easter story followed by an Easter egg hunt, crafts, petting zoo and more.