ECW Diocese of WMA

Triennial Meeting 2015

Barbara Kalber, Triennial delegate 2015 reflects on Convention: here

ECW/UTO Report to convention 2015  Here

Mission Statement

“The Mission of the Episcopal Church Women, Diocese of Western Massachusetts is to become a cornerstone of community, learning and ministry that seeks to invite all women into fellowship.”    Adopted September 9, 2000

Triennial Meeting 2012

Rebecca Scruton was the Distinguished Woman from the Diocese of WMA:

See award Rebecca’s award  and bio: click here

Susan Howland was the Delegate to the 2012 Triennial Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana and brought the UTO offering to the convention Eucharist.

Susan Howland at the Canal Walk

United Thank Offing Grant Awarded at the Triennial Meeting

The diocese of WMA received a $17,368.00 United Thank Offering Grant on behalf of the Diocese of Kumasi.  The grant is for installing Solar Back-up for the Mampong Babies Home.

See award here:UTO award 2012


ECW to sponsor a child at Our Little Roses Orphanage in Honduras



On November 16, 2011 the Diocese of  Western Massachusetts ECW collaborated  with the  Diocese of Massachusetts ECW and made a  3- year commitment to sponsor  three-year-old, Martha, at Our Little Roses Orphanage in Honduras.  Martha arrived at Our Little Roses in October 2011 with her sister Suyapa Elizabeth. You can read more about  Our Little Roses Orphanage in Honduras here:

If you wish to help with this sponsorship past our  3-year commitment ECW will match all donated funds directed to this ministry. Contact Susan at for more information and documentation.

A Few United Thank Offering Notes

Our Diocesan 2012 United Thank Offering was $ 11,086.79 with 37 Churches participating

Thanking God is at the heart of our prayers. Our Offering of thanks Unites US with others who seek to address compelling human need and extend the Church’s mission,

 “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.”

We are thrilled to tell you that the Grant Request for Solar Back-up electricity at the Mampong Babies Hospital for our companion diocese Kumasi, Ghana was fully funded for $17,368.00

In Thanksgiving for all of God’s blessings, Susan Howland, United Thank Offering Coordinator and ECW President

The Spring UTO ingathering will be MAIL IN. The Spring United Thank Offering ingathering will be MAIL-IN. The UTO Board suggests the Sunday after the Ascension, this coming Spring, May 12th, 2013, as an ingathering date for parishes. Make check to: The Episcopal Diocese of WMA, with UTO in the memo, and mail by June 9, 2013 to: The Episcopal Diocese of WMA, ATTN: Esther Barker, Diocesan Accounting Manager, 37 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01103.

You can find UTO resources at:

Grant applications are available January 1st.  email

for more information.  The application must be completed by December 28th

For UTO information in the diocese email:     Or call Susan Howland at 508-248-6112

You can find UTO resources and order UTO materials at: