Triennial Meeting 2015
Barbara Kalber, Triennial delegate 2015 reflects on Convention: here
ECW/UTO Report to convention 2015 Here
“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:
Susan Howland was the Delegate to the 2012 Triennial Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana and brought the UTO offering to the convention Eucharist.
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: www.ourlittleroses.org
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 email@example.com 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: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/uto
Grant applications are available January 1st. email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. The application must be completed by December 28th
For UTO information in the diocese email: ECW.email@example.com Or call Susan Howland at 508-248-6112
You can find UTO resources and order UTO materials at: www.episcopalchurch.org/uto