ECW Diocese of WMA

 ECW report to diocesan convention HERE 

Triennial Meeting Report 2018

2018 was the year of the General Convention and Triennial Meeting and I represented our diocese at the Triennial Meeting in Austin Texas, July 5th-11th. It was wonderful to gathering of over 250 Episcopal Church Women who came to worship, network, and learn how God is working through the church.

We joined with the Deputies and Bishops for worship, including the United Thank Offering ingathering service, several joint sessions of General Convention, and other events like the demonstration of Bishops against gun violence and a prayer vigil at the Hutto detention center outside of Austin.

Our keynote speakers were the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, retired Bishop of Alaska and the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, the Presiding Bishop Canon for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation, who in their own ways spoke of change, transformation and the power of Love.

At every Triennial Meeting two local outreach opportunities are identified. This year they were:

  • The Triennial Unified Gift: Community First! Village/Mobile Loaves & Fishes Ministries. Read more here
  • The Community Connection Gift: Trinity Center Shower Ministry, a day program for homeless people. Read more here

Our diocese contributed $100 to each ministry and the total donated for both ministries was $32,000.

Representative from each organization came and spoke to the Triennial Meeting about their inspiring ministries.

All dioceses are invited to submit the name of a women who is recognized at a Distinguished Women’s Luncheon.  Our distinguished women as a posthumous recognition for Renee Beaujean, a long time president of our diocesan ECW and dedicated Episcopal Church Women. Renee Beaujean Distinguished Woman 2018: Here

There were two resolution passed at the triennial meeting:

  • To support the creation of a women’s reading room at the Archives of the Episcopal Church that will focus on women’s history and house the portrait of Julia Chester Emery.
  • To form an ad hoc task force to study the relationship between ECW and UTO and how they might better engage with each other. Resolution Here

Susan Howland, Triennial Delegate