Women in the Diocese of MA

Contact  Betty Murray: Here


21 Sep 2016

Dear Friends, In May, 2016, confirmation was received from counsel that dissolution of ECW Diocese of Mass was legally completed. Our trust fund investments were awarded to Episcopal City Mission for a grant that will focus on women and The Society of St Margaret was also awarded for their good work here in Massachusetts and in Haiti. Looking back over the years ECW has made great strides in our Outreach for Women which included retreats, seminars, and speakers ,with topics of interest , presented at our meetings.( These outreach programs were presented without charge) We sponsored two teenage girls and their chaperone to the General convention in Salt Lake City. This was an opportunity for these young people to see their church at work. “Around the Diocese ” another program that awarded substantial gifts each year to St John the Evangelist, Green endeavors, Church Periodical Club, Washington Cathedral , B-SAFE, Life Together, Society of St Margaret, United Thank Offering, and many many others. Members of ECW supported UTO serving on the UTO Screening Committee and being available to those with UTO questions. Members of ECW also served in various positions on the Province 1 ECW Board. ECW in Diocese of Mass. collaborated with ECW Diocese of Western Mass in supporting a very young girl living in an overseas orphanage. This financial support was ongoing for many years. I could go on and on but it is sufficient to say that there was an immense satisfaction in our involvement in various ministries. UTO will still be a ministry that will engage some of us that served on the ECW board. We plan to represent women in this diocese by our voice and vote at Province 1 meetings. Sheri and Delores , I will be in touch with you later in the year. There is a winding down period that will involve members of ECW. This will require another meeting probably in November and will address distribution of small ECW funds. I have probably not reached everyone that I should , but i am sure that the word will get out and you can send this e-mail to anyone who has an interest. Blessings to All, Betty Murray