Jersey Episcopal Church Women
to the home page of the Episcopal Church women in the
Diocese of New Jersey. Here's what you'll find on this
we do across the Episcopal Church and in the
Church Women Affiliated Organizations
in the Diocese of New Jersey
our latest newsletter from April 2012. (Click
here to download a PDF)
Check out all our events for 2012. (Cick
here to download a PDF)
to do if you'd like to know more about the ECW
and get involved
information for the ECW in the Diocese of New
you're a woman and you're a member of an Episcopal
Church. . .
then, you're automatically a member of Episcopal Church Women!
Spanning all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds
every variety of theological, liturgical and political view — the
common denominator of members is love of God and the wish
to do His work. Below you'll see a photo of some of the Episcopal
Church Women in the Diocese of New Jersey. You're one of
us, even if you're not in this picture!Episcopal
Church Women (call us ECW for short) is centered in congregations
and empowers women to do Christ's ministry throughout
the world. Our vision is to be a vibrant blend of all
ages, who come together as a peacemaking, healing part
of the Church. We aspire to be a 'Godspark', shining
and sharing the love of Christ.
been working together a long time; since 1871, in fact.
ECW began as the 'Women’s Society and Auxiliary'
and we began to publicize our work straightaway through
a column in the national Episcopal Church magazine of
the time. We called it 'Women's Work'! We began raising
money and putting together boxes for Episcopal missionaries
round the world shortly thereafter. In 1875, just a few
short years after we began, we put together a total of
331 boxes and raised nearly $45,000. That's almost $1,000,000
in 2011 currency!
several other women's and girls' groups you may have
heard of grew out of ECW: Daughters of the King in 1885,
Girls Friendly Society in 1887, and the Church Periodical
Club in 1888.
the years, in all sorts of ways, women have been coming
together and working on behalf of the Episcopal Church,
through the parishes, diocese, and province. Read on
to see what we're up to today.
look at some national Episcopal Church Women
initiatives and programs
Here are just two of the many programs we sponsor. You'll
find far more information on the national
of Vision: Scripturally-Based Leadership Development A
scripturally-based leadership development program,
the National ECW Board is offering this program for
your local use in a self-service format. The program
may be used as you see fit for church groups or secular
organizations (from ECW Boards to Vestries to Scout
Groups to School classrooms). You can download the
various modules of the program right from the national
to Women The Women to Women program assists women
by granting seed funds for the development and establishment
of projects providing sustainable income, life-styles
improvement and strengthening communities. We give
women the tools they need to empower themselves.
A few examples
Poultry Farm, Diocese of Lui in Sudan
Bethlehem Tailor’s Training Centre, Diocese of Kajo
Keji in Sudan
Matènwa (small, rural Haitian community) Community
Arts Project, Matènwa Learning Center, Cambridge,
Blanketing Navajoland, Episcopal Church in Navajoland
Anti-Violence Campaign and Curriculum Translation Services
Program, Episcopal Cathedral School, San Juan, Puerto Rico
local chapters of Episcopal Church Women, along with
dioceses and individuals, spiritually and financially
support these projects.
Church Women Affiliated Organizations
We're affiliated with a number of important groups that began
under the umbrella of ECW and are now independent. Here's
Women's Empowerment A
membership movement of Episcopal/Anglican
women and girls with a broad diversity
of backgrounds, interests and skills.
We work for gender equity and social
justice around the world. Seeking
to be faithful to the Gospel, AWE
gathers and connects women from the
Anglican Communion to share resources
develop tools and training material that
promote the transformative work of Christ.
AWE enables and supports girls from the Anglican
Communion to be equipped and empowered as
advocates for equality and justice.
Periodical Club A ministry
to supply books, magazines, tapes,
videos and computer programs free
to those who cannot
obtain them and to raise the money
to do this. The National Books Fund
makes annual grants and responds
to requests for books and related
materials around the world.
Miles of Pennies fund is exclusively used
for the book needs of children; grants are
made year round. The
Diocese of New Jersey has donated six miles
of pennies since 1988!
Partnership for Global Mission The
Episcopal Church's broad-based network
of organizations committed to advancing
the cause of world mission. The network,
which was established in 2000, has made
important contributions to the church's
of the King The
Order of the Daughters of the King
is a spiritual sisterhood of women
dedicated to a life of prayer, service
and evangelism. We have made a commitment
to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow
Him as Lord of our lives.
our membership includes women in the Anglican,
Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic
Friendly Society An international,
not-for-profit organization affiliated
with the Episcopal Church for girls
and young women. The program is parish
based and open to girls of any race,
religion, or nationality between
the ages of 5 and 21.
provides a support system for developing
the whole person through a program of worship,
service to others, study, and recreation,
designed to empower girls and to help them
grow mentally, emotionally, physically, and
Altar Guild Association An
organization and resource for parish,
diocesan, and provincial altar guild
kind of fabric must be used for altar linens?
How many candles may be used during the worship
service? Must a special plate be used for
the communion bread?
are here to provide information and be a
resource for altar guilds at all levels.
Thank Offering (UTO) The United Thank
Offering addresses compelling human need through
grants to projects that alleviate poverty, both
domestically and internationally, within provinces,
dioceses, and companion dioceses of the Anglican
Church Women in the Diocese of New Jersey
the Diocese of New Jersey, the ECW is divided into nine
districts. The diocese is a large geographical area,
so having local officers and meetings on a district-wide
basis allows for more efficiency. Most districts have
monthly ECW meetings. On a diocesan-wide basis, we're
happy to provide a
snapshot of some of our recent activities.
March 2010, we combined with the Women's Commission and
hosted the women's breakfast at Diocesan Convention.
sponsored several quiet retreats, with speakers and guided
meditations, during Lent and Advent in various parishes
around the diocese.
May 2010, our 135th Annual Meeting and UTO Ingathering
was held at Trinity Cathedral. The United Thank Offering
was brought forth from 31 parishes of the diocese. And
we presented 43 college-bound students with service awards.
Annual Meeting was held at Trinity Cathedral on May 10,
out more and become involved
by finding out if your parish or church has an ECW chapter.
Your rector (or vicar) should know! From there, you can contact
the women in your church who are active in ECW and discover
what activities, initiatives, and programs they're currently
your parish doesn't have an ECW chapter, you might talk
with your rector about how to get one started. And ECW
members at your district level will be glad to help you.
Just below you'll find a contact for each district as
well as a list of the ECW officers for the diocese.
to contact for more information
Find your city or town in the list below and you'll see
the name of the president for your district, along with a
phone number. If your church doesn't have an active ECW chapter,
the district president should be able to assist you.
Churches in Atlantic City, Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Cape
May, Galloway, North Wildwood, Ocean City, Pleasantville,
Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Tuckerton, Villas, Whiting
President: Miss Stephanie Rotsaert, 732 350-2904
Churches in Beverly, Burlington, Delran, FLorence, Lumberton,
Medford, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Palmyra, Pemberton, Riverside
Riverton, Vincentown, Willingboro
President: Mrs Nancy Sullivan, 856 829-2726
Churches in Bellmawr, Berlin, Camden, Cherry Hill. Chews
Landing, Clementon, Collingswood, Gibbsboro, Gloucester,
Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Hammonton, Laurel Springs, Lawnside,
Magnolia, Maple Shade, Merchantville
President: Ms. Mona Andrews, 856 435-0559
Churches in Cranford, Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway, Union, Woodbridge
President: Mrs Eugenia Wilson, 908 925-6854
Churches in Asbury Park, Bay Head, Belford, Eatontown, Freehold,
Keansburg, Keyport, Lakewood, Little Silver, Long Branch,
Matawan, Navesink, Ortley beach, Point Pleasant Beach, Red
Bank, Sea Girt, Shrewsbury, Toms River, Wall
Acting President: Mrs L. Marie Williams, 732 776-6083
Churches in Edison, Fords, Metuchen, New Brunswick, Perth
Amboy, South Amboy, South River, Spotswood
President: Mrs Deborah Anderson, 732 668-2170
Churches in Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Bound Broook, Bridgewater,
Dunellen Gladstone, Lebanon, New Providence, North Plainfield,
Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Somerville, Westfield
Churches in Bordentown, Cranbury, Ewing, Flemington, Hamilton,
Lambertville, Mercerville, Monmouth Junction, Pennington,
Princeton, Rocky Hill, Trenton, Yardville
Churches in Bridgeton, Clarksboro, Glassboro, Millville,
Mullica Hill, Paulsboro, Pennsgrove, Pennsville, Pitman,
Salem, Swedesboro, Vineland, Wenonah, Westville, Williamstown,
President: Betty Ceto, 856 455-7801.
of the Episcopal Church Women in the Diocese of New
(2010-2013): Mrs Eugenia Wilson, 908 925-6854
President (2010-2013): Mrs Suzette Whiting, 609 492-2483
(2009-2012): Mrs Charlotte Baker, 856 829-5952
(2008-2011): Mrs Kathy Stephenson, 732 324-1352
Treasurer, Procedure and By-Law Chairman (2008-2011):
Mrs Edna Haney, 609 386-2032
Worship and Spiritual Development Chair: Miss Stefanie
Rotsaert 732 350-2904
Mission Outreach Chair: Mrs. Carol Council 732 752-5734