Episcopal Church Women
ECW has a long and rich heritage within the Episcopal Church. Julia Chester Emery worked diligently from 1876 until approximately 1916. She helped church women to share a vision and commitment to the mission of the church. Her efforts emphasized educational programs, recognition of social issues, development of leadership, United Thank Offering, and mission work. ECW continues to be active at Holy Trinity, and today we are grateful to have a few men who work with us. All women of the parish are automatically members.
We treasure the tradition of ECW at Church of the Holy Trinity. There were many who have gone before us who supported the church by cooking dinners, organizing countless receptions and funeral events, raising money for outreach projects through a variety of bazaars and fundraisers, and helping those in the community who need assistance. Our archives relate stories of church women who went out on the work boats with the men to get the best oysters for church suppers.
There are usually several meetings each year, and we have several fund raising events. All proceeds raised are used for our outreach programs. Examples of projects funded include: Camp Agape, Camp Wright, continued support for Hurricane Katrina victims, Talbot County Social Services Adults Emergency Fund, Harmony Schools in Haiti, and Talbot Mentors.
Other areas of ministry under the ECW umbrella at Holy Trinity include: the Altar Guild, Coffee Hour Hosts, United Thank Offering, Women’s Bible Study, Kitchen Crew, Card Ministry, Helping Hands and Hearts, and Special Receptions. Everyone is welcome, and we are always eager to have new people become involved. ECW is alive and well at Holy Trinity– come and share our Christian fellowship!