Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
St. John’s ECW meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except for the months of July and August) and sponsors events that show Christ’s nurturing love through ministry in the parish and in the community. Our meetings generally consist of a short business meeting followed by a speaker, discussion, activity or party. We have a Twelfth Night party in January and an end of year dinner in June. Our annual meeting is in May. ECW also takes care of receptions on special Sundays such as Confirmation, other visitations by Bishops, Easter Sunday for the Choir, and other special occasions as needs arise.
Throughout the year, the ECW contributes to the soup kitchen at Christ Episcopal Church in Suffern, NY. ECW frequently responds to special needs as brought to their attention by the Vestry or the Outreach Committee, including regular support of the adopted family (see Outreach) and of an African orphan through S.H.A.R.E. They also support many local charities.
ECW holds rummage/tag sales which help raise money for outreach and church projects. In recent years ECW has provided the church with book carts, parish mailboxes, carpet for the center aisle of the church, an LCD projector, and helped with the cost of new folding doors in the common room.