Episcopal Church Women

2018 Calendar

October 26-28 Women's Gathering & Retreat

DeKoven Retreat Center, Racine, WI

All women of the Diocese of Chicago and their guests are invited to attend the ECW (Episcopal Church Women)-sponsored fall retreat.  The Rev. Kate Spelman will be our main speaker. 

The Rev. Jane Shaefer will be our Retreat Chaplain and Sunday Celebrant.  The Reverend Trilby Murray, ECW Chaplain, (Deacon, St. Thomas, Chicago) is our Quiet Day presenter. Lead musician, Jeannie McCabe, from St. John's, Fort Smith, Arkansas will join us for her third year.  

Special pricing is available through September 15. Details and registration forms may be found on the ECW website.  For questions or concerns, please contact Linda Toberman by email at retreat@ecwchicago.org.

Please see the ECW website or the UTO website for additional details or contact Helen Mensing, diocesan UTO coordinator, by email.



The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of Chicago supports and connects all women in the Episcopal community in their Christian mission and ministries, sharing faith and fellowship.  We worship as a community of women, turning to God in gratitude for blessings of family, home and friendship and asking for His guidance in translating our Christian belief into action.

The ECW is moving forward to reach out to all women in the church.  Young mothers who need support and encouragement, women who are working through major life changes, older moms who are dealing with an “empty nest”, retired and unemployed women, older women who are facing the challenges of aging – all these women are part of our community of faith.  We share our stories and connect with one another.

Our newsletter, The Mirror, is both published and available online. Members who request the newsletter electronically also receive a monthly e-newsletter with ECW highlights.  If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, please contact membership@ecwchicago.org.

Members of the board are looking forward to meeting you!  Contact Beth Petti, president@ecwchicago.org, if you would like a parish presentation on ECW and the “Connect and Be Heard” workshop or if you would just to share your women’s ministries. 

For more information about the ECW and event registration forms, please visit the ECW website.