Episcopal Church Women

Our Vision

A community of women supporting each other in Christ-centered ministries throughout the Diocese of Chicago.

Our Mission

We seek to support all women in our parishes without restriction by creating a greater connection between us through our faith and sisterhood with programs of education and service. We ask the Lord for guidance in translating our Christian belief into action.

Our newsletter, The Mirror, is both published and available online. If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, please contact membership@ecwchicago.org.

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

2019 Calendar

September 14: Altar Guild Conference: An Echo of the Past in the Future

St. Lawrence Episcopal Church     125 W. Church Street, Libertyville, IL

Everyone who is interested in the work of the altar guild and the history of the church is invited to attend the conference.  Membership in an altar guild is not required.  There will be several presentations including women in the bible, the history of church music, icons and a spiritual craft project.  Lunch is included.  Registration available at the door.  Fee:  $25.  Please see the ECW website for further information.

October 11-13: Women's Gathering & Retreat: God’s Healing Leads to Wholeness 

The Portiuncula Center for Prayer, Frankfort, IL

The Episcopal Church Women-sponsored fall retreat will be held at a new time and a new location!  Colleen Willard, noted speaker on faith and healing, will share her personal story of miraculous healing.  Our weekend will include healing services, music, movement workshop, private time to meet with chaplains or use the beautiful grounds for peaceful contemplation.  This will be a very special weekend.  All women of the Diocese of Chicago and their guests – of all faiths - are invited to attend.

Details and registration forms will be found on the ECW website in May.  Special pricing for early registration will be available.

November 22-23: Diocese of Chicago Convention

Westin Lombard Yorktown Center

The women of the ECW will welcome you to their booth in the exhibit hall where you will find materials about the ECW and women’s ministries.  You are also invited to join us in our meeting room for presentations and social time throughout the convention.

United Thank Offering

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion through their annual granting program.

To learn more about how to participate in the United Thank Offering or to order materials to start the program in your congregation, please use these links: 

For details about the United Thank offering:  www.episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering