Who we are and what we are doing

Episcopal Church Women Diocese of Western North Carolina

Organization's History

Episcopal Church Women Diocese Western North Carolina  started in the late 1890's. We are church women who as Christ's feet and hands reach out to serve others through our mission and ministry.


We are a community of Episcopal women who give, care, and share God's love through mission and ministry. We are women in the Parish who are rooted in the past and growing into the future. Our mission is to support all women in our Parishes to do their mission and ministry. Our vision for all women of the Episcopal Church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church. We aspire to be a Godspark, shining and sharing the love of Christ.

We are affiliation with United Thank Offering, Church Periodical Club, Girls' Friendly Society, Daughters of the King, Episcopal Women's Caucus, Episcopal Women's History Project and Anglican Women's Empowerment. We are part of Province IV and the National Episcopal Church Women.

United Thanks Offering (UTO)
Is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole Church. Our Diocesan UTO Coordinator is Betsy Stecher. Reach her

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Church Periodical Club and Miles of Pennies (CPC and MOP)
Is a ministry for spreading the Christian message through the printed word i.e. Bibles, Prayer Books, Hymnals etc. Miles of Pennies is a program to provide educational funds for children. Our Diocesan CPC Director is Jan Scarborough. Reach her at   For more information visit

All Saints Day Memorial Offering (ASDMO)

Is a ministry started in our own diocese in 1919 by the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) to help churches with their buildings. Our Diocesan Chairperson is JoAnne Stewart. Reach her at

Women Helping Women (WHW) - Is a ministry started in our own diocese to provide scholarship funds for women who want to further their education. Contact Diane Mance for more information.