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ECW News & Events
News, upcoming events and the current issue of The Grapevine, the ECW newsletter.

A message from ECW President Laura L. Manigault

Dear Sisters in Christ,  
I pray that you are doing well in these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected us all in our parishes, in one way or another.
Because of the risks associated with the pandemic, I have not been able to continue at present to carry out my objective to participate in "face to face" visits to the parishes of our Diocese. In order to stay more connected, I am requesting that if you have taken some pictures during the year, documenting ECW activities or events in which you have been diligently involved, to please send them to me so I may include them in our report for the upcoming Annual Council Meeting in February. This will better assist me in sharing your services and good work with the other parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Additionally, various parish report forms are now available here. My email address is carver.manigault7@gmail.com or home address: 232 West Gilbert Street, Apt. 143, Hampton, VA 23669. Looking forward to hearing from all of you. If you have any questions you may telephone: 757-503-9146.
Thank you very much for your attention to this matter. Keep the faith, stay well, and stay safe as you carry on you work for the glory of God.
Faithfully Yours,
Laura L. Manigault
ECW President
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia


ECW Schedule 2021


March 20 - ECW Diocesan Spring Board Meeting


Ingathering United Thank Offering (UTO)
Autism Awareness Month
April 8 - Autism Panel Discussion, 3 to 4 p.m.


Ingathering Church Periodical Club (CPC)
May 15 - ECW Diocesan Spring Annual Meeting
Louisa Taylor Letcher, Founder, Commemorative Service


Sept. 18 - ECW Diocesan Fall Board Meeting
Ingathering United Thank Offering (UT0)


October 16 - ECW Diocesan Fall Annual Meeting
Autism Awareness Workshop


Video Message from Vice President Dr. Renee Escoffery-Torres


ECW seeking historian/archivist

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of Southern Virginia is seeking an historian/archivist. The Historian/Archivist shall:

  1. Search out and continue to compile records of the history of the ECW.  These  records shall include parish,  convocation and diocesan histories and shall be stored in a fireproof area of a building with public access, said building to be selected by the historian/archivist.
  2. In addition to these duties, the Historian/Archivist must be able to chronicle and document the history of the Diocesan ECW, placing activities/events and functions in a chronological and historical context.  She must posses excellent writing skills, knowledge of Word processing functions, and the capability to make informed  determinations of which materials or artifacts will be preserved in their original condition or scanned/digitized for future use/reference.
  3. Update with information on storing archives.  

If you are interested,  please contact Laura L. Manigault, Diocesan Episcopal Church Women President, carver.manigault7@gmail.com or Deborah Austin, Nominating Committee Chair, complianceretired@gmail.com.

Please also make this announcement to your ECW Chapter in your Parish.


The Grapevine

The Grapevine is a quarterly print-ready newsletter available for individuals and churches to receive via email. You can sign up to receive The Grapevine by entering your email in the "Sign up to receive news" box at the very top right of this website.

We appreciate your help sharing the news.  If you have news you would like included in The Grapevine, contact Vicky Koch, vkoch@stpaulsnorfolk.org.

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Last Published: September 10, 2021 10:10 AM