Altar Guild






ECW Ministry 


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.

Board Positions


The ECW Diocesan Board of Directors is seeking new members.           Please consider your gifts and interests as you review these positions.       For questions, concerns or to volunteer, please contact Beth Petti,


Open Dioccesan Board Positions

Support the ECW


The ECW connects all women of the Diocese, and we seek your financial support to continue with this important mission.


Voluntary Financial Contribution



2017 Schedule of ECW Events Flier

2017 Calendar

June 3

Altar Guild Conference 

St. John's Episcopal Church 



October 27-29

Women's Fall Gathering & Retreat

Dekoven Retreat Center

Racine, Wisconsin

2017 Annual Events.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [364.3 KB]

Altar Guild Conference



June 3


St. John's Episcopal Church

750 Aurora Avenue

Naperville, IL



This conference is our third annual event.  Our featured presenter is artist Rose Jarecki who will demonstrate metalworking techniques.  All interested individuals and their guests are invited to attend.


Registration is $15 through May 25, $20 afterwards and at the door.  


Join us for workshops and lunch!




Online registration
















Feed our Hungry Neighbors 


Foodie 5K


May 13


Independence Grove

Libertyville, IL



Join us Saturday, May 13 at Independence Grove in Livertyville for the 3rd annual fun run/walk, and stay for the festival including entertainment, gourmet food trucks, and a kid's zone.  


For details about this fun event and to register as a member of the ECW Chicago team or to make a donation, please click here.



Nurturing the Spirit: 

Women's Spirituality Through the Ages


Women's Fall Gathering & Retreat


October 27-29


DeKoven Retreat Center

Racine, WI


Retreat Leader:

Rev. Mollie Ward, Diocese of Springfield



This second annual retreat for the women of the diocese promises to give participants a unique opportunity to step away from the ordinary and experience time for relection.  Women from across the Diocese of Chicago and neighboring Dioceses as well as guests are invited.






Online Registration






United Thank Offering


Grateful hearts are thankful hearts.  


United Thank Offering gifts will be blessed at our Annual Meeting. Please foward your thank offerings to:


UTO Diocesan Coordinator


St. James Commons

65 East Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611


Please combine all offerings and draft one check for your gift to UTO, made payable to:


United Thank Offering


Helen Mensing,

Diocesan Coordinator




The Mirror


The Mirror is published 6 times each year beginning in January.  Print and electronic versions are available.


To subscribe. contact the editor: or write to the editor and mail it to:


Mirror Editor


St. James Commons

65 East Huron St.

Chicago 60611


Submission of articles, event announcements or photographs are always welcome!



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