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.

2019 Calendar

April 26-28 

Province V ECW Annual Meeting

President Abraham Lincoln Inn

Springfield, IL


May 11

ECW Diocese of Chicago Annual Meeting

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Downers Grove, IL


September 14

Altar Guild Conference

Details to come

October 11-13

Women's Fall Retreat 

The Portiuncula Center for Prayer

Frankfort, IL


Province V Annual Conference and Meeting


Growng in Grace and Gratitude


April 26-28


Springfield, IL


The women from across Province V (our midwest region) will be gathering in Springfield to enjoy workshops, worship, historical speakers and tours.  See all the details below.   


ALL women of the diocese are invited to attend!


Registration is $125 and the forms are due April 10.




Online form


Printable form


Saturday workshops and events flier


Feed My Starving Children flier


Empty Bowls Fundraiser





Registration is now open!


2019 Annual Meeting


Reaching the World with God's Love


May 11


St. Andrew's

Episcopal Church


Downers Grove, IL
Come and celebrate the ECW!  Our day will begin with a very special business meeting including voting in new officers. 
Bishop Lee will be joining us for our celebration at the afternoon Eucharist.  The UTO spring ingathering participants will be announced and our officers will be installed.
Registration opens at 8:30am and the business meeting will begin at 9:30am. 
Early Bird
Registration Discount through March
Register now through March 31 and save $10 over the event day fee!














Fall retreat preview


Fall Women's Retreat


God's Helaing Leads to Wholeness


October 11-13 


The Portiuncula Center for Prayer


Frankfort, IL



Voluntary Financial Contribution


Support the ECW with a VFC (formerly "Fair Share").  Your contributions help provide communications, general administration and events which allow us to connet to our members across the diocese and Province V.



VFC Form



United Thank Offering


Grateful hearts are thankful hearts.


It's time to place your UTO ingathering on your parish calendar for this spring!   


For questions about the UTO in the Diocese of Chicago, please contact


Helen Mensing

Diocesan Coordinator 







The 125th Anniversary Book of Prayers has been added to our website.


Book of Prayers





ECW Recognition Grant Awarded


The women from St. Thomas, Chicago received the $500 2018 Recognition Grant for their Blessing Bag program.  Plastic bags are assembled with toiletries and given to homeless people in the neighborhood.  If you would like to help by donating supplies, please see the list of requested items.


Blessing Bags



The Mirror


The Mirror is published 6 times each year beginning in January in print or electronic versions.


To subscribe:


or write to the editor:


Mirror Editor


St. James Commons

65 East Huron St.

Chicago 60611


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


Current Issue











News You Can Use!


Updated booklets to support women's ministries



2019 Grant Applications

















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