Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

We're Every Woman

The ECW (Episcopal Church Women) is the inclusive circle of ALL women at Christ Church, divinely connected: giving, receiving, and growing through faith, friendship, and fellowship. 

ECW has long been a vital part of Christ Church, working to raise funds for local and national missions, participating in hands-on ministries like Habitat for Humanity and Room in the Inn, as well as hosting inspirational events and social gatherings.

Here are some of our upcoming events:

FRIENDSHIP FEAST

Thursday, March 30
6:30 - 8:30 PM, All Saints' Hall

"Circle of Friends"
With inspirational speaker Jacinda Jacobs

This annual spring dinner is an opportunity for fellowship and inspiration. Treat yourself and your special friends to an incredible night of appreciation, friendship and inspiration! The 2017 ECW was blessed to land Jacinda Jacobs as the speaker for this year's event. She is the NBA Charlotte Hornets Pump-Up Queen at most home games. We get her for one night to pump us up spiritually too. In addition, Jacinda freelances as morning co-host, weather forecaster and reporter for WCCB, and is Communications Director for Nations Ford Community Church. Serving is her peace -- Jacinda has launched a global Bible study organization called Stolen Lunches to inspire and empower people of all ages. She is a motivational speaker and will soon publish her first book, Uniquely Qualified. View additional details here »

REGISTER & PAY ONLINE »


ECW Spring Retreat, May 5 - 7, 2017

"Building a Stronger Spiritual Foundation"

We are excited to return to the newly-renovated Kanuga Conference Center this year, only a two-hour drive from Charlotte. The crisp mountain weather will lend opportunities for fellowship and relaxation for women of all ages. Our own Jenny Beaumont will help us explore "Building a Stronger Spiritual Foundation." Ready to go deeper in your spiritual life? No matter where we are in our faith journey, we can all have a richer and fuller faith life. How do we develop and nurture a faith in the good times and the bad? Where do we see the will of God and our calling working together? We will explore how to depend our spiritual walk and take home some new practices and perspectives to deepen our life with God (and other people, too).

View additional details and download paper registration form here. 

REGISTER & PAY ONLINE »


United Thank Offering (UTO)

Sunday, May 14

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church to nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Look for the UTO envelopes and give generously on Sunday, May 14.


SAGES TEA

Tuesday, May 23
2:00 - 4:00 PM, Blue Room

All women at Christ Church are invited for a tea with our amazing Christ Church Sages. Gather wisdom, new friendships, and grow in your faith with some of the most special women in our church. Details coming soon.


Christmas bazaar

Saturday, December 2
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at our largest fundraiser of the year, with over 40 local vendors offering greenery, specialty foods, stationary, jewelry, home goods and more! Learn more »


Advent Luncheon

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM in All Saints' Hall

This annual event features great fellowship an inspiring talk and to prepare our hearts for Christmas. Learn more » 


Mission Fundraising

ECW has donated over one million dollars to local and national nonprofits who focus on the needs of women and children in the local community and abroad. We do this with funds raised primarily from our Christmas Bazaar and GoodNews Shop.

GoodNews Shop
GoodNews was founded over forty years ago as a continuous fundraising stream for ECW, donating its proceeds to nonprofit initiatives. GoodNews is located on the upper level of All Saints' Hall (look for the green awning) with a tempting inventory of books, cards, pottery, jewelry, food and beautiful crafts. Learn more »

Christ Church Gallery
The hallway walls above All Saints’ Hall are adorned with the work of local artists, both aspiring and established. Sales benefit ECW mission funding. Learn more »

Christmas Bazaar
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at our largest fundraiser of the year, with over 40 local vendors offering greenery, specialty foods, stationary, jewelry, home goods and more! Learn more »

To learn more about ECW's missions, meetings and other gatherings, contact Elizabeth Fernandez at

View 2017 ECW Board listing (PDF)

ECW Mission Funding Spotlight

In this section we share the “Good News” about local and international organizations supported by Christ Church ECW through annual projects and the GoodNews Shop. 

Heart Tutoring

Tutoring In Math As Easy as 1-2-3!

Heart Math Tutoring is a math intervention program that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work as tutors in high-poverty elementary schools in Charlotte. Heart's mission is to ensure all elementary students develop a strong foundation in math and an enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success by helping schools use volunteers as tutors.

Hundreds of community members, including many from Christ Church, are currently spending one hour per week delivering Heart's research-based structured curriculum in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Half of the job is to be a positive influence, the other half is helping a child learn basic math skills.

This year Heart Math is expanding and recruiting 700 volunteers to serve 600 students in 12 schools. Want to help? More information can be found at hearttutoring.org.

Request ECW Funds

Funds generated by the GoodNews Shop and Christmas Bazaar support mission efforts in our community and beyond. To apply for a grant, please download this application. For more information, please contact Katherine LeSage at .