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.

See the calendar (left or below; click event name for details) for upcoming programs and groups especially for women. Here are some of our annual events:

during advent

During the Advent season there are several fun and meaningful events just for women. Find all the details here »

United Thank Offering (UTO)

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 Mother's Day Sunday.


During this annual event, all Christ Church women are invited to mix and mingle with our Sages (ages 65 and up) over tea and dessert. Watch for information about this lovely afternoon of fellowship, complete with laughter and wisdom.

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 the GoodNews Shop and holiday Pop-Up 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 »

View list of ECW Board members (PDF)


Funds generated by the GoodNews Shop and our holiday events support mission efforts in our community and beyond. 

November 2021

As we navigate our way through unprecedented times, the Christ Church ECW and GoodNews Shop continue to work to provide assistance to our valuable community organizations. With decreased traffic in our church buildings, the revenue from our main source, the GoodNews Shop, has substantially declined. 

The need for support in our community is greater than ever. While ECW Mission Funding is not conducting its normal application process this year, there is hope we may be able to award some funds to organizations we have supported in the past as well as a few new ones. The amount of these gifts will not be determined until January. 

If you are interested in consideration for these funds, please complete the following form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G5CVJZK

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Kalie Koivisto at  . 

Thank you for your patience and commitment to serving those in our community and beyond.

Kalie Koivisto
ECW Mission Funding