episcopal church women

All women of St. Peter’s are members of the ECW. We are a service organization whose fund-raising activities support local charities and the missions of St Peter’s. In addition to outreach, ECW members are actively involved in Parish Life. Members also support each other through regular social activities. ECW generates income for outreach through two major fund-raising events: 

† The December Soup Luncheon and Raffle on the first Saturday in December, which coincides with the annual Lewes Holiday House Tour.

 † The Art Show Luncheon and Raffle in conjunction with Saint Peter’s Annual Art Show, the first Saturday in July. 

Since Covid, the food portions of these events have been prohibited. However, thanks to generous donations the raffles in July and December were highly successful and will likely be repeated. Over the past 6 years the ECW has donated almost $40,000 to 30 local organizations such as the Village Volunteers, CASA, KAIROS, SDARJ, MERR, SPY, Habitat for Humanity. Our goal is to help these organizations with their mission to serve others and the community at large. The ECW reaches out to countless parishioners and their families to offer comfort and support with handwritten notes and cards. Volunteers from ECW provide hospitality and service for funerals and other receptions within the parish community. ECW’s “Ladies’ Night Out” are wonderful social gatherings with ever increasing participation. Hopefully these evening gatherings can resume in 2022. All women of Saint Peter’s are welcome, and we encourage new members and seasonal visitors to join us. These social evenings are a unique and fun way to meet people and to become involved in the rich parish life of Saint Peter’s. Until Covid intervened, the ECW held a spring luncheon at a local venue including a lively program to welcome Spring. Hopefully this will be possible in spring 2022. All women of Saint Peter’s are invited to attend ECW’s bimonthly Planning Meetings on the second Wednesdays of alternate months beginning in January. These meetings have been held via Zoom but are planned as hybrid meetings going forward. Organizing for all ECW activities takes place at the Planning Meetings. In addition, donation requests are considered and voted on at ʹͳ these meetings.