The mission of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is to empower women to do Christ’s ministry in the world.  ECW’s vision for all women in the Episcopal Church is that they become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church.  ECW is the largest organization at St. James and every female member of St. James is an ECW member. Members belong to specific chapters that meet monthly and a general meeting of all chapters is also held monthly.  Meetings include Bible study, special programs related to a theme that is selected annually, planning for fundraising events and discussion of the business of the organization.  For more than 50 years, St. James’ ECW has sponsored an Annual Fall Bazaar. The money raised at this and other events is donated to various projects within the diocese, nation, or world.

For more information, please contact the church office at 352-787-1981.

 

 

2016 Annual ECW Fall Bazaar

2016 Annual ECW Fall Bazaar

A heart felt and sincere thanks to all who worked so hard on the E.C.W. Fall Bazaar this year. To the many volunteers, contributors , chairmen, buyers…We appreciate everyone who helped to make the Bazaar a successful one. We were able to raise over $22,000 to fund our outreach and mission work. The love and dedication to St. James and God’s work was evident throughout the event….God bless all of you!

Jan Smith and Becky Binneveld, Co-Chairwomen

Photos by Paul Motto

Video by David K. Smith

 

 

ECW Annual Fall Bazaar 2015

ECW Annual Fall Bazaar 2015

Bazaar 2015 is now a very pleasant memory. Thank you to everyone for the help and hard work in all areas. Our ECW will have over $25,000 (less $3000 expenses) to assist so many agencies. We could not have done it without the crafters, the cooks, the men who willingly helped with setting up, the cashiers, the donators, the artists, the”antiquers”, the book worms, and the plant ladies. A special thank you to Doug, Diane and Pat for everything you did that was not in your job description. To Evy Stark and Don Lindskoog, a huge thanks for being in the sanctuary for anyone who wanted to see our beautiful windows and hear the organ. Thank you to Rita for the publicity. This could not have happened without ALL our helping hands.

Photos by Gary Gregory and David K. Smith.

Video by David K. Smith

 

ECW’s Fall Bazaar 2014