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current information on the ECW Programs in the Diocese of
The goals for Christian Education (The Literacy Campaign) remain the same as last year:
Ø To become aware of the literacy issues
Ø To become familiar with some of the
literacy services offered particularly in
Ø To become aware of literacy
volunteer opportunities in
Ø To become God’s people in
To do this work successfully, Literacy Volunteers is always seeking individuals with some understanding of how to teach, mentor and coach another adult in the most positive way possible. Literacy is everyone’s business.
Christian Education Program Leader
Christian Social Concerns
There are three main functions of the program.
1. Women in
benefit of humanity in or out of the Diocese. We did not receive any requests for grants this year.
2. Clergy Daughters - funds are available for even distribution to the daughters of clergy from the
Diocese who will be entering their first year of college. This year we granted five young women
3. Other Concerns - monies are available to assist in-diocese and out-of-diocese institutions
supported by or affiliated with the Episcopal Church. We had no requests for 2009.
Funds are available to individuals and families on an emergency basis. This year we disbursed
They run a community supper
Please contact me should your Church know of a need for funding in any of the
Rodney F. Hayes
Christian Social Concerns/Special Assistance Program Leader
I really have a fun and easy job as the Diocesan UTO Coordinator. I just have to
keep people aware of all the reasons they have to be thankful.
This was very obvious last November 2009 when the UTO Diocesan Ingathering was held at
people were in place. Then, I landed at the doctor’s office with Plantar Fasciitis and could
not put any pressure on my foot. I emailed my report to Sylvia to present, Sylvia was sick in
bed by Thursday morning and could not attend; so she emailed the report to Joann
Cromwell. Other members of the Board filled in where needed, and Bishop Smith did a
presentation that was enjoyed very much by all in attendance.
Over $3,000.00 was given in thanksgiving that day for blessings received.
The Rev. Jane
White-Hassler, Rector of Grace Church,
saver that day, making sure the day went well. The luncheon put on by the women of the
parish was enjoyed by all. I have been asked by two parishes to visit and
present a program on UTO. I am looking forward to being with them.
We sent a total of $22,700.00 to the Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society for 2009.
I am truly blessed to be able to be a part of the Diocesan ECW board.
UTO Program Leader
The White Envelope Program Committee is thankful to each and everyone for their continued
support to this unique program.
We received nine grant applications for 2010. The committee chose three grant recipients for 2010,
two in-diocese, and one out-of-diocese.
“Rhythms of Grace” is one of the two 2010 in-diocese recipients. Their mission is to provide a
worship experience for children with special needs and their families that are welcoming, inclusive,
nurturing, and therapeutic. The people they serve are of the Autism Spectrum along with others with
developmental disabilities, neurological disorders, physical handicaps, behavioral problems and
Down’s syndrome. The children range in age from 1-21 years. The grant will be used for the
development of a
stories and faith-related vocabulary and also purchases non-consumable therapeutic materials for their
sites. They gather three times a month in three different locations around the diocese: Trinity,
“Rhythms of Grace” is a place where families can worship together without worrying that their
children’s behavior is unacceptable.
The second in-diocese recipient is
Pauline’s Stock Pot Soup Kitchen,
donation-funded organization that has been in existence since 1991. They serve the people who are on
fixed income, low income or no income, an average of 85 people served each Friday. The grant will
be used to provide food and to maintain their present level of service. Their staff is all volunteers.
The out-of-diocese recipient is
Their mission is aimed primarily at disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the Central City area of New
and boys, at no expense to them. The grant will be used for computers and software for after-school
tutoring, as well as the transportation cost to bring students to the facility.
Our grants are given for programs and services only, not for salaries.
Please contact me, should you have additional questions and/or be in need of envelopes or grant
application forms. I am also available to speak at your meetings.
Please send your checks to: Mrs.
Scarlett M Pipkin,
Carol Gardier - White Envelope Program Leader
“When we live most deeply
in our own hearts, we also
live in the very heart of
Jean M. Blomquist