Episcopal Church Women

ECW = Episcopal Church Women (Engaged in Worship, Study, & Service)


ECW – engaged in Worship, Study, & Service:

The purpose of this organization shall be to unite the women of the Diocese in a program of worship, study, service, and fellowship which will deepen and strengthen their own spiritual lives and lead them into service for the Church in the parish, community, diocese, nation and world.

A Vision for Episcopal Church Women

Our vision for all women of the Episcopal Church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church. We aspire to be a God spark* - shining and sharing the love of Christ.

     * The core self, the part of us made in God's image, spirit and soul.

As the eyes, ears, hands, and heart of Christ in the world, we will persist in the work of healing, justice, and peace.    (Adopted at the ECW Triennial Meeting 2015)

ECW Prayer

Almighty God, we pray that You will bless our work in mission and ministry in the world. Help us to pray fervently, labor diligently and give liberally to make known the power of your love given through your son Jesus Christ. Let us not forget the lessons from the past nor fear the challenges of the future. Anoint us with your grace and shine in our hearts as we reflect your light throughout the world. 


The Redeemer ECW meets on the last Sunday of each month after the 10:30 service.  This change will enable more of our women to be able to participate. 
The Redeemer ECW officers (elected Jan 2016) are as follows. 

Co-Presidents: Carol Reuter & Tonya Davis
Treasurer: Susan Lunsford
Co-Secretaries: Abigail Suarez & Tonda Lunsford

Teresa Louise “Teri” Cogburn, age 73, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center. Teresa was a native of Buncombe County, and a prior resident of Bellflower, California. She was the daughter of the late Medford and Carrie Williams Cogburn. Teresa was a former employee of Cogburn Realty in Bellflower, California. She served as a volunteer with the Buncombe County Genealogy Society, and was a member of Church of the Redeemer in Asheville. Teresa is survived by a son Jeffrey William Miller, Sr. of Bellflower, California; a grandson, Jeffrey William Miller, Jr. of Asheville; and several cousins. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30. 2016 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Father Alex Hanks officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
An online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com

Coming Events: 

Sunday, April 30, 2017 -- The ECW (the women of Redeemer Church) will meet following the 10:30 service in the Parish Hall.  

We will continue planning of programs/events for the coming months -- including outreach and ministries within the church. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 -- The WNC-ECW Spring gathering ( "Spring Fling -- A Party with a Purpose" ) on Saturday, May 6 will be held at Lake Lure Inn and Spa from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Purpose: To raise  funds for our diocesan "Women Helping Women Scholarship Program". The WHW program assists women in the Diocese of Western North Carolina so that they can pursue or further their religious education or ministry. 

Our "Spring Fling" includes a silent auction, raffle, book signing (with Katerina Whitley), an anti-aging demo, a luncheon, and getting to know each other as sisters in our diocese and as friends. 

Cost: $ 30 per person (includes the luncheon and helping with the WHW scholarship program. 

Deadline for registration: Friday, April 28, 2017

Form: Forms are available in our parish hall on the bulletin board. For more information about the Spring Fling or the WHW Scholarship program, talk to Becky Smith. 

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