The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of Trinity Church provides opportunities for fellowship and service to all women of the parish and the greater community.
Annually, the ECW leads Trinity in both a school supply drive and a hats and mittens collection drive, both for Watertown Urban Mission. Each September, the ECW hosts a luncheon for those 80 and older in our parish. They also hold a spring rummage sale and a holiday bazaar, raising funds that are distributed to local, regional and worldwide organizations on behalf of the entire parish.
Partnering with the IHC “Knit In” project, the Trinity ECW has made crib blankets for Chinese orphanages and hats and sweater sets for Syrian children living in refugee camps. The group has also been involved in mission projects with First Presbyterian and Concordia Lutheran churches in Watertown. One hundred pillowcases were made for the opening of a girls school in Africa and financial support was given to the Women of Grace project in Malawi. Hundreds of dresses have been sewn and donated to the “Dress a Girl Around the World” project. Hats and scarves were made and shipped to “Operation Gratitude” to be distributed to first responders, veterans, and wounded heroes.
The ECW Yarn Ministry and Coffee Klatch began as the Prayer Shawl Ministry, creating prayer shawls to be delivered to those experiencing challenging life situations or celebrating happy occasions. The ministry’s focus quickly widened to include not only prayer shawls, but lap robes, chemo caps for North Country Oncology, helmet liners for soldiers at Fort Drum, newborn hats for babies at the Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center, pocket prayer clothes and fleece blankets for the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County. Lap robes, prayer shawls, and red, white, and blue blankets (for veterans) have been made and donated to Hospice of Jefferson County.
ECW Yarn Ministry and Coffee Klatch meets in the Parish Hall from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday (except holidays or when Watertown schools are canceled because of inclement weather). Whether you knit, crochet, sew or not, the group welcomes all women in the community.
ECW members display blankets for veterans
Annual Rummage Sale
Annual Holiday Bazaar
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