Episcopal Church Women
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of North Carolina are part of the ministry and fellowship of all women of the Church. The diocesan ECW in North Carolina has been a unique presence for more than a century and is entirely self-funded. It helps represents the diocese internationally, nationally and provincially, and its ongoing outreach continues to benefit the Church at the national, provincial, diocesan and congregational levels. For example, think: United Thank Offering grants, Church Periodical Club grants and Lex Mathews Scholarships. It is particularly focused on issues that affect women and children.
The current president of the NC ECW is Barbara Longmire.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is an international relief and development agency and a compassionate response to human suffering on behalf of The Episcopal Church of the United States. Its work to heal a hurting world is guided by the principles of compassion, dignity and generosity. ERD works with Church partners and other local organizations to save lives and transform communities worldwide. They rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease. Working in close to 40 countries, programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people around the world.
Contact: The Rev. Louise Anderson, the diocesan ERD coordinator