Diocesan Episcopal Church Women (ECW) board President Trish Johnston attended St. Thomas this Sunday, February 24, to award St. Thomas with an Outreach Grant for the work we plan to do with McWhirter Elementary in Webster, TX through Communities in Schools. The grant documentation from Vicki Buxton was thorough and robust which led to an easy decision for the board members. Our continued support and stewardship to McWhirter has made this $1500 grant possible so we can extend the work of God further into our community. These grants must meet the following criteria: must be on women’s issues or related family/children needs, there must be a documented connection between your outreach ministry and the Episcopal Church and the Grant awards are designated primarily to provide seed money to support new programs or to grow existing ministries. Go to the following website for more information. https://www.epicenter.org/ecw-outreach/.
Diocesan ECW also has the Vera Gang Scott Scholarship for women within the Diocese. This is a scholarship opportunity for college courses and certification programs. Applications are due by March 30th and application information can be found here https://www.epicenter.org/ecw-vera-gang-scott-scholarship/