ECW – Episcopal Christian Women

Grow in
God’s Love

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Martin’s is the fellowship of all women of the Parish. ECW is organized to enable them to serve our Lord through Service, Worship, Education, Evangelism, and Pastoral Care.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

The mission of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church is to bring women together for fellowship, service and outreach while spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.

The ECW Board, working closely with Clergy and Staff and supported by enthusiastic volunteers, carries out programs that feature special guest speakers, provides children’s events at Christmas and Easter and creates various opportunities for women to come together in fellowship.

ECW also plans and organizes the annual Joy of Giving Market, its major fundraising event. The success of the Joy of Giving Market and other fundraising activities allow ECW to contribute generously to St. Martin’s Outreach Grants each year.

Your ECW Leadership 2022/2023

Dee Frappier


Kathy Bennett


Kathy Kyrish


Jane Garness


Ellen Ford

Corresponding Secretary

Summer Craig

Recording Secretary

Dana Parkey

Past-president and Parliamentarian

Be a Volunteer
Volunteer opportunities for all women in the Parish are available through Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin’s.  For additional information or to get involved, click the link below.

Click here for the Volunteer Interest Form.

More information:
Valerie Rivera
Pastoral Care Coordinator
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ECW Fall Brunch – The Coming Wave

Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin’s Welcomes Max Lucado
“The Coming Wave”

Monday, Oct. 3
10 a.m.-noon
Parish Life Center
$40/person; $400/table
Online registration is closed.

See all of Max Lucado's events here at St. Martin's.

ECW Fall Brunch Committee Chairs:
Whitney Gormley and Paula Gay

ECW welcomes the Rev. Max Lucado, Senior Pastor at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. St. Martin’s is thrilled that he will be part of the 70th Anniversary Events: preaching Sunday, Oct. 2 at the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services, leading an All-Adult Christian Education class at 10:15 a.m. in The Church and giving the Homily at the All-In Parish Picnic that evening.

Max Lucado’s latest book, “Help is Here: Finding Fresh Strength and Purpose in the Power of the Holy Spirit,” is on sale at St. Martin’s Gift Shoppe.

For more information, please contact Valerie Rivera at 713-985-3817 or

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Joy of Giving Market

Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at the Joy of Giving Market and shop over 70 merchants offering a wide variety of quality merchandise. Select from stylish clothing and jewelry, one-of-a-kind accessories, unique home décor, and gourmet treats. There will be gifts for everyone on your list!

The ECW Pantry offers frozen entrees, appetizers, side dishes and desserts as well as the ever popular “Tasty Trash” for sale at the Market. Online pre-sales will be available.

The Joy of Giving Market will once again include a Silent Auction featuring a varied assortment of delightful items, including merchandise donated by the Joy of Giving merchants. Bidding on Silent Auction items will be online; however, many of the items will be on display at the Market.

The Joy of Giving Market will host one-of-a-kind local artists and featuring a wide variety of beautiful creations.

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Martin’s host The Joy of Giving Market. Through the Joy of Giving Market and other sources, St. Martin’s provides support to many Outreach partner agencies concerned with the welfare of Houston’s most disadvantaged.

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