The year was 1980. The Episcopal Church was groaning into a new and different existence. From an elegant, staid, traditional, manly presence, the Church took a deep breath and embraced a radical direction, and the role of women began to grow and impact what the Episcopal Church would become. In that year of 1980, a young and fearless group of women looked around and realized that the story of how the women had penetrated and demanded a new place in the life of the Episcopal Church needed to be documented. There were stories that needed telling, and women wanted to tell these stories. They needed money to support their research and travel, time to write and find publishers, and the imagination to explore stories that had yet to be uncovered. The EWHP founders were capable and had the drive and interest to capture the stories of the women who had laid the foundation of The Episcopal Church. So, they started a new organization, the Episcopal Women’s History Project.
EWHP MEMBERSHIP FORM
Membership in EWHP is $25.00 a year. Membership payment may be made on line by clicking the link marked “Membership,” and making your payment. If you wish to pay by check or cash, please make checks out to Episcopal Women’s History Project; do not use just the EWHP on the check, as the bank will not accept checks with just the Letters. Mail your payment to: Judith Gregory, Treasurer, Episcopal Women’s History Project; 14 Rossiter Circle, Newark, DE 19702
Bringing the LIfe of the Past to the Present
For forty years the Women of EWHP have told their stories and shared their acommplishements--here is some of their history--research, writing, video, recoding--all archived
LEADERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
Immediately—the work to be done right now, this minute, with tasjs for all to bring things to life: bylaws, budgets, planning, membership, fundraising, gatherings—live and virtual
Conferences Training Educating
Joanna Gillespie, founder, said all of those searched for an appropriate metaphor to describe EWHP—WE need to know who we are. And beyond us, our CHURCH needs our story. We need to fill the empty spots with life and color!
ANNUAL MEETING 2020
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THE EWHP MISSION STATEMENT: The Episcopal Women's History Project honors women's ministries in the Episcopal Church by listening, recording, and continuing to tell their stories.
EPISCOPAL WOMEN'S HISTORY PROJECT ANNUAL MEETING 2020
Prayer O God, Creator of all life, bless the unsung lives of countless Christian women in every century who were your hands and feet, who kept alive your compassionate presence by feeding the hungry, nursing the sick, clothing the naked, comforting the sad, praying and petitioning, strengthening those in prison, teaching the stories, sewing and singing, weeping and rejoicing. Grant us the wisdom to discern our ministries in this day as our foremothers found theirs; lead us in new and timeless forms of discipleship; and let us joyfully find our place in this procession of praise, offering our varied gifts and voices together with them and Mary, the Mother of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen
THE WOMEN'S PRAYER
The Episcopal Women’s History Project now enters its Fortieth Anniversary. The months from June 2020 through July 2021 will be a celebration of this EWHP. During The General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2021 in Baltimore, there will be a Church Wide acknowledgement remembering history and planning the future of The Episcopal Women’s History Project!