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Pennywise Thrift Shop
The women of Holy Comforter (the ECW) run the Pennywise Thrift Shop which generates almost all of the funds  ECW distributes to the church, the Diocese as well as  local  and international charities.

Contact Linda Khan

ECW Programs
Each year the ECW hosts several programs for the women of the church.  Usually held on Saturdays, our program days give our women a chance to socialize, get to know one another and discuss topics of interest.

Contact Helen Mertz and Anita Webster

Cloister Shop
The Cloister Shop is run by the ECW and makes available unique spiritual gifts and items for the congregation.  It is open on Sundays between the later services September through June and by request during the summer.

Contact Elizabeth Pearson

United Thank Offering (UTO)
The vision of UTO  is to significantly impact the lives of women and children because of Christ’s love.  Our UTO efforts are run by the ECW and money is collected twice each year to contribute to the very worthy cause.

Spring Tea
Every Spring the ECW hosts a Spring Tea for the Women of the Church.  A glorious event that provides music, social time, a Fashion Show by Pennywise as well as delightful tea and elegant food.

Contact Linda Khan

Christmas Projects
Every Advent season the ECW runs several projects to collect gift cards and presents for the community in need.  These very popular projects are a wonderful way the parish gives back to the local community during the season of Advent.

Coffee Hour
Every Sunday the ECW hosts a coffee hour for members and visitors at our church between the services.  This is a great way to meet other church members and get to know each other better.

Contact Katy Lee

St. Catherine’s Receptions
St. Catherine’s Reception Guild is the branch of ECW that provides receptions for members of the church community.  Each year the ECW hosts several receptions for incoming and departing clergy as well as the annual reception for the Bishop when he/she visits the parish.

Prayer Chain
Run by the ECW, the Holy Comforter Prayer Chain is a vital ministry to the members of our church and the community.

Contact Mary Ann Barton