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Pennywise Thrift Shop
The women of Holy Comforter (the ECW), as well as men and teens, volunteer at 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 Mary Coulombe

ECW Programs
Each year the ECW hosts 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 Kathy Orchard-Hays

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 very worthy causes in our Diocese.

Spring Tea
Every spring the ECW hosts a Spring Tea for parishioners and their guests. A glorious event that provides music, social time, a fashion show by Pennywise Thrift Shop, as well as delightful tea and elegant food.

Christmas Projects
Every Advent season the ECW sponsors 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.

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