Episcopal Church Women
All women of the parish are considered to be members of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW). The meetings are usually held at Grace-St. Paul’s on the second Tuesday of every month. Among its many projects, ECW provides support for the Seaman’s Institute and summer Vacation Bible School, and grants a monetary award to parish members for their service to the church and the community. Special activities include the United Thank Offering, wrapping “silverware” for the meals that are served at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, and the Warming Tree (an Advent project where new clothing is collected on a tree and then distributed to those in need in the Trenton area). All activities and projects are focused on supporting the community and non-profit organizations. The Grace-St. Paul’s ECW is part of the Diocesan ECW.
For more information, please contact Joyce Moffett or Fran Boss via the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609)586-6004.
Girl’s Friendly Society
The Girl’s Friendly Society (GFS) is an international non-denominational, non-profit organization for young women between the ages of 5 and 21, regardless of race, religion or nationality.
The purpose of GFS is to provide girls with a program of support that helps them grow and mature into healthy, productive adults. Through a program that focuses on worship, outreach, study and recreation, GFS helps its members develop their talents and life skills and gain the self-esteem and confidence necessary for coping in a complex adult world.
Founded in England in 1875 and in America in 1877, GFS has members are scattered among dozens of local branches throughout the United States and 24 countries. Our Chapter at Grace St Paul’s, the largest chapter in the Diocese of New Jersey, is a very active group with over 25 girls participating. We meet every other Friday, usually in Craft Hall, from 7:00 to 8:30 throughout the school year. Our activities have included hygiene bags for those in need, scarves for the warming tree, fund raising for our World Council, adopt-a-family at Christmas and food baskets at Thanksgiving and more. These community service experiences combined with our “just for fun” activities provide our girls with a range of interpersonal skills that allow them to view life from a broad prospective.
We welcome you, your girls and their friends to stop in and see what we’re all about.
For more information, please contact our Girl’s Friendly Society Leaders Jill Brzyzenski, Lisa Auletta, Lydia Kugler or Monica Pope at email@example.com
Women’s Auxiliary Mission
The Women’s Auxiliary Mission (WAM) meets quarterly and focuses on both spiritual renewal and special outreach projects. Despite the name, WAM welcomes men and women to join in our “superhero saint” mission activities, which focus on The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County in Trenton, NJ, and support of our parishioners in need. WAM works to provide an outlet for spiritual exploration and to set meaningful examples of Christian living. WAM!
For more information, please contact Martha Heckel via the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609)586-6004.