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Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

St. Monica's Guild membersThe mission of the ECW, which includes every woman of the Cathedral parish, is to support the efforts of all members of the Cathedral in order to help people find Christian community through service, study and worship. If you have any questions about the ECW, contact the 2013 President Gigi Rouland. The 2014 President is Talley Hultgren, 404-405-4733.

ECW Board for 2014

President: Talley Hultgren, 404-405-4733
President Elect: Holly Berney
Vice President: Katie Hughey
Treasurer: Carrie Philpott
Recording Secretary: Andi O'Bryan, 404-808-2084
Co-Corresponding Secretaries: Elsie Gould, 404-255-2830 and Mary Kelly Cunningham, 404-408-3273
Past President: Gigi Rouland
Past Treasurer: Kelley Oakley

ECW Spring Derby Luncheon
April 25 at 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Lanier House Lawn | In case of rain Child Hall

Tickets $20 Available for purchase at stphilipscathedral.org/payments, on the Atrium kiosk, or in the Atrium through Sunday, April 13.

Featuring Noted Counselor and Speaker Mazi Robinson, MS, LPC, NPC
Women’s Well-Being and Relationship Specialist

Living This One Life Well
Over-scheduled. Over-committed. Over-functioning.

When we live our lives in overdrive, we lose our sense of self and direction. We think if we try harder to be better then we will find peace, contentment, and joy. Better is not the answer. Busier is not the answer. Being everything to everyone is not the answer. There is another way. We can learn to free ourselves from the stress of our routines, our insecurities, and our anxieties, and start living this one life well.

Childcare will be available through Mother‘s Morning Out. Make a reservation here.


Women's Build Day for Habitat for Humanity

Dear Women of the Cathedral,

I’m reaching out to you on behalf of the Cathedral’s Episcopal Church Women (ECW). Some of you may not realize that you are a member of this group, but if you are a woman and member of the Cathedral—you’re in! And as a member, you have a WONDERFUL opportunity to participate in a “Women’s Build Day” for the Cathedral Habitat for Humanity home on Saturday, April 26. You’ll work alongside fellow Cathedral ECW at-large and guild members to build a home for a deserving family. What a great way to build community among the women of the church while serving others!

Build activities will include finishing siding and caulking, painting the exterior and interior, maybe even installing some baseboard, window sills or interior trim. Never done this sort of thing before? Don’t worry, neither have I! There will be helpers to guide us. Lunch is provided on the build site by the fabulous Cathedral Habitat Food Team.

We’ll meet at 7:30 a.m. at Peachtree Battle Starbucks and carpool to the build site. The day will end around 4 p.m.

To participate in this special event, please sign up at the Habitat table in the Atrium on any Sunday prior to April 26 or click on the SIGN UP GENIUS link.

Come join us for this special day!!
Talley Hultgren, ECW President, 2014

Groups and Guilds under ECW include:

Daughters of the King (DOK)
Daughters of the King is a religious order of Episcopal lay women who pledge a life of prayer, service and evangelism. They participate regularly in prayer, and, as they are able, serve on and off campus. The Cathedral chapter of the DOK offers a community to support spiritual growth and respite for those serving the parish. It meets every other month as a group for fellowship and programs that address members’ vows. Meeting information is published in the Cathedral Times. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Daughters of the King should contact Cathy Hutcheson, 770-451-0907.

St. Anne’s Guild: Meets various days of the month (September-May) at 9:30 a.m. Contact Elaine Bailey, 404-255-2830 or Cindra Brown, 770-409-1229.

St. Catherine's Guild: This guild is for women in their 40's/50's with school-age/college-age children (or no children!) and meets monthly at 7 p.m., at varied locations.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Van Horn, 404-252-5300.

St. Clare's Guild: We welcome ALL mothers of school age children (elementary, middle and high school) to join our Guild for outreach both as a group and with your kids. Please go to the St. Clare's webpage for more information.

St. Elizabeth’s Guild: This guild meets at noon on the first Wednesday of each month in various locations and supports the Cathedral Antiques Show, the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, and the Cathedral’s Memorial Garden. Contact Carol Clark, 404-233-1591.

St. Monica’s Guild: St. Monica's Guild welcomes all mothers, whether your child is 2 weeks old or school-aged, looking for fellowship. This year we’ll read St. George and the Dragon (And the Quest for the Holy Grail) by Edward Hays and Simple Ways: Towards the Sacred, by Gunilla Norris. Both books are available in the Cathedral Book Store. The 2013-2014 schedule is on the St. Monica's webpage. Please join us even if you haven’t had time to do the reading—you’ll enjoy the company and the discussion. Please invite friends to join us. Our regular Tuesday night meetings, held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Gould Room, begin with wine and fellowship, followed by relaxed discussion focusing on relationships (every kind under the sun) and spiritual life. Occasionally, we also have special guest speakers and other programs. Contact Mary Caroline Cravens, 404-869-5686.

St. Veronica’s Guild: Meets second Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Lanier House for lunch. For more information, please contact Lane Barnum, 770-730-8177.

The Cathedral Antiques Show: Mary Elrod and Marion Williams are the 2014 Co-Chairs. For more information call the Antique Show office at 404-365-1107.

The Cathedral Antiques Show & Tour of Homes celebrated its 43rd year when it opened with the Preview Party on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The Cathedral Antiques Show is a major outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip. As Atlanta’s oldest and most prestigious antiques show, this annual event is truly a “Passion for a Purpose,” having raised almost $4 million for Atlanta-area non-profits since its inception in 1969.

With the help of hundreds of volunteers and support from the church, antique dealers, corporate sponsors, and patrons, the Antiques Show & Tour of Homes attracts participants and attendees from around the country who enjoy art, design, decorating, and learning about antiques. While preparations and planning occur throughout the year, the show is held at the Cathedral of St. Philip in late January to early February.

This year we are pleased to partner with Crossroads Community Ministries as our 2014 beneficiary. The mission of Crossroads is to empower people who are homeless to progress on the road toward economic and personal self-sufficiency. Funds raised through the Antiques Show will benefit the Crossroads Renewal Project and Housing Solutions Program, which will allow placement of additional families in safe, affordable apartments and will ensure the necessary services for pursuing an independent, hopeful life.

Katherine Hill and Marion Williams are the 2014 co-chairs. Buckhead residents and longtime active members of the Cathedral, Tish and Rowland Radford served as honorary chairs for the Antiques Show. We welcomed people throughout the parish and metro Atlanta to participate in this event by volunteering and attending the show activities. For more information on volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please email ashow@stphilipscathedral.org, or contact the Show office at 404-365-1107.

To go to the Cathedral Antiques Show website, click here.

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