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Church of the Nativity
An Episcopal family, serving Jesus Christ and caring for one another

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Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

(from Summer 2002 Nativity Tidings)

What our  ECW did this past year

We began visiting two local nursing homes, taking magazines and, at Christmas, a carload of gifts. We sent volunteers to sit with a disabled member of the parish one afternoon a week, so her caretaker could shop and run errands. We spring-cleaned the church kitchen. Our Bandage Brigade converted old sheets into many pounds of neatly-rolled bandages and paid to have them sent to a hospital in Haiti. We gave money to Sarasota Council of Concern, which provides layettes for needy newborns, and also gave them baby gifts brought to the Mother-Daughter Luncheon. Our Quilting Sisters worked on a quilt which will be sold to benefit the church. We packed 86 Christmas Shoeboxes for overseas children, and gave Samaritan's Purse $5 with each. We collected 23, 774 pennies for the CPC.

We provided a happy Christmas for two local families: each received a carload of wrapped gifts that included useful items as well as toys, plus a gift certificate for groceries. We helped the Diocesan ECW buy Spanish-language prayer books for churches in the Dominican Republic, and we gave a scholarship for a child to attend school there. We gave money to the Saras Howell Memorial Fund, to Agape Flights, to Resurrection House, to the Manatee Community College Chaplaincy, and to the Christian radio station WSMR. We gave grants to two young people in our church who are attending college. We gave money to All Faiths Food Bank and also collected barrels of nonperishable food and household supplies for them. In all, our ECW gave almost $3,000 to good causes, BUT that total does not include the value of the gifts mentioned above, which were all purchased and donated by individuals.

"Lord, teach me to use the gifts and talents that you have given to me. Help me to do for others, rather than wait for things to be done for me. Give me the wisdom to know what to do and when. Amen."


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Church of the Nativity
An Episcopal Family serving Jesus Christ and caring for one another
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Sarasota, Florida 34243-2523
Phone (941)355-3262 Fax (941)358-8930 In emergency: (941) 356-3497

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