Ms. Dorothy (Dottie) Arthur
St. James’ Church, Parkton
Serving as an ECW representative for the past three years has been a wonderful and spiritual experience. The first year was hard as we had to start from scratch. We gathered information, networked, attended UTO face-to-face training, attended Triennial and Province III conventions, planned In-gatherings, evaluated and recommended grant proposals, and assisted other‘s churches in starting UTO and ECW programs. I feel it is important to provide continuity in the program development.
Ms. Barbara English Bonadie
Holy Cross-St. Philip’s, Cumberland
I believe in the work of the United Thank Offering. I am the UTO coordinator for the Diocese of Maryland and was a delegate for the Episcopal Church Women at the 2009 General Convention. I believe that my active participation in spreading the word about the vital work of the UTO and in helping to secure grants for diocesan initiatives gives me the impetus and dedication to serve in this capacity.
Ms. Sara M. Brownlowe
All Saint’s Church, Frederick
I had the privilege to be elected in 2008 to be a delegate to the 2009 ECW Triennial. I learned a lot about ECW within the Episcopal Church in Anaheim. I believe the ECW ministry for women in the Maryland Diocese has been inactive. Women are overwhelmingly serving the church in Maryland, but a combined recognition is not possible because each group is independent. Perhaps there is no place for an Episcopal Church Women within our diocese, but I would like to see what other women think and work within the diocese to secure an ECW, if so desired.