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About ECM

Episcopal Community Ministries (ECM) is a major source of grants for congregational ministries working to help our Ohio neighbors overcome challenges. It is ECM’s mission to inspire and support each other in the living out of our Baptismal Covenant through active, generous, and committed congregations and their outward-looking ministries. Read more.

The ECM Committee

The ECM Committee reviews the applications and submits recommendations for grants to the bishop’s office. Members meet at least quarterly, and more often as needed. Read more.

Read a message from the chair.

 

2022 Ministries and Grants

In March, ECM awarded more than $70,000 in grants to congregations across the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Read more.

Apply for an ECM Grant

The ECM committee evaluates and provides grant funding in support of parish-based projects that address education, hunger, homelessness, health, and social justice, with a particular emphasis on projects that address systemic issues. Read more and download the application.

Donate

Every dollar donated to ECM goes to local church outreach ministries helping their neighbors in need.

Featured Stories

Our Saviour, Mechanicsburg, Serves Through the Seasons 350 243 Episcopalians in Connection

Our Saviour, Mechanicsburg, Serves Through the Seasons

The Northern Miami Valley Episcopal Cluster Chronicle provides a glimpse into an outreach feeding ministry: Our Saviour Provides Food and Warmth from the November 2020 Cluster Chronicle Fifty guests satisfied their appetites with a…

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Grace Church Has a God Idea 298 216 Episcopalians in Connection

Grace Church Has a God Idea

The Rev. Anne Warrington Wilson tells how Grace Church’s feeding ministry is evolving to meet community needs during the pandemic: Grace Church’s feeding ministry began in August of 2006 because…

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Summer Camp Reading Program a Resounding Success 300 213 Episcopalians in Connection

Summer Camp Reading Program a Resounding Success

Summer Camp Reading (SCR) had a wonderful summer. Usually we have six week camp with six camp sites, and the locations this year were to be Christ Church Cathedral/downtown Cincinnati, Grace…

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ECM News & Updates

Many gifts – one Spirit: youth groups improve spaces at the Procter Center 936 702 Episcopalians in Connection

Many gifts – one Spirit: youth groups improve spaces at the Procter Center

By Annika Russo “Many gifts – one Spirit. So many different ways to serve the Lord,” ran the text of a Vacation Bible School song that Jennifer Bell, organist and…

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Northern Miami Valley Episcopal Cluster parishes are growing under new priest’s leadership 1800 968 Episcopalians in Connection

Northern Miami Valley Episcopal Cluster parishes are growing under new priest’s leadership

By Melodie Woerman Bishop Smith on May 1 at a joint service of the churches of the Northern Miami Valley Episcopal Cluster, in Church of Our Savior, Mechanicsburg The two…

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Campus Ministry in Athens Includes Coffee, Pop Culture and a Priest on the Porch 800 539 Episcopalians in Connection

Campus Ministry in Athens Includes Coffee, Pop Culture and a Priest on the Porch

By Melodie Woerman The Rev. Deborah Woolsey, rector of Good Shepherd, stands in front of a TARDIS, from the Doctor Who TV series, during a talk posted to the church…

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Small churches make a big impact along the Ohio River 1200 1031 Episcopalians in Connection

Small churches make a big impact along the Ohio River

By Melodie Woerman The Rev. Joshua Nelson St. Peter’s, Gallipolis and Grace, Pomeroy are small, 180-year-old congregations in small towns along the Ohio River in Appalachia. They share a resident…

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Supporting vital ministries: ECM announces 2022 Grants 560 420 Episcopalians in Connection

Supporting vital ministries: ECM announces 2022 Grants

Earlier this month Episcopal Community Ministries (ECM) awarded more than $70,000 in grants to congregations across the Diocese of Southern Ohio. The grants, which are funded by donations and by…

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2021 Report to Diocesan Convention 560 420 Episcopalians in Connection

2021 Report to Diocesan Convention

Episcopal Community Ministries Submitted by The Rev. Dr. Ellen Cook, Chair Please state the mission of your commission Episcopal Community Ministries (ECM) is a major source of grants for the…

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Feeding ourselves and others 560 420 Episcopalians in Connection

Feeding ourselves and others

An informational Q & A on Episcopal Community Ministries What is ECM? Episcopal Community Ministries (ECM) is a diocesan grants committee born in 2020 from the former ECSF, (Episcopal Community Services Foundation)…

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Transformations CDC Summer 2021 Vignettes 1000 503 Episcopalians in Connection

Transformations CDC Summer 2021 Vignettes

Transformations CDC is  a non-profit originally started by the bilingual Episcopal church, The Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador, to help serve the needs of the undocumented immigrant community in…

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“Just Let Us Know That We Are Loved” 250 185 Episcopalians in Connection

“Just Let Us Know That We Are Loved”

“Do you see this woman?” Judge Paul Herbert often found himself pondering Jesus’ question over the years as prostitutes repeatedly came before his bench in Franklin County Municipal Court. The…

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Garden of All Saints Container Program Blossoms 600 600 Episcopalians in Connection

Garden of All Saints Container Program Blossoms

The Garden of All Saints growing space was expanded this year. After a successful growing season in 2020 where the Garden for All Saints produced 750lbs of produce for local food…

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