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 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.
Every dollar donated to ECM goes to local church outreach ministries helping their neighbors in need.
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
ECM News & Updates
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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…read more
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)…read more
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…read more
“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…read more
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…read more