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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.

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.

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.

ECM News & Stories of Hope

Transformations CDC’s Students’ Herpetology Weekend in Red River Gorge 400 300 Episcopalians in Connection

Transformations CDC’s Students’ Herpetology Weekend in Red River Gorge

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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Food & Fellowship Nourish the Soul 250 184 Episcopalians in Connection

Food & Fellowship Nourish the Soul

An update from Connie Elliott on the Church of the Epiphany, Nelsonville Feeding Ministry: Due to the high level of Covid-19 cases in Athens County we had to suspend our…

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A Message from the ECM Chair 560 420 Episcopalians in Connection

A Message from the ECM Chair

Dear Friends in Christ, Life has been very difficult for many people in Southern Ohio – poverty, stressed families, struggling schools and communities, poor access to medical care, substance abuse,…

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Transformations CDC Learning Club Enjoys Winter Wonderland 400 300 Episcopalians in Connection

Transformations CDC Learning Club Enjoys Winter Wonderland

Transformations/Transformacion CDC began as an outreach ministry of Church of Our Saviour | La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador in the Mt. Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati.  Formed to help their asylum seeking neighbors, primarily…

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2020 ECM Year in Review 560 420 Episcopalians in Connection

2020 ECM Year in Review

After a period of discernment, the Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF) board dissolved the independent 501(c) nonprofit organization at the end of 2019 to reduce administrative costs. In January 2020,…

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ECM Awards Additional Emergency Covid-19 Funds 560 420 Episcopalians in Connection

ECM Awards Additional Emergency Covid-19 Funds

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to escalate throughout the summer into fall, many struggling local economies in Southern Ohio are even harder hit.  Local outreach ministries are scrambling to meet…

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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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Epiphany, Nelsonville Feeding Ministry Ramps Up During Pandemic 225 157 Episcopalians in Connection

Epiphany, Nelsonville Feeding Ministry Ramps Up During Pandemic

Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church of Epiphany Feeding Ministry has continued to serve our community following the Bishop’s and the Department of Health guidelines. Our usual method of…

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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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