From the President of the Club
August 15, 2020
I hope you and those you love are safe and well. With this letter I would like to share with you the ways in which the ECCP Board has been meeting though late spring and summer via Zoom to come up with plan for the club new program year for 2020-2021.
In this time of a global health crisis the club is making changes to the way it operates. Our purpose to provide seminarians with scholarships grants, and to provide our members with spiritual enrichment, Christian fellowship, sharing awareness of matters of religious, civic, and national concern, while supporting our Bishop and the Diocese, will not change.
The ECCP will be transformed to a virtual platform that will include Zoom, Podcasts, Facebook, and other forms of social media. Navigating on this new medium you are strongly encouraged to have a valid email address on file with your membership records. Members who feel unsettled by change but would like to participate, please contact me at 610-644-5104.
Our program current program schedule includes the ECCP 125th year celebration service this fall. On November 10, 2020 at noon our speaker will be Jane McKinney, President, Diocesan Assembly Pennsylvania, The Order of the Daughters of the King. February and May speakers and dates are to be determined.
In our 125th year, we are reminded that transformation can be difficult, but with your strong support we will navigate through this new program year and be rewarded with a stronger, more vibrant Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia.
Robert D. White
Welcome to the Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia (ECCP)! Our mission is to encourage future clergy leaders of our diocese, to provide needed financial support for seminarians from the diocese, to be knowledgeable of the important issues of the diocese, and to support the initiatives and priorities of our Bishop, Daniel Gutierrez.
Founded in 1895, the Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia is a social and service organization within the Diocese of Pennsylvania of the Episcopal Church. Membership in the Church Club is open to all lay members who are communicants of the Episcopal Church in this diocese, as well as others who share our interests and goals. We currently have about 270 members representing 60 parishes.
Our Aims and Purposes
- Provide seminarian scholarship grants to qualified diocesan candidates.
- Promote spiritual enrichment and Christian fellowship.
- Exchange ideas for strengthening church operations.
- Have an awareness of matters of religious, civic, and national concerns.
- Support the initiatives and priorities of the Bishop.
- Provide support, when asked, for institutions supported by the Diocese.
To learn more about the Church Club, explore the following pages, which describe our luncheon speaker programs, the calendar of events, our scholarship fund, and how to contact us.·