A new video highlighting women’s ministries will be screened at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, during opening proceedings of the Triennial Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women, which runs concurrently with General Convention.
“Women of the Table” is a 20-minute video telling the stories of women doing ministry in and through the church using narration, interviews, footage and photos of the featured ministries. The project aims to provide an inspirational and educational tool for use by ECWs and other groups to tell the good news of the work the church’s women are doing on behalf of the gospel.
“Because Episcopal Church Women are rooted in tradition,” said the Rev. Susan Russell, a board member, “the video opens with images of an altar guild setting the table, one of the most beloved of traditional women’s ministries. But Episcopal Church Women also are moving into God’s future in exciting and sometimes unexpected ways. From the altar we move to images and stories of women feeding people in many ways: women teaching Sunday School classes and creating literacy projects; women reaching out through prison and hospice ministry, doing peace and justice work and working for economic justice.
“The wonderful diversity of the stories include a woman leading a church choir in rural Kentucky and one teaching a yoga class in inner-city Los Angeles. What binds them all together is their love of God, their foundation in the faith and their commitment to be the Body of Christ in the world.”
Produced by Episcopalian Katie Sherrod, an award-winning independent television producer, the video was shot in September in the dioceses of Fort Worth, Lexington and Los