Women's ministries


The mission of the Order is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service and Evangelism.

Vision Statement

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King® is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.

Contact the Church office 239-936-1000 for details.


What is a Prayer Shawl Ministry? Prayer shawls are intentionally made to be given to console those who are grieving, comfort those who are ill, and bring hope to those in despair. They can also be used to celebrate life and its milestones.

“Shawls, (have been) made for centuries, universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles.”

These shawls have several meanings: some are called prayer shawls, others are called comfort shawls, and still others are called peace shawls or mantles. The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The prayerful intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered from our parish priest at the altar during a Sunday service. Then the shawls are ready to be sent on their way.

We hope you will come and join us the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in Browning Hall. You do not have to knit or crochet, you can just come and visit with us. Contact Nancy Terrell (nanterre2@aol.com) if you would like to be part of this group.


The ECW national organization is comprised of all women members of the Episcopal Church of all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds who hold a variety of views. However, the common denominator of our members is love of God and the wish to do His work. Centered in congregations, the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world.

St. Hilary’s Monday Morning Workshop of the ECW is a group of women who meet weekly to work on craft and sewing projects, primarily for the annual bazaar, which is held in December.

Proceeds from the bazaar support the outreach activities of the church.