December 4, 2017

Celebrating our Ministries

 The Annual Christmas Party for Daughters of the King and Women of the Diocese was on December 2 at the Cathedral. There were over 3 dozen in attendance. Everyone enjoyed a potluck luncheon, shared cookies, conversation, and music. Cindy Davis, diocesan DOK president, presented a short video about the ministry of the Women of the Diocese, which has from the beginning included the Daughters of the King. Over the decades, women’s ministries have become more and more diverse.
The event included singing Advent hymns led by Betsy Bayne. Betsy’s ministry of Tuneful Truth helps groups discover the history of well-known hymns. Luncheon participants also brought donations for the Women’s Circle of Empowerment and for the Borderlands Ministry. Everyone went home with dozens of delicious cookies from the cookie exchange.  
In 2018, all Daughters are encouraged to join in diocesan wide Come Follow Me study starting in Lent and continuing through the Electing Convention. This will provide the opportunity for women and men throughout the diocese to contemplate and prepare for the election of the next bishop. 

Daughters are reminded of the 2018 Triennial Assembly in Austin. This is always a Spirit-filled time when Daughters from around the world gather to worship and reflect together, as well as transact business of the Order.
Mark your calendars for Assembly 2018 on August 3 and 4. Deborah Smith Douglas, dynamic speaker and author, will be the keynote speaker Her talks on August 4 will be open to all and are sure to be inspiring. You are invited to contact Dona Aceat St. Chad’s to get a copy of Douglas’ book The Praying Life.

November 28, 2017

Christmas Potluck & Cookie Exchange

Christmas Potluck and Cookie Exchange for women of the Diocese is Saturday, December 2 at noon in Kaseman Hall. Bring a favorite potluck dish, a couple dozen cookies (store bought or home-made) and donations for Women’s Circle of Empowerment or Borderlands Ministry. Suggested items are below and on the downloadable flyer. Share the info with a friend at church and come join the fun!! 

Borderlands Collection Suggestions
à Shampoo or Hand Soap
à Hand or Body Lotion
à Feminine Hygiene Products
à Diapers & Baby wipes
à Facial tissues
à Gloves or Mittens
à Jackets
à New, unopened underwear
à New, unopened socks
à Bandaids
à #2 Pencils or Pens
à Stuffed toys
à Rice or beans
Women’s Circle of Empowerment (ABQ)
à New washcloths
à Travel sized shampoo, soap,  etc.
à Socks
à Feminine hygiene products
à Toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash
à Hand sanitizer
à Water bottles
à Individual packages of crackers
à Juice boxes

September 22, 2017

Exploring Sabbath Retreat

Exploring Sabbath,
the 6th Annual Bosque Weekend

The Women’s Ministry of the Diocese of the Rio Grande invites all women, lay and ordained, to the Exploring Sabbath Retreat on November 17-18 at the Bosque Center. The Rev. Monica Whitaker, formerly of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, and now rector of St. Andrew’s, Sedona AZ will be our retreat leader. The Rev. Sylvia Miller-Mutia of St. Thomas of Canterbury and Women’s Ministry chaplain, the Rev. Pat Green will assist her. We’ll start on Friday at 5:30PM with registration, dinner, and an intro to Sabbath. Saturday will give us more time to experience many forms of Sabbath. We will end after Eucharist at 4PM on Saturday.
This will be a time to learn that Sabbath is not just about worship and quiet.
Sabbath is Gift from God
Sabbath is Refreshment
Sabbath is Thanksgiving
Sabbath is Rejoicing

As busy Christian women, it is important to take time for Sabbath, and this weekend is a perfect way to do that. Registration info available on the Women’s Ministry websiteRegistration, including 3 meals, is $30. (Some 1/2 scholarships are available, contact Cindy.) Single rooms at the Bosque Center are $52/night and must be reserved when you register. (A couple of queen rooms are available for slightly more/night. Contact Cindy for info.) If you live in ABQ you may commute.
Register below; or download the registration and mail it in.
Contact Cindy Davis, Coordinator of Women’s Ministries if you have questions.

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