March 12, 2018

Creating Women of God

Creating Women of God is an event centered around using creativity to make faith-based cards and gifts. Hosted by Kim Madrid at the Cathedral of St. John on May 18 from 9-1, this will be a morning of joy, fellowship, friendship, faith-based teaching and creating.  Space is limited, so sign up soon! Cost is $30, which includes all the supplies (except adhesive) and a light brunch  Register and find more info here.

Cindy Davis, (coordinator of Women's Ministry)
will present a talk titled "Gifted and Grace Filled"  How often do we not realize how gifted we really are? God has blessed each one of us with gifts and showered us with the grace to live into those gifts. Cindy will introduce us to the heart of Naomi and help us discover God’s gifts and grace in each of our lives and teach us how to start a 'Faith Tree'. She will have copies of her books available for sale. 
Anne Duran (Director of All Angels Episcopal Day School in ABQ) is well qualified to speak to us about "Everyday Blessings".  We will develop a "Blessing Jar" to take home and further reflect on the everyday blessings in our lives.
Kim will also provide supplies to make six faith-based cards using Stampin' Up! products. You will need to bring your own adhesive, but everything else you need will be provided for you.  The cards will be the perfect tool for you to take home and use to minister to and bless the people in your life.  Receiving a hand-stamped, faith-based card with hand-written words of encouragement on the inside?  Well ~ that's priceless!

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