April 12, 2015

Assembly 2015-We Gather, We Fellowship, We Serve

Daughters of the King from around Province 7 met for their annual Assembly at St. John’s Cathedral in Albuquerque on April 10-11, 2015. The theme was “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Speakers were the Very Rev. Mark Goodman, Dean of the Cathedral and the Rev. Mike Gemignani, Provincial DOK Chaplain. Nearly 90 women were present and enjoyed the hospitality of food, welcome, and learning that happens at these gatherings. Thanks to chapters around Albuquerque who assisted with the meals and diocesan Junior Daughters who provided decorations and served at the Saturday evening Banquet.

Daughters who attended learned about the Saint John’s Bible from Dean Goodman, and were inspired by Fr. Mike’s words and music. Fr. Mike's new book Praying Deeper was introduced, too. This is a compilation of 80 of his blog posts into a study/devotional format. Amendments to Provincial By-laws were passed and other business was conducted. Grants were awarded to ministries in each diocese of Province 7. In the Diocese of the Rio Grande, Borderlands Ministry received a grant. Canon to the Ordinary, Daniel Gutierrez preached at the opening Eucharist. Daughters from around the Province served at the altar, including two Jr. Daughters from the Diocese of NWTX who served as acolytes. 

 The Assembly of the Diocese of the Rio Grande was held in conjunction with the Provincial Assembly. Officers for the next three years were elected: Cindy Davis, President; Christine Courtney, 1st Vice President, Cynthia Anne Ruth, 2nd Vice President; Brenda Restivo, Treasurer; and Linda Brown, Secretary. Congratulations to these women. The Diocesan Assembly voted to provide a grant to Peaceful Habitation of $460
Next year the Diocese of the Rio Grande Daughters will meet in Silver City in August.