Women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande

"Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone." (1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

“The mission of the Women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande is to connect and support all women in their diverse ministries. We do this by offering opportunities to gather for studying, re-creating, and celebrating who we are as women of Faith, Hope and Love.”

Friday, January 25, 2019

Pilgrimage: March 29-30

Register Now!!
Women (& Men) of the DRG, and friends, are invited to Bishop's Ridge/Camp Stoney for  this event, on March 29 and 30, with Bishop Michael & the Rev. Meg Hunn as our guides.
Pilgrimage is part of our heritage as women and men of faith. “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” (St. Augustine of Hippo)
  • March 29, 10:30AM: mini-pilgrimage option, to Chimayo, with Eucharist at the Santuario. The pilgrimage will be about 3 miles, mostly downhill. You can also meet the group at the Santuario at noon for Eucharist. Registrants will receive full info prior to the pilgrimage
    • Afternoon free for lunch and time on your own in Santa Fe or at the Camp.   
  • March 29: Dinner @ 6PM at Bishop's Ridge/Camp Stoney, followed by the Way of the Cross and the first talk.
  • March 30, 8:30AM: Retreat, including worship, talks, activities, quiet reflection at Bishop's Ridge/Camp Stoney.
    • Participants can stay at the Camp (A-frame cabins with bunk beds-not co-ed, up to 14/cabin, www.bishopsridge.org) Or you can commute from home, or get a motel room in Santa Fe. Limited in-home lodging in Santa Fe.  
Registration is $60/person (includes dinner & lunch) 
$80/person if you stay at Bishop's Ridge/Camp Stoney (includes dinner, breakfast, lunch) 
$45/person for Saturday only (includes lunch)

Download a flyer with registration to share with your parish and friends. 
Online registration below. Contact
Cindy Davis if you have questions. Deadline is March 15.

Use drop down arrows to see all options. 

Registration Pilgrimage Retreat

Friday, December 28, 2018

Comfort Back Packs Drive Successful!

The Women’s Ministry of the Diocese is taking the theme of Presiding Bishop Curry’s Way of Love for 2019. This is his initiative to encourage us to be part of the “Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement”. 
Our Christmas event this year was a two-part Christmas party to Bless children in the NM foster care system. Thanks to Camille Donoghue, Women’s Council member, for spearheading this wonderful idea. We got a jump start on this by the donation of 3 GIANT bags of stuffed toys from Holly in El Paso!! 

Multiple ‘comfort backpacks’ for these children were decorated at a Christmas party at Holy Family Episcopal Church on December 8. Live Christmas caroling was provided by Santa Fe Music Works, under the direction of Dr. Mary Badarak (music director for Holy Family). The women also shared hot chocolate and cookies along with fun conversation. 
Part two of the party was held at St. John’s Cathedral on December 15. Women from Albuquerque and Los Lunas gathered for a soup luncheon and cookie exchange. They sorted items, like stuffed animals, coloring books, blankets, and baby supplies, that were collected for the ‘comfort backpacks’. About a dozen backpacks were filled and delivered to the Albuquerque office of CYFD. 
The remaining items will be used to finish filling the Santa Fe Back Packs for delivery to the Santa Fe office of CYFD. These will Bless the children who receive them, who often don’t have their own things when entering the foster care system.
Throughout 2019, Women’s Ministry will continue to find ways to be part of the Way of Love with other exciting events. All women, lay and ordained are encouraged to be part of this ministry and join in our gatherings!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Women's Ministry in the DRG in 2019

The Way of Love is the Presiding Bishop’s invitation to participate in being the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. The 7 disciplines are Bless, Pray, Worship, Learn, Turn, Rest, and Go. In 2019, Women’s Ministry events will highlight various parts of this initiative.  
Join us on this journey at one or more of these exciting events! 

Lent 2019: Pilgrimage, the annual Lent retreat, open to men also, will be March 29-30 at Camp Stoney. Retreat speakers are the Rev. Meg and Bishop Michael Hunn. There is an, optional, mini-pilgrimage to Chimayo on Friday, March 29. During the retreat on Saturday, March 30, Bishop Michael and Meg Hunn will invite us to consider our life-long pilgrimages. There will be time for Prayer and Worship in several forms.

Blessed to be a Blessing: Summer 2019 will be a chance to focus on the Way of Love mandate to Rest; and discover ways we are Blessed to be a Blessing to one another in sharing our stories, mentoring, and encouraging the women in our lives. 

Entertaining Angels Unaware at the Bosque Center, Nov. 17-18 will  continue the Way of Love conversation with opportunities to Learn about the ‘angels’ we meet. We will consider how to Turn (or Re-turn) and Go out to the world on the Way of Love

 Sign up for the Newsletter or friend us on Facebook (in the right column) to receive updates and registration info for these events as it is available, or email Cindy Davis.