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.”

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Blessed to Be a Blessing Women's Events This Summer

Women’s Ministry One-Day Event

9AM-3PM at: 
St. Paul’s/Peace, Las Vegas on July 27

The St. John's Alamogordo day has been cancelled due to an unexpected 'act of a loving God'. We WILL be planning something in Alamogordo for 2020, so watch for that!

If you are within a 2-hour drive of Las Vegas, invite a friend and come!
If you live a little further away, make it a girl's weekend and enjoy the scenery on the way as well as exploring a new church and making new friends!

¨ Learn how women of the Bible influence our Christian walk. 
¨ Meet some Bible women (familiar and less well-known).
¨ Be inspired by God’s actions across time.
¨ Engage in discussions of ways we encourage one another. 
¨ Acquire tools to invite other women, and girls, into a deeper relationship with God.
¨ Open to women of all ages and denominations. Invite your friends! 

¨ Cost is $20 to cover supplies and lunch. 
¨ Register via PayPal below or download and mail in the form.

Register now for Blessed to be a Blessing in Las Vegas 
Contact Cindy Davis, Coordinator of Women's Ministry with any questions. 

There were 14 ladies at the Gallup Blessed to be a Blessing day on June 29! It was such fun getting to know each other and learn about women of the Bible, and some other 'saints', as well as how we each are women filled with the Spirit and already blessings to each other. 

Friday, April 5, 2019

On a Pilgrimage

The Women’s Ministry of the Diocese hosted over three dozen women, and men, at Bishop’s Ridge for Pilgrimage, the Lent retreat. Bishop Michael and the Rev. Meg Hunn were our retreat leaders for two days of reflection and renewal in the beauty of the mountains. 

More than half of the group, and a few others, participated in the min-pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo on Friday, March 29. Some picked up trash along the way, others took turns carrying the cross, while others walked and prayed.

Bishop Hunn celebrated Eucharist in the outside chapel at the Santuario following the walk. In his sermon, he talked about various reasons for pilgrimage, because we are all on our own pilgrimage through life.

Friday evening began with dinner and sharing of our favorite scripture and prayers for the weekend. It culminated in an interactive and inspirational Way of the Cross created by the Rev. Meg Hunn. Participants were invited to make a cross from sticks, taste vinegar, and other activities as we made the Way of the Cross pilgrimage. Following the Way of the Cross, everyone was invited into the Great Silence until Saturday morning.

On Saturday morning, the Rev. Meg Hunn celebrated Eucharist. Her sermon introduced us to Finding Dory. She used the image of Dory’s parents building endless shell paths to their house so that she could find her way home to remind us that God does the same thing. Like the father of the Prodigal Son, our God is waiting for us with open arms.

Throughout the retreat there was plenty of time for participants to spend time with God by hiking, journaling, making Anglican prayer beads, and visiting with new friends at Bishop’s Ridge/Camp Stoney.

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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