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, August 7, 2020

ANEW2 on August 22


Aug. 22, 10AM: 
What's Different? What's the Same? 
Vicki Reder (Cathedral member) and co-authors (Muslim and Jew) will share insights from their book Three Paths,One God) The authors ask: "Have you ever wondered what YOU might do to help promote peace on earth when there is so much violence in the world? We have, so we wrote an interfaith prayer book. Please join us to hear the story."

Monday, July 27, 2020

ANEW2, July 25: Telling Our Story


A big thanks to the Rev. Dr. Jeanine Driscoll of St. Thomas of Canterbury in Albuquerque. She led an interesting and inspirational discussion of Story-the stories we tell ourselves and how stories and songs impact and inspire our story. 
She offered an exercise to help us explore pieces of our story in a more thoughtful way--instead of just reacting to events. 
You can view the video of the event (with apologies for missing the first minute or 2 of her talk, and for a bit of choppiness due to having to edit out the exits into and returns from the breakout rooms on Zoom).

In the breakout rooms, we shared a favorite, or impactful scripture story and song or poem, using these questions: 
  • At this point, in the story which is your life, which scripture story or passage is resonating for you?
  • What is it about that story or passage which resonates, which speaks to you?
  • Why does this song speak to you?
  • Why do you suppose it gets your heart singing along?


You can find some of our favs in this document. Also included is the sermon by Jeanine from July 19 on Congressman John Lewis which she graciously shared. You can also watch it on the St. Thomas of Canterbury Facebook page

Upcoming:

August 22: What’s Different? What’s the Same? (Vicki Reder and co-authors with their book Three Paths, One God) The authors ask: Have you ever wondered what YOU might do to help promote peace on earth when there is so much violence in the world? We have, so we wrote an interfaith prayer book. Please join us to hear the story. You can purchase the book on Amazon.
Sept. 12: Carry the Light of Love (ECW Prov. 7 Assembly via Zoom- Cindy Davis, keynote speaker). Register on the Women’s Ministry website. 
October 26: (TBD-probably we won't meet due to Diocesan Convention)
Nov. 20-21: Wilderness Retreat with the Rev. Carolyn Metzler on Zoom
Dec. 12: ANEW2 Zoom Christmas Party
The Women's Ministry Council is making plans for Lent, Summer, and Fall 2021 events, as well as ongoing 2021 Zoom gatherings. If you have ideas, contact Cindy


Thursday, July 16, 2020

ANEW2: July 25: Telling our Story


July 25: Telling Our Story (the Rev. Jeanine Driscoll, St. Thomas of Canterbury, ABQ) 
We'll explore the stories we tell about ourselves in the context of scripture and contemporary music. Please bring to the conversation a scripture story or passage which resonates for you as well as a popular or contemporary song or piece of music which speaks to you or energizes you. Poetry is totally acceptable.

Email Cindy to receive the link for this event. (If you have participated in other ANEW2 events, you'll automatically get the link.)