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.”

Monday, October 21, 2013

Diocesan Report

Every year ministries submit reports to diocesan convention. Here is the women's ministry report:

Diocesan Ministries

Focusing the DRG Missional Picture 2014

Women of the DRG

The mission of the Women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande is to empower all women in their diverse Christian ministries.

Implement ‘virtual’ ways to include women in far-flung parishes in discussions, perhaps including an online study and video of keynote talks at all events to be posted on blog.
Hold events at a variety of locations around the diocese to encourage and empower women to attend and to start to build friendships between women at different parishes.
Discover ways to encourage younger women to participate in women’s events, including offering child care at all events.

·       Crazy Quilt Conversations Retreat and brainstorming @ Bosque, Nov. 2012
·       Focus group meeting, Feb. 2013 to create Mission Statement and plan events
·       Bishop’s Retreat with Women @ SFOTH, El Paso, March 2013
·       Body, Mind, Spirit Retreat @ Taos, June 2013
·       E-newsletter to communicate upcoming events and items of interest to women
·       On-going blog: VarietiesofGifts.blogspot.com, now includes page of retreat leaders per requests
·       Building data base of women around the diocese


Continue to work for greater connections between women and parishes around the Diocese and to encourage women to support and encourage one another in their ministries.
Abide” Fall Retreat @ Bosque, Nov. 8-9, 2013
Lent Retreat with Bishop @ Cathedral, March 2014
Summer Leadership Workshop Event @ Roswell (or online), June/July 2014
Fall Women’s Retreat @ Bosque 2014