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.”

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beautiful Servant, Beautiful Savior Retreat, July 24-26, Silver City

Come to the southern NM mountains to relax and refresh! This year we gather in Silver City for our annual ‘Pampering Retreat’. You are invited to come away, rest, and be rejuvenated by time with women from around the Diocese, and with our Lord, while acknowledging that we are Beloved and Beautiful Servants of our Living and Beautiful Savior. We’ll experience ways to honor, encounter, recognize, and share our relationship with our Lord as we take time to rest, reflect, and pamper ourselves.

  • The retreat starts at 5:30 PM on Friday, July 24 with registration, dinner, worship and fellowship at Good Shepherd Church (615 N. Texas, Silver City).
  • Saturday morning (July 25) activities will start at the church at 9AM.
  • We’ll have dinner, evening fellowship and fun Saturday evening at the hotel. (If you really HAVE to go home, we’ll bid you a fond farewell around 4:00 PM.)
  • Everyone is encouraged to stay for Sunday worship at Good Shepherd.
  • There is something for everyone, whether you like active or quiet activities to help you relax and refresh (download the registration packet to get all the info).
  • In keeping with our tradition of outreach at these retreats, we’ll collect toiletries, lotions, and other special beauty items for the women of the Borderlands Ministry in the Palomas and Anapura, Mexico areas. Over lunch we’ll hear from Susan Hutchins about the exciting plan to form Sister-to-Sister Partnerships between women of the Rio Grande and our sisters on the border.

We are staying at the recently renovated Holiday Inn Express in Silver City (1103 Superior, Silver City) They are offering a price of $94.95/night (plus tax). Make reservations at the Holiday Inn by calling 575.538.2525; ask for the Diocese of Rio Grande rate. (Price good through July 11.) The retreat registration, to cover meals and supplies, is $35, or $25 for Saturday commuters, until July 11 then the price increases by $5. (Half scholarships are available to help with room cost. Contact Cindy.)

You can see all the info by clicking on the Beautiful Servant page in this blog. 
You can pay online, just please send page 3 of the registration packet (or email the info to Cindy) so we can get a good count for meals and for some of the activities. 
Or simply download the packet and mail in the registration page.