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)

As women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande we work to live out this promise in retreat, fellowship, study, and ministry.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Spirited Summer: A Weekend to Re-Create and Re-Connect

Our 4th annual summer weekend for enrichment and pampering will be at St. John’s, Farmington (312 Orchard) on June 10-11. This is an event that you won't want to miss! The weekend starts on Friday evening with dinner at 6PM (registration at 5:30PM) and will end by 3PM on Saturday. You are encouraged to stay for Sunday morning services at St. John’s.  
Contemporary Episcopal, writer Madeline L'Engle says, "Unless we are creators we are not fully alive..Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living [and is] not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career...We were made to be co-creators with our maker." (from Walking on Water
Twelfth-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen said, “Humankind, full of all creative possibilities, is God’s work. Humankind alone is called to assist God. Humankind is called to co-create.”
We'll take our cue from these women and others as we reflect on ways we create: prayer, meditation, art, music, icons, jewelry, writing, relaxing, cooking, gardening... Come explore this topic and learn that you really are creative, even if you think you aren’t artsy-craftsy! In whatever form, our creating makes us ‘co-creators with God’ and living icons of God’s love in the world.
Registration is $25. You can download the form, or register online
Lodging is on your own. There are many hotels to choose from, and a few in-home rooms may be available. (Contact Sue Easterday, for info on the homes.)