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.

What's Happening

Retreats and Renewal in and around
the Diocese of the Rio Grande

This is your ministry as Women of the Diocese: Contact Cindy with Ideas!

General Convention 2018 July 5-10 in Austin is also a time to hold in prayer. 
Praying Deeper: Deborah Smith Douglas will be the keynote speaker at the Daughters of the King Assembly on August 4 at the Bosque Center. All women of the Diocese are invited to attend her talks starting about 10:30 AM. Lunch will be provided. Copies of Deborah's book can be obtained from Dona Ace at St. Chad's, ABQ. Registration ($15 to cover lunch) will be available July 10 on this website. 

Boldly Forward, A Summer 2018 Bosque Weekend 
The Women’s Ministry of the Diocese is holding their 7th Annual Bosque Center event on August 17-18. All women are invited to join the conversation this year because we will be visioning how to continue enriching the lives and ministries of women in the Diocese of the Rio Grande.

Entitled Boldly Forward this year’s event will explore the lives of some Biblical women and what they can teach us about our vision for living our ministries in Christ in the Diocese of the Rio Grande. By looking at the lives of women like Mary of Nazareth, Mary Magdalene, Judith, and others, we will see that these women are much more than the meek, mild, and quiet persons they are often portrayed as. They were obedient to God’s call and are powerful servants of God in their own right. These women are mentors and inspiration for our own day-to-day lives. Come and be inspired to live more fully and boldly as women of God. (Registration will be $50 to cover meals and supplies, and will be available July 1.) 

Meet Esther
A joint event by the Women's Ministry and the Youth & Young Adult Ministry of the diocese, this event is for girls entering grades 6-12. Meet Esther will be September 8 from 1-3PM at St. Francis, Rio Rancho. It is open to all girls entering grades 6-12. Girls and adult helpers will interact with the story of Queen Esther of the Bible in a fun afternoon of art, worship, drama, and discussion as we discover ways to be queens in and for God’s Kingdom. There is no cost. Invite a friend to join you and RSVP to Paula Mote or Cindy Davis so we can have enough snacks.
A tentative agenda is below:
1PM: Arrive/ Art activity
1:15: Get to know you activity
2PM: Esther’s story as a dramatic reading
2:30: Discussion: How do you live as a queen for God?
3PM: Closing worship

Retirement Parties for Bishop Vono:

Sept. 22 (Holy Faith, Santa Fe)
Sept. 29 (St. Andrew's, Las Cruces)
Oct. 6 (Grace Church, Carlsbad)
Oct 22 (Cathedral, ABQ)

Consecration of The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn as the 10th Bishop of the DRG, Nov. 3. 

More info about the retirement and consecration can be found on the 
Transition website.

Christmas Party: Watch for details of events around the diocese!

2019: In the Planning Stages
Bosque Weekend
We'd love to hear from you with ideas!!