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, July 15, 2022

Remember-Serve-Imagine, the ECW Prov. 7 Fall Gathering

All women in Province VII, (which includes the Diocese of the Rio Grande) and friends, are invited to Remember-Serve-Imagine, the 2022 Province VII ECW Fall Gathering. 

We’ll meet at the Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas, TX on September 9-11. 
Building on the theme of the National ECW Triennial, the Rev. Rebecca Tankersley, Senior Associate Rector of Church of the Transfiguration is our morning speaker. Her presentation will focus on new ways of living as women of faith in these ever-changing times. In the afternoon we’ll have three workshops focusing on how to Remember, Serve, and Imagine.
You can participate in-person (or via Zoom).

Registration is $75 in-person (including lunch) or $20 if you can only attend via Zoom, payable via PayPal (the receipt will say Footprints From the Bible). Please register by September 7.

Download a Flyer to share with your friends and congregation! If you have questions, please contact Cindy or Lisa at provinceviiecw@gmail.com.

A special $105/night rate is available at the Hyatt Place Dallas North hotel. Check the Province VII website for hotel info, speaker bios, and other information about this event.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Bringing Creativity to Prayer and Worship Event


Bringing Creativity to Prayer and Worship
July 30, 8:30-3
St. Francis, Rio Rancho, NM

After TWO+ years of COVID-delay Women's Ministry is delighted that we can gather for this inspiring event. We'll be at St. Francis, Rio Rancho and there are some local in-home lodging options.
Linda Rounds-Nichols* is our leader.
She will lead us in a full day workshop/ retreat event from 8:30AM-3:30PM on July 30 at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Rio Rancho. (2903 Cabezon NE, Rio Rancho
Come ready to use creativity and play as ways to joyfully pray and worship! During this retreat we will learn and experience a potpourri of ways to utilize rhythm, movement, and the visual arts in our prayer and worship. 

Because of the hands-on format, this will be totally in-personm and 
attendance is limited to 20 women.  Lunch will be provided.

Download and Share this Flyer with your Parish and Friends!

$5 donation holds your spot, and will be used to thank St. Francis for their hospitality!

*Linda is a Veriditas trained Labyrinth Facilitator, a SoulCollage® facilitator, a member of the Spiritual Care Association, and of Spiritual Directors international, and is a lifelong spiritual seeker. Linda attends the Church of the Holy Spirit, Gallup and St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Sedona. She recently returned from a Veriditas retreat in France and is sure to inspire us all

Monday, May 23, 2022

ECW Triennial Cancelled for 2022


Following the decision by the Presiding Bishop and Executive Council to hold a pared down General Convention (Presiding Bishop’s statement to Executive Council regarding 80th General Convention – The Episcopal Church), the ECW board met to determine the best course this year. 

It was decided, "The National ECW Board voted this [May 22] to cancel the 2022 Triennial in Baltimore. This was a very difficult decision that affects many. More information will follow shortly from the National ECW President, Karen Patterson."

This doesn't affect the work of Women's Ministry in the DRG, and we are looking forward to the exciting summer event with Linda Rounds-Nichols at St. Francis, Rio Rancho and the Nov. retreat with Brother Angel Roque. 

Stay tuned for more info about these and other events!