2020 Fall Women's Retreat

Journeying into the Inner Circle of God 

October 17-18, 2020   


The DeKoven Retreat Center   Racine, WI



2019 Fall Women's Retreat  

October 12, 2019   

God's Healing Leads to Wholeness


The Portiuncula Center for Prayer   Frankfort, IL


2019 Fall Retreat presenters profiles.pd[...]
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Portiuncula Prayer Center map.pdf
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2018 Fall Women's Gathering & Retreat     

October 26-28, 2018    DeKoven Retreat Center   Racine, Wisconsin


2018 Fall Retreat - brochure.pdf
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Retreat Leaders 2018.pdf
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Event photos


2017 Fall Women's Gathering & Retreat     

October 27-29, 2017     DeKoven Retreat Center    Racine, Wisconsin


The Rev. Mollie Ward, Retreat Leader

Diocese of Springfield

Cosmic Walk

The cosmic walk is a meditation on the origins of the universe.  Set to music and located in a dark setting - indoors or out, this 20-25 minute experience was brought to our retreat by our music leader,

Jeannie McCabe from the Diocese of Arkansas.


Cosmic Walk Description.pdf
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COSMIC Walk Alternate Intro.pdf
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Cosmic Walk -The Universe Story.pdf
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CANDLES Placement Cosmic Walk.pdf
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Order For a Blessing of New Womanhood  

Mother Mollie presented a unique prayer experience. This order is designed to celebrate a girl's first menstruation as a gift rather than a curse, something to be celebrated by the girl and important women in her life:  mother, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, godmother.  Along with the prayers, little gifts are given to the girl as tokens of her place as a woman in the world.

Order for new Womanhood.pdf
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Event photos



2017 ECW Annual Meeting     April 22, 2017

St. Thomas Episcopal Church    Chicago, IL


Monica Moss, keynote speaker

Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago


Event photos          


Prayer Resources


The 125th Anniversary Book of Prayers published by the          United Thank Offering.  A collection of prayers from women and

men from all regions of the Episcopal Church.  Arranged by topics, 

the prayers address gratitude, guidance, dealing with crisis and prayers for other needs.

NOTE:  This booklet is no longer available

One Woman's Creed

by Frances Somerville


Prints 2 copies on an 8.5" x 11" sheet, 2 sides
One Woman's Creed.pdf
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A Prayer for Women's Ministry 

by The Rev. Peg Williams, ECW Chicago Chaplain 2012-2015    


Prints 2 copies on one side of an 8.5" x 11" sheet
A Prayer for Women's Ministry.pdf
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Altar Guild Prayer Cards


Prayers for preparation and closing.  

3 cards print on 2 sides of 8.5" x 11" card stock.



Altar Guild prayer cards.pdf
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