2018 Diocese of Springfield
March 16-18, 2018
Todd Hall Retreat Center Columbia, IL
2017 Fall Women's Gathering & Retreat
October 27-29, 2017
Nurturing the Spirit:
Women's Spirituality Through The Ages
DeKoven Retreat Center Racine, Wisconsin
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.
2017 ECW Annual Meeting April 22, 2017
Women of Faith, Women of Legacy:
Celebrating God with Passion and Purpose
St. Thomas Episcopal Church Chicago, IL
Monica Moss, keynote speaker
Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
Lenten Retreat March 24-26, 2017
Encountering Jesus: A Spiritual Walk
with the Women Who Knew Jesus
Diocese of Springfield
Todd Hall Retreat Center
One Woman's Creed
by Frances Somerville
I believe in God,
creator of the universe
dwelling forever beyond time and space.
I believe in Jesus Christ
who came to live among us
and let us see what God is like.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
sent from God through Jesus
to be our guide and comforter.
Therefore I believe in love,
in hope, compassion, joy and faith,
and forgiveness and eternal life.
A Prayer for Women's Ministry
by The Rev. Peg Williams, ECW Chicago Chaplain 2012-2015
Most awesome God,
women are and have always been among the first to volunteer,
the first to organize, and the first to use their network of friends in Christ
to accomplish good works.
We give you thanks for bringing us together – women who are willing
to contribute their considerable skill to the advancement of your church
and to the world.
We ask that you support and guide us,
and allow each of us to be strengthened by the inspiration of our sisters.
All this we ask in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Episcopal Church Women
St. James Commons
65 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611