ECW Women’s Retreat: Rites of Passage
April 26-28, 2019
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) sponsors a women's retreat each year. This year, we will continue our journey by gathering to connect with one another and share our diverse spiritual experiences. Creativity and writing workshops, prayer and worship, small group activities, and informal conversations will nurture friendship and community. Together, we'll have opportunity to safely share our stories, struggles, and triumphs with other women of all ages and backgrounds. This weekend retreat (with Saturday-only option) will be held at beautiful, peaceful Camp Lutherwood, in the Coast Range. Guests will sleep in heated cabins, with adjacent bathrooms on the same level. Wi-fi and landline phones are available in the lodge. (Cell phone service is via wi-fi, if your phone has this option). There will be plenty of opportunity to share and socialize at whatever level you feel comfortable, and to spend time alone to pray, meditate, refresh. Registration deadline is April 11. Register today!
Sundays following each morning service
Everyone is welcome to gather for fellowship over coffee, tea, and snacks. Unless otherwise announced, coffee hour is in the Guild Room.
Evening at St. Mary’s/Family Fun Nights
Varies – See Events Calendar
Evening at St. Mary’s/Family Fun Nights are opportunities for parishioners to get together for a delicious meal, fellowship time, and a short - typically liturgically based - program. We start with social hour in the Guild Room while the children and youth gather in the Sunday School wing for a craft or activity. We usually move to the church for the short program or learning piece, then we all move up to Berktold Hall for dinner. Check the Bellringer and/or our Events Calendar for details about upcoming events!
No Brainer Meetings
Third Thursdays at 6 PM
If you are in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, you are welcome to join in this low-key fellowship opportunity. We meet at various locations off-site. Please see the Bellringer or Events Calendar for more information.
St. Mary’s Quilting Guild
Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This guild was founded in 1860. Income generated by this guild’s work is used to purchase a variety of items used by our clergy and the congregation for worship, such as our prayer candle stand and the new purple chasuble worn in Advent.
St. Mary's Needle Arts Guild
Thursdays 1:00-3:00 PM and 5:30-7:00 PM
Members work on both personal projects and St. Mary's Prayer Shawls. Tea and cookies are often shared. All skill levels are welcome! This is a great place to sharpen your skills and learn new techniques. Most attendees are knitters, though we also have other skills present such as rug hooking. Once a month, on the first Thursday of each month, we have a Needle Arts Guild Potluck at Noon.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Night at the Movies
Sometimes Sundays at 3 PM, sometimes Thursdays at 6 PM BYO Dinner/Movie starts at 7
Everyone is welcome to join us. For information about the movie of the month, the date, and the time, please see the Bellringer or the weekly email announcements.
ECW Spirited Women
Varies – See Events Calendar
ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Spirited Women is a women's spiritual/fellowship group. It is a time for busy women to get together, relax, and explore our spirituality. We do this in many ways: we meet at the church, at each other's houses, or at restaurants. We usually have a conversational topic or reading that we discuss, but sometimes we just relax together or take in a Science Pub topic at Cozmic Pizza. ALL women are invited; you don't have to attend every month. Watch the Bellringer and weekly email announcements for topics and locations.