On the afternoon of Thursday 25 October, in conjunction with the Diocese of the Central States Synod, 21 ladies from around the diocese enjoyed an Instructional Tea. Kathy Houser brought 4 teas from her collection and served them at intervals to the ladies while teaching them about the types of tea, the correct method for brewing tea, and the health benefits of tea. It was a relaxing time of fun and fellowship that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. This event was the culmination of our regional Women’s Day events held around the diocese in the spring of this year.
The first regional Women of the Church Luncheon in the Diocese of the Central States (DCS) was held on 4/21/18 at Trinity REC in Mason, Ohio. A total of 19 women attended from 3 Ohio parishes: Christ Our Hope and Christ the King in Dayton, and Trinity REC in Mason (Cincinnati).
The Right Reverend Peter Manto, Bishop Coadjutor of the DCS, was the speaker and discussed the importance of women’s role in carrying out the REC 100 initiative through effective evangelism.
The Most Reverend Ray Sutton’s letter to Women of the Church was read as requested during the luncheon.
The first regional Women’s Day for the southern portion of the Diocese of the Central States was attended by eleven ladies, five from St. John’s Anglican Church in Birmingham and six from St. James Anglican Church in Memphis. We met in Florence, AL, at The Factory Cafe and had a lovely brunch, followed by a discussion of REC 100. We had so much fun that we decided to plan additional get-togethers throughout the year. It was a great blessing to meet new sisters in Christ!
On October 26, 2017, during a special luncheon at the Synod of The Diocese of the Central States, 27 women had the privilege of hearing COWM Chairperson Gale Hill give a presentation on the REC Committee on Women’s Ministry. Gale discussed the history and purpose of COWM, and she encouraged the women to get involved in supporting the work of the committee. Gale’s presentation is available below in two formats.
Many thanks to Dss. Michelle Caldwell for making the arrangements for our luncheon and to Gale for taking time to attend our synod and inspire us to work more closely together as women in the Reformed Episcopal Church.
Later that afternoon, Gale met with several synod attendees to make Women’s Day Luncheon plans for next year. Stay tuned for exciting information on that topic!
Several women at Christ the King Anglican Church in Dayton, OH, have created a wonderful online resource to help support the incorporation of our Anglican traditions within the home. The website is called The Homely Hours, and it includes ideas for use throughout the liturgical year, as well as information to help families draw closer to each other and to Christ.
On 13 December 2015, Marianne Morse, beloved wife of Bishop Daniel R. Morse, passed from this life into the nearer presence of her Savior. The audio of the sermon delivered at her funeral by REC Presiding Bishop Royal U. Grote, Jr., is provided below.