Girls’ Friendly Society Announces Two Events

Girls’ Friendly Society celebrated their 142nd Anniversary on May 18 at St. John the Divine Church in Costa Mesa and will hold a Pool Party at the Home of Bishop John Taylor and Kathy O’Connor honoring GFS-World president Thembeka  Pama on Saturday, June 22nd.

Both events are open to all girls in the diocese, and RSVPs are requested. For more information see the flyers at right and download the PDF below.


Download Flyers for both events:
Anniversary Celebration  
Pool Party

Registration Open for Daughters of the King Spring Assembly

Spring Renewal, the 2019 Daughters of the King (DOK) Spring Assembly, will be hosted at St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, May 4th. Our featured speaker will be the Rev. Judith Favor, from Stillpoint (read about Judith here), offering renewal of Spirit. Sheila Lowerre of St. Andrew’s, Fullerton, an intuitive Body Worker, will offer renewal of the Body. Presentations will be offered twice so that all attendees can participate in both.

A Taco Bar luncheon will offer freshly-grilled meat and veggies, with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Cost for the day is $15 in advance, $20 at the door or after April 29th.

Daughters of the King are inviting all Episcopal Church Women to attend this day-long program, especially those with an interest in learning more about becoming a Daughter for themselves or the women in their congregation.


Annual Retreat and Business Meeting set for February 23rd, 2019


Sacred Listening Practice – Evita Krislock
Spiritual Self Care
Kimberly Cortner, DOK & Stillpoint

Self-Care Assessment 
Nora Harris, Girls Friendly Society

Prayer Bracelets – Hands-on Workshop 
Robin Rhodes, Hillsides Home


8:30 am  Registration and Continental Breakfast – Rooftop
 9:00 am Eucharist  
10:00 am  Brief Business Meeting
10:10 am  Keynote – Sacred Listening
11:20 am Workshop I
12:30 pm  Buffet Lunch on the Rooftop
1:15 pm  Workshop II
2:15 pm Closing Prayers

Registration is now open for the ECW Annual Meeting “Time for a Refill: A Day of Refreshment and Self-Care”, to be held Saturday, February 23rd 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the Diocesan Center in Echo Park. The day will begin with Eucharist. We are excited that Canon Kathy Hannigan-O’Connor, wife of Bishop John Taylor,  has agreed to be our Homilist. The offering will be added to the Bishop Talton Deacon Education Fund to offer scholarships for continuing education to Vocational Deacons in the diocese (Read more here).

Our Keynote speaker is Evita Krislock, Province VIII ECW President, who will speak about Sacred Listening. The intergenerational program will include workshops to nurture Body and Spirit. Participants will be able to attend two workshops of their choice, and enjoy a Continental Breakfast and Healthy Buffet lunch.

 Cost for the day including program and luncheon is $35 if paid in advance and $40 at the door. Mothers and daughters can attend for a ‘family rate’ of $50 if registered and paid in advance.

Childcare will be provided if there is enough interest.

Information and Registration

Evita Krislock is Keynote Speaker for ECW Annual Meeting

Evita (pronounced ‘ee-vetta’) Krislock is a model for women everywhere who sometimes feel they are expected to ‘do it all’ but have no idea how to keep their sanity and their health in the process. 

Evita says “My daughter often said, ‘Mom, you have all this experience and it works with what you want to do.’ Thinking about this, it occurred to me that though I may not have known what I wanted to do, my willingness to pursue what interests me in my personal, vocational, recreational and spiritual life has led me on an amazing journey.”

Self Care

“A life long learner, passionate about life, physical, spiritual, and emotional health, my belief is that all aspects of life are integrated. As a youth leader attending healing services, I would pray for ‘balance’. Life with a more than full time job, three children and an active spouse could overwhelm me, if I allowed it.  If only I could ‘balance’, things would not be as stressful.

“Then through God’s Grace, I was invited to participate in a series of workshops concerning the Sacred Art of Listening. My life was forever changed as I began to listen and to integrate instead of ‘balance’.

“As the Diocesan Youth Coordinator, Camp Director and member of the Bishop’s staff there were opportunities to learn and grow through continuing education, workshops, attending and presenting at retreats. After leaving the diocesan staff, my journey became a practice of keeping my ‘cup full’, being ready for possibilities and my passions. It is amazing how ‘Self Care’ has brought more clarity, focus and integration into my service and life. I continue to be involved in Episcopal Church Women, environmental activism, parish life and sharing the Good News.”

In addition to her Keynote, Evita will present two workshops at the ECW Annual Retreat February 23rd.