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.

Medical Ministry Grants Application Deadline is December 10, 2018

Following the long-established tradition, the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Los Angeles will award its 2019 Medical Ministry Grants on or around February 10, 2019. The grant deadline of  December 10, 2018 allows for time for the grant committee to make site visits and make their recommendations to the ECW board. The ECW Medical Grants are given to Episcopal Groups or Institutions helping to meet the medical needs in the Diocese of Los Angeles. These groups may be working with medical or relief organizations that are independent of the Episcopal Church.

A total of $4000 is available each year and may be granted to one or divided among any number of organizations. Said grants may not be awarded for the same project more than every other year and the grants may not be used for operating expenses.

Medical Ministry brochure
Medical Ministry Grant Application (Fillable)

You may also mail the completed application with supporting documents to:
Kim Ericson
Attn: Medical Ministry Grant
5988 Applecross Drive
Riverside, CA 92507 

Visit ECW and Affiliated Ministries at Diocesan Convention in the Exhibit Hall

Be sure to stop by the ECW area at Diocesan Convention and see what’s happening with Women’s Ministries in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Girls Friendly Society, The Order of the Daughters of the King, United Thank Offering, the Bishop’s Guild, and all the ministries of Episcopal Church Women will be represented. Find out how these ministries might be a good fit for your congregation, and get your questions answered from members of the ECW Diocesan Board. We’ll have the Feeding Hungry Hearts pins available for a small donation as well. See you there!!

Daughters of the King Fall Assembly Nov. 3 at Saint Mark’s Upland

The Sancta Sophia chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King is pleased to invite all members and their guests to Saint Mark’s in Upland for the 2018 Fall Assembly on Saturday, November 3. The gathering begins with registration and fellowship at 8:00 am and will include a special All Saints’ Day celebration of the Holy Eucharist, a business meeting at which key diocesan DOK Board members will be elected, a choice of several break-out workshops, and a buffet luncheon at 12:30 pm. Workshop space will be limited, so register early! Registration: $15 if paid by October 29, $20 after and at the door. More information and registration Click Here