Dear St. Paul’s family,
One of the most successful cathedral ministries is our Women Together program, which was first envisioned by Nancy Tarbell ten years ago and now regularly welcomes between 60 and 90 guests at each of its monthly dinner and speaker meetings. It is an all-volunteer ministry, with a committee structure designed by Nancy to spread the burden and a wonderful leadership group of dedicated and hardworking women.
Potential speakers are carefully vetted, and the quality is remarkably consistent, with clergy, university professors, authors and theologians of all faith traditions participating. The purpose of the ministry is to empower spiritual growth and fellowship among women of St. Paul s and the wider community, to reinforce our Christian journey by learning about ways to practice deeper spirituality, to further our understanding of other faith traditions. Here’s Women Togethers missional invitation:
“Join the women of St. Paul s Cathedral as we gather for a simple supper, themed program, guest speakers and discussions on what it means to be a Christian†woman in a diverse world. Together we seek to deepen our faith as we interact with the rest of the world and explore the challenges women everywhere face in their daily lives.“
Women Together meets seven times a year, on first Thursdays from October to May (excluding January). There is no expectation of joining anything, but reservations are required, with or without dinner, by the Monday prior to the meeting. The first meeting of this season, on October 3, features the Rt Rev. Susan Brown Snook, our new Bishop, so it is bound to be oversubscribed. Please register early to avoid disappointment, as there is a limit to the number of attendees we can accommodate, with or without dinner.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to Nancy for developing this terrific ministry of outreach, hospitality, and formation. Nancy will hand over leadership of the ministry in November and we will offer her the thanks of the community during the liturgy on a Sunday morning.
For more information: Women Together webpage stpaulcathedral.org/women-together
Your sister in Christ,