Women are an important and powerful element in the Episcopal Church. This is particularly true at St. Paul’s Cathedral, as there have been many active women’s groups in the past. Conversation began this past summer with Canon Chris Harris, the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas and Nancy Tarbell about reinvigorating the women’s group at St. Paul’s. All of us were getting inquiries from women about starting up another group, after an absence of several years. This was a groundswell that was happening spontaneously and conversations with other women at St. Paul’s were met with enthusiasm and excitement at the possibility of the women gathering on campus.
Under Nancy’s leadership a small group was formed to begin making the plans for the new women’s group. After much discussion, Pam Crooks, Publicity Chairman, came up with the name Women Together at St. Paul’s Cathedral, with the clever acronym WT@SPC! The meetings will begin with an optional light dinner, $10.00, followed by themed programs which will be exploring how to deepen our faith as we interact with the rest of the world, and the challenges women everywhere face in their daily lives. Many exciting programs are already scheduled with several others in the works.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The first gathering will be Thursday, October 7, from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Cathedral guild room. Carolyn Lief and Grace Van Thilo will be speaking on the topic “In Search of Simpler Living.” Be sure to RSVP by Oct. 4 if you want to order dinner. This will be a very special evening you won’t want to miss!