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116th Annual Retreat for Women

Location: Camp Allen, 18800 FM 362, Navasota, TX US 77868

Website: http://www.epicenter.org/ecw/

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Join the Diocese of Texas' Episcopal Church Women for it's annual retreat October 13-15, 2017 at Camp Allen, themed A Tisket- A Tasket God Has Filled My Blessing Basket.

Women from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas will gather for a weekend at Camp Allen full of workshops, speakers, worship, vendors, quiet time and most of all new friendships. Hosted by Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Austin, and the Diocese of Texas Episcopal Church Women Board.

Registration information can be found here

Plenary Speakers

Tasha Morrison is a bridge-builder, reconciler and a compelling voice in the fight for racial justice. When she speaks, she expresses a passion for social justice issues across the globe. She has taken this message to audiences across the country at events that include: IF: Gathering, the Justice Conference, Youth Specialties, Catalyst, Barna's Pastor's Conference, the Orange Conference and many others. A native of North Carolina, Tasha attended East Carolina University, earned a Master’s in Business from Liberty University. She has served as Children’s and Next Gen Director and currently serves as the Grow Pastor at Gateway Church Central in Austin, Texas. In addition to her church positions, she has simultaneously cultivated "Be the Bridge," a ministry to equip and provide tools for those who are actively involved in taking the next steps toward racial unity. At the heart of this incredible women, Tasha uses her platform to encourage racial reconciliation among all ethnicities, to promote racial unity in America, and to develop others to do the same. When not captivating audiences with her dynamic presentations and conscious raising workshops, Tasha can be found exploring her new hometown of Austin, Texas, drinking tea, laughing with friends, and viewing Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music all year long.

 

Mary MacGregor on Our Need to Be Together- Mary has often said, “ the nature of organized women’s ministries has changed but the need for women to be together in Christian community will never go away”. In a rapidly changing church and world there are some things that never change and some to which we must adapt in order to maintain our missional work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus. What can we do to energize the women in our congregations as sisters in this effort? Mary will leave us with ideas and a charge to return to our homes feeling blessed to have been a part of this ECW retreat! Presenter: Mary M. MacGregor recently retired as Canon for Congregational Vitality on the bishop’s staff of the Diocese of Texas. She has had a storied career, speaking, working and consulting in 44 dioceses of the Episcopal Church. She has an ongoing passion for the ministry of women and their contribution to the mission of the Church. She has served in numerous capacities with the Episcopal Church Women not only in her home congregation of St. Christopher, League City, but historically with the diocesan ECW board and the national ECW organization as consultant and attendee at numerous ECW conventions. As her adult son said upon her retirement in February, “my mom is very persistent and passionate about her calling and won’t ever really retire.” Mary is pleased to be invited to return and speak at this ECW Retreat.