NEWMA

SAVE THE DATE! April 28-30, 2020 at Miramar Retreat Center, Duxbury, MA. Dear sisters in ministry, Our recent New England Women in Ministry spring retreat was beautifully led by Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald. She immersed us in Orthodox understandings of the resurrection, icons, and the power of women’s spirituality in that tradition. We shared worship, song, sisterhood, and celebration. If you missed it (or if you didn’t), be sure to save the dates for next spring’s retreat, April 28-30, 2020 at Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury, MA. Look for program and registration in you in-box as the date gets closer. Meanwhile, here are a couple of summer events coming up that you may want to consider. First, the Episcopal Ordination of NEWMA member Jean Marchant to Bishop of the Eastern Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests on June 15 in Wellesley, MA Second, the Centennial Assembly of the International Association of Women Ministers (IAWM), July 22-24 in Pittsburgh, with the theme of Women’s Prophetic Leadership in a Changing Church. The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis, author of She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry, and a professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, will keynote. For those of you who do not follow our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1653108264994233/, we shared the sad news of the deaths of two long-time NEWMA members this spring, The Rev. Arlene Bodge, and The Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson. We hold their memories in the light, and their families and loved-ones in prayer. Grace and peace, Betsy Sowers NEWMA Publicity Chair