2012 - 2014 Women's Group
2012-2014 Group Events
March 9, 2013: A visit by 18 of our parishioners to the Monastery of Holy Assumption in Calistoga. An informative day trip to see the OCA Women's monastery that is so close to us. Mother Melania has been the retreat speaker for several of the Antiochian women's retreats and is the author of several children's books. The Monastery Trip was scheduled as a day trip only, although there was the optional choice of an overnight trip: going up Friday night and spending the night in a nearby hotel for those interested in that. For more information on the Monastery: http://www.holyassumptionmonastery.com/
May 18, 2013: Filoli Gardens & Estate docent-led walking tour by 8 women, it was a beautiful day to see the historic mansion and enjoy the incredible gardens.
June 13, 2013: Girl's Night Out at the movies in Scotts Valley.
September 26, 2013: Fall kick-off with Pizza Night at Mama Mia's in Felton. A fun evening with 20+ women attending.
November 12, 2014: Pre-Advent Party at Schmidt's: "Wine, Cheese & Chocolate"; with Fr. George giving short presentation on the "7 Practices of Spiritual Peace".
January 9 & 17, 2014: True Olive Connection Parties
April 4 & 5, 2014: Two day Lenten Retreat - George Papageorge, M.A., MFT, on "Spiritual & Emotional Heatlh for our Souls, Relationships & Church Life"
May 31, 2014: Annual visit to Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga
2012-2014 Women's Group Goal and Focus
It is our goal to reevaluate and refocus. Based on reviewing the Antiochian Women Membership Handbook we realize that over the years Ss Peter & Paul’s Women’s group has become distracted and bogged down by the busyness of our assumed responsibilities and as a result has strayed from the mandated mission of the Antiochian Archdiocese.
One of our goals is to truly include every woman in our parish as we are all called to be members by our personal acceptance of the charge “take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it” (Col 4:17).
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