Event Details

The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Louisiana are pleased to invite you to this year’s
Annual Gathering. Our theme this year comes from the 2018 Triennial Meeting: ‘Go! ECW — Share the
Word.” Come celebrate our ministry together as Episcopal Church Women and stir up your spirit!
We have a wonderful program lined up for this year’s Annual Gathering. On Friday, the Very
Reverend Craig Dalferes of St. Matthew’s, will officiate at our service of Evening Prayer, and we will
enjoy a Welcome Reception in St. Matthew’s Parish Hall sponsored by the ECW of St. Matthew’s and
the churches of the Southwest Deanery.

On Saturday, our keynote speaker will be the Reverend Kellie Wilson of Christ Church, Greenville,
South Carolina. Her address will take place during the Annual Gathering’s morning plenary. We are
blessed also to have Bishop Morris Thompson who will bring us news about our diocese and join with
us to celebrate the Festival Eucharist complete with parish banners. The Honored Woman Program and
small group workshops will round out Saturday’s program.

Overnight guests may take advantage of special event rates at the Courtyard by Marriott. The
hotel is located at 142 Library Drive, Houma, LA (985-223-8996). Please review the information
enclosed with this letter for details on booking at The Courtyard by Marriott and other important
information about the May 17-18 events.

The Annual Gathering offers you a time of fellowship, learning and sharing among your sisters
in Christ — good food, worship, fun, and friendship. Join us for a wonderful two days!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Reba Mackey, Interim Vice President, ECW
Diocese of Louisiana, at (504)394-0038 Cell: 504-421-1465; or mackeyrw@bellsouth.net.

Keynote Speaker:

The Rev. Kellie Wilson is the Associate Priest for Faith Development at Christ Church Episcopal in
Greenville, SC: She shared her life-altering experience of suffering a grave illness shortly after the
birth of her son. This brought her to the point of accepting the fact that she was not going to survive.
After asking the Lord to take care of her husband and child she began to recover and slowly realized
she had a calling for the priesthood. Her journey created a need for deep self-reflection, which
ultimately resulted in what she encourages in others: to be a reflector of Christ’s love. She shared
the stages from creation to salvation, and concluded with a powerful statement, TMThis is what
happened after I died.” (Note: Taken from the 2018 Trienniel Meeting of the Episcopal Church
Women in Austin, Texas).


Download the registration packet here: 132nd ECW Gathering


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