Opening Our Hearts

Sitting down to write, I notice my cup of Honey Chai Turmeric Vitality tea bag has a tag. It reads, “Uncage your Heart, free your Heart, let it be wild.”     WOW!

Lately, everywhere I turn, I notice verses referring to the HEART.

Have you noticed this, too?

The heart is my favorite symbol. (My second favorite is the star.) In my childhood memories file, I have saved pictures of hearts I colored, some very wild.

“Opening Our Hearts” is the theme chosen for our upcoming 2023 Annual Retreat and Meeting for the Episcopal Church Women of Province VIII. I am excited to meet with you all in Salt Lake City, Utah, from June 23rd through 25th.

Our theme reminds us that we are in ministry together, joined by a strong bond and following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our annual retreat allows us time to strengthen that bond by deepening existing relationships and building new ones.

The “Leading with Heart” circular model offers a heart-centered way to enhance our collaboration and active listening skills, creating safe and inviting spaces for women to come together and accomplish our goals in an atmosphere of mutual support and love.

Please join us in the Circle, “opening our hearts” together!

All the Best with God’s Love

Canon Martha K. Estes

Episcopal Church Women Province VIII President