Opening Our Hearts
Annual Retreat and Meeting 

Salt Lake City, Utah  –  June 23 – 25, 2023


Episcopal Church Women of Province VIII are excited to announce our in-person Annual Retreat and Business Meeting. Gather with us at the beautiful Wasatch Center at the Episcopal Church Center of Utah for renewal and empowerment.

Representatives from Province VIII UTO, CPC, GFS, DOK, and other ministries offer guidance, resources, and inspiration. Daryl Storey from the Diocese of Olympia returns as our musician for the retreat.

Worship with the Rev. Mary Janda, Province VIII ECW Chaplain, with a special Taize Service guided by Winifrid Follett, Diocese of Arizona.

Participate in two interactive sessions of Leading With Heart, the circular leadership model developed by Province VIII ECW, collaborating with Episcopal women from across the country. All participants receive resources and support through the Leading with Heart web page.

Local presentations include St. Elizabeth’s Art Empowers Youth program and the Good Shepherd Ogden Youth Program.

The retreat will end after worship at the Cathedral on Sunday Morning.

Meeting Agenda

Friday, June 23

3 pm Registration opens

5 – 6 pm Hospitality/Social Hour

6 – 7:30 pm Dinner

7:45 Evening Program begins:

National ECW President Karen Patterson; Business Meeting Reports and Election of Officers

9:15 pm Compline

9:45 Shuttle to the Plaza Hotel

Saturday, June 24

8 – 9:45 am Labyrinth workshops

10 am St. Elizabeth’s “Art Empowers Youth” program

11 am Leading With Heart (part 1)

Noon  Lunch

1 pm  Leading With Heart (part 2)

2 pm Good Shepherd, Ogden Youth Impact Program

3 pm Anglican Prayer Beads Workshop

4 – 6 pm Social time including Youth Impact Dancers and Native American Dancers

6 – 7 pm Dinner

7:15 pm Taize Service

8:30 pm Shuttle to Plaza Hotel

Sunday, June 25

10:30 Eucharist at St. Mark’s Cathedral

Noon Shuttle to Hotel

All Episcopal Church Women in Province VIII are welcome and invited to attend. 

Earlybird Registration cost is $175 per person for both days and includes dinner on Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday. Cost is $200 after June 6th.

Saturday-only registration is $150.00 per person/
Cost is $175 after June 6th.

Breakfast on your own.

Accommodations: The Plaza Hotel

$95.00 per night (2 people) $105 (3-4 people) Special rates through the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. Call 801-606-2410 to make your discounted reservation.