Episcopal Church Women Meeting and Celebration

April 26-28, 2019

Growing in Grace and Gratitude is the theme of this year’s annual Province V Episcopal Church Women meeting. It will be held April 26-28, 2019, in Springfield, IL at the President Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.

In addition to a business meeting, programs, and a time of fellowship and faith, we’ll be celebrating the ministry of Karen Birr, former longtime president of the Diocese of Missouri ECW Board and a member of St. Barnabas’ Church. Karen is the out-going Province V ECW Board president, and the meeting’s location was chosen to be close to Missouri Diocese.

Meeting Reservations

Hotel Reservations

  • The conference will be held at the President Lincoln Hotel. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by April 10. Mention that you are registering with the Province V ECW group.
  • Each room is $120 plus tax per night. Rooms are available Thursday through Saturday. You may have up to 4 women in the room at the same rate.
  • Parking is available for a modest $7 per day at the lot next door to the hotel. The hotel is within easy walking distance of several notable buildings in Springfield, right in the city center.
  • President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 701 E Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701, (217) 544-8800

Saturday Events & VIP Tours

Saturday is a full day of workshops and events. Workshops are offered twice on Saturday, but in addition to the afternoon session, there is an opportunity for a tour of the Governor’s Mansion and the Wright-designed Dana Thomas House. This tour must be reserved in advance and the cost, including transportation, is $20. Please include this fee with your online or printed registration.

We can also enjoy a special $10 admission to the Lincoln Presidential Library just by showing our conference badges! You do not have to reserve your tickets and the special price is available Friday through Sunday.

Empty Bowls & Feed My Starving Children

There will be an Empty Bowls event on Saturday. The Empty Bowls project raises awareness of food scarcity by raising funds for local food agencies. Hand-painted bowls will be displayed Saturday which will be available for a $5 suggested donation. The funds raised through these bowls will be gifted to the Feed My Starving Children organization.

More information

For questions, please contact Karen Birr, ksbirr@gmail.com or Deborah Caby, debbiecaby@yahoo.com



*** Taken from the weekly Diocesan email iSeek sent out on Friday, March 22, 2019 ***