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.
- 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.
- More information about the Saturday Events
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.
*** Taken from the weekly Diocesan email iSeek sent out on Friday, March 22, 2019 ***