All women who are members of Saint Michael and All Angels are members of the Women of Saint Michael (WOSM). The WOSM meet the third Wednesday of the month (September, October, November, and January) for a meal, a devotional and speaker. Special programs are offered for Advent and Lent, and there are various service and social opportunities throughout the year. Please watch for event information in the Archangel or Sunday News, see the online WOSM newsletter, or contact WOSM President Tricia Stewart for more information.
The St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange, a gift shop in Highland Park Village, is the outreach fundraising project of the Women of Saint Michael. Please visit our beautiful new location in the Highland Park Village.
CLICK HERE to see the officers for 2017-2018
The Gifts Committee is now accepting applications for 2018 grants. WOSM grant funds are available for non-profit agencies serving the critical needs of residents primarily in the Dallas area. Generated funds are distributed principally through sales activity of the St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange as well as from proceeds of annual Parish events hosted by WOSM. Applications are due on Monday, November 13, 2017. 2017 grants reports are due with the 2018 applications. Below are the 2017 grant report, the 2018 application instructions, and the 2018 application. Thank you for your interest!
Recipients for 2017 grants totaled $237,000 – click here to see a list of recipients.
Women of Saint Michael Programs and Events for 2017-2018
Another exciting year awaits the Women of Saint Michael! This year’s programming includes luncheons with notable guest speakers, a Mardi Gras Party, a Day of Service at Jubilee Park, and a new Bible study with Rector Chris Girata. It’s going to be a great year, and we look forward to sharing it with you. Get your Season Ticket now!
NEW Rector’s Bible Study
Wednesdays beginning September 27, 11:00 a.m. – Coke Activities Room
The Rev. Dr. Chris Girata will lead a Bible Study every Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Coke Activities Room beginning Wednesday, September 27. We will start with the Gospel of Luke and continue with the Acts of the Apostles. Please join this study for all ages!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – Parish Hall
“A Journey Through the Dallas Arts District”
Lily Weiss, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District
Did you know that the Dallas Arts District is the largest arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous city blocks? The district is the culmination of a 30 year master plan with museums, performance halls, corporate offices, residences, restaurants, churches, parks, and the performing arts high school. The Arts District has become a force for growth in Dallas attracting businesses, development, residents, and tourists. Journey with Dallas Arts District Executive Director Lily Weiss as she presents an overview of this vibrant area and highlights some of the upcoming events and happenings.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – Parish Hall
“Common Misconceptions About Hospice”
Katherine Krause, President and CEO of VNA (Visiting Nurses Association)
When hospice is brought in to serve a patient, it isn’t about giving up hope; it’s about maximizing the quality of life when a cure is no longer possible and aggressive treatment is no longer desired. Frequent questions include: How much care is provided? Can I keep my doctor? Once I decide on hospice can I change my mind? VNA President and CEO Katherine Krause will explore these questions and common misperceptions about hospice care in this frank, open discussion about hospice and end of life care.
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – Coke Activities Room
Led by Jane Patterson, Associate Professor of New Testament and Director of Community Care at Seminary of the Southwest
Jane Patterson, Associate Professor of New Testament and Director of Community Care at Seminary of the Southwest, will be joining us December 2nd for our annual Advent Quiet Day. Tickets, $10, will be available soon.
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Church
“Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – A Conversation”
Hosted by Rector Chris Girata
How do we come together with our friends of different faiths to form a stronger and supportive community? What are the things we have in common and how are these characteristics important as we build a unified and respectful spiritual community in Dallas with dialogue and friendship spanning the various faith communities? Join three distinguished faith leaders for a special evening panel as they discuss issues facing the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths as we work together to form a stronger bond in our community and beyond.
Mardi Gras Party
Friday, February 9, 2018 – Four Corners Brewing Co.
Save the date for our 2018 Mardi Gras Party! Auctions – Dinner – Dancing
New! Cornhole and Giant Jenga Tournaments! More information and tickets will be available soon at saintmichael.org/mardigras
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – Coke Activities Room
Led by Brother David Vryhof, Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Brother David Vryhof of Society of Saint John the Evangelist will lead our Lenten Quiet Day, February 24th. Tickets, $10, will be available soon.
Day of Service
Friday, April 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – Jubilee Park & Community Center
Join us for the second annual WOSM Day of Service at Jubilee Park & Community Center. We will garden, play Senior Bingo, read to children and so much more. This is a great way to come together in joyful service to the Jubilee Park community! More information and volunteer signup will be available soon.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 7000 Park Lane
“Finding God’s Grace Through the Spirit of Hospitality”
Benita Long, author of Share the Bounty and Come to the Table
Join author Benita Long as she helps us address questions of hospitality and how we prepare our homes to be welcoming havens to friends and family. She asks us to consider how we have prepared our homes for visitors and how we infuse the spirit of charity into our gatherings, giving us ideas for how each of our homes can be a sanctuary of Christian fellowship. In her two cookbooks, Long addresses the scriptural basis for hospitality through the development of menus that will complement special occasions with the important people in our lives.