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 officer slate for 2018-2019 has been confirmed! Learn more about our future leadership.
We are no longer accepting applications for 2018 grants. Recipients will be announced in early May. 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.
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.
NEW Rector’s Bible Study
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. – Coke Activities Room
The Rev. Dr. Chris Girata leads a Bible Study every Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Coke Activities Room. We will start with the Gospel of Luke and continue with the Acts of the Apostles. Please join this study for all ages! You can listen to recordings of previous classes here.
“The Grace of Humility”
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – Coke Activities Room
Led by Brother David Vryhof, Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Humility as a virtue and a way of life has been highly-prized and much sought-after in Christianity. Both the Old and New Testaments praise it; Jesus models it, teaches it, and urges his disciples to seek it; and St. Paul frequently commends it to the early Christian communities. Humility has been especially valued in the Christian monastic tradition. Monastic writers have seen it as a necessary condition for a right relationship with God and with others.
But the virtue of humility has gotten ‘bad press’ in the modern era. Too often it has been associated with passivity, complacency, and unquestioning submission to those in authority. But true humility, as Jesus taught and modeled it, is something other than the distorted image of humility that has been scorned in modern times. In this workshop, we’ll explore the virtue of humility, especially through the writings of monastics, and try to learn what it means to be truly humble.
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!
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.