Diocesan Young Women's Encounter

The Diocesan Young Women's encounter has been in existence since 2014.   Established by His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the annual retreat program is designed specifically for our young women to provide them an opportunity to spend time in fellowship with each other, have fun, and pray together.  They learn about their faith and to listen for God’s call to each of them to use their unique gifts and abilities.  Taking place annually during the last week of June at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA...  read more


Encounter 2018

July 1 - July 4, 2018

Plans are underway for the Annual Diocesan Young Women's encounter which will take place from Sunday evening, July 1st,  until Wednesday, July 4th. The YWE will be held at the Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church in Windber, Pennsylvania. Young women in our Diocese ages 12-18 are encouraged to attend.

This year we will particularly be focusing on prayer, with the Mother of God as a model for all Orthodox Christians, and the verse Romans 12:12, "... rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation and continuing steadfastly in prayer...".  Read More...


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