Save the Date – OCWA Conference 2016 – UPDATED

Saturday, 29 October 2016
American Serb Memorial Hall
5101 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee, 53219

$40 OCWA Members
$45 OCWA Non-Members
$25 Students
$25 Lunch Only

Registration by October 21

OCWA Conference 2016 – Jesus Christ Conquers

The Orthodox Christian Women’s Association is holding their 7th Educational Conference. This year’s theme is “Jesus Christ Conquers”.

Keynote address: Fr. Nicholas Greanias – “Conquering with Christ and Evangelizing the World”

Breakout session 1: Fr. Nikola Radovancevic – “The Liturgy Before the Liturgy: Proskomedia and Its Significance for Laypeople”

Breakout session 2: Subdeacon Curtis Dowling – “Orthodox Christian Education and Retaining our Youth”

Lunch will also feature the ever-popular “Stump Your Parish Priest” question and answer session.

Books, icons, and other items will be available for sale.

For more information or to register, please download the conference brochure: OCWA 2016 Conference Brochure

“In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33


OCWA Scholarship Dinner 2016

Thursday, 25 February 2016
Alioto’s Restaurant
3041 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
5:45 pm Registration and Fellowship
6:30 pm Dinner and Program
$23 OCWA Members; $25 Non-Members; $20 Students

The Orthodox Christian Women’s Association Society of Myrrhbearing Women

Cordially invites you to the annual
Dr. Mary P. Hallick Scholarship Presentation

The entries have been received, and the winners will be announced at our award dinner.

Please call Harriet Sporaa at 262.415.5233 or email to make your reservation.

5:45 pm Registration and Fellowship
6:30 pm Dinner and Program
Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Stephanie Gineris Rothstein

OCWA event – Pan-Orthodox Blessing of the Outdoor Waters

12 September 2015
2pm (please be prompt)
On the lot of the Twisted Fisherman
1200 W. Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Come Join US for This Special Orthodox Tradition!

The Orthodox Christian Women’s Association is sponsoring the annual Pan-Orthodox BLESSING OF THE OUTDOOR WATERS

Blessing Ceremony on the Menomonee River

We will be on the edge of the RIVER between the WHITE tent and the Restaurant just off the parking lot.

The restaurant will be open if you feel like staying for a meal (reservations recommended)

Any Questions? Need Directions?
Call Tutty Astin @ 262-751-3556
Or Fay Kolster @ 414-321-0347

OCWA Scholarship Dinner

19 February 2015
Alioto’s Restaurant
3041 North Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, WI 53222

As previously posted (here), the OCWA sponsors a scholarship for a high school student going into college and for a graduate student enrolled in a graduate program. The entries have been received, and the winners will be announced at our award dinner.

Speaking at this event will be our special guest, Dr. Philip Nayler, PhD Professor at Marquette University on the topic “Byzantium’s Enterprising Empressess: Gender & the Exercise of Power and Influence”

Please call Harriet Sporaa at 262.415.5233 to make your reservation.

Donations for the Cathedral Center will also be collected at the dinner. Items that are needed include Socks (adult/child), adult mittens/gloves, underwear, bus passes, warm outerwear, snacks, lotion, lip balm, bar soap, baby soap, deodorant, washcloths, Q tips, adult women’s pants, flash drives.

OCWA 2015 Scholarship

The Orthodox Christian Women’s Association – Society of Myrrhbearing Women is proud to announce the 2015 Mary P. Hallick Scholarship Awards Program.

Two (2) scholarships will be awarded to Orthodox Christian women by the Orthodox
Christian Women’s Association of Wisconsin: The Society of Myrrhbearing Women.
One award of $500 will be presented to a senior high school student furthering her education
through either an associate’s degree at a technical college or a bachelor’s degree
from a college or university. The second scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to a graduate
student at the university level enrolled in postgraduate work.


     • The applicant must be a practicing member of an Orthodox Christian
parish in Wisconsin.

     • The applicant must have a letter of recommendation from her parish priest.

Materials for judging:

         A. Completion of the Scholarship Application Form.
        B. High School transcript and either ACT or SAT score for High School Applicants.
        C. College transcript for Graduate Applicants.

The materials required for judging must be received by the Scholarship Selection Committee at the address below, no later than January 15th, 2015.

Mt. Mary College
Attn: Sister Joanne Poehlmen, SSND.
2900 N Menomonee River Pkwy.
Milwaukee, WI 53222

The two winners will be notified and must be present at the Thursday, February 19th,
2015 Scholarship Awards Dinner to receive their awards. If a winner attends an out-of-state
school, an immediate family member must be present to accept the award at the dinner
that evening.

Selection of Winners:

The Scholarship Selection Committee is an independent, impartial and unbiased religious
group from outside the Orthodox Christian community. They will determine the two
award winners. Their decision is final.

OCWA 2015 Scholarship Application

OCWA Official Event – Blessing of the Outdoor Waters and Family Picnic

20 September 2014
Whitnall Park, Root River Parkway
Picnic Site 1A
Greenfield WI

Blessing of the Waters Flyer Poster


Join us for this Pan–Orthodox celebration of The Blessing of the Outdoor Waters!

Family picnic starts at 11:00 am, blessing of the Root River will take place after lunch, followed by games, music, and fun!

Sloppy Joes, water, & lemonade will be provided!




Download Flyer – Blessing of Outdoor Waters 2014

Directions to Park

Picnic Site 1A
From HWY– take HWY 100 to College Ave, go east through Whitnall Park and cross over 92nd St (second stop sign). Go 1/3 mile to picnic site on South side of the road.

From 76th Street – Take Grange west to Root River Parkway, Turn Left and head South. At the fork in the road, stay right and go West. Our site is just over the bridge on the left.

Parking available at site.

OCWA Official Event – 6th Annual Educational Conference

18 October 2014 (Saturday)
American Serb Memorial Hall
5101 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53219

The Orthodox Christian Women’s Association is presenting their 6th Annual Educational Conference.

Rev. Father Angelo Artemas, Pastor of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be the kenote speaker. His presentation is entitled “Spiritual Inclinations from Infancy through Adolescence”.

Breakout sessions will be presented by Presbytera Mary P. Hallick, ED.D. and Hollie M. Benton, M.A. Presbytera Hallick’s presentation is entitled “Children: Martyrs through the Centuries” and Ms. Benton’s presentation is entitled “The Exodus: What Does God Do With Young Adults Who Wander in the Wilderness?”.

A continental breakfast will precede the presentations, and a luncheon will follow. The luncheon program includes a round of “Stump Your Parish Priest” as well as an award presentation.

A variety of books and icons will be available from the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral Bookstore along with exhibits on Orthodox Christian topics. In addition, OCWA items such as cookbooks, tote bags, and Presbytera Hallick’s books will also be on sale.

Registration is $40 for OCWA members; $45 for non-members; $25 for students (18-25 years old), and $25 for lunch only. Checks should be made payable to OCWA. Registration deadline is Friday, October 10. Registration can be made by mailing in the attached form.

For more information, please email us at

Download registration form