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All Women in the Church

 


All Women in the Church is an online resource produced by Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries. This site provides materials for Gender and Racial Justice Ministries, Women’s Leadership Development, and Young Women’s Leadership Development (ages 18–35) as well as support for the individual faith journeys of all Presbyterian women. Learn how women are transforming the church as they themselves are transformed.

Women of Faith Awards

2020 Theme: Women who Disrupt Systemic Poverty

The Women of Faith Awards, sponsored by Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries in the Presbyterian Mission Agency, usually honors the award recipients at an awards breakfast during the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision to hold an abbreviated, virtual 224th General Assembly (2020 and the PC(USA)’s travel ban and restrictions on in-person meetings, we regret that the Women of Faith Awards Breakfast has been canceled. We will privately honor the awardees with their awards. We give thanks to God for their witness. We continue to be inspired by all they do to show the love of Christ in this uncertain time.

Many of us know women who have raised the economic level of entire families and communities. We also know women who have provided educational opportunities for girls and boys, joining alongside poor communities, listening to dreams for a better future, and supporting communities as they determine how to make their dreams reality. Gratitude abounds for these women who “see those who are hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison” and give of themselves to serve others, through the power of Jesus Christ, who is Savior of all.

Read the story about the 2020 Women of Faith Award recipients.

Ana’s video | Joyce’s video | Ruth’s video

Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday

God Disrupts Us with Love | Matthew 25:35-36 | by Jennifer L. Lord | March 7, 2021

In 2021, on Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday, we are invited to honor women who work for transformative change and seek to end poverty and injustice. Though Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday is March 7, 2021, your congregation or women’s groups may use this resource on any day you choose.

Our ancestors in the faith include many bold women who disrupted systemic poverty. Mary, the Mother of our God, sang out and proclaimed God who overturns the bonds of poverty, as did Hannah before her. The lesser known five daughters of Zelophehad—Malah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah—negotiated with Moses for release from the destiny of poverty. Tabitha (Dorcas) witnessed to and worked for others’ freedom from poverty. Each of these women in her own way recognized and challenged the status quo of wealth and power.* These stories document that women disrupting systemic poverty is not a new thing. As we celebrate women who disrupt systemic poverty, we reflect on our own work, too. Every day we stand before the throne of God, the one who disrupts the tangles of the world with the kindom.

The Celebrate the Gifts of Women resource, written by Jennifer Lord, includes a worship service with:

  • a gathering prayer, call to confession, confession of sin, an assurance of pardon, suggested hymns and songs and scripture readings,
  • sermon starter, and
  • a litany for women who disrupt systemic poverty.

2021 Celebrate the Gifts of Women Resource

2021 Celebrate the Gifts of Women – Spanish Resource

2021 Celebrate the Gifts Bulletin Cover

Resources

2020 Women of Faith Nomination Form

Racial Equity and Women’s Intercultural Ministries is seeking nominations for the 224th General Assembly’s Women of Faith Award. This award seeks to honor women who are working in their congregations and communities to make systemic change. The focus of the award at this GA will be “Women Who Disrupt Systemic Poverty”. If you know of… Read more »

Worship Materials to Accompany the Study Guide of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.

From a 2016 GA 222 Referral: Item 11-24. Churchwide Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Racism and Ethnocentricity Report: Recommendation 1a. Direct the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to Create a Study Guide Telling the History of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.,… Read more »

Study Guide of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.

From a 2016 GA 222 Referral: Item 11-24. Churchwide Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Racism and Ethnocentricity Report: Recommendation 1a. Direct the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to Create a Study Guide Telling the History of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.,… Read more »

2018 Celebrate the Gifts Spanish Resource

On Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday we honor women who answer God’s call to leadership and service. Though Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday is March 4, 2018, your congregation or women’s group may use this on any date that you choose to celebrate women whom God has called to lead with love. Women… Read more »
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