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
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 2022 Women of Faith Award recipients.
Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday
Favorecida | by Vilmarie Cintron-Olivieri | March 5, 2023
This year, Celebrate the Gifts of Women reflects on who Mary is, her prayerful song and the sisterhood between Mary and Elizabeth. Mary had little to no inﬂuence in her world, yet the angel called her “favored” (Lk. 1:28), favorecida. We have been called—individually and collectively—to be partners in the building of God’s kin-dom, that Jesus pro- claimed. While we may encounter biases, preconceptions or misconceptions about gender, identity, race, age and personal or physical conditions, we know that God calls and empowers us to minister in our families, communities and the world.
Though Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday is March 5, 2023, congregations or women’s groups may use the resource on any day chosen to honor women’s survival during challenging circumstances.