All Women in the Church is an online resource produced by Racial Ethnic & Women’s 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
2018 Theme: Clergywomen Wo Challenge Racism and Injustice
Basis for the Theme: Many of us are blessed to know clergywomen who have been advocates for racial and intercultural justice, with a respectful awareness and appreciation for each other’s different races, ethnicities, cultures and languages. At the Women of Faith breakfast, we will show gratitude and recognize clergywomen who are “woke” and who challenge systemic racism and oppression.
Purpose of award: This award recognizes clergywomen who challenge racism and injustice.
Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday
Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart | March 5, 2017
On Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday, we are encouraged to live with an “attitude of gratitude.” When we are filled with gratitude, we acknowledge the goodness and the blessings in our lives. The source of that goodness is God. We give thanks to God, for God is good, for God’s steadfast love endures forever.
Though Celebrate the Gifts of Women Sunday is March 5, 2017, your congregation or women’s groups may use this resource on any date that you choose.
Being grateful is a lifestyle choice. Research has shown that gratitude is strongly associated with greater happiness. In 2 Timothy, the apostle Paul expresses gratitude for the good gifts that God has given to him: “I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you . . .” (1:3–5)
The Celebrate the Gifts of Women resource by Rhashell Hunter includes a worship service with
- a call to worship, call to confession, prayer of confession, an assurance of pardon, suggested hymns and scripture readings, and
- program suggestions for groups and individual activities to encourage thankfulness and increase our awareness of God’s many blessings.
Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries pledges to work with Presbyterian Women and Bread for the World
New effort will support Women of Faith 1,000 Days Movement
The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, from the start of a woman’s pregnancy until the child’s second birthday, have an enormous impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and rise out of poverty. Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries, in partnership with Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA), Bread for the World, and the 1,000 Days Movement, is working to raise awareness and identify resources for Presbyterians to learn more about maternal and child nutrition during this critical period. PW and RE&WM have pledged, through its partnership with Bread’s Women of Faith for the 1,000 Days, to hold conversations around the importance of child nutrition, and communicate to Presbyterians and others about the 1,000 Days movement.
“And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old order has passed away; now everything is new! All of this is from God, who ransomed us through Christ – and made us ministers of that reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (The Inclusive Bible)