Women’s ministry in the national setting of the United Church of Christ celebrated women in all their diversity. Disciples Woman and UCC women have joined forces in such events at the “Mix in ’06” held in Indianapolis, IN in 2006. There is a UCC representative at the table at the annual Christian Women’s Staff Fellowship meeting held in various locations around the country. Staff Fellowship is comprised of Disciples Women’s regional leaders.
Disciples Women are supporting partners in Church Women United. We participate in CWU’s Special Day celebrations, World Community Day, and May Fellowship Day. We offer this link to history on the Fellowship of the Least Coin.
The following Mission Statement is taken from the Home Page of Church Women United’s Web site.
Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. Founded in 1941, Church Women United (CWU) is:
CWS has worked for nearly seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future.
Please use the links below to learn more about some of their most well-known projects. Please use their web site to make donations for these projects.
Serving in common mission to the glory of God.
Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s member faith groups include the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as part of the 45 million persons in communities across the nation. Learn more about the organization as a whole and about women’s issues in particular by visiting the Web site.
The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) is the only national ecumenical council, with representatives from 10 church partners, focusing on four main concerns of social justice, women’s issues, ecumenism, and the growth of women’s spirituality. The Council respects diversity, fosters connections between church and society, creates opportunities for communication, education, advocacy and theological study.
A worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. Offerings provide grants to nonprofit organizations dealing with women’s issues in the writers’ country and elsewhere. Its annual day of celebration is the first Friday of March. Learn more at the Web site.
World Day of Prayer – Canada Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada47 Queen’s Park Crescent East Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 Learn more at the Web site.World Day of Prayer – USA
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 800 New York, NY 10115 Learn more at its Web site.
This link highlights some women-focused resources.