The vision statement of United Church Women (UCW) includes a call to continuous prayer and learning, leading to action—and United Church Women across the church have faithfully answered that call for over 55 years!
“As women of faith… we believe in affirming and strengthening ourselves, both individually and together through creative study, prayer, and action,” says the UCW’s vision statement. During the UCW’s 55th anniversary event in 2017, support for a project at the Morogoro Women’s Training Centre in Tanzania was celebrated. The women have supported the training of hundreds of traditional birth attendants, who have saved half a million women and children from dying in childbirth.
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the UCW as it learns about our changing world. Imagine the strength of women who have learned about and taken action on gender justice and inclusion, truth and reconciliation, intercultural ministries, students and theological education, climate justice, the work of global partners, inter-faith initiatives, refugee support, and so much more!
The United Church’s Song of Faith states, “We sing of a church seeking to continue the story of Jesus by embodying Christ’s presence in the world.”
We are thankful that the UCW has been an example of what it means to truly love our neighbours!
If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.