March 8 is International Women’s Day! Plan worship around this theme using Global Women’s Project resources. If you can’t plan an entire worship, perhaps use certain items, or celebrate in worship on another Sunday.
- Hearing The Voices (full worship) Carrie Eikler, Brethren Academy Coordinator, CoB pastor
- Elements of Bethany Seminary‘s IWD service Katie Shaw Thompson, Highland Avenue CoB Pastor
- Evening Vespers Elizabeth Keller, former CoB minister, Revolutionary Love staff
- Read stories from Bolivia, Sudan, the US, and beyond to inspire your worship and your life!
- “Prayer of Blessing in Honor of Women” Erin Matteson, spiritual director, retired CoB pastor
- Centering Prayer for Women’s Circle Elizabeth Keller, former CoB minister, Revolutionary Love staff
Hymn Suggestions from Hymnal: A Worship Book (the blue Brethren/Mennonite Hymnal) unless otherwise noted:
- #20 Come and See
- #307 Will you let me be your servant
- #142 Brothers and sisters of mine
- Supp. #1088 Bring many names
- Supp. #1046 Gathered here in the mystery of this hour
- Supp. #1101 If you believe and I believe
- Sing the Story Supp. #124 My soul cries out
- what do you recommend?
- Reflections on Courage (celebrating Wangari Maathai, with litany) Brenda Petry, Common Spirit (Minneapolis) member
- Inspiring Change: Treasures for the World (celebrating Simone Weil, Etty Hillseum, Julia Equivel and Naomi Shihab Nye) Ruthann Knechel Johansen, GWP founder
- So Who is Underdeveloped? Lois Grove, former GWP steering committee member
- Life is Not Fair Mary Kay Ogden, La Verne CoB member
- International Women’s Day Website
- Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) IWD Worship Resources
- Rachel Sabbath Initiative
- United Church of Canada IWD Worship Resources
Join us in celebrating the strength, accomplishments and contributions of women worldwide!