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Church Women United, Madison WI

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.

National Church Women United is an ecumenical movement of Christian women active in over 1200 local and state units.

Quadrennial Priorities 2021-2024
Justice and Righteousness
"The Lord God has told us what is right and what he demands: 'See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God.' ” Micah 6:8 CEV

Acting justly is rooted in what is right as it relates to our relationship with God and lived out in our relationship with each other and in our stewardship over creation. God has shown us what is good and what is required to do justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly (under God’s leadership). 4In these days and times, the world has seen an increasingly public display and demonstration of the many ways humans have found to harm one another. Played out on a global scale from the highest of government positions to the everyday-ness of what it means to be a neighbor, the injustices of racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, unbridled capitalism, and inequitable power have entrenched hatred and evil from our foundational institutions to our interpersonal interactions. Church Women United (CWU) has a special role to enact a distinct form of hope into what could otherwise be seen as intractable despair.

CWU, as an organization and as a community of church women, is poised to use its collective, regional, and local influence and numbers to mobilize human, economic, legislative, and educational capital for the focused purpose of cultivating mutual good for all human beings – in other words – to bring about true justice as a foundation for producing and protecting true peace.

The Action and Global Concerns committee has found itself with a unique opportunity to create anew an action plan to tackle some of what we’re calling, “momentum points.” Momentum points are areas of content and strategy that lead to building the momentum needed to dislodge the power of the status quo and construct new ways of being for mutual human flourishing. Taking seriously that no one organization can tackle all that needs to be “fixed” in the world, we have constructed a template by which we can methodically and intentionally address “momentum points” to garner the greatest shifts toward justice; which can then be contextualized by individual units who will work individually and in partnerships in their areas. The following provides a template to be used as a guide toward such work. May the blessings of God be with us and correct us as we do the work of God in the world and become more and more who we’ve been divinely created to be. Amen.

September 8th Forum
September Forum 2023

Left to right: speaker Linda Van Tol from ARC Agency; Linda Snell presenting children's books for CWM-Madison Book Project that gives books to the women & children in half way houses in Madison; Ann Sowaske; Jayne Sprecher, representing the books from former Bashford UMC.

Church Women United World Community Day 2023
Keynote Speaker: Community Leadership Awardee, Dr. Dawn B. Crim,
Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity and Community Engagement, UW Green Bay

CWU World Community Award

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2024 Valiant Woman Award
Barbara Eggleston (right) was presented with the 2024 Valiant Woman Award by Jenny Armstrong during the Friendship Celebration on May 10, 2024.
Barbara Eggleston Valiant Woman 2024

Human Rights Award 2024
Presented to Renee Moe, CEO & President of the United Way of Dane County
Human Rights Award 2024The Human Rights Award was presented to Renee Moe, CEO & President of the United Way of Dane County (left) by Jenny Armstrong, President of Church Women United, Madison on January 5, 2024 at Zion Baptist Church, Madison, WI.

World Day of Prayer

CWU Church Women United-Madison: History Volume II
This book tells the story of Church Women United - Madison through the lives of some of its members. Ranging in age from 70 to 101, these dedicated women tell you about themselves through Autobiographies and tell you of their History with Church Women United - Madison. As these women continue their work through Church Women United - Madison, they tell about exercising the power of ECUMENICALISM…..Unity in the face of diversity…race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, denomination, economic status, past life experiences, current life experiences,…as they work together to make this a better world for each of us and all of us.
CWU Church Women United-Madison: History Volume II is available on Amazon Kindle.

Meet the Authors of CWU Church Women United-Madison: History Volume II

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