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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.

Singers Wanted
The Church Women United Ecumenical Choir needs singers to join our Choir to sing for these upcoming events:
April 14, 2023 CWU Forum at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
8:30 am Choir Practice
9:30 am to 11:30 am Program

May 5, 2023 CWU May Friendship Day Celebration at First Congregational Church, UCC
8:30 am Choir Practice
9:30-11:30 am Program

September 30, 2023 CWU State Assembly By Zoom
TBA Choir Practices June – September
TBA The Choir will record the music for the Zoom meeting in advance of the September 30, 2023 meeting

Please R.S.V.P. your willingness to sing to:
Jenny Armstrong, Director Church Women United Ecumenical Choir, jrgjra60@yahoo.com

Church Women United Forum
April 14, 2023 at 9:30 am
Topic: “The Power of Ecumenicalism: Working Together to Change our World”
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
2019 Fisher St, Madison, WI 53713

Help Wanted
Church Women United Madison needs your help. We are seeking five Member Church Clergy and five KEY WOMEN, to speak for 10 minutes each, on, “The Power of Ecumenicalism: Working together to Change our World”, at our annual Forum on April 14, 2023, at 9:30 am. If you would be willing to serve as a speaker for this Forum, please contact:

Jenny Armstrong, President
Church Women United Madison
1114 University Bay Drive
Madison, WI 53705
Home Phone: (608) 233-1491
Cell Phone: (608) 238-8424
E-Mail: jrgjra60@yahoo.com
CWU Madison Phone: (608) 233-1491
CWU Madison Emails:

The Concise Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, defines ecumenism as “the organized attempt to bring about cooperation and unity among Christians”.
On the international level, the World Council of Churches and “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium” are examples of ecumenism.

Ecumenism has also been defined more broadly as: “a movement that promotes worldwide unity among all religions through greater cooperation”.

The ecumenical movement seeks to recover the apostolic* sense of the early church for “unity in diversity” and it confronts the frustrations, difficulties, and ironies of the modern pluralistic world. “It is a lively reassessment of the historical, sources and destiny of what followers perceive to be the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church of Jesus Christ.” (Erickson, Milliard J., The Concise Dictionary of Theology (Revised Edition), Crossway Books, 2001.)

(def. Adj. belonging or relating to the early followers of Jesus Christ and to their teaching)(Synonyms: ecclesiastical, ministerial, monastic, pastoral, rabbinical, pious, religious, doctrinal, metaphysical, pontifical, priestly, canonical, churchly, cleric, ecclesiastic, episcopal, holy, monkish, papal, parsonical).

Apostle n. Synonyms (advocate, champion, proponent, supporter, pioneer, propagandist, apologist, booster, adherent, advocator, backer, believer, campaigner, crusader, espouser, expounder, friend, gospeler, gospeller, herald, hierophant, paladin, protagonist, spokesman, spokesperson, spokeswoman, tub thumper, upholder, propagator, companion converter devotee, high priest, messenger, true believer, devotee, white knight, witness, defender, patron, sponsor, partisan, protector, missionary, enthusiast, proposer, pleader, follower, ally…more)

Ecumenical (adjective) promoting or relating to unity among the world’s Christian Churches or more broadly the world’s religions. The power of Ecumenicalism is unity for the purpose of doing good and promoting the doing of good in our shared world.

*def. n. the doctrine of the Ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better

Climate Justice
Bob Lindmeier spoke on Climate Justice, October 7 at Dale Heights Presbyterian Church


Left: Community Leadership Award Presented to Ada Deer by Lynn McDonald
Right: 2022 2022 Valiant Woman Award Presented to Jenny Armstrong by Gloria Carter

World Day of Prayer

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