March CUUWA Update

March is just around the corner! To mark International Women’s Day, the CUUWA has planned a number of activities to take place in March 2019. Materials for worship and study are available free to the public at:

Announcing the 2019 International Womens Day Service Package

March 3, 2019, and March 10, 2019. Congregations are encouraged to do a service for International Women’s Day. Materials in the package include original words for Chalice Lighting, Responsive Reading, Blessing, Joys & Sorrows, the Offering, and the Closing, as well as options for sermons or a panel of presenters, and an abundance of poetry. Other materials are included for individual reflection and for study, discussion, and small ministry groups.

From March 3 to March 10, special postings on IWD and Journey will be posted on our Facebook page. Share your experiences in response to a series of reflection questions.

March, tbd. IWD Edit-a-thon: Women editing Wikipedia. Details forthcoming from Mary Bennett.

March 10, 8:00 pm. Atlantic, 7 Eastern, 6 Central, 5 Mountain, 4 Pacific. First meeting of the monthly online Canadian U*U Feminist Book Club at at https://zoom.us/j/328662153 At our first meeting, we will be discussing two books by indigenous women of two different generations: read one of them or both, if you have time, or feel free to join and listen! Books: Lee Maracle, I Am Woman, Press Gang, 1988; Terese Marie Mailhot, Heart Berries: A Memoir, Counterpoint, 2018. Open to all.

March 25, 2019, 3:30 Pacific, 4:30 Mountain, 5:30 Central, 6:30 Eastern, 7:30 pm. Atlantic. CUUWA discussion on Privilege and Gender, led by Catherine Strickland, NVC practitioner. Watch Catherine’s sermon on the topic here before attending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn0H48XlW6c&t=772  Open to members and friends of the CUUWA. https://zoom.us/j/373322268.

Looking past March, please save the date for our Annual Tea and AGM, on June 8, 2019. Organize a cluster in your community, serve “subversive tea,” and attend the online Cross-Canada CUUWA Check-in and AGM. Starting at 10 am Pacific time, 11 am Mountain, 12 noon Central, 1 pm Eastern, 2pm Atlantic.

The CUUWA is governed by a national Council currently composed of the following regional representatives:  Atlantic (shared):  Jo-Anne Elder-Gomes, Chair and Anneke Elder-Gomes; BC: Lillie Lentz; Prairies: Christine Mishra; Ontario: Kathy Sage; At large: Margaret Linton (Treasurer/ Membership), as well as Ministerial Liaisons Rev. Linda Goonewardene and Rev. Christopher Wulff.

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