March 8 is International Women’s Day!  Consider planning a worship around this theme using the following materials created by Global Women’s Project.  If you can’t plan an entire worship, perhaps use certain items, or celebrate in worship on another Sunday.

Inspiring Change: Treasures for the World A meditation for International Women’s Day, from Ruthann Knechel Johansen, GWP founder

So Who is Underdeveloped? A reflection, from Lois Grove

Life is Not Fair A reflection, from Mary Kay Ogden, La Verne COB member

Reflections on Courage from Brenda Petry, Common Spirit (Minneapolis) member

Hearing The Voices from Carrie Eikler, Morgantown CoB pastor

“Prayer of Blessing in Honor of Women” from Erin Matteson, Modesto CoB pastor

Centering Prayer for Women’s Circle from Elizabeth Keller, Drew University Sacred Theology student

Liturgy from Bethany Seminary‘s International Women’s Day service, 2010 from Katie Shaw Thompson, Bethany Seminary student

Opening Liturgy for Evening Vespers from Elizabeth Keller, Drew University Sacred Theology student

Read stories from Bolivia, Sudan, the US, and beyond! These stories will inspire your worship and your life!

Hymn Suggestions from the Brethren/Mennonite Hymnal

HWB 20 Come and See

Supp. 1046 Gathered here in the mystery of this hour

HWB 307 Will you let me be your servant

HWB 142 Brothers and sisters of mine

We also encourage you to check out the following for ideas:

Join us in celebrating the strength, accomplishments and contributions of women worldwide!