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Church Women United, an ecumenical movement of Christian women impassioned by the Holy Spirit, advocates on behalf of women and children throughout the world. We find unity in diversity, and we work for a world of peace and justice.
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A word from our President ...
Anne O'Brien, President
I can hardly write my President’s message this month without talking about how our lives are changing rapidly as we seem to come jumping out of the over 1 year (can it be!?) of Covid 19 restrictions.
I’ve heard that it takes 6 weeks to change a pattern of behavior and I’m thinking it will take at least 6 weeks to feel comfortable without our masks in some settings. Imagine hugging again! Surely there will be many places where we will still need to wear them, so don’t burn those masks.
With our good fortune to be able to see that light at the end of the tunnel (we hope) we must not forget all who have suffered with this virus and continue to suffer, especially our “long haulers” and the families of the ill. We must not forget those in less wealthy parts of our world who continue to suffer greatly. We pray they will soon have adequate supplies of vaccines and that everyone will have access.
We pray in thanksgiving for the researchers who were able to produce these vaccines in record time and the funding that allowed that to happen. Again, let us not forget that Covid 19 continues to claim lives every day. Please get vaccinated and encourage your loved ones to do that.