Women of Faith Awards
2016 Theme: Women Building Bridges of Reconciliation in Communities
PC(USA) Women of Faith Awards presented at Presbyterian Mission Agency Board meeting
The Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has named the recipients of the 2016 Women of Faith Awards at the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board today at its meeting in Louisville. Lucy Apatiki, Sarah Noble-Moag and Clarissa Walker Whaley, all Ruling Elders in the PC(USA), were approved following recommendations from the Women of Faith committee. Nominations are received from throughout the church. A committee of representatives from groups related to the mission agency’s Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries ministry area and the Presbyterian Mission Agency select honorees. The three women will be honored at the Women of Faith breakfast on Sunday, June 19, during the 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon. The theme for this year’s awards is “Women Building Bridges of Reconciliation in Communities.” Read the full press release
Basis for the Theme:
"Reconciliation" is the changed relationship for the better between persons or groups who formerly were at enmity with each other. At the Women of Faith breakfast, we will demonstrate and proclaim God’s reconciliation and recognize women who build bridges of reconciliation in their communities.
Purpose of award:
This award recognizes women of faith engaged in ministries of reconciliation.
"And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old order has passed away; now everything is new! All of this is from God, who ransomed us through Christ - and made us ministers of that reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (The Inclusive Bible)
Application should be submitted on this nomination form and typed, if possible. If application is computer generated, the format on this nomination should be followed. Both pages must be completed. (Additional pages can be attached as needed.)
Form must be received/postmarked by January 8, 2016. Submit nominations form to: Alejandra Sherman, 100 Witherspoon St., Rm. 3040A, Louisville, KY 40202-1396. Nomination forms are also available on the All Women in the Church website at www.pcusa.org/women, or through the Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries ministry area, telephone 800-728-7228 x5362, Fax 502-569-8600 or email Alejandra.Sherman. Award recipients will be notified one month prior to General Assembly. The Women of Faith Awards Committee will strive for geographical distribution and racial ethnic diversity. Download the nomination form by Clicking here for a pdf version or Click here for a Word version.