March is Women’s History Month

Internationally, March is Women’s History Month. As March draws to a close, many websites, blogs, and other forms of social networking will taper off in featuring women’s history, but not at our ‘Herstory blog’. Every week, we feature the herstory of Church Women. As we prepare to step into April, we’ll look at another interesting characteristic of Australian Church Women and present more of the story of the Winifred Kiek Scholarship (WKS). As previously mentioned,* the Rev. Winifred Kiek MA, BD, was a pioneer in the life and work of Australian women in the church. In 1963, the Interim Committee of Australian Church Women quickly recognised the importance of her work, once they were informed

A Message for Our Time

THE GATE OF THE YEAR ‘God Knows' And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.” So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East. by Minnie Louise Haskins Dear Friends, I am taking this opportunity to offer words of encouragement in this time of fear and panic. Please, do not let it overwhelm you. Our scripture reminds us that “God has not given us a spirit of fear,

The FLC is Extraordinary!

The Fellowship of the Least Coin is an extraordinary vision that was given to Shanti Solomon, the founder of this prayer movement. It began in 1956,* and in the years since there has been verse, and songs, written for and dedicated to the Fellowship of the Least Coin. Here is one example of a poem penned to express the miracle of the least coin. The Least Coin So small a coin, Its jingle is scarcely a sound, Yet it rings like a celebration gong The whole world round! So small a coin, Its value is nothing worth; Yet it buys what no millionaire can buy, The gentlest gift on earth. So small a coin, It cannot bear the name of sacrifice, Yet it ransoms from indifference a love Beyond all price. S

International Women’s Day

‘International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.’* Over the last couple of weeks, I browsed through the Archives of Australian Church Women (ACW) for a woman to honour for International Women's Day. A difficult task because there are so many examples of worthy ACW members in our records. In the end, I selected the herstory of a woman who is fondly remembered for her actions and advocacy to make a positive difference in the lives of other women, particularly young women, and their families. Elizabeth (Betty) Paton was born on 12 February 19

Our Aim/Objectives

Australian Church Women Inc. seeks to unite Christian women across denominational boundaries and to promote peace, understanding and unity through faith and love in one God –Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


National President
Marj Dredge

National Secretary
Rosemary Pitman


National Website Manager
Major Donna Bryan

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