Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions women have made to the United States and recognizes the specific achievements women have made throughout American history in a variety of fields. Women’s History Month started in 1981 when Congress authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, -Women’s History Week.
In March of 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned the month of March as Women’s History Month with official recognition by Congress by 1994. Since then, presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.
This year’s theme for Women’s History Month is, “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” This theme recognizes the thousands of ways women of all cultures have provided healing and hope throughout history.
Nationally, we acknowledge the contributions and tireless work of the women of the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA. We also celebrate and salute our very own Sis. Linda McDonald, recently elected President of the United Christian Women’s Ministry, and the auxiliary’s board.
On behalf of Senior Bishop Vernon E. Kennebrew, our Board of Bishops, and the entire community of believers who make up the general body of the COCHUSA, we honor Women’s History Month and look forward to commemorating the contributions of women in the congregations across our national work.
Bishop Lindsay E. Jones
“She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” (Proverbs 31:16-17) (NIV)