Church Women United to host World Community Day

FAIR HAVEN — Church Women United (CWU) of the Greater Red Bank Area will hold its annual World Community Day. The celebration’s theme is “Piecing Earth Together” based on the Creation story from the book of Genesis.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Fisk Chapel A.M.E. Church, 38 Fisk St., Fair Haven

The celebration will be open to the public and conclude with light refreshments immediately following the celebration.

CWU has decided to emphasize the piecing of the Earth together, as one square at a time, by building one block of a quilt at a time. Each member is making quilt squares to remind them of the environment’s broken nature and the need to repair the


These quilt squares will be made whole again in the form of a harvest quilt, showing that the earth can be put right again one square at time, but also realizing that if one lady forgets to do her part, the quilt will not be as strong and whole as it could be.

This is the third building block of the 2008-12 Quadrennial Priority “Building a World Fit for All God’s Children,” which advocates that people make changes in their own lives. On a larger scale, Church Women United as a movement seeks to influence how the Earth is pieced back together. Environmental issues are an ongoing concern for CWU and continue to be a part of our Quadrennial Priority.

Church Women United is a racially, culturally, and theologically inclusive Ecumenical Christian women’s movement, including Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women who celebrate unity in diversity.