May Friendship Day 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
United Christian Church
8611 Hoke Rd., Clayton, Ohio
Reservations are not required for this event.
Refreshments will be served,
but there will be no fee.
Key Women: Please bring with you your church's donations for the International Fellowship of the Least Coin!
The Valiant Woman Award(s)
will be presented at this meeting.
Hostess: Gail Penney
May Friendship Day dates back to May, 1933, when two independent groups planned luncheons to focus on “Child Health” and “Children of Migrant Families.” The first event was sponsored by the Women’s Council for Home Missions in New York City, and the second one, called “Dedication Day,” was sponsored by the National Council of Federated Church Women. Under a variety of names, this event continued and expanded until 1939, when they merged under the National Council of Church Women, which called for an annual observance “to strengthen a growing sense of unity, the joy of Christian fellowship, and the power of Christianity in the day of need.” In May 1945, a few years after the founding of Church Women United, the celebration was formalized as May Fellowship Day. In 1999, the movement of Church Women United changed the name of the celebration to May Friendship Day, as we continue to celebrate unity in our journey toward wholeness in all communities.
NOTE: This is the meeting at which we collect the donations from all the churches for the International Fellowship of the Least Coin (IFLC).