Worship in Pink Weekend 2014
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For the fifth consecutive year the National Consortium of Black Women in Ministry (NCBWIM), Nashville Chapter and Komen Greater Nashville have joined together to present Pink Sunday/Worship in Pink Weekend in Middle Tennessee. Primary activities will occur within congregations during the Worship in Pink Weekend, October 10-12, 2014.
What is Worship in Pink Weekend?
Worship in Pink Weekend is a grassroots initiative that provides the opportunity for congregations of all faiths to spread the life-saving message about breast health and early detection in their respective congregations. The main goal of the program is to provide breast cancer awareness and education, and increase the number of women receiving mammograms, and honor breast cancer survivors. Worship in Pink is a program held in various cities across the country.
Additionally, your congregation in is invited to join us for a special “Pink Sunday” worship service to “Celebrate Life, Increase Awareness and Inspire Hope.” Pink Sunday is the special event culminating WIP weekend. This city-wide ecumenical faith service will be held at Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church (1004 S. Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN) on Sunday, October 12th at 4pm. This crowning event gathers together Middle Tennesseans to celebrate lives of people affected with breast cancer, encourage their families and caregivers, to increase breast cancer awareness to our religious community and inspire hope to those individuals stricken with the disease.
Who takes part in Worship in Pink Weekend?
Any church, synagogue, mosque or other religious organization within the Affiliate’s 11-county service area of Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson is able to participate.
To get involved:
• Identify 2 Ambassadors to represent your congregation. At least one Ambassador should be comfortable communicating via email and be able to serve as the primary contact for your congregation.
• Ambassador(s) will lead the planning of a breast health-related activity during the Worship in Pink Weekend (October 10-12) and will encourage members to attend Pink Sunday Worship service at 4pm on Sunday, October 12 at Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church.
What does NCBWIM and Komen provide?
For each registered congregation, the Ambassadors receive educational materials and guidance during orientation and training sessions. The resources include fans will breast health messaging, a sample bulletin announcement, educational materials, and training on breast health education.
*** Register early as supplies may be limited!
Community organizations can also spread the message of the importance of screening and early detection. Promote breast health by distributing education materials to your networks. We can provide breast health education materials and resources. Contact Daveisha Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to obtain materials.
“Pink Sunday” City-wide Choir Information:
Members of your organization are also invited to participate in a choir comprised of vocalist from throughout Middlle Tennessee. The choir will perform at the Pink Sunday service on October 12th. For more information about joining the “Pink Sunday” city-wide choir, please contact Rev. Pamela Kellar at email@example.com.
To commemorate the lives of the women and men who have been diagnosed, survived or succumbed to breast cancer, NCBWIM is in the process of constructing a permanent memorial, the Hope Quilt. Click here to find out how your congregation can join in the effort.
Breast health and breast cancer educational materials can be ordered from Susan G. Komen for the Cure at any time to share with your congregation and community.
For a sample bulletin insert and other programming ideas, please click here.
This multicultural city-wide celebration will help bring breast cancer education/awareness to the men and women of Middle Tennessee.
Worship In Pink Ambassador Toolkit
Komen Greater Nashville provides the following free downloadable materials to enhance your Worship in Pink Program. Please feel free to download them and make copies as you see fit.
For more information or for questions, contact Daveisha Moore at 615-383-0017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.