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The women of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are turning fellowship hall pink for the October meeting of Disciples Women to help encourage breast cancer awareness and early detection. 

Think pink, wear pink and join the ministry Tuesday, October 3 in the church parlor at 10:30 in the morning.  

Pink, of course, is the quintessential female color but do you know how the pink ribbon evolved?  There are interesting stories about the history of ribbons uniting our country in various causes. 

All of us remember the song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando and Dawn.  It became more than a catchy tune.  Penney Laingen, wife of a hostage who’d been taken in Iran, was inspired by it to tie yellow ribbons around the trees in her front yard. The ribbons represented her desire to see her husband home again. The nightly news picked up the story and the ribbon became more than an ornament, it became a message. 

Eleven years later AIDS activists looped a red ribbon and pinned it to their lapel.  The ribbon represented love and support for those living and dying with HIV. 

The stage was set for the pink ribbon that appeared in the 90’s. 

Alexandra Penney, then editor-in-chief of Self Magazine, created a ribbon and enlisted the cosmetics giant Estee Lauder to distribute it in New York City stores. Evelyn Lauder went her one better and promised to put the ribbon on cosmetics counters across the country. 

“Disciples Women’s Ministries is a conduit for diverse connections empowering each woman to find her voice and live out her call.” 

Spiritual growth, enrichment, education, and creative ministries are all a part of the women’s movement of the Christian Church.  However, you do not have to be a member of Central or any other church to be a part of Disciples Women. 

Come and visit us for this exciting October meeting.  Hear Central’s minister, Dr. Ken Crawford as he shares Psalm 146, which reminds us that God's justice often involves both quiet waiting on God's promises and active struggle in God's work.  

Anne Pogson is hosting the luncheon and her talent in the kitchen has never disappointed.  

If you would like to attend, call the church secretary at 214-526-7291 and let us know. The cost of lunch is $5.00 and we will heartily welcome you. Hope to see you in the church parlor at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3.

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