Women's Worship Circle records, 1992-2001

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Women's Worship Circle
Materials documenting the Women's Worship Circle activities including correspondence, invitations, programs, handouts, liturgies, member reflections, photographs, planning and meeting notes and agendas.
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Materials in English
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Scope and content:

The Women's Worship Circle records document the creation and operation of the organization, in which members engaged with and performed feminist theology through the development of their own worship services. The records consist of correspondence, liturgies, programs, meeting notes, handouts, members' reflections, photographs and invitations.

Biographical / historical:

The Women's Worship Circle was founded in 1993, largely by women who were connected to St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Thomas, Minnesota. Many of the early members had attended the Re-Imagining Conference that toook place in Minneapolis also in 1993.

Members divided the work of preparing church services, which were informed by Catholic and Lutheran liturgy. They met and had their services in the United Church of Christ Lyndale Church from December 1994 until 2000. The group disbanded in 2000.

Acquisition information:
The Women's Worship Circle records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.
Processing information:

Processed by Michelle Runyon, February, 2019.

Accession described in this collection guide: 2017-0210.

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


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Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Re-Imagining Conference (1993 : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Feminist theology
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture


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