Officers Elected
January 1887

Officers Elected

St. Louis, MO

Even though they received “little male encouragement,” the six women founders’ goal was not “women organizing women to do women’s work.” These women aimed to “galvanize a whole denomination to restore the early church’s concern for the helpless to the center of its spiritual life.”

“On January 10, 1887, the women formed a permanent organization and elected officers. They took the name The Benevolent Association of the Christian Church.” These women had truly “taken up their crosses” to “hear with radical freshness” the call of compassion and care. (Inasmuch, p24-25.)