Rev. Dr. Jalene Chase
I'm Every Woman
I’m Every Woman
Okay, I’m not “every” woman, but I can relate to the motivation behind the song. This is March, also referred to at Women’s History Month. The words to this song may seem a little suggestive, but they can also apply to many of the women who were trail blazers.
We are employed in almost every industry. We have played sports considered to be for men that requires a person to run, jump, shoot, hit, swim, lift, throw and catch. We write stories that speak to the spirit. We invent things that make life better. We fight for justice and specialize in saving lives. And most importantly we can bring life into the world. So, whether “I’m Every Woman”, demand RESPECT, Work “9 to 5” or A “W.O.M.A.N”, the contribution to society is priceless.
As a female pastor, I know what it means to go against the grain. My faith tradition says that I am “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). I believe we all are and that we are made for a purpose. It is important for us to be engaged in all aspects of what it means to make life enjoyable for the people in our lives. If you are looking for a place where you can be unapologetically you, come join us. Share your uniqueness with others. Involve yourself with people who care more about being progressive, than suppressive. We want to engage our community in activities that enhance all lives. You can worship at Emmanuel UMC - Beltsville, 9am or 11:15am. Check us out on our webpage www.eumcbeltsville.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/EUMCBeltsville/ . Until next time, I leave you with this:
Wise woman seek God for guidance. We are Optimistic about the opportunities available to all of creation. Make our journeys lead to a better life as you Avail and empower us to engage our community. Neighbors helping neighbors is our goal. Amen