Business & Professional Women's Federation - Washington, DC Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction COGIC
The beginning and beyond
 
Many years ago the Business and Professional Women's Federation of the Church of God In Christ National Chapter came into existence when a group of business and professional women, along with the State Supervisors and Mother Josephine Robinson, saw the need to organize a new auxiliary.  They saw the need to spread joy, to share, to care and to help others through promotion of good will and fellowship in the church and community. 
 
The first chapter was organized in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  In 1976, the late General Supervisor Mother Mattie McGlothen appointed the late Mother Victoria Barnes as National President.  Mother Barnes served faithfully until her sudden demise on January 21, 1997.  During the interim period, the First Vice Preisident Missionary Lee Powell served as Acting National President. 
 
On November 11, 1999, Mother Wilile Mae Rivers appointed Frances Miller-Harris as National President.  She was installed in January 2000. The late General Supervisor Mother Emma Crouch and our present General Supervisor Mother Willie Mae Rivers have also motivated the organization to continue to spread joy and encourage more women to join and promote Christ in a business and professional way. 
 
Many chapters throughout the United States have been organized and are functioning to the glory of God today.  The purpose of the  Business and Professional Women's Federation is to organize and unit Christian women in the business and professional unit.  Its aims and objectives are to be of assistance to the less fortunate, sick and shut-in and support the education of our youth. 
 
Along with the general ministry of benevolence and monetary support of local charitable organizations, it is courtesy for chapters to remember the jurisdictional bishop and supervisor during the workers' meetings and conventions.  All business and professional women are to be faithful to their local church.
 
Our Motto, Colors, Creed, Flower and Scripture
 
Our motto:
It takes a real woman to live for God and living for God will make a real woman; put your profession to work for God.
 
Our colors:
Aqua, gold and white
 
Our uniform:
Offical day:  White suit with aqua blouse
 
Our creed:
We Care - We Share - We Help.
 
Our Flower:
Yellow Rose
 
Scripture:
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. 
Philippians 4:13
 
 
 
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