Mission Statement & The Collect

Mission Statement
The mission statement of INFBPW is to promote and support women personally, professionally and politically.

The Collect

Keep us, O God, from pettiness;
Let us be large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave off self-seeking.

May we put away all pretense and meet each other
Face to face – without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgment and always generous.

Let us take time for all things;
Makes us to grow calm, serene, gentle.
Teach us to put into action our better impulses,
Straightforward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize it is the little things
that create differences,
that in the big things of life we are at one.

And may we strive to touch and to know
the great, common human heart of us all.
And, O Lord God, let us forget not to be kind!

Mary Stewart

Emblem Benediction
(Tune:  Blest Be the Tie That Binds)

This Emblem binds us all
In one great sisterhood
It bids us heed our conscience call
For nobler womanhood

God guide us as we wear
This Emblem o’er our heart
And keep us true and always fair
God bless us as we part.