Each club meeting starts with “A Collect for Club Women.”
by Mary Stewart - 1904
Keep us, Oh God, from pettiness; let us be
large in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding and leave
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
Let us take time for all things; make 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, Oh Lord God, let us forget not to be kind.
Mary Stewart, April 1904