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Q: Rainbows Girls Program ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Rainbows Girls Program
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: rockbydesign-ga
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Posted: 20 May 2004 14:21 PDT
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Question ID: 349615
Is there a connection between the Rainbows Girls program in the
Assemblies of God and the Rainbows Girls program in the Masonry?  I
know that the Masonry program began in Oklahoma. I am looking to find
out the origins of each program and wonder if they have any
affialation other than the name "Rainbows".
Subject: Re: Rainbows Girls Program
Answered By: juggler-ga on 20 May 2004 15:09 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

No, there's no connection between the two groups.

As you noted, the Masonic Rainbow Girls were founded in Oklahoma in
1922.  See: International Order of the Rainbow for Girls: History.

Masonic Rainbow Girls founder W. Mark Sexson was a minister of the
Christian (Disciples) Church.  He had no affiliation with the
Assemblies of God.


"Rainbows" at the Assemblies of God are part of that church's
"Missionettes" program.
See: Missionettes: Rainbows Club

The Missionettes program was created in the 1950s, and has no
connection to the Masonic Rainbow Girls.


"History of Missionettes
Early in the 1950s, women began to see a need for a program to teach
missions to young women and to prepare them for future involvement in
Women?s Ministries. The national Women?s Ministries Department
developed the Missionettes program in response to this need.
The first Missionettes club was officially chartered in January 1956.
Since then, Missionettes clubs continue to be organized across the
United States and in many foreign countries. Along the way, revisions
have been made, such as age- and grade-level changes, additions, and
modifications in the achievement programs. But the ultimate purpose of
Missionettes?winning girls to Jesus Christ and teaching them to live
victoriously?has never changed."
source: Missionettes: About Us
search strategy:
"rainbow girls", "assemblies of god"
rainbows, "assemblies of god"
missionettes, "assemblies of god"

I hope this helps.

Request for Answer Clarification by rockbydesign-ga on 21 May 2004 10:45 PDT
thanks for your answer.  i have one clarification request.

you said: "Masonic Rainbow Girls founder W. Mark Sexson was a minister of the
Christian (Disciples) Church.  He had no affiliation with the
Assemblies of God."

do you have any links that you found about Mr. Sexson or Christian Disciples Church?

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 21 May 2004 11:03 PDT

Who is William Mark Sexson?


Who was Reverend W. Mark Sexson Founder Of The International Order Of
The Rainbow For Girls?

The Christian (Disciples) Church has a web site at:

If you have any other questions, let me know. Thanks.
rockbydesign-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks very precise, helpful and prompt.

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