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- Mailing Address: 11501 Bain School Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227
Presbyterian Women (PW) is the national women's organization of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). With a history of more than 200 years, PW is committed to nurturing faith, supporting the church's mission, working for justice and building community. More than 300,000 women live out these commitments through Presbyterian Women in exciting, growth-inspiring ways. PW is organized at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in congregations, presbyteries and synods as well as General Assembly.
Learn more about Presbyterian Women and consider joining your local group. Membership is open to all women who choose to participate in or be supportive of PW in any way.
Please contact Emily Davis if you need more information or have questions about Presbyterian Women at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church.
Philadelphia Presbyterian Women Officers 2016-2017
Moderator - Tina Ross
Vice Moderator - Shirley Simmons
Secretary -Lynda Gardner
Treasurer - Joy Murray
Missions - Jill Linscheid
Nurturer - Emily Davis
Historian - Amelia Ford
Bazaar Moderator - Susan Griffin
Food Coordination Committee - Millie Mullis, Tina Ross & Marty Wyatt
Circle #1/#2: Meets 1st Tuesday at 10:30am in the Heritage Room (wing near library)
Circle Moderator: Jean Lamb
Bible Moderators: Susan Griffin
Circle #4 (Peggy Helms Circle): Meets 1st Tuesday at 10:00 am
Circle Moderator: Emily Davis
Bible Moderators: Gale Baker & Ellen Street
Circle #5: Meets 2nd Tuesday at 10:00 am in members’ homes
Circle Moderator: Millie Mullis
Bible Moderators: Grace Phillips & Marlene Jones
Circle #6: Meets 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm in the Session Room (2nd floor education building).
Circle Moderator: Anne Pearce
Bible Moderators: Caroline McGahey, Janet Daniel & Ann Pearce
Circle #7: (Tiffany Santiago Circle): Meets 1st Saturday at 9:00 am in the Heritage Room (wing near library) or in members’ homes
Circle Moderators: Shirley Simmons
Bible Moderator: Cindi Hoffner
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S CIRCLE JANUARY MEETINGS
Circle #1 & #2—Tuesday, January 9th at 10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room; Circle #6—Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the PW Courtyard Lobby; Circle #7—Saturday, January 6th at 9 a.m. in the Heritage Room.
What do Presbyterian Women do.....
September Joint Meeting: The September joint meeting is held to kick off a new year of Bible Study and includes highlights of the upcoming year. New officers are installed, the Honorary Life Membership Award is presented, and the offering for the Least Coin mission, which supports special projects of evangelism, service and relief throughout the world. This meeting generally occurs on a Sunday afternoon and ice cream is generally served.
Valentine’s Tea: Generally held on a Sunday afternoon in February, the Tea offers a chance for relaxed fellowship.
May Celebration Joint Meeting: Our spring joint meeting generally ends the PW year with a celebration of the PW Birthday. Usually held on a Saturday morning in May, this meeting includes an interesting speaker and brunch/lunch. The Birthday Offering is collected from those in attendance for the Presbyterian Women USA worldwide missions.
Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Missions:
Presbyterian Women are devoted to helping circle members and their families in times of difficulty or grief by preparing and serving meals either on the church campus or in homes. For this reason, every woman and unattached man is assigned to a circle which will take the lead in providing a meal in times of difficulty. In addition, PW assist in financially supporting the Jolly Good Timers and other groups as requested.
In the past, PW have supported the groups listed below through monetary donations or contributions of goods and time. Donations are collected in the wicker baskets between the glass wall and the offices in the education building.
PW Annual Bazaar: On the first Saturday in November, the PW hold their annual Bazaar. This huge event includes the sale of crafts, florals, baked goods, breakfast items, quilt raffle tickets, and second-time around (yard-sale) items. Be there when the doors open at 9:00am to buy the best items for yourself or for presents! Bazaar Day culminates with a delicious dinner, the drawing of the winning quilt raffle ticket, and an auction of the more collectible items.
Some typical uses of the PW proceeds have been for items such as: youth mission trips/activities, study books for the circles (partially funded), retreat supplies, church van fund, Bright Blessings, tools for custodians, flowers for the church, carpet cleaning, Room in the Inn, equipment for kitchen, etc.
The PW prepare for the Bazaar starting in January with craft workshops on Wednesday mornings and evenings. The craft room is currently up the stairs from the restrooms in the Kerr building. The workshop frequency may increase during the fall as projects get finished in time for the Bazaar. No skills are needed, craft ideas are always welcomed, and there is a job that can be found for everyone! Just simply show up. Also, many hands are needed in the days leading up to the Bazaar as well as during Bazaar day and evening. A job is available for any gift and skill level! Please join in the fun!
Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews
2017–2018 Horizons Bible study
By Melissa Bane Sevier with Suggestions for Leaders by Sung Hee Chang
In nine lessons, author Melissa Bane Sevier invites us to explore major themes found in Hebrews, relate these themes to other parts of our faith tradition, and tie them together with the overarching motif of community. The community for which the letter, or homily, was written interacts, in a sense, with all communities of which we are a part, as we bring these groups with us wherever we go. This ever-present “great cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12:1) strengthens and encourages us as we “run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith” (Heb. 12:1b–2).